Sony has announced the new Xperia 1 V Smartphone that features a newly developed image sensor and Alpha series technology.
The Xperia 1 V, is Sony’s first flagship smartphone equipped with a newly developed stacked CMOS image sensor with 2-layer Transistor Pixel.
According to Sony, the Xperia 1 V’s newly developed image sensor depicts rich colors and textures of people, landscapes, and scenes in even dark locations. Due to the combination of the low-light performance, which is approximately double compared to the previous model, and the high-speed multi frame overlay procession technology of the Xperia 1 V, it is possible to shoot a photo with very little image noise and with a wider dynamic range that is claimed to be equivalent to a full-frame camera.
- Next-gen sensor & computational processing for stunning low light shots
- Create cinematic color expression with S-Cinetone for mobile
- 4K HDR native 120fps video recording on all rear lenses
- Latest AI to deliver exceptional camera results
- Capture beautiful and natural skin tones under various light situations.
- Bright 6.5” 21:9 4K HDR OLED 120Hz3 wide display with improved Real-time HDR Drive.
- Incredible audio: Front stereo speakers with a new amplifier, Bluetooth & 3.5mm jack
- 5G network support18; Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile with enhanced thermal management
- 12GB RAM, 256GB ROM plus Micro-SD media slot, 5000mAh battery
- IP65/68 water resistance4 and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus display
- Build-in live streaming for videographers and mobile gamers
- Videography Pro for creative control in video capture and streaming
- Record your own tracks in Music Pro6and achieve studio-like quality
- Ultimate smartphone vlogging w/ optional vlog monitor & Bluetooth grip
The 24mm lens on the back of the Xperia 1 V is equipped with a 2-layer Transistor Pixel stacked CMOS image sensor (Exmor T for mobile) which is about 1.7 times larger than the Xperia 1 IV’s image sensor. The new sensor also has approximately three times of saturation signal level compared to the conventional sensor, and image quality processing to suppress noise that tends to occur in dark scenes. There is also an 85-125mm (F2.3-F2.8) optical zoom lens.
Sony has put an adjusted version of S-Cinetone in the phone. The Xperia 1 V has a multitude of functions including color presets such as Creative Look, also found in Alpha series cameras, and high-performance real time AF (auto focus). Real-time Eye AF and Real-time tracking allow you to focus on the eyes of a person or a specified subject. AI depth analyzes distance information so that even distant subjects can be clearly focused. Additionally, high-speed continuous shooting of up to 30 frames per second with AF/AEv tracking is newly available.
Tools for Content Creators
Xperia 1 V’s Product Showcase Setting, which is a popular function in Sony’s VLOGCAM series shifts the focus on the camera to the product, instead of the reviewer’s face, when shooting. A new voice priority mic is placed near the rear camera. When doing a YouTube live stream via the video recording function Videography Pro, chats from viewers can be viewed in the comment section simultaneously, allowing for immediate interaction with viewers in real-time. The user interface also supports vertical shooting, so you can shoot content in any orientation, either vertically or horizontally.
Display & Sound
The phone features a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and less blur. The low-noise speaker amplifier is claimed to improve the spread and depth of the sound, and the extension of the low and high frequencies. On the backside, it has a functional tactile design that uses a uniquely developed texture glass. There are also fine slits on the side to provide a stable grip and prevent it from slipping when you hold the smartphone during shooting or viewing.
The game assist function “Game Enhancer” provides visual and auditory support for game players. In addition to simply playing, players can also livestream their playing scene on YouTube. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen2 Mobile Platform and Elite Gamingx optimize the experience of shooting, viewing and playing games.
Battery Power & Powerful CPU
Sony claims that you can get approximately 20 hours of continuous video playback via the 5,000mAh battery. It supports wireless charging, and there is a 30-minute quick charge that gives you up to 50%. Xperia’s unique charging optimization technology supports users with a battery that maintains 80% or more of its maximum capacity even after 3 years.
Equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 Mobile Platform, the power efficiency of the CPU has been improved by approximately 40% compared to the previous model. The power consumption during camera operation has been improved by approximately 20%, and the volume of the heat diffusion sheet has been increased by approximately 60% for the heat dissipation performance of the main unit.
Accessibility & Sustainability
With continued efforts to provide more accessibility, Xperia 1 V includes a function in the Photo Pro feature that uses sounds to inform users of the horizontal and vertical measurement of the screen.
The Sony Group has set an environmental plan “Road to Zero” aiming for zero environmental load by 2050. In order to achieve this, we are taking action while setting medium-term environmental targets in stages. As part of these mid-term environmental goals, we aim to completely eliminate plastic packaging materials for newly designed small products by 2025. Xperia 1 V ‘s plastic-free package is comprised of Sony’s unique Original Blended Material, which is made from bamboo, sugar cane fibers, and recycled paper collected from the market. We are also working to reduce the amount of virgin plastic used inside the main unit. Some elements, both internal and external, of the main unit use SORPLAS, a flame-retardant recycled plastic developed by Sony that uses up to 99% recycled materials.
Style Cover with Stand for Xperia 1 V（XQZ-CBDQ）
The Xperia 1 V cover has a grip on the bottom of the main unit to enhance the shooting experience. In addition to the conventional horizontal stand, it supports vertical stand, making it easy to use not only for watching videos but also for live distribution and video chat. The back of the cover incorporates the textured design applied to the back of the Xperia 1 V body, so that the original design of the device is not compromised even when the cover is attached. Two colors are available to match the body (black and khaki green).
Pricing & Availability
The Xperia 1 V will be available for pre-order on May 11, 2023 for approximately $1399.99 USD with first customer deliveries on July 28, 2023. It will be sold unlocked in black at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout the United States. A khaki green color variation will be available exclusively at www.electronics.sony.com.
For a limited time, customers who pre-order the Xperia 1 V starting May 11, 2023, will be eligible to receive Sony’s latest LinkBuds Truly Wireless Earbuds (WFL900/H) with purchase (a $179.99 USD value).