Official release of Sony Xperia 1 V and Xperia 10 V with Exmor T sensors

2023-05-11 04:15:00

Xperia Dual Machine Announcement

As predicted, Sony will hold the Xperia new machine global conference today (11th). This time the conference happens to be on the same day as last year, and the protagonists are the same as last year. They are the ultra-flagship smartphone Xperia 1 V and the mid-range waterproof Machine Xperia 10 V. In addition to the processor update, the Xperia 1 V also uses a new photosensitive element; while the Xperia 10 V also has improved camera and screen specifications.

Xperia 1 V

The most eye-catching of the two phones is the ultra-flagship phone Xperia 1 V. It looks quite similar to the previous generation Xperia 1 IV in terms of appearance design, but there is a slight change in appearance, mainly because a V-shaped groove design similar to the Xperia PRO-I frame is added to the frame to improve anti-slip Effect; In addition, the front and back of the phone are made of Gorilla Glass Victus 2 glass, and the back glass adopts a design with fine diamond pattern protrusions, which is very different from the previous generation of matte back. Like the previous Xperia phones, the Xperia 1 V also supports IP65/68 waterproof and dustproof, and can also be connected to a microSD memory card up to 1TB; Taiwan has launched two colors, black and green, without the previously seen white.

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▲ There are three color systems for mobile phones, but Taiwan does not introduce white.

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▲ The back cover of the mobile phone has diamond pattern protrusions, and the side frame uses V-shaped grooves to achieve anti-slip effect.

New Exmor T sensor

Although the 1-inch photosensitive element is not used as rumored, the Xperia 1 V has also been greatly upgraded in the camera part. It is equipped with Sony’s new generation Exmor T for Mobile photosensitive element to replace the previous Exmor RS photosensitive element. It adopts a new architecture that can achieve higher sensitivity and noise reduction in a smaller size.

The Xperia 1 V main camera adopts a three-lens design. The Exmor T photosensitive element used in the 24mm standard lens is 1.7 times larger than the previous generation (1/1.35 inches, the previous generation is 1/1.7 inches), and the Exmor T photosensitive element A two-layer design is adopted, and the photosensitive area on the upper layer and the noise-reducing photocell on the lower layer are arranged in layers to strengthen the performance limit of individual items, so that the photosensitive effect can be maximized, noise can be minimized, and quality can be optimized. Sony pointed out that the Exmor T photosensitive element and the multi-frame overlay operation allow the Xperia 1 V to take pictures comparable to full-frame cameras.

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In addition, the Exmor T photosensitive element has a total of 52 million pixels and a ratio of 4.3:3. If the photo is taken in a 4:3 ratio, the effective pixels are 48 million, but the camera will output 12 million pixels through the four-in-one large pixel method. The 2.24 μm pixel size photo of the pixel, the user cannot choose to take a 48 million pixel photo. In addition, because the camera only uses the central 4:3 part of the photosensitive element for viewfinder, the extra parts on the left and right sides can be used for anti-shake buffering during video recording, and the standard lens itself also supports OIS anti-shake.

In terms of other lenses, the phone is equipped with a 16mm ultra-wide-angle lens, equipped with a 1/2.5-inch Exmor RS sensor with 12 million pixels and supports autofocus; there is also an 85-125mm F2.3-2.8 OIS periscope optical telephoto lens, equipped with 12-megapixel 1/3.5-inch Exmor RS sensor, the specifications of these two lenses are the same as the previous generation. As for the front camera, it is the same as the previous generation, which is a 1/2.9-inch sensor with 12 million pixels.

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Camera AI function has evolved

In addition to the upgrade of the photosensitive element, the Xperia 1 V has also evolved in terms of camera functions. First of all, the camera imports more AI functions when shooting, including AI focus adjustment, AI white balance adjustment and AI exposure adjustment, so Xperia 1 V cancels the 3D iToF lens and RGB IR sensor; in addition, it also supports BASIC shooting mode The night shooting mode is automatically resident, and the night scene algorithm is also more active, and there will be better sensitivity when taking night scene photos.

In terms of video recording, Xperia 1 V adds a new “S-Cinetone for Mobile” video filter, which can easily record movies with a sense of film, with natural Japanese-style skin tone effects; in addition, “Creative Look” is created by Alpha Camera Transplanted, built-in 6 different styles of filters, including ST (standard), NT (reduce saturation sharpness), VV (increase saturation contrast), FL (enhance sky and green leaves), IN (suppress contrast saturation ), SH (bright, soft and vivid hues), allowing users to apply freely to create different styles of images. The Xperia 1 V also supports Hi+ continuous shooting mode, in which the camera can perform continuous shooting at 30 FPS.

