Sony would visibly drop ballast on the photographic component

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Sony could take advantage of MWC 2023, which is expected in just under a month in Barcelona, ​​​​to present its new Xperia 1 V. However, compared to its predecessor, the device would ignore at least two sensors related to its photo .

Block of rear photos of the Xperia 1 IV, for illustration… and comparison // Source: Frandroid

What is Sony playing with its next Xperia? The question is worth asking as a photo of the rear of the Xperia 1 V has been shared on Weibo. We discovered a part of the photo”without teeth»: Compared to the Xperia 1 IV, released last year. Sony’s next flagship would skip the 3D ToF sensor, but also the infrared sensor of its predecessor.

If we go by the leaked photo, only three sensors are relevant: a main wide-angle sensor, an ultra-wide-angle module and a zoom, presumably. We also note that Sony would have moved the flash inside the island by grouping the different photo sensors. Last year it was installed just above this area.

A presentation at MWC 2023?

It should also be noted that this photo goes against (at least in part) a rumor that circulated a few weeks ago about the Xperia 1 V. The latter suggested that Sony could offer a true optical zoom that would go from X4 to X9, while removing the photo block punch, all thanks to technology borrowed from LG. Obviously, we’re not there… even if we have to take the snapshot shared on Weibo with a bit of perspective while we wait for the official unveiling of the device.

Source: Webo via Android Authority

As for this presentation, precisely, it could take place soon. Android Authority estimates that the smartphone would be presented by Sony at MWC 2023. The event will take place between February 27 and March 2 in Barcelona, ​​less than a month away.

It is also possible that Sony spaced the presentation of this new Xperia 1V from its actual launch. As the specialized site reminds us, the firm usually launches its smartphones several weeks after its presentation. This was the case last year with the Xperia 1 IV, announced in May and officially launched a month later.

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