Unintended product leaks by manufacturers are normally minor slip-ups which might be solely noticed by likelihood, similar to a untimely retailer itemizing that’s shortly taken down. However Sony has leaked its upcoming flagship Xperia 1 V telephone in fashion – by posting a large billboard that includes the gadget on the facet of a constructing.
The billboard (see above) was noticed in Hong Kong earlier than being taken down, however not earlier than pictures appeared on Reddit (opens in new tab) and Twitter, they usually present a handset that’s just about equivalent to what we’ve seen in leaks.
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Primarily based on the photographs, Sony Xperia I V – which is ready to be formally revealed on Could 11 – will look quite a bit just like the Xperia 1 IV. The flat sides stay, surrounding a slender, slim physique, attribute of earlier entries within the sequence. You’ll additionally spot a digital camera lens format that is still uniquely Sony. The brand new telephone’s digital camera array seems just a little larger than the earlier era, with Sony’s advert proclaiming that the telephone can have a “next-gen” digital camera system.
If I had a nickel for each Android telephone launching on Could 11 with an official render making the rounds on the primary day of Could, I would have two nickels (opens in new tab), because the saying goes. The Xperia 1 V joins the Google Pixel 7a being teased by an official supply solely days forward of launch, even when one was unintentional.
Although we’ve seen fewer leaks across the Xperia 1 V than we have now for the 7a, we nonetheless have a transparent thought of what to anticipate from each telephones. The Xperia 1 IV is rumored to be coming with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 6.5-inch flat show, and a 5,000mAh capability battery. The Pixel 7a, in the meantime, is predicted to have a Tensor G2 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 6.1-inch show, and a 4,400mAh battery.
Although these are very totally different smartphones in lots of respects, each the Xperia and Pixel traces place a premium on the digital camera expertise (although you possibly can argue all of the finest Android telephones do).
The Pixel sequence has sometimes outperformed the Sony Xperias in evaluations and comparison tests, with our Xperia 1 IV evaluation noting that the telephone is for individuals who would fairly edit their pictures themselves than those that desire a usable picture straight out of the field.
Would possibly this be the yr that Sony makes up floor within the pictures division? We’ll have a greater thought quickly, however for a telephone that’s rumored to price upwards of $1,000 / £1,000 / AU$1,800, we’d hope so.