Sony Electronics Inc. introduces the Xperia 1 V, its’ first flagship smartphone equipped with a newly developed stacked CMOS image sensor with 2-layer Transistor Pixel. The Xperia 1V packed with Sony’s cutting-edge technology, meeting the high-level needs of creators, while at the same time, supporting future creators who want to shoot or deliver their content with pride.
“We continue to prioritize the needs of our customers and the new Xperia 1 V allows for the next level of content creation, viewing experience, gaming performance, battery life and audio capabilities,” says Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. “The opportunities and needs for smartphones are increasing and with the Xperia 1 V the possibilities for both photo and video creation is truly endless.”
Elevating Content Capture
The Xperia 1 V is raising the bar with its’ newly developed image sensor which depicts rich colors and textures of people, landscapes, and scenes in even dark locations. Due to the combination of the low-light performance, which is approximately double compared to the previous model and the high-speed multi frame overlay procession technology of the Xperia 1 V, it is possible to shoot a noise resistant photo with wider dynamic range that is equivalent to a full-frame camera.
The 24mm lens on the back of the Xperia 1 V equipped with a 2-layer Transistor Pixel CMOS image sensor “Exmore T for mobile” which is about 1.7 times larger than the Xperia 1 IV’s image sensor. In addition, the 85-125mm (F2.3-F2.8) optical zoom lens enables bright portraits with little distortion.
S-Cinetone, designed for cinematographers, has been adjusted and installed for mobile. Sine the texture of the human skin can be beautifully expressed when shooting, it is possible to record as an impressive cinematic image as it is, without color grading. In addition, the new sensor has approximately three times the saturation signal level compared to the conventional sensor, and unique image quality processing suppresses noise that tends to occur in dark scenes, resulting in beautiful images with soft colors.
The Xperia 1 V has a multitude of functions including color presets such as Creative Look, also found in Alpha series cameras, and high-performance AF (auto focus). Various color settings are preset, such as colorful flowers and a clear blue sky, or creating a soft, transparent finish.
Xperia’s high performance Real-time Eye AF and Real-time tracking allows shooting with the focus on the eyes of a person or a specified subject. With AI depth that analyzes distance information, even distant subjects can be clearly focused. Additionally, high-speed continuous shooting of up to 30 frames per second with AF/AE tracking is newly available, so no moment will be missed.
Packed into the newest compact smartphone is a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and less blur. The powerful and low-noise speaker amplifier improves the spread and depth of the sound, and the extension of the low and high frequencies, creating a more dynamic and clear sound. Xperia 1 V offers an authentic viewing experience of movies and music without the need for an additional speaker. On the backside, it has a functional tactile design that uses a uniquely developed texture glass. Combined with fine slits on the side, it provides a stable grip and prevents from slipping when you hold the smartphone during shooting or viewing.
Best in Class Gaming Performance
The game assist function “Game Enhancer” provides visual and auditory support for game players. In addition to simply playing, players can also livestream their playing scene on YouTube. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen2 Mobile Platform and Elite Gaming optimizes the experience of shooting, viewing and playing games with superior level.
Pricing and Availability
The Xperia 1 V will be available for pre-order on May 11, 2023 for approximately $1399.99 with first customer deliveries July 28, 2023. It will be some unlocked in black at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout the United States. A khaki green color variation will be available exclusively at www.electronics.sony.com.