Sony Xperia 1V

Sony Xperia 1V to Come with World’s First Double Layer CMOS

Sony is back in the game with the release of their latest and greatest smartphone, Sony Xperia 1V. It has the world’s first Exmor T double-layer CMOS in the rear primary lens. The phone comes with a 6.5-inch OLED screen, an 8MP camera on the front, a triple camera configuration on the back, 12GB RAM, up to 1TB memory card expansion, and much more. As for the specifications, the device looks promising but has a hefty price.

Release Highlights

  • The Sony Xperia 1  comes with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile chipset
  • The phone has a 6.5inch OLED screen with a 3840×1644 resolution
  • It has 12GB RAM, and 256GB or 512GB inbuilt memory storage
  • The phone also comes with an option for memory expansion of upto 1TB through a memory card
  • It has a 12MP front camera with triple camera on the back (48MP, 12MP and 12MP)
  • The device comes with a 5000mAh battery that supports 30W fast wireless charging
  • It comes in three colors of silver, black, and green.

Display & Appearance

The Sony Xperia 1V comes with a 6.5-inch OLED with a 3840×1644 resolution. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz, 240Hz reduction Blur technology, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. All these work together to provide an optimal user experience. The Corning Gorilla Victus 2 and IPX5/8 rating provides extra durability to the phone. 

Sony Xperia 1V

It has a thickness of 8.3mm and weighs around 187g. The phone has frosted glass on the back and fingerprints on the sides. It retains a 3.5mm headphone jack and supports Bluetooth 5.3 connection. The phone comes in three colors.

  • Silver
  • Black
  • Green

Processor & Storage

The Sony Xperia 1V is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile chipset. It is combined with LPDDR5X memory and UFS 4.0 flash memory. Both of them work together to provide a seamless user experience. 

The phone comes with 12GB RAM only. As for the memory storage, users can choose between 256GB and 512 GB. Even if you find it low storage, consumers can upgrade the memory storage up to 1TB using memory card expansion. 


The front camera of the Sony Xperia 1V is 12MP with a sensor size of 1/2.9”. On the rear side, it has primary lens of 48MP with the world’s first Exmor T double layer CMOS and 1/1.35” sensor size. The double layer allows the photodiode and transistors to be divided into two parts, allowing more light to come and reduce noise, improving the low light mode. 

Sony Xperia 1V

It has a 12MP ultra-wide angle with a sensor size of 1/2.5” and 12MP periscope telephoto lens with a sensor size of 1/.35”. The telephoto has 85mm-125mm continuous optical change. It doesn’t come with Zeiss T* coating and a 3D iTOF lens, as anticipated. 


The Sony Xperia 1V comes with a 5000mAh battery that can be easily charged with 30W fast charging. Moreover, the device comes with support for Qi wireless charging. 

Price & Availability

The Sony Xperia 1V has been officially released in China and will soon be available in other parts of the world. It comes in two variants for users to choose from

  • 12+256GB priced at 8999 yuan ($1299)
  • 12+512GB priced at 9799 yuan ($1400)

What do you think of the Sony Xperia 1V as your new smartphone? Would it replace your daily driver?

Source (Weibo, in Chinese)