The Green Smartphones portal, in collaboration with the well-known network informant OnLeaks, has published unofficial renderings of the new flagship smartphone Xperia 1 V. According to the published information, the model turned out to be very similar to the previous version of the same series.
As reported on the portal Green Smartphones, Xperia 1 V will receive:
- Display – flat, 6.5 inches;
- Rear camera – 12 megapixels (main), 48 megapixels (wide-angle), 13 megapixels (telephoto);
- Front camera – 12 megapixels;
- Battery – 5000 mAh (not confirmed);
- Chipset – Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (not confirmed);
- RAM – 16 GB (information not confirmed);
- Dimensions – 161.0 × 69.3 × 8.5 mm.
In other words, although the Xperia 1 V is similar to last year’s version, the wide-angle camera resolution has increased from 12 megapixels, and it is also likely that the new model will receive 16 instead of 12 GB of RAM. While the display size will still remain at 6.5 inches, the device is rumored to be slightly shorter and not as wide as its predecessor, suggesting thinner bezels. In addition, this year is likely to use the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
However, the vertical camera module, angular design, rather narrow body and, probably, a 3.5 mm headphone jack are still preserved. The published specifications indicate that the model is unlikely to receive revolutionary changes in appearance or electronics. However, although Sony has a much smaller share of the smartphone market than, for example, Samsung or Xiaomi, the company offers attractive features of its own: continuous optical zoom and fast burst shooting.
It is worth noting that the price of Sony products as a whole is not inferior to the flagship models of Samsung and Apple. For example, last year’s Xperia 1 IV started at $1,599. There is no data yet on how much the novelty will cost buyers, but Green Smartphones reports that the announcement may take place “later this month”, and the actual release can be expected in the summer. It is possible that additional information will appear during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is only a couple of weeks away.
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