Update (11/24/2022) – EB
Expectations about the Sony Xperia 1 V are high, rumors have already indicated that the cell phone may have 48 MP cameras with a new telephoto sensor, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and now a Japanese leaker says this could be the first smartphone in the lineup with an LTPO screen to extend battery life.
The new screen of the Xperia 1 V was pointed out by the Japanese leaker GXp0901. According to him, the smartphone should use a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide LTPO screen, which will considerably increase the battery life of the top-of-the-line.
However, it is also said that this function should only be available when the screen resolution is set to less than 4K, which does not make much sense, even more so if we consider that this is the configuration that demands the most processing and battery consumption and not in Full HD+.
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Other expected improvements for the Xperia 1 V still include four 48 MP photo sensors in the main camera, which should still have the most powerful telephoto sensor ever seen in the line.
The processor should be the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, a nice upgrade over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the Xperia 1 IV, which has been known to overheat during heavy use.
Update (10/04/2022) – EB
Reports have already indicated some possible specifications of the Xperia 1 V, which should bring four 48-megapixel photo sensors. Now a new source has published more information on Weibo that suggests an even more powerful telephoto camera on Sony’s next top of the line.
The source mentions that the Xperia 1 V will have pixel binning technology that merges 4 pixels into 1 to generate 12 megapixel images with 48 MP sensors. This technique allows you to improve light capture even in challenging conditions.
It is also said that the main sensor should be similar to the one used by the iPhone 14 Pro, which adopts the same technology, while the ultra wide angle will have 48 MP with 1/2.4 inches.
The 48 MP telephoto sensor should have a focal length of 70-200mm, a nice upgrade over the Xperia 1 IV which has a variable focus distance between 85-125mm. Therefore, it is possible to assume that this telephoto sensor must be equivalent to a 24 mm camera with optical zoom that varies between 2.9 and 8.3 times.
Finally, it is also said for sure that the Xperia IV should have the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, which should be announced in November this year with a GPU superior to that of the Apple A16 Bionic and greater energy efficiency.
Original article (02/09/2022)
THE sony launched last Thursday (1st), the Xperia 5 IV as the newest flagship smartphone from the manufacturer, equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and other relevant novelties, such as the powerful photographic set that includes a triple rear camera module with 12 MP resolution.
Although these sensors bring high image quality, rumors suggest that the manufacturer intends to further improve the cameras of its next smartphones. Apparently, the Xperia 1 V or Xperia 1 Pro models should arrive with four 48 MP sensors aligned with optimizations in the post-processing of photos and videos.
Considering the current generations that use only 12 MP, the upgrade that should be implemented by Sony will be welcome in order to put its next cell phones in the running against rivals of the same category that should arrive with 200 MP cameras, like the next Galaxy line S23, for example.
According to informants, the main camera will bring other news besides more megapixels, such as a complete 48 MP DPAF system with autofocus and 1 inch + 1/1.3 inch + 1/1.7 inch lenses, the latter being a sensor periscope for capturing long distance images.
The 48 MP + configuration 48 MP + 48 MP + 48 MP should be one of the points that will be used by the manufacturer to highlight the improvements over the previous generation. Despite the scarcity of information, considering the latest release, it is possible that Sony will opt for the current generation of Qualcomm’s SoC, the Plus version of the SD 8 Gen 1.
There is currently no availability forecast or pricing details. More rumors are expected to surface in the coming weeks as the announcement becomes imminent.
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*Cover image: Sony Xperia 1 III.