It looks like the next-gen high-end Xperia, which will likely be known as the Sony Xperia 1 V, will use some new display technology (at least new to the Xperia range). This is supposed to come in the form of an LTPO plate, with a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide allowing for an additional energy-saving feature. LTPO displays can take advantage of variable refresh rates, which in turn can help conserve smartphone battery life.
While “LTPO” has already become a household term in the smartphone world, with devices like the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Apple iPhone 14 Pro available with LTPO displays, Sony has so far avoided using the technology for its Xperia lineup. The Xperia 1 IV comes with a 4K-capable OLED panel with a constant 120Hz refresh rate, so the Xperia 1 V will be the first device in the beloved range to adopt the new variable rate display technology.
However, the source of this information (Weibo via SumahoDigest) also claims that the Xperia 1 V’s LTPO display may not be able to use an energy-saving variable refresh rate when running in 4K. It doesn’t make sense, as it would be pointless to adopt the new technology and lock it to a specific refresh rate just to enable 4K on the Sony Xperia 1 V. But the LTPO panel does have the potential to work well and help power the Mark 5 variant of the Xperia 1 when displaying FHD content. .
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