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Xperia 1 VI: Leaker names all camera sensors for new Sony flagship

This year's Xperia 1 is rumoured to deliver superior zoom performance, among other camera improvements. (Image source: @evleaks)
This year's Xperia 1 is rumoured to deliver superior zoom performance, among other camera improvements. (Image source: @evleaks)
Sony is due to unveil a new set of Xperia smartphones next week. In the meantime, a leaker has detailed the cameras that could underpin the Xperia 1 VI, which bear some similarities with the cheaper Xperia 10 VI.

The Xperia 1 V (curr. $858 on Amazon) is on the verge of being replaced. To recap, Sony has already confirmed its plans to release new Xperia smartphones later this month, details of which we have covered separately. Nonetheless, promotional images have already leaked online, as have numerous product renders.

Now, a leaker has named all the camera sensors that Sony is said to have included within the Xperia 1 VI. As always, we would recommend treating this disclosure with some scepticism for now until more reliable information arrives, even if its claims are not that outlandish. For context, the leak follows an equivalent relating to the Xperia 10 VI, the other smartphone that Sony is expected to announce on May 15.

Somewhat surprisingly, it seems that the Xperia 1 VI relies upon the same camera sensors that underpin the Xperia 10 VI, albeit with different uses. Specifically, the Xperia 1 VI is said to contain the following rear-facing cameras:

  • Primary: Sony LYT800 (48 MP, 24 mm, 1/1.4-inch optical format)
  • Ultra-wide: Sony LYT600 (50 MP, 16 mm, 1/2-inch optical format)
  • Telephoto: Sony LYT500 (50 MP, 85-170 mm, 1/2.9-inch optical format)

By contrast, the Xperia 10 VI is rumoured to feature the LYT600 and LYT500 as its primary and ultra-wide-angle sensors, respectively. Moreover, the Xperia 1 VI will provide Zeiss T* coatings to reduce glare and chromatic aberrations, which the Xperia 10 VI will lack. It also seems that Sony will advertise the Xperia 1 VI as featuring an 'Exmor T for Mobile' camera sensor; the exact details of this and whether it is based on the LYT800 remain to be seen at this point, though.

(Image source: @evleaks)
(Image source: @evleaks)
(Image source: @evleaks)
(Image source: @evleaks)

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Alex Alderson, 2024-05- 9 (Update: 2024-05- 9)