There haven’t been an enormous variety of Sony Xperia 1 V leaks, which is stunning, as a result of the cellphone is simply weeks away from launch.
We all know this as a result of Sony simply took to each Twitter (opens in new tab) and YouTube to announce that the “Subsequent ONE is coming” on Could 11 (or Could 10 in some elements of the world). So whereas the corporate didn’t go as far as to say the total identify of the cellphone, it may well hardly be speaking about the rest.
That’s additionally not a stunning date in any respect, because the Sony Xperia 1 IV landed on Could 11 final 12 months, and a current leak urged the Xperia 1 V can be introduced in Could.
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The launch occasion is being held in Japan, which implies the timings gained’t be tremendous sociable for many of our readers. It kicks off at 9pm PT on Wednesday Could 10, which is 12am ET / 5am GMT / 2pm AEST on Thursday, Could 11.
The occasion can be live-streamed on YouTube (opens in new tab), and from the teaser video and accompanying textual content, we all know that the Sony Xperia 1 V’s digicam can be an enormous focus. The video zooms in on a digicam sensor and exhibits somebody taking a photograph of a sundown (or presumably a dawn), whereas the textual content mentions a “next-gen sensor” and “next-gen imaging.”
So what ought to we take from that? Properly, a publish on Weibo (noticed by SumahoDigest (opens in new tab)) beforehand pointed to a bigger 1/1.4-inch sensor getting used, although notably that will nonetheless be considerably smaller than the sensors present in some present rival telephones, a number of of which boast a 1-inch sensor, to not point out there’s Sony’s personal Xperia Professional-I from 2021.
Then once more, such 1-inch sensors – discovered within the likes of the Xiaomi 13 Extremely – are literally made by Sony, so it could make sense for the corporate to make use of one in its personal telephones.
Regardless of the case, a sensor dimension enhance appears possible, as that would enhance low gentle pictures, which might be helpful for the marginally dim scene within the teaser video.
Few upgrades and main competitors
Past that, and the possible presence of a brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, we would not see many modifications right here, with leaks pointing to the same design and the identical 5,000mAh battery capability and 6.5-inch display screen dimension because the Sony Xperia 1 IV – although it’d get 16GB of RAM, up from 12GB within the present mannequin.
It’s additionally price noting that typically Sony places its telephones on sale lengthy after saying them, so whereas the Xperia 1 V is being unveiled quickly, you may not be capable to purchase it for some time.
Nonetheless, there are more likely to be different choices, as a result of in addition to the likelihood that Sony itself will showcase further telephones through the occasion (maybe the Xperia 10 V, because the Sony Xperia 10 IV landed on Could 11 final 12 months too), we’re additionally anticipating new Google telephones that week.
Google IO 2023 kicks off on Could 10, and stories recommend we’ll see the Pixel 7a and Pixel Fold there, together with the Pixel Pill. It’s unusual that Sony has determined to launch its flagship handset so near Google’s occasion, but it surely ought to make for an thrilling couple of days for cellphone followers.