Sony Xperia 1 V renders give us our first look at the design

The design hasn't changed a lot from the Xperia 1 IV

Right now, there are four smartphone lineups from Sony – Xperia 1, Xperia 5, Xperia 10, and the Xperia Pro. The Xperia Pro series is for camera-centric phones from Sony, aimed at professional photographers and videographers. Speaking of the other three series, the Xperia 10 series includes mid-range phones from the company, whereas the Xperia 5 & Xperia 1 series include high-end phones from the brand.

Sony is yet to launch its new smartphones for 2023, but since the Mobile World Congress takes place at the end of this month, we may see the Sony Xperia 1 V showcased at the event.

The phone’s renders are now out, courtesy of OnLeaks, who shared the renders in collaboration with GreenSmartphones.

Sony Xperia 1 V

As we can see, the Sony Xperia 1 V does not look much different than the Xperia 1 IV, which is not a surprise since the same happened with previous Xperia 1 series phones. The phone still has a tall 21:9 display on the front with even top and bottom bezels. The selfie camera is placed on the top bezel, and the phone has stereo front-firing speakers. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that doubles as a power button. The phone also has Sony’s signature shutter button on the side.

Sony Xperia 1 V

The 3.5mm headphone jack is still here and is placed on the top. The phone’s dimensions are 161.0 x 69.3 x 8.5 mm, which suggests it is slightly smaller than the Xperia 1 IV, even though the display size is the same (6.5 inches). If you look at the camera module closely, you’ll see that it seems a bit different than the camera module on Xperia 1 IV. The LED flash no longer sits outside the camera module and is now placed between the sensors.

Sony Xperia 1 V

Moreover, there is no 3D ToF sensor this time, which was present on the Xperia 1 IV. So, Sony might’ve used some other technology in this phone to do what the Time of Flight sensor was used to do.

The specifications are not yet known, but we won’t be surprised to see Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 under the hood.