Sony Xperia 1 VI might give up on the 4K display and tall aspect ratio

Vlad, 15 March 2024

Say what you want about Sony's design language for its smartphones, but you can't say it hasn't been a consistent design language throughout the past few years. And apparently it will remain so overall - the Xperia 1 VI is now rumored to keep the same design but change two rather significant things ahead of its probable release in May.

First, it won't have a 4K screen anymore. Sony is the only company that pushed 4K in smartphones and now it's rumored to finally be giving up on that - there was probably no point insisting any further since every other flagship device that sells better than the Xperia line doesn't have a 4K screen and no one cares.

Sony Xperia 1 V (left) vs. Xperia 1 VI (right) concept renders Sony Xperia 1 V (left) vs. Xperia 1 VI (right) concept renders
Sony Xperia 1 V (left) vs. Xperia 1 VI (right) concept renders

Next up, and more noticeably, the Xperia 1 VI is said to also drop the tall cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio in favor of 19.5:9. Thus, it should be shorter and wider than its predecessor, as the concept images above try to show. This once again has been one of those Sony-only things that doesn't seem to have worked out, so if you were wondering when it would be gone, the answer seems to be - this year.

That is, of course, if this rumor pans out. There's a lot of logic to these rumored moves, but that doesn't necessarily mean the information is accurate. While we wait to see what's what, don't forget that a few days ago the RAM amounts for the Xperia 1 VI, Xperia 5 VI, and Xperia 10 VI also got leaked.

Thanks for the tip, Josip!

Source (in Chinese)


Reader comments

  • Shehzad Latif
  • 27 Mar 2024
  • CJa

I love Sony ... only cellphone give as 4k display we need best display phone .. thanks Sony love you for best display please make more pro phones with 5k display even . best display phone right now is Sony .. keep rocking .

  • not gonna happen
  • 24 Mar 2024
  • CJX

sony knows the only reason people buy Xperia is because of outstanding feel in hand because of 21:9 aspect ratio, dropping it to 19:9 means that standing with other mobile brands which sony will never do because at 19:9 there are other better options...

  • Mars
  • 24 Mar 2024
  • U%Z

The Xperia series has a long phone, not because it sticks to 21:9, but because it doesn't employ a punch hole camera. The 21:9 ratio is the traditional underlying ratio, and the 19.5:9 ratio is the deformed ratio by the smartphone form factor....

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