Sony unveils the Xperia 1V, the world’s first flagship smartphone to include a newly designed stacked CMOS image sensor with a 2-layer Transistor Pixel. The Xperia 1V is packed with cutting-edge Sony technology, addressing the high-level demands of creators while also enabling future creators who wish to film or convey their creations with pride.
“We continue to prioritise the needs of our customers and the new Xperia 1V 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 1V the possibilities for creation by photo and video are truly endless.”
Elevating Content Capture
The Xperia 1V sets a new standard with its newly designed picture sensor, which captures vivid colours and textures of people, landscapes, and scenarios even in low-light conditions. Because of the Xperia 1V’s low-light performance, which is roughly double that of the previous model, and its high-speed multi-frame overlay procession technology, it is possible to shoot a noise-free photo with a wider dynamic range that is equivalent to a full-frame camera. The Xperia 1V’s 24 mm lens is fitted with a 2-layer Transistor Pixel stacked CMOS image sensor “Exmor T for mobile,” which is about 1.7 times bigger than the previous image sensor.
S-Cinetone, as it is called among cinematographers, has been optimised and installed for mobile use. Because the texture of human skin can be beautifully conveyed during filming, it is feasible to record an excellent cinematic image without colour grading. Furthermore, the new sensor has about three times the saturation signal level of the standard sensor, and special image processing eliminates noise that occurs in dark settings, resulting in attractive photographs with soft hues.
The Xperia 1V boasts a slew of features, including colour settings like Creative Look, which can also be found in Alpha series cameras, and high-performance real-time AF (auto focus). Preset colour choices include vibrant flowers and a bright blue sky, as well as a delicate, translucent finish. The high-performance Real-time Eye AFi and Real-time tracking of the Xperia allows you to photograph with the focus on the eyes of a person or a specific topic. Even faraway subjects can be clearly focused using AI depth, which examines distance information. Furthermore, high-speed continuous shooting at up to 30 frames per second with AF/AEii tracking is now available, ensuring that no moment is missed.
Improved Vlog Experience
The Product Showcase Setting, which is a popular function in Sony’s VLOGCAM series and moves the focus on the camera to the product, rather than the reviewer’s face, fulfils all producers’ needs on the Xperia 1V. A new voice priority mic is also positioned near the back camera. Even in a crowded outdoor area, the creator’s voice is clearly captured, allowing for a simple transition from filming to releasing the video. When making a YouTube live stream using the video recording option “Videography Pro,” conversations from viewers can be viewed in the comment area at the same time, allowing for real-time contact with viewers. The user interface now enables vertical shooting, allowing you to shoot content either vertical or horizontally
A 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hzi and reduced blur is included in the flagship Xperia smartphone. The strong and low-noise speaker amplifier enhances sound dispersion and depth, as well as low and high frequency extension, resulting in a more dramatic and clear sound. The Xperia 1V provides a realistic viewing experience for films and music without the use of an external speaker.
It has a practical tactile design on the rear that makes use of a specially created texture glass. When combined with the small perforations on the side, it provides a secure grip and keeps the smartphone from slipping when filming or watching.
Best-in-Class Gaming Performance
The “Game Enhancer” game aid function gives visual and audio assistance to game players. Players can livestream their playing scene on YouTube in addition to simply playing. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon® 8 Gen2 Mobile Platform and Elite Gaming improve the shooting, watching, and gaming experiences.
Long Lasting Battery Power and Powerful CPU
Despite the 4K display, the robust 5,000mAh battery allows for about 20 hours of uninterrupted movie playback. It enables wireless charging, a 30-minute rapid charge up to 50%ii, and Xperia’s exclusive charging optimisation technology provides consumers with a battery that maintains 80% or more of its maximum capacity even after 3 years.
By enhancing power consumption and heat dissipation, the Xperia 1V achieves great performance and endurance, as well as the capacity to shoot for extended periods of time while suppressing heat creation. The power efficiency of the CPU has been enhanced by roughly 40%i compared to the previous generation, thanks to the Snapdragon® 8 Gen2 Mobile Platform. The power consumption during camera operation has been reduced by about 20%, and the volume of the heat diffusion sheet has been raised by about 60% for the main unit’s heat dissipation performance.
Accessibility and Sustainability
In an effort to improve accessibility, the Xperia 1V has a tool in the Photo Pro feature that employs noises to tell users of the horizontal and vertical measurements of the screen. The Sony Group has established a “Road to Zero” environmental strategy with the goal of achieving zero environmental burden by 2050. To do this, they are taking action while setting medium-term environmental objectives in phases. As part of the company’s mid-term environmental targets, they want to eliminate all plastic packaging materials for newly developed small items by 2025. The Xperia 1V’s plastic-free packaging is constructed of Sony’s proprietary Original Blended Material, which is produced from bamboo, sugar cane fibres, and recycled paper acquired from the market.
In addition, Sony is aiming to limit the quantity of virgin plastic utilised inside the main unit. SORPLAS™, a flame-retardant recycled plastic created by Sony that employs up to 99% recycled ingredients, is used in several internal and exterior portions of the main unit. Please visit www.sony.net/xperia-eco for additional information.
Style Cover with Stand for Xperia 1V (XQZ-CBDQ）
To improve the shooting experience, the Xperia 1V unique cover incorporates a grip on the bottom of the main unit. It supports both horizontal and vertical stands, making it suitable not only for watching videos but also for live distribution and video chat. The rear of the cover contains the textured pattern seen on the back of the “Xperia 1V” body, ensuring that the device’s original design remains intact even when the cover is added. There are three colour options to match the body.
Pricing and Availability
The Xperia 1V will be available in Malaysia from 3 July 2023 with an SRP of RM6,399.
For more information about the Xperia 1V, please visit:
Xperia 1 V Product Announcement video: https://youtu.be/UOo9szWkl-o
Xperia 1 V Introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDjAz7E7SFo
Xperia 1 V Product Site: https://www.sony.net/xperia-1m5