Sony’s Xperia lineup for the first half of 2023 is highly anticipated, and based on leaked certification information, actual devices, and rendered images, it seems certain that at least two models, the flagship Xperia 1 V, and the Xperia 10 V, will be released. In the preceding month, there were instances where protective cases for both the Xperia 1 V and Xperia 10 V devices were leaked online, giving us an idea about their design clues.
Recently, some online stores have started selling protective cases for these two devices. As per these protective cases and previously leaked renders, the Xperia 1 V’s appearance is similar to its predecessor, the Xperia 1 IV, but one of the most noticeable differences is the placement of the LED flash. Previously, the LED flash was located above the three cameras, but on the Xperia 1 V, it is positioned between the ultra-wide and standard cameras. As a result, the camera hole on the back of the case will be narrower than the previous model’s.
A few hours ago, famous leaker Zackbucks leaked a schematic with accurate size information for the Xperia 1 V. This suggests that CAD data has already been circulated among accessory manufacturers, and the early availability of cases and other accessories is not surprising.
This suggests that the images of the device and the case together are a faithful representation of the final product. On the other hand, the cases below is said to be for the Xperia 10 V. The Xperia 10 V’s design is similar to its predecessor, making it difficult to confirm the accuracy of the case based on the image alone.
While there is no definitive rule for the timing of accessory sales and device releases, the discovery of Xperia 1 V/10 V cases being sold earlier than usual suggests that the release of these devices may be earlier than in previous years.
In addition to the leaked protective cases, there have also been rumors circulating about the specifications and alleged higher prices of the upcoming Xperia 1 V and Xperia 10 V models. Some of the rumored features include upgraded camera technology and a high-refresh-rate display. As we approach the first half of 2023, it’s likely that more information and leaks will surface about these highly anticipated devices.
In conclusion, Sony’s Xperia lineup for the first half of 2023 is highly anticipated, and based on recent leaks and early accessory availability, the release of the Xperia 1 V and Xperia 10 V may be earlier than expected.