Sony introduced the flagship smartphone Xperia 1 V, which was equipped with the first of its kind stacked (layered) Exmor T image sensor and promises a new level of low-light shooting. In addition, the model is equipped with an OLED display with an aspect ratio of 21:9 and a resolution close to 4K, as well as the latest generation Snapdragon platform.
The 6.5-inch display offers a resolution of 3840 x 1644 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Uses X1 technology to optimize video quality, the same technology used in the Xperia 1 IV, with some software additions . The display is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus 2 glass, the front camera has a 12-megapixel sensor. It is noteworthy that the back is made of the same version of Gorilla Glass, the smartphone is protected from dust and moisture.
The novelty is based on the mobile platform Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and uses 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM. In contrast to many other flagship smartphones, the Sony model also received a microSD memory card slot. Compared to the Xperia 1 IV model, the cooling system has grown by 60%. In addition, the developer has made great efforts to reduce the power consumption of the camera – its sensor emits quite a lot of heat in modern smartphones.
The main camera received a 52-megapixel 1/1.35-inch sensor with an aspect ratio of 4:4.3 – 70% more than that of the Xperia 1 IV. It is worth noting that this aspect ratio does not compare with standard 4:3 or format still matches standard videos in 16:9 format. The model uses a BSI Quad Bayer sensor structure with individual 1.12 micron pixels – for photos, they are aggregated into 2.24 micron pixels for 12 megapixel capture. Stacked Sensor – the photodiode and transistor are placed on different layers, which helps improve light capture and reduce noise. Sony claims the new sensor will let you take pictures twice as good as the Xperia 1 IV.
There’s also a 12-megapixel telephoto camera (85-125mm, f/2.3-F/2.8), while the ultra-wide-angle camera also has a 16mm lens with a sensor resolution of 12-megapixels. The ToF sensor has since disappeared as Sony expects to successfully replace it with AI algorithms. The Photo Pro and Video Pro apps have also been updated.
The Sony Xperia 1 V is equipped with improved stereo speakers with increased volume and deeper bass. Unlike many flagships, the novelty has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The model received a 5000mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging, which allows a 50 percent charge in 30 minutes. There’s also wireless charging with the ability to reverse power other devices; after three years of operation, at least 80% of the battery capacity should be retained.
It is known that the Sony Xperia 1 V will be available in black, platinum silver and khaki options from the end of June. Release times for individual markets will be announced at a later date. The model will cost €1,399 in the EU and £1,299 in the UK.