Sony Xperia 1 V rumored to bring Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 48MP ultrawide camera

Sony Xperia 1 V Rumors
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Rumors of the upcoming Sony Xperia 1 V have surfaced online. This flagship phone is stated to arrive with specs like Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, 48MP ultrawide lens, and more. So let’s look at the rumors and speculations surrounding the Sony Xperia 1 V.

Sony Xperia 1 V Rumors:

Sony has only been launching one flagship phone per year—although the company did experiment with a “PRO” lineup as well in 2021. As the name suggests, the upcoming Xperia 1 V is the successor to last year’s Xperia 1 IV, which came with a 4K display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. And as per the rumors, Sony will likely follow the same pattern with top-of-the-line specs for the Xperia 1 V as well.

Design and Display

Tipsters OnLeaks and GreenSmartphones have already released render images for the Xperia 1 V. And based on those renders, the phone will have a triple camera setup at the back, while the RGB and ToF sensors are nowhere to be seen. A dedicated camera shutter button is still present though.

Sony Xperia 1 V Renders
Images: OnLeaks, GreenSmartphones

Up front, the Xperia 1 V will have a flat 6.5″ OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio like its predecessor. There is no solid information about the display’s resolution yet but with Sony’s past track records, the Xperia 1 V’s screen is likely to sport a 4K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

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Triple camera

As aforementioned, the upcoming flagship phone from Sony will feature a triple camera setup. The primary and the periscope telephoto unit will be a 12MP Sony sensor, whereas the company is rumored to upgrade the ultrawide camera from 12MP to 48MP this time. For selfies and video calls, we can expect a 12MP sensor up front.

Other specs

Moving on, the upcoming Xperia 1 IV is said to pack the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. Likely with up to 16GB RAM. It could also retain a 3.5mm headphone jack and storage expansion via a microSD card. To note, Sony is one of the very few smartphone makers to still offer both of these features on its flagship phones. Moving on, leaks have pointed towards a 5000mAh battery with fast charging support here.

Sony Xperia 1 V Specifications (Rumored):

  • Dimensions: 161 x 69.3 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 6.5″ 4K OLED panel, 21:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP main, 12MP periscope, 48MP ultrawide
  • Front Camera: 12MP (top bezel)
  • Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm)
  • Memory: 16GB RAM (storage expandable via microSD card)
  • Battery: 5000mAh with USB-PD fast charging

Sony Xperia 1 V Launch and Availability

As per rumors, Sony might unveil the Xperia 1 V at MWC 2023, which is commencing on February 27. There is no pricing and availability info available as of now. We’ll be updating this article with more information in the coming days.

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