Sony Xperia 1 VI detailed specs surface ahead of launch

Sony is gearing up to release its newest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 VI, later this month. Before the official launch, MSPoweruser has shared details about its camera and other features.

Design and Display

The Xperia 1 VI will have frosted textured glass on the back and fine slits on the sides for a better grip. It will be available in black and platinum silver colors.

The OLED display is 1.5 times brighter than the previous model, with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and variable refresh rates from 1Hz to 120Hz, aligning with previous leaks of the device losing the 4K display.

The display could include features like BRAVIA HDR remaster technology and Sunlight vision mode for improved outdoor visibility and visuals.


The phone will feature a triple rear camera setup: an ultrawide angle 16mm lens, a wide-angle 24mm lens (48mm with 2X Optical Zoom), and a telephoto zoom 85-170mm lens (Up to 7X Zoom).

Each camera is expected to have a 48MP Exmor T lens. Sony will introduce a new camera app combining Photography Pro, Videography Pro, and Cinema Pro into one.

It will also include human pose estimation technology for better focusing on subjects and a new Video Creator app for simplified video production.

Other Specifications

The Xperia 1 VI might run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, with improved heat diffusion and a vapor chamber to prevent overheating. It could have a 5000mAh battery with wireless and reverse wireless charging and upgraded battery health technology.

The phone will feature a new high-performance audio chip, Hi-Res Audio, Hi-Res Audio Wireless, 360 Reality Audio, LDAC, and DSEE Ultimate. It will retain the 3.5mm jack for wired listening and offer gaming features like a 240Hz touch scanning rate and an FPS optimizer.

In select regions, buyers could get a year of free Sony Pictures movie streaming and up to five movie titles remastered with IMAX video and DTS sound optimized for the phone.

Launch Date

Sony’s Xperia product launch event is scheduled for May 17th, where the Xperia 1 VI is expected to be unveiled.