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Sony Xperia 1 VI announced: Stellar cameras backed by powerful performance

Sony Xperia 1 VI packs a 48MP main camera with continuous zoom & Zeiss optics. Powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 & 12GB RAM, it boasts a 120Hz OLED display. To start from £1,299 (Rs. 1,26,698), expected release on June 3rd

Sony Xperia 1 VI

Sony is gearing up to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia 1 VI, a highly anticipated addition to its premium Xperia lineup. Announced during a press release on May 15th, the device is a successor to last year’s Xperia 1 V and is expected to be released on June 3, 2024.

Sony Xperia 1 VI specs

Sony Xperia 1 VI

The Xperia 1 VI boasts a 6.5-inch LTPO OLED FHD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, offering a rich viewing experience with 1 billion colors, a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR BT.2020 support. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2, making it resilient against scratches and impacts.

Powered by Android 14 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, the Xperia 1 VI features an octa-core CPU, comprising a mix of Cortex-X4, Cortex-A720, and Cortex-A520 cores, paired with the Adreno 750 GPU, ensures smooth multitasking and gaming experiences. The device offers ample storage options with configurations of 256GB or 512GB, both equipped with 12GB of RAM, and supports microSDXC cards via a shared SIM slot.

The camera system on the Xperia 1 VI is one of its standout features. The rear setup includes a 48 MP wide-angle lens, a 12 MP telephoto lens with continuous optical zoom from 3.5x to 7.1x, and a 12 MP ultrawide lens with a 123-degree field of view. Enhanced by Zeiss optics and T* lens coating, the camera system supports advanced features like eye tracking, 4K video recording at various frame rates, and 5-axis gyro-EIS for stabilization. The front camera is a 12 MP shooter capable of recording 4K video at 30/60fps.

In terms of audio, the Xperia 1 VI’s stereo speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, and support for high-resolution audio, including 24-bit/192kHz playback and Snapdragon Sound. Connectivity options are comprehensive, featuring Wi-Fi 7 (enabled via a future software update), Bluetooth 5.4, multiple positioning systems, NFC, and a USB Type-C 3.2 port.

Additional features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a suite of sensors like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, and color spectrum, and native support for Sony Alpha cameras. The device is powered by a 5000 mAh battery that supports 30W wired charging, promising to reach 50% in just 30 minutes, as well as wireless and reverse wireless charging capabilities.

Price and Colours

Available in four colors—Black, Platinum Silver, Khaki Green, and Scar Red—the Xperia 1 VI starts from a price of 1399 Euros (Rs. 1,26,698). It is expected to be released on June 3, 2024. Overall, 1 VI is set to make a significant impact in the high-end smartphone market with its cutting-edge cameras and powerful performance, offering a flagship smartphone experience.

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