Sony yesterday announced the official unveiling of its latest Xperia flagship, the Xperia 1 V, which will take place on May 11th. We are now eagerly waiting for the detailed specs, as well as the pricing and release date, to be revealed at the launch event. Meanwhile, a leaked schedule on Weibo has surfaced, detailing the timeline leading up to the Xperia 1 V’s release in China.
According to this information, the Chinese version of the Xperia 1 V will be announced on May 23rd, and will be released on June 1st, about a week later.
The Xperia 1 and 5 series are typically announced in separate events for their Chinese and Taiwanese versions, in addition to the global release. It seems that the Xperia 1 V will follow this pattern and have a separate launch event for the Chinese version, as per the leaked information.
The previous model, Xperia 1 IV, was also released on June 1st in China, so it seems that the Xperia 1 V will also be released on the same day. It’s also worth mentioning that the global launch dates for Xperia 1 IV and 1 V are the same.
However, it’s important to note that just because the gap between the announcement and release dates for the Chinese version is one week, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be the same for other countries or regions.
On the contrary, it’s not always the case that the gap between the announcement and release date of Chinese models is just one week. In fact, there is a tendency for Chinese models to have later announcements than global models, but earlier release dates (although this is only a tendency).
Xperia 1 V set to feature LG camera module with 4-9x optical zoom
Moreover, the leaked information also sheds light on the camera features of the Xperia 1 V. It suggests that the phone will come equipped with a cutting-edge camera module manufactured by LG, which will enable users to enjoy 4x to 9x optical zoom capabilities.
The leak suggests that the Xperia 1 V’s three lenses will support 4K120 frames, fast continuous shooting, and continuous optical zoom. It’s speculated that the phone will use LG’s 4-9 continuous optical zoom module this year.
This information aligns with previous leaks from a reputable source, which makes it all the more intriguing. According to previous leaks by a well-known leaker, the camera sensor in the Xperia 1 V is expected to be upgraded to the next-generation “LYTIA” sensor. This means that there will likely be significant hardware changes to the camera, which is definitely something to look forward to.
Additionally, with the inclusion of LG’s new camera module, the camera setup on the Xperia 1 V is expected to be the biggest upgrade in the Xperia 1 series’ history. Combined with the confirmed update to the next-generation “LYTIA” sensor, it seems that the camera hardware on the Xperia 1 V will be a significant improvement over its predecessors.