Leaker predicts three new camera sensors for next year's Sony Xperia 1 V
Sumahodigest claims to have discovered initial rumours about the Xperia 1 V, likely over nine months before the device's release. While the website has shared a screenshot of a Weibo leaker's prediction for the unreleased handset, it is worth noting that that post from 'User 6442506931' has now been deleted. Hence, we would recommend exercising some caution over these rumours for the moment.
Presumed to be Sony's flagship camera smartphone for 2023, said leaker asserts that the Xperia 1 V will follow a different path than its predecessors. As we reported following the release of the Xperia 1 IV, Sony continues to rely on the Sony IMX557 that it used in the Xperia 1 II. Conversely, the company equipped the Xperia 1 IV with a new telephoto camera system that could vary its focal length while maintaining optical zoom, rather than resorting to using digital zoom.
However, the Xperia 1 V is rumoured to feature a trio of new rear-facing cameras, unlike the current Xperia 1 IV. For context, the latter also contains the Xperia IMX650 and IMX563 as its telephoto and ultra-wide-angle cameras, respectively. Incidentally, Sony used neither of these in the Xperia 1 III, although we have tested the IMX650 in the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.
Supposedly, all three of the Xperia 1 V's rear-facing cameras will output at 12 MP though, matching its predecessors. Currently, it is unclear when Sony will unveil the Xperia 1 V. In the meantime, the company is expected to present the Xperia 5 IV and a successor to last year's Xperia PRO-I, neither of which the company has started teasing yet.