Sony Xperia event set for May 17 — Xperia 1 VI expected

Sony has scheduled its Xperia product launch event on May 17th in which the company is expected to launch the new Xperia 1 VI flagship smartphone. Sony already confirmed that it will launch new Xperia phones powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform in 2024, so we can expect the chip in the flagship.

Based on rumours, the phone will get wider and a more traditional 19.5:9 aspect ratio, compared to 21:9 aspect ratio in older models. It is also said to pack a 2K+ or Quad HD+ (about 3200 x 1440 pixels) panel instead of a 4K panel in the previous models.

It is said to measure 161.9 x 74.5 x 8.4mm, making it wider and shorter than the older models due to the design change, and it is said to be 0.1mm thicker compared to 1 V.

Reports suggest that the Xperia 1 VI will boast a triple camera setup on the back, with all three rear camera sensors that are rumored to be 48MP Exmor T sensors, including a 48MP 1/2.7″ periscope telephoto sensor capable of 3x optical zoom and up to 6x zoom via sensor crop.

There are also rumours of Xperia 10 VI launch at the event, but it is not clear if we can expect the Xperia 5 VI since the Xperia 5 V was introduced only in September last year.

The Sony Xperia launch event on May 17th will start at 7PM JST (3:30 PM IST), and only 100 people are invited for the event, says the event page. There are no live stream links yet, but we can expect more details in the coming weeks.

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