Sony announces new Xperia 1 V & Xperia 10 V smartphones
Sony introduces the Xperia 1 V, the world’s firsta 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. “The needs of our customers are always at the forefront of our product development and the possibilities for creation by both photo and video with Xperia 1 V are limitless,” says Gildas Pelliet, Head of IP&S, Sony Europe, “as our flagship smartphone it allows for the next level of content creation, viewing experience, gaming performance, battery life and audio capabilities.”
The Xperia 1 V is raising the bar with its’ newly developed image sensor which depicts rich colours 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 modeli 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 cameraii. The 24 mm 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 previous image sensor. In addition, the 85-125 mm (F2.3-F2.8) optical zoom lens enables bright portraits with little distortion.
S-Cinetone, known by cinematographersiii, 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 colour grading. In addition, the new sensor has approximately three times of saturation signal levelii 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 colours.
The Xperia 1 V has a multitude of functions including colour presets such as Creative Look, also found in Alpha series cameras, and high-performance real time AF (auto focus). Various colour settings are preset, such as colourful flowers and clear blue sky, or creating a soft, transparent finish. Xperia’s high-performance Real-time Eye AFiv 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.
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 horizontallyvii.
Packed into the flagship Xperia smartphone is a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hzviii 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 rear side, 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.
Despite using 4K display, approximately 20 hoursxi of continuous video playback is available with a powerful 5,000mAh battery. It supports wireless charging, 30 minutes quick charge up to 50%xii, and furthermore, Xperia’s unique charging optimization technology supports users with a battery that maintains 80% or more of its maximum capacityxiii even after 3 years.
By improving power consumption and heat dissipation, Xperia 1 V achieves both high performance and durability, and it is possible to shoot for a long time while suppressing heat generation. Equipped with the Snapdragon® 8 Gen2 Mobile Platform, the power efficiency of the CPU has been improved by approximately 40%xiv 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.
With continued efforts to provide more accessibility, Xperia 1 V includes a function in the Photo Pro feature that uses sounds to inform users the horizontal and vertical measurement of the screen. The Xperia 1 V exclusive cover 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. Three coloursxvi are available to match the body.
Pricing and Availability
The Xperia 1 V will be available in late June for approximately €1399/£1299. It will be available in black, platinum silver and khaki green.
For more information about the Xperia 1 V, please visit:
Xperia 1 V Product Announcement video： https://youtu.be/UOo9szWkl-o
Xperia 1 V Introduction video： https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDjAz7E7SFo
Xperia 1 V Product Site: https://www.sony.co.uk/smartphones/products/xperia-1m5
a As of 10 May, 2023, Sony survey
i Compared to “Xperia 1 IV”’s image sensor installed in the 24mm lens.
ii In terms of noise resistance performance and dynamic range for still images in lighting environments of LV2 or less. Comparison with a digital camera equipped with our full-frame sensor.
iii Such as the professional handheld camcorder “FX9” and the videographers’ attracted model “Alpha” series.
iv Some performance restrictions may apply.
v Auto Focus / Auto Exposure.
vi Please use this app in compliance with YouTube’s terms of service and live streaming requirements.
Vii “Videography Pro” and “Photography Pro” support “Product Review Shooting” and vertical interface.
viii Display refresh rate may vary according to settings, contents, and applications used.
ix For more detail of Xperia Stream, please see
x Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries, used with permission.
Xi Conditions under: video file resolution 720p, 4K upscaling activated, content is saving to the main unit, sound output via Bluetooth, LTE or Wi-Fi connection, and with automatic screen brightness adjustment off. Actual video playback time depends on many other factors such as network connection, settings, video file format, screen brightness and battery status.
xii We recommend using genuine chargers and cables as XQZ-UC1 (charge and cable bundle). Availability may vary.
xiii Simulated result by Sony Corporation, based on actual usage profile using the same type of battery and USB charging. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, storage, and usage. Batteries are consumable products, and their capacity degrades over time as they age. Sony does not guarantee the life span of the battery.
xiv Comparison with Xperia 1 IV, when using Photography Pro/Videography Pro.
xv Packaging refers to the individual product box, as well as components such as in-box trays, spacers, wraps and sleeves. Excludes materials used in coatings and adhesives.
xvi Colours and availability will differ depends on the region.
Sony also revealed the feature filled mid-range Xperia 10 V smartphone. Compact and lightweight, it is easy to carry everywhere yet boats best-in-class 5,000mAh battery, newly equipped front stereo speakers, a bright OLED display and a triple lens camera. In addition to being equipped with a large-capacity battery capable of continuous video playback for approximately 34 hours, it has the world’s lightest body, realized in a slim frame that is easy to operate on the go with one hand. Plus, a tough display Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® for durability. In terms of camera performance, it is equipped with a new image sensor that is approximately 1.6 times larger than the previous model[iii], enabling low noise shooting even in dark places.
