Now that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 has been launched, I’m looking at the next phone to get excited about, and that’s very much the Sony Xperia 1 V. A few hours ago, we reported about the first leaked live shot of the Xperia 1 V, revealing the look of the phone’s back side, and also hinting us about the camera island changes compared to previous year’s flagship.
The Xperia 1 V is rumored to be announced at MWC 2023, which is still a month away, but that hasn’t stopped rumors and leaks from hiking up the excitement on the upcoming flagship phones from Sony. A Japanese website has published a full set of alleged specs for the Xperia 1 V along with a possible release date. The specs themselves are listed in Japanese, but you can find helpful translations, thanks to Google.
We already knew that the new Xperia phone would run on a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which also figures to power other top Android phones in 2023 like the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S23. The latest leak reconfirmed the presence of the SD 8 Gen 2 SOC under the hood, and fills in other details about the Xperia 1 V.
According to the source, The screen size for the Xperia 1 V is reportedly a 6.5-inch Samsung E6 display with 3840 x 1644 pixels of resolution, and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Inside, the chipset will be paired up with the latest DDR5X RAM + UFS 4.0 internal storage combinations. The device will be offered in two models around the world: 12GB/256GB variant for the Europe/US regions, while the Pacific regions will get 16GB/512GB model. The source indicated the phone comes with 3.5mm headset jack, and microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Cameras have always been a key part of Sony’s flagship releases since many years, and the leaked specs indicate the manufacturer has built the phone with a variable aperture for the main camera, and a continuously variable optical zoom for the telephoto camera. Leaked live image of the phone confirmed that the camera department will be tuned by ZEISS.
According to the report, Sony will launch the Xperia 1 V phone with three cameras, all with unspecified sensors, all of them with 12MP resolution. On top of that, the primary camera will have a variable aperture between f/1.7 and f/4.0. The telephoto camera has a variable telephoto range of 70mm-105mm, which is lower than the previous year’s Xperia 1 IV that had a variable telephoto magnification of 85mm-125mm (3.5-5.2x).
To be precise, you might find 12MP primary camera with 1/1.28″ 24mm f1.7-4.0, augmented by 12MP ultrawide camera with 1/1.65″ 14mm f2.0, and 12MP telephoto lens with 1/2.9″ 70mm f2.2 – 105mm f2.6 on the back side.
Up front, the leaked specs claim that the Xperia 1 V will feature a 12MP 24mm (wide), 1/2.9″ selfie cam, which can record 4K videos @ 60fps, while the back camera will be able to record 4K@120fps videos. The device will also have a bunch of exclusive features – Night Mode, Interval Mode, Time Lapse, Astro Mode, and Anti-Distortion Shutter.
As with last year’s flagship, the Xperia 1 V is likely to feature a 5,000 mAh battery with unspecified charging speeds. Finally, the phone also have IP68 ratings with waterproof and dustproof capabilities.
Sony Xperia 1 V Rumored Specs:
- 6.5″ Samsung E6 display panel (3840 x 1644px resolution) with 1-120Hz refresh rate
- Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC
- 12GB, 16GB DDR5 RAM, 256, 512 GB UFS4.0 storage
- 12MP 1/1.28″ 24mm f1.7-4.0 + 12MP 1/1.65″ 14mm f2.0 + 12MP 1/2.9″ 70mm f2.2 – 105mm f2.6; 30fps burst + 4K@120fps videos
- 12MP 1/2.9″ 23mm front camera, 4K@60 videos
- USB 4.0 port, 3.5mm headset jack, microSD card slot
- Waterproof and dustproof: IP68
- 5000mAh battery
We don’t have long to find out more details as the source is claiming that Sony will announce the Xperia 1 V handset on February 28, and it will start hitting Japanese markets in mid-March. To recall, Sony has never released the Xperia 1 series of phones in Japan till now. Whatever the case, we’ll likely find out soon.