Sony Announces Xperia 1 V Smartphone

Published: May 11, 2023

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Newly developed image sensor and Alpha series technology enables you to create impressive portraits with accurate color, day and night.

 
SAN DIEGO, CA – May 10, 2023 – Sony Electronics Inc. introduces the Xperia 1 V ($1,398), its’ first flagship smartphone equipped with a newly developed stacked CMOS image sensor with 2-layer Transistor Pixel. ​ The Xperia 1 V is 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

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 modelii and the high-speed multi frame overlay procession technology of the Xperia 1 V, it is possible to shoot a noise resistant photo with a 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 stacked CMOS image sensor “Exmor 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. Since 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 of 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.

Xperia 1 V has a multitude of functions including color presets such as Creative Look, also found in Alpha series cameras, and high-performance real time AF (auto focus). ​Various color settings are preset, such as colorful flowers and clear blue sky, or creating a soft, transparent finish. Xperia’s high-performance Real-time Eye AF and Real-time trackingiv 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/AEv tracking is newly available, so no moment will be missed.

Improved Vlog Experience

Xperia 1 V fits all creators’ needs with the Product Showcase Setting, which is a popular function in Sony’s VLOGCAM series and shifts the focus on the camera to the product, instead of reviewer’s face, when shooting. ​ Additionally, a new voice priority mic is placed near the rear camera. Even when in a busy outdoor location, the creator’s voice is clearly recorded, so it makes an easy transition from shooting to distributing the video. ​ When doing a YouTube live stream via the video recording function “Videography Pro”, chats from viewers can be viewed in the comment section simultaneously, allowing for immediate interactionvi with viewers in real time. The user interface also supports vertical shooting, so you can shoot content in any orientation, either vertically or horizontally.

Immersive Experience

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 a need for an additional speaker. On the backside, it has a functional tactile design that uses a uniquely developed texture glass. Combined with the 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 Gamingx optimizes the experience of shooting, viewing and playing games with superior level.

Long Lasting Battery Power and Powerful CPU

Despite using a 4K display, approximately 20 hoursx of continuous video playback is available with a powerful 5,000mAh battery. ​ It supports wireless charging, 30 minutes quick charge up to 50%, and furthermore, Xperia’s unique charging optimization technology supports users with a battery that maintains 80% or more of its maximum capacity even after 3 years. By improving power consumption and heat dissipation, Xperia 1 V achieves both high performance and durability, and allows for shooting for a longer time while suppressing heat generation. Equipped with the Snapdragon® Gen2 Mobile Platform, the power efficiency of the CPU has been improved by approximately 40% compared to the previous model. ​ The power consumption during camera operation has been improved by approximately 20%, and the volume of the heat diffusion sheet has been increased by approximately 60% for the heat dissipation performance of the main unit. ​

Accessibility & Sustainability

With continued efforts to provide more accessibility, Xperia 1 V includes a function in the Photo Pro feature that uses sounds to inform users of the horizontal and vertical measurement of the screen.

The Sony Group has set an environmental plan “Road to Zero” aiming for zero environmental load by 2050. In order to achieve this, we are taking action while setting medium-term environmental targets in stages. ​ As part of these mid-term environmental goals, we aim to completely eliminate plastic packaging materials for newly designed small products by 2025. ​ Xperia 1 V ‘s plastic-free package is comprised of Sony’s unique Original Blended Material, which is made from bamboo, sugar cane fibers, and recycled paper collected from the market. ​ We are also working to reduce the amount of virgin plastic used inside the main unit. Some elements, both internal and external, of the main unit use SORPLAS™, a flame-retardant recycled plastic developed by Sony that uses up to 99% recycled materials. For more details, please visit: www.sony.net/xperia-eco

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Style Cover with Stand for Xperia 1 V(XQZ-CBDQ)

The Xperia 1 V exclusive cover ($37.99) has a grip on the bottom of the main unit to enhance the shooting experience. ​ In addition to the conventional horizontal stand, it supports vertical stand, making it easy to use not only for watching videos but also for live distribution and video chat. ​ The back of the cover incorporates the textured design applied to the back of the “Xperia 1 V” body, so that the original design of the device is not compromised even when the cover is attached. ​ Two colors are available to match the body (black and khaki green).

Pricing and Availability

The Xperia 1 V will be available for pre-order on May 11, 2023 for approximately $1399.99 USD with first customer deliveries July 28, 2023. It will be sold unlocked in black at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout the United States. ​

For a limited time, customers who pre-order the Xperia 1 V starting May 11, 2023, will be eligible to receive Sony’s latest LinkBuds Truly Wireless Earbuds (WFL900/H) with purchase (a $179.99 USD value).

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