The Sony Xperia 1 VI is reportedly in the works. The company’s next smartphone in the “One” series is likely to make its debut early next year. While the company is yet to reveal details about its upcoming phone, the handset’s few specifications and launch timeline have been tipped online. The phone is expected to come as a successor to Sony Xperia 1 V which was launched of the company this year in May. The Sony Xperia 1 V has a 6.5-inch OLED display with support for 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR and 120Hz refresh rate.
In a recent Reddit post, a user has suggested that the Japanese phone maker could launch its next One smartphone early next year at MWC 2024. The smartphone is said to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S24 series and the Xiaomi 14 Pro. Additionally, the post also suggests that the alleged handset could come equipped with a new larger telephoto sensor that offers a 6x zoom camera. It is also likely to have Sony’s Clear Image Zoom capabilities.
Furthermore, the rumored Sony Xperia 1 VI has been leaked to come in sustainable packaging that could use recycled materials. However, Sony has not revealed anything regarding the upcoming smartphone.
The Sony Xperia 1 VI succeeds the Xperia 1 V. The latter debuted with a 6.5-inch OLED display with support for 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR, 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC under the hood. The handset has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of built-in storage.
For optics, the Sony Xperia 1 V comes with a triple rear camera setup headlined by a 52-52 megapixel main camera with a 1/1.3.5” sensor with f/1.9 aperture and hybrid OIS/EIS support. There’s also a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor with 3.5-5x optical zoom and 15.6X hybrid zoom. On the front, the phone houses a 12-megapixel selfie camera. It is backed by a 5,000 mAh battery with 30W (USB PD) fast charging.