The Sony Xperia 1 V may be officially unveiled later this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Until then, the first leaked image of the back of the 1 V shows a preview of the upcoming flagship Sony smartphone. Compared to the camera module of the Sony Xperia 1 IV, what is immediately noticeable is that the RGB-IR and ToF sensors have disappeared.
This leaves three large sensors that actually look larger than those on the Xperia 1 IV. The bottom one houses a periscope camera. The LED flash has moved into the camera island on the upcoming model. On last year’s model, it was above the cameras. Next to it is the NFC logo, which means that the leaked phone is the international version of the Xperia 1 V. On the Japanese home market, Sony will use the Felica logo instead.
According to a Chinese tipster on Weibo, the Sony Xperia 1 V will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Which isn’t much of a surprise. It will also be the thinnest smartphone to use this processor. It remains to be seen what that means for heat development. Hopefully Sony has developed a suitable cooling solution that fits into the compact housing.
Should Sony actually present the Xperia 1 V at the MWC, we are only a few weeks away from the start. Until then, further leaks should bring new details to light.