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Sony's new flagship Xperia 1 V phone features a 52MP camera with a larger sensor and a headphone jack (Updated)

By Kenny Yeo - on 17 May 2023, 10:47am

Sony's new flagship Xperia 1 V phone features a 52MP camera with a larger sensor and a headphone jack (Updated)

Note: This article was first published on 11 May 2023 and was updated on 17 May 2023 with local availability and pricing details.

The new Sony Xperia 1 V (Image source: Sony)

Sony has just dropped a new flagship phone and it's called the Xperia 1 V. As you'd expect from Sony, this phone features cutting-edge specs and, crucially, a wicked camera system.

Let's start with some basics. The screen is 6.5 inches large and uses an OLED panel with a fast 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 3,840 x 1,644 pixels.

Inside, it's powered by Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage. There's a microSD card slot that can increase storage by up to 1TB.

(Image source: Sony)

The highlight of this phone is its 52-megapixel main camera which uses Sony's new Exmor T sensor. Not only is it 1.7 times the size of its predecessor, but its stacked design also claims to double low-light sensitivity for better low-light photos. This main camera has a focal length of 24mm.

Alongside the main camera are a 16mm 12-megapixel ultrawide camera and an 85-125mm 12-megapixel telephoto camera. The front-facing camera is a 24mm 12-megapixel unit.

On the video side of things, the Xperia 1 V can shoot 4K videos at up to 120fps. It also features Sony's S-Cinetone colour profile that Sony says will give out-of-camera videos a "cinema-like look." Sony says it's so good that it will save content creators valuable time when post-editing.

(Image source: Sony)

Another feature worth mentioning is that it has a 3.5mm headphone jack – a rarity on flagship-class smartphones.

The Xperia 1 V comes with a 5,000mAh battery which Sony says can provide up to 20 hours of non-stop video playback. It supports fast charging of up to 30W and wireless charging too.


Availability and pricing (Updated on 17 May 2023 with local pricing)

(Image source: Sony)

No word yet on local availability and pricing (we'll update once know more) but Sony did say the Xperia 1 V will be available in late June and will be priced at €1,399 (~S$2,038). 

Though Sony has yet to confirm when the Sony Xperia 1 V will be available in Singapore, we do know from Sony's website that it will be priced at S$1,969 and is available for pre-order from now till 30th June. You can sign up at their website to be notified of any updates, but we reckon it should be available in retail by the start of July.

We will update this story again once we have further updates.

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