Among the flagship smartphones, there are almost no models left that allow you to use wired headphones without adapters. And the Sony company is able to satisfy such a request of the user. It looks like that will remain the case with the next flagship, the Sony Xperia 1 V.
Posted by Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka OnLeaks) on the Green Smartphones blog, renderings of the next top model from Sony demonstrate not only the preservation of the 3.5 mm jack but also the design in general. The smartphone has practically the same appearance starting from the 2020 model — Sony Xperia 1 II (in turn, the biggest change from its predecessor in this version was the location of the camera unit, which was previously located in the center of the back panel). With subsequent updates, the company paid more attention to internal components rather than changing the design.
This consistency will also not change the diagonal of the display, the diagonal of which will remain at the mark of 6.5 inches with an aspect ratio of 21:9, and it will not affect the dimensions of the case — 161×69.3×8.5 mm. The triple unit of the main cameras has small cosmetic updates (slightly larger size and flash moved to the middle of the unit), and also slightly updated sensors. While the resolution of the main and telephoto cameras will remain at 12 MP, the ultra-wide-angle can already reach 48 MP.
The new model also does not lose one interesting feature of Sony smartphones: a separate button for controlling the camera. The company supports this “tradition” since the days of ordinary cell phones, adding a little more uniqueness to its own smartphones against the background of competitors.
Among other things, the smartphone may receive a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and can increase the RAM capacity to 16 GB. At the same time, the size of the battery will remain at the level of its predecessor – 5,000 mAh.
Unfortunately, there is no information about the timing of the release and the price level yet.