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Sony quietly announces its powerful smartphone Xperia 1V and the affordable 10V – L’Éclaireur Fnac

The day after Google I/O, which announced new Google-branded smartphones, Sony unveiled its latest flagship, the Xperia 1 V, as well as a much cheaper and very light model called the 10 V.

We knew of its existence, but the Japanese manufacturer hadn’t officially presented it yet. It is now complete. Here is the Sony Xperia 1 V, the brand’s new flagship that aims to seduce shooting experts with its cutting-edge photographic unit. For its part, the Xperia 10 V prides itself on being the lightest 5G smartphone in the world, equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery.

A flagship that focuses on photography

Already last February, this Xperia 1 V model appeared on the net with numerous technical features. Most have just been confirmed by Sony, proving to us that the 2023 edition of its flagship isn’t all that different on paper from its Xperia 1 IV predecessor released last year. In an extremely busy start to the year in terms of releases and mixed deliveries, the Japanese brand seems to have found its footing: that of photography. Already in the first lines of the press release we can see the goal of this high-end smartphone. Lovers of beautiful images and content creators. So, let’s start by presenting the photo block of the Xperia 1 V.

The 187 g device has a 48 MP f/1.9 24 mm Exmor T main sensor. The brand points out that it’s 1.7 times larger than the previous model, allowing even more light to penetrate. Useful in low light conditions. It is accompanied by an ultra wide angle of 12 MPX (f/2.2) and a zoom of 12 MPX (f/2.3).

For the rest, Sony offers us the classic, having in its smartphone a SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It features a 6.5-inch OLED screen with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz in 21:9 format and 4K resolution. The device packs a 5000mAh battery (20 hours of video playback in 4K) that is wired rechargeable at 30W. According to Sony, it is enough to charge the battery to 50% in just 30 minutes. The smartphone is IP65/68 certified, offers excellent protection against water and dust and even supports immersion in large amounts of water. Finally, it is worth mentioning that the Japanese giant continues to equip its smartphones with a 3.5mm jack on the top, as well as a USB-C port on the bottom of the device.

The Sony Xperia 1 V can be pre-ordered from June 1st and will be available from June 30th in black, platinum silver and khaki green for €1,399.

The Xperia 10 V, big battery for little weight

xperia 10vThe Xperia 10 V presents itself as an extremely light smartphone. ©Sony

Sony finished off its announcements with a mid-range smartphone called the Xperia 10V, which packs a 5,000mAh battery and weighs just 159g, which actually seems very light for a 155 x 68 x 8.3mm device. It features a 6.1-inch FHD+ (2520 x 1080 pixels) screen that refreshes at 60Hz. The long smartphone has quite wide bezels, especially at the top and bottom of the screen. Like the previous model, the Xperia 10 V offers a 3.5 mm jack for connecting earphones or headphones.

At the photo level, the smartphone is equipped with a horizontal block on the back that includes three sensors. The main sensor offers a resolution of 48 mpx f/1.8, the second an ultra wide angle of 8 mpx f/2.2 and finally a telephoto zoom of 8 mpx f/2.2. And of course an 8 MP front camera.

Powered by a Snapdragon 695 SoC, accompanied by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage, the Xperia 10V will be available in mid-June in four colors (sage green, lavender, white and black) for €449.