Against the background of a huge amount of news about Google’s services and gadgets, it was possible not to notice that Sony presented the fifth generation of its flagship Xperia 1 smartphone.

Xperia 1 V received a new Exmor T for Mobile camera sensor. The company claims the module is faster and better with computational photography, providing roughly twice the performance in low-light conditions compared to its predecessor. It has an innovative pixel structure – the photodiode and transistor are separated into two separate layers, which helps to maximize the amount of light captured and reduce noise. The main 52 MP BSI sensor (1/1.35″, f/1.9, 24 mm equivalent) is complemented by a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2, 123-degree angle of view, 16 mm equivalent) and a 12 MP telephoto lens (f/2.3- f/2.8, 85-125 mm equivalent). All three modules support 4K/120fps video recording. Front camera – 12 MP (1/2.9″, f/2.0).

Sony introduced the Xperia 1 V flagship with a "next generation" camera

Sony offers users a large number of shooting modes. In particular, there is Photography Pro to gain complete control over the process. Basic mode, on the other hand, will do most of the adjustments for you. The smartphone can even be used as an external monitor with Sony Alpha cameras.

The novelty is equipped with a 6.5″ OLED display with a resolution of 3840×1644 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and an aspect ratio of 21:9. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset is responsible for performance. The available RAM is 12 GB, and the storage capacity is 256 GB. There is microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 6 modules, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC, USB-C 3.2 port (with support for 4K/60fps image output), 3.5 mm audio jack. Battery capacity is 5000 mAh. There is 30 W support of wired charging, as well as wireless and reversible charging.

Sony introduced the Xperia 1 V flagship with a "next generation" camera

Sony Xperia 1 V is offered in three colors: green, silver and black. Price starts at $1399 / €1399.