The Sony Xperia V, arguably the standout device unveiled yesterday at the gadget-maker’s showcase at the IFA tech expo, will not be granted a UK release.
Taking design cues from the Xperia Arc and teaming them with a 4.3-inch screen with Mobile Bravia 2 technology and more pixels per inch than the top end Xperia T, the Xperia V has a spec sheet that meant that it isn't likely to be too short of admirers.
It also featured 4G LTE support to allow buyers to surf the web at super-fast speeds too – once UK carriers implement the technology on their networks, anyway.
And sweetening the package further was that the Xperia V runs the latest 4.1 version of Android out of the box and has IP57 certification, which means it is dust, scratch and water resistant to a depth of 1 metre for up to 30 minutes.
However, despite its many merits, Sony’s PR bods told uSwitch Tech that the phone-maker has no plans to bring the handset to the UK. So if you were eyeing one, your best bet is probably SIM-free specialists, such as Expansys or Clove, who may secure some stock to sell to Brits.
For all the gen on the Xperia V’s new stablemates, check our coverage of Sony’s showcase.