Sony launched the Xperia 1 V back in 2023 where it came with a brand new Exmor T sensor. Now according to the latest leaks, Sony will follow up with a successor in the form of the Xperia 1 VI at MWC 2024. The handset is expected to maintain the same sensors but with some changes to its lens.
According to the post on X by @INSIDERSONY, the main camera will feature an Exmor T 1/1.4 48M 1.12μm lens with a 24mm focal length. It is accompanied by an ultrawide 14-18mm Exmor T 1/2.7 48M 0.6μm camera, and a telephoto 70-135mm Exmor T 1/2.7 48M 0.6μm camera.
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The Exmor T 1/1.4 48M 1.12μm Full-pixel Dual-PD AF + 24mm w/ 2x ISZ (48mm) is a camera sensor with a large aperture of f/1.4, which means that the camera can capture more light, making it useful in low-light conditions.…
— INSIDER SONY (@INSIDERSONY) January 28, 2024
Based on the specs of the Xperia 1 V, the Xperia 1 VI’s cameras will have a slightly wider aperture for the main lens and increased range for both the ultrawide and telephoto. It’s a bit odd that Sony isn’t using their own 1-inch sensors for the phone. The company worked with Xiaomi to launch 1-inch sensors for the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, so we’re not sure why they aren’t using their own technology.
We would honestly much prefer to see a wider sensor, but if the reports are accurate, the changes to the Xperia 1 VI’s cameras are still a good thing. Users can look forward to faster and more accurate focusing, better low-light shooting, and more. Take this leak with a grain of salt, but we should have more details at MWC 2024 next month.