The Sony Xperia 1 V may be officially revealed at MWC in Barcelona at the end of February. Meanwhile, the first leaked image of the upcoming flagship smartphone has been shared.
Camera Island Design Update
The camera island on the Xperia 1 V has undergone some changes when compared to the Xperia 1 IV. The ToF camera and RGB IR sensor have been removed, leaving three big sensors, with the lowest one housing a periscope camera. The LED flash has also been moved into the camera island.
NFC Logo Confirms International Version
The NFC logo is visible to the right of the camera island, confirming that this leaked unit is the international version of the Xperia 1 V. If it were destined for the Japanese domestic market, it would feature the Felica logo instead.
Powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
According to a leakster on Weibo, the Xperia 1 V will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. It is expected to be the thinnest smartphone to use this SoC, which could make it the hottest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 device around.
Sony is expected to have a cooling solution in place, but it remains to be seen how effective it will be.Stay tuned for more information on the Sony Xperia 1 V, which may be officially announced at MWC.
In conclusion, the Sony Xperia 1 V is expected to be a highly-anticipated smartphone, with its stunning design and powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The leaked image of the device showcases some changes to the camera island, with three big sensors and the LED flash moved into the island.