Sony Xperia 1 VI with 6.5″ FHD+ OLED 120Hz LTPO display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, improved telephoto camera announced

Sony just announced the Xperia 1 VI (Pronounced Mark 6), the company’s latest flagship smartphone at an online event, as expected. It packs a 6.5-inch FHD+ LPTO display with 1-120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch scanning rate, and 19.5:9 aspect ratio compared to 4K 21:9 aspect ratio screen.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC with 12GB of RAM, and has vapor chamber cooling.

New true optical zoom lens

The Xperia 1 VI retains the 52MP rear camera with Exmor T lens, Zeiss optics and 24mm to 48mm focal length. It also has a 12MP 16mm ultra-wide camera and the new 12MP periscope telephoto camera has 85mm to 170mm focal length for up to 7x Zoom. There is telemacro support with a maximum magnification of approximately 2x and a minimum focus distance of 4cm, even without a dedicated macro lens.

The rear camera integrates AI technology to recognise the human skeleton, enabling precise AF tracking even in challenging shooting scenarios due to potential obstructions that conceal the subject’s visibility, said the company.

The phone has Full-Stage stereo speakers, Sony’s own 360 Reality Audio and also comes with Dolby Atmos sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment. It has both IP65 and IP68 ratings for dust and water resistance.

It has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on the front and the back has Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The phone still features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and packs a 5000mAh battery with support for fast charging and Qi wireless charging.

Sony Xperia 1 VI specifications
  • 6.5-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) FHD+ OLED HDR Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 1-120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz Motion blur reduction, 240Hz Touch scanning rate, Creator mode “powered by CineAlta”—Inspired by Master Monitor color reproduction, DCI-P3 100%, ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020), Illuminant D65 White point, 10 bit tonal gradation, X1 for mobile, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection
  • Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 750 GPU
  • 12GB LPDDR5X RAM, 256GB (UFS 4.0) internal memory, expandable memory up to 1.5TB via microSD card
  • Android 14 (3 OS upgrades and 4 years of security updates)
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • 48MP rear camera with Exmor T sensor for mobile, 1/1.3.5″ sensor, f/1.9 aperture, Hybrid OIS/EIS, 12MP f/2.2 aperture 1/2.5″ 123° 16 mm ultra wide-angle camera, 12MP f/2.3 (85 mm 28° FoV) to f/3.5 (117 mm 15° FoV) 1/3.5″ Exmor RS for mobile telephoto lens, 3.5 to 7.1x equivalent optical zoom, 21.3X hybrid zoom, ZEISS T* coating, Real-Time Eye AF (Human, Animal), Real-Time Tracking, 4K video recording
  • 12MP front-facing camera with 1/2.9″ Exmor RS mobile sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 84° wide-angle lens, 4K video recording
  • 3.5 mm audio jack, 360 Reality Audio, 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding, 360 Spatial Sound, Full-Stage stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, DSEE Ultimate, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm aptX HD audio
  • Side-mounted Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions:162 x 74 x 8.2 mm; Weight: 192g
  • Water resistant (IPX5/IPX8), Dust proof (IP6X)
  • 5G (sub-6GHz) / 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2 x 2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.4 LE, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.2 Type-C
  • 5000mAh Battery with 30W (USB PD) fast charging, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qi Wireless charging, Battery Share function
Pricing and availability

The Sony Xperia 1 VI comes in Black, Platinum Silver, and Khaki Green colours and is priced 1399 Euros (USD 1,515 / Rs. 1,26,500 approx.) / 1299 GBP (USD 1,635 / Rs. 1,36,620 approx.). It is now available to order, and will roll out in the UK, Europe and more countries starting from June 3rd.

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