Sony Xperia V torn apart by the FCC for our education and amusement

Like a sadistic Roman emperor, the boys at the FCC enjoy throwing unsuspecting smartphones to the lions and watching the result. This week, the unfortunate victim is Sony's Xperia V, which has been roundly gutted for inspection. Eagle-eyed readers who browse our gallery might spot components from Qualcomm, Elpida and Samsung nestled amongst the circuits that make up its colorful insides. Given that government approval is the final hurdle on a device's journey to retail, we'll expect the Xperia V to arrive in time for the holidays -- with Jelly bean promised to arrive a mere three months after.

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Sony Xperia V FCC teardown gallery