In addition, Xperia 1 V also joins the “Product Display Mode” of Sony cameras, which can accurately focus on the nearest object during video recording, so that users will not lose focus when shooting product displays; in addition, it is also available on mobile phones The third microphone is introduced on the back, and this microphone is set to voice priority, so the quality of sound reception during video recording will be better. In addition, some camera interface improvements of Xperia 1 V include adding a virtual shutter button in the direct interface, adding focus peaking functions in Video Pro / Cinema Pro / Photo Pro programs, and can also be used as an external screen for specific Alpha cameras, providing Larger viewfinder screens, some models can even control the camera through the mobile phone screen to shoot.

Caption, Sony released the annual new machine Xperia 1 V, which is the world's first flagship model equipped with a double-layer structure CMOS sensor (2).jpg

Flagship Specifications

In terms of other specifications, Xperia 1 V uses the same 6.5-inch 4K HDR 120Hz OLED screen panel as the previous generation, supports real-time HDR function, and can improve the screen HDR brightness according to the ambient light source; and it also uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processing It increases the heat sink area of ​​the mobile phone by 60% and reduces the power consumption of the camera software by 20%, so it can also greatly reduce the chance of overheating.

In addition, it uses 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB / 512GB UFS 3.1 storage space, and can be connected to an external 1TB memory card; the phone also has a built-in 5000 mAh battery capacity, supports 30W PD wired fast charging and 15W wireless charging, Sony pointed out that Xperia 1 V is used for 3 years After that, the maximum capacity of the battery can be maintained above 80%.

In the audio-visual part, Xperia 1 V has built-in theater-level stereo dual speakers. This time, Sony has increased the drive current of the speakers and reduced noise, so the speaker’s sound range is wider; the volume is also 10% larger than the previous generation and the bass effect is greatly improved. . In addition, it also has a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack and supports the same audio technology as the previous generation, including Hi-Res Audio, Hi-Res Wireless, LDAC, etc. In addition, it is also compatible with Xperia 1 IV’s e-sports kit, which can cool down the phone while playing games.

Caption, Sony announced the annual new Xperia 1 V, which is the world's first flagship model equipped with a double-layer structure CMOS sensor.jpg

Xperia 10 V

On the other hand, Xperia 10 V, which focuses on mid-range positioning, has been slightly updated in terms of specifications. It has launched four colors: rose black, platycodon white, sage green, and lavender purple. The phone still supports IP65/68 waterproof and dustproof; it adopts The 6.1-inch FHD+ resolution OLED screen supports BRAVIA for Mobile primary color display technology, and Sony claims that its screen brightness has increased by 50% compared to the previous generation. In addition, the surface of the mobile phone screen is also protected by Gorilla Glass Victus glass, but the back is still made of plastic.

The Xperia 10 V has the same built-in 5000 mAh battery capacity as the previous generation, and is the world’s lightest 5000 mAh 5G mobile phone with a weight of 159g; however, the fast charging power remains 18W. And it uses the same Snapdragon 695 eight-core processor as the previous generation, which has not been upgraded; however, the RAM capacity has been increased to 8GB, and it is also equipped with 128GB of storage space, which can support 1TB microSD memory card expansion.

Caption, Sony launched the Xperia 10 V, the world's lightest 5G smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery capacity (1).jpg

For the camera part, the Xperia 10 V uses a three-lens main camera, in which the sensor size of the 12-megapixel 26mm standard lens has been increased by 1.6 times from the previous generation’s 1/2.8 inch to 1/2 inch, and supports OIS optical anti-shake; The other two lenses are an 8-megapixel 16mm ultra-wide-angle lens and a 54mm 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and the selfie camera is 8 million pixels. This part of the specification is the same as the previous generation.

In addition, Xperia 10 V has built-in front stereo dual speakers, which have increased the volume by 20% compared with the previous generation. It also has a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack and supports various sound effects technologies including Hi-Res Audio and LDAC.

Caption, Sony launched the Xperia 10 V, the world's lightest 5G smartphone with a 5,000mAh battery capacity (2).jpg

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