Sony Xperia 1 V: Alleged promotional images showcase camera specifications before global reveal
Alleged promotional material for the Xperia 1 V has surfaced online, only a few hours before Sony reveals its next flagship. Seemingly, the images embedded below originate from a Chinese third-party retailer, which were first shared on Weibo before being disseminated by the likes of @BishopWilliamA1, Sumaho Digest and @Tech_Reve. As such, it is improbable to determine the veracity of the information contained below.
The promotional materials look authentic though, but we would still recommend exercising some caution until tomorrow's launch. If the information is correct, then the Xperia 1 V will showcase a new Exmor T-branded 'double-layer transistor pixel stack' sensor. Mated to a 24 mm equivalent lens, the new sensor is described as featuring a photodiode and a pixel transistor on separate layers. Reputedly, the Exmor T sensor uses this stacked technology to reduce image noise and improve the amount of detail that can be captured relative to a conventional smartphone camera sensor.
Moreover, the Xperia 1 V is slated to receive 24 mm front-facing, 16 mm ultra-wide-angle and 85-125 mm telephoto lenses, all with Zeiss T* coatings. As expected, the Xperia 1 V will be capable of recording 4K HDR/120 FPS videos and will support eye autofocus across all rear-facing cameras. Furthermore, a separate promotional image boasts 60% improved thermal management compared to the Xperia 1 IV while retaining a 5,000 mAh battery. Other images mention launch prices, although these appear to be placeholders rather than Sony's MSRPs.