Whether you’re watching a movie or listening to music, stereo speakers at the front of the phone deliver powerful, balanced true stereo sound[iv]. In addition, the 6.1-inch, full HD+ OLED display is approximately 1.5 times brighter than the previous model[v], improving visibility outdoors. The TRILUMINOS® Display for mobile draws on Sony’s years of TV expertise to optimize the display for movie viewing; reproducing exquisite, vibrant images. Equipped with a 3.5mm audio jack, it also supports wireless transmission technology LDAC™ [vi], so you can enjoy high-resolution high-quality sound with both wired and wireless headphones. In addition, DSEE Ultimate™ [vii], which uses Sony’s proprietary AI technology, reproduces the sound source of the streaming service[viii] with high-quality sound equivalent to high resolution.
Capture life to the full – made easy with Xperia 10 V. The camera uses scene, conditions and subject detection technology to automatically select the ideal settings for the best shot, so you don’t need to waste time choosing settings. With a choice of three lenses on the rear camera (focal lengths[ix] 16mm (F2.2), 26mm (F1.8), and 54mm (F2.2)) a host of different shots are possible. In addition, the wide-angle lens is equipped with a new image sensor[x] that is approximately 1.6 times larger than the previous model, allowing more light to be captured and enabling clearer shooting in darker locations with less noise. Optical image stabilization makes it possible to take beautiful shots of difficult-to-shoot dark locations, scenes with large contrasts, and night scenes.
The hand shutter function on the front camera allows hands-free easy selfies by automatically releasing the shutter when you point your palm at the device. Sony’s unique hybrid image stabilization (Optical SteadyShot™), which combines optical image stabilization and electronic image stabilization, enables video recording with less blur. Officially the world’s lightest 5G smartphone with 5,000mAh battery at 159g, it can offer a huge 34 hours (approx.) of video playback.
In addition to IP65/68 waterproof and dustproof performance, the display is durable thanks to Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® that is highly resistant to both drop and scratch performance.
Xperia 10 V comes in the same colors (lavender, sage green, white, black) as Sony’s latest fully wireless headphones WF-C700N (sold separately). So you can enjoy colour co-ordinating your smartphone and headphones when out and about, in addition to immersing yourself in music with the noise-cancelling performance of the headphones. e-SIM support is conveniently offered and in addition to the built-in memory of 6GB (RAM) / 128GB (ROM), it is compatible with microSDXC[xi] up to 1TB, allowing you to store large amounts of content without costly cloud subscription packages.
For ease of use, Xperia 10 V is equipped with “Side sense” for quick shortcuts to apps and “21:9 Multi-Window Switch” that divides the screen into two sections so you can easily browse the web and watch a video at the same time using its full 21:9[xii] display.
Style Cover with Stand for Xperia 10 V（XQZ-CBDC）
The Xperia 10 V has a colour matching optional cover with a built-in stand, convenient when watching videos on the front stereo speakers. This slim cover is designed to fit the shape of Xperia 10 V body combining ease of holding and functionality. It also uses Sony’s recycled SORPLAS™ as part of the raw material.
Xperia 10 V will be available in Lavender, Sage Green, White and Black from the middle of June onwards for €449/£399. *The release date, unit price and available colours will differ depending on the region and operator.
For more details, please visit:
Xperia 10 V Product Announcement video：https://youtu.be/UOo9szWkl-o
Xperia 10 V Introduction video： https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuk6Cwg
Xperia 10 V Product Site: https://www.sony.co.uk/smartphones/products/xperia-10m5
[i] The Xperia 10 V at 159g is the world’s lightest 5G smartphone with a battery of 5,000mAh or higher capacity. Verified by SpecTRAX from TechInsights against the published dimensions and battery specifications of over 23,500 smartphones. Correct as of the 11th May 2023
[ii] Under the conditions of 720p video file resolution, when saving to the main unit, sound output via Bluetooth connection, when connected to LTE or Wi-Fi, and when automatic screen brightness adjustment is turned off. Actual video playback time depends on many other factors such as network connection, settings, video file format, screen brightness and battery status.
[iii] Compared to Xperia 10 IV.
[iv] Requires stereo sound music content
[v] Compared to Xperia 10 IV. Maximum display brightness varies by settings, usage and content
[vi] LDAC is a codec technology certified as “Hi-Res Audio Wireless” by the Japan Audio Society. When transmitting high-resolution content at a maximum transfer speed of 990kbps with the LDCA codec
[vii] Valid when DSEE Ultimate is set to ON. To enjoy high-resolution sound sources equivalent to high-resolution, high-resolution compatible headphones (sold separately) are required
[viii] May not be supported depending on the specifications of the service used
[ix] All converted to 35mm format
[x] Wide-angle lens only
[xi] microSDXC is sold separately
[xii] The aspect ratio displayed on the display varies depending on the content format
[xiii] Packaging refers to the individual product box, as well as components such as in-box trays, spacers, wraps and sleeves. Excludes materials used in coatings and adhesives
[xiv] All materials are readily available around the manufacturing hubs in Asia