We hope the Xperia 1 V is just around the corner. There is still a distinct possibility that the phone will appear at this year’s MWC in Barcelona. Meanwhile, leaks have begun to multiply regarding the upcoming Sony flagship. A set of new HD renders now offers a great early look at what we think the device will look like.
In short, Sony isn’t going to change much in its iconic design. If the rumors are to be believed, then it is true. Well, rumors and a recent leaked photo of the back of the phone. Said photo matches well with these renderings.
From the looks of things, Sony is going to tweak the Xperia 1 V’s camera island a bit. If you compare this camera island to the Xperia 1 IV, you’ll immediately notice the missing ToF camera and RGB IR sensor. Thus, we are left with three large sensors (they look larger than in the 1 IV), the lowest of which houses a periscope camera. The LED flash moved to the island in the upcoming model, while it was off the island, and above it, in last year’s phone.
Sony Xperia 1 V.
The new batch of renders also comes with some alleged hardware specifications. Accordingly, the Xperia 1 V will measure 161.0 x 69.3 x 8.5 mm, compared to 165 x 71 x 8.2 mm in the Xperia 1 IV. The source claims that the phone will keep the same flat 6.5-inch display, likely with the same 21:9 aspect ratio — both of which seem likely. If all these measurements check, we can expect significantly slimmer screen bezels on the Xperia 1 V.
It is claimed that the Xperia 1 V will offer a 12MP main camera, along with a 12MP telephoto, just like its predecessor. Its ultrawide range will reportedly be upgraded to a 48MP unit, up from the 12MP in the current model. Up front – the Xperia 1 V should hold a 12MP selfie shooter.
According to a previous rumor, the Xperia 1 V will be based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which also makes sense. It might just be the thinnest smartphone around rocking a flagship Qualcomm chip. Thus, we can only hope it gets some serious cooling interest from Sony.