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Get ready for the next generation of Sony smartphone; the Xperia 1 (mark) V

Sony is seem ready to release her next generation of smartphone; the Xperia 1 V, pronounced as Xperia 1 (mark) 5. This device is set to be a follow-up to its predecessor, the Xperia 1 IV (mark 4), and it promises to bring a range of exciting new features to the table.

The smartphone is set to make its debut this summer, according to recent renders released by OnLeaks. The phone will feature a similar design language to its predecessor, the Xperia 1 IV, including a square-shaped form factor with a matte finish and a pronounced camera bump with a sloped rim that will match the color of the device.

The Xperia 1 V will maintain its signature features such as a headphone jack, camera shutter button, and volume rocker on the same side. It is also expected to have a central USB-C port located at the bottom and a fingerprint reader integrated into the power button on the side of the device.

In terms of hardware, the phone is expected to run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S23, and offer double the RAM of its predecessor at 16GB. The phone will also have a triple camera setup, consisting of a 12MP main camera, 48MP wide-angle camera, and 12MP telephoto camera. The front camera will be a 12MP lens.

The dimensions of the Xperia 1 V are expected to be similar to its predecessor, measuring approximately 161.0 x 69.3 x 8.5 mm. The battery is rumored to be a 5000 mAh capacity, though this has not been confirmed. The phone is expected to run Android 13.


Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.

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