Sony Xperia 1 V renders envision a familiar design with slight tweaks

Victor, 11 February 2023

The Xperia 1 V is hopefully right around the corner. There is still a distinct possibility that the phone will make an appearance at this year's MWC in Barcelona. In the meantime, leaks have started ramping up regarding Sony's next flagship. A set of new high-def renders now offers a great early look at what we think the device will look like.

The short of it is that Sony won't really be changing much about its iconic design. If rumors are to be believed, that is. Well, rumors and a recent leaked photo of the back of the phone. Said photo coincides nicely with these renders.

From the looks of things, Sony will be tweaking the camera island of the Xperia 1 V slightly. If you compare this camera island to the Xperia 1 IV's, you'll instantly notice that the ToF camera and the RGB IR sensor are gone. Thus, we're left with three big sensors (they look bigger than on the 1 IV), of which the lowest one houses a periscope camera. The LED flash has moved into the island in the upcoming model, whereas it was outside the island, above it, in last year's handset.

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Sony Xperia 1 V renders

The new set of renders also comes with some alleged hardware specs. As per those, the Xperia 1 V will measure 161.0 x 69.3 x 8.5 mm, compared to the 165 x 71 x 8.2 mm of the Xperia 1 IV. The source claims that the phone will retain the same 6.5-inch flat display, likely with the same 21:9 aspect ratio – both of which seem likely. If all of these measurements check out, we can expect noticeably slimmer display bezels on the Xperia 1 V.

Allegedly the Xperia 1 V will offer a 12MP main camera, along with a 12MP periscope telephoto, just like its predecessor. Its ultrawide will reportedly be upgraded to a 48MP unit, up from the 12MP of the current model. On the front – the Xperia 1 V should retain a 12MP selfie.

As per an earlier rumor, the Xperia 1 V will be based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which also makes a lot of sense. It might just be the thinnest smartphone around rocking the Qualcomm flagship chip. Hence, we can only hope for some serious attention to cooling from Sony.



Reader comments

  • Kayo
  • 24 Apr 2023
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The last 2 Sony phones I had, had reception issues, both xpeia iii and pro I, so as much as I liked the phones, I think I'll stay away.

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