Comforting Xperia 1 V memory specifications revealed as major design overhaul tipped to be on Sony's list of things to do
Sony hasn’t shared all of the minutiae about its recently launched Xperia 1 V, leaving some fans to wonder about the types of RAM and storage that have been chosen for the flagship smartphone. While some might believe this makes no difference and it’s the amount that matters, there are actually considerable differences between memory type generations. However, ZACKBUKS has put any concerns to rest by calmly stating that the memory specifications for the Sony Xperia 1 V are LPDDR5X and UFS 4.0.
Starting with the RAM type, according to Micron Technology LPDDR5X can support a transfer rate of up to 8.533 Gbps, which is 33% faster than LPDDR5’s 6.4 Gbps maximum rate. The newer RAM technology is also more power efficient (“up to 24%”), so owners of the Sony Xperia 1 V get a more-responsive operating system with the added bonus of some battery-life savings. As for UFS 4.0 storage, this offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 4,200 MB/s and 2,800 MB/s, respectively, thus blowing UFS 3.1’s 2,100 MB/s (read) and 1,200 MB/s (write) speeds out of the water.
While the brand-new Xperia 1 V can apparently brag of these handsome system advantages over its predecessor, the same can’t be said for its design. Sony has stuck to its familiar tall and slender – and flat – style for its Xperia series for several years now, and while it helps the Xperia range stand out of the smartphone crowd and does have an elegant appeal in general, it would be nice to see the company maybe mix things up a bit. A tenuous rumor shared by a tenuous source has emerged that indicates Sony might be preparing to surprise Xperia fans with a design overhaul.
According to the details shared (see below), Sony could be looking to bring back a smartphone style akin to 2018’s Xperia XZ2, which utilized the “Ambient Flow” design. This basically led to the phone offering a little more comfort in the hand because of its curved edges and rear side, but it also meant it rocked on flat surfaces and practically looked like most other smartphones on the market. It is alleged a “new” Xperia (Xperia 7? Xperia Pro I-II? Xperia Ace IV?) will sport a similar curved design to those blessed with Ambient Flow, but it is unknown if this change will be just for one specific model or for all future Xperia phones.