Sony Xperia 1 VI: Leaked Details Point to Impressive Camera Upgrade

The smartphone rumor mill is buzzing with anticipation as leaks suggest that Sony might unveil the Xperia 1 VI, the successor to the Xperia 1 V, during an upcoming Sony event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 on February 26. While Sony has kept details under wraps, a leaked promotional image shared by X user Insider Sony (@INSIDERSONY) has ignited speculation about the potential features of the Xperia 1 VI.

Camera Upgrade Highlights:
If the leaks hold true, the Sony Xperia 1 VI is set to feature a notable upgrade in the camera department. The device is expected to retain the triple rear camera setup but with enhanced specifications. According to the leak, the Xperia 1 VI may sport a 48-megapixel 1/1.4-inch Exmor T sensor with impressive details like an f/1.4 aperture, 1.12μm pixel size, 48mm focal length, full-pixel dual-PD autofocus, and 2x optical zoom.

Intriguing Camera Specifications:
The additional two camera units are rumored to be 48-megapixel Exmor T sensors. One of them, a 1/2.7-inch sensor, might incorporate Sony’s 2×2 On-Chip Lens (OCL) technology, complemented by an ultra-wide-angle lens with a focal length ranging from 14mm to 18mm. The other sensor, also 48 megapixels, is said to serve as a telephoto shooter with a focal length spanning from 70mm to 135mm. Impressively, it may offer up to 3x optical zoom and up to 6x sensor crop zoom.

Comparison with Xperia 1 V:
In contrast, the Xperia 1 V, the predecessor, features a 52-megapixel 1/1.3.5-inch primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture, a 12-megapixel 1/2-inch sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 12-megapixel telephoto shooter with optical zoom capabilities. The Xperia 1 V, launched in May 2023, was priced at $1,399 (roughly Rs. 1,14,700) for the 12GB + 256GB variant.

As Sony keeps enthusiasts on the edge of their seats, the rumored camera improvements in the Xperia 1 VI signal a potential leap forward in mobile photography. Stay tuned for official announcements and comprehensive coverage as Sony reveals its latest flagship offering.

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