The growth journey of Sony Xperia 1 V Image upgrade cannot be separated from exploring innovation

Sony Xperia 1 V's growth relies on innovative exploration for image upgrades

In May of this year, Sony officially launched the new flagship Xperia 1 V, as the fifth generation device in the Xperia 1 series. It also integrates many of Sony’s new technologies, especially in the image system area. The new dual-layer transistor technology sensor further enhances consumers’ daily shooting experience.

Sony Xperia 1 V

After the product was released, we also had the opportunity to communicate with Sony engineers and discuss the many upgrades to the Sony Xperia 1 V. Now, let’s take a look at the achievements of Sony’s continuous exploration and innovation.

Currently, various Android flagships are running wild on the “image” track, which also allows more and more people to use their phones to shoot the works they want. As early as 2021, Sony launched a mobile phone with a 1-inch large bottom, and “1-inch large bottom” has become the standard configuration of various Android image flagships as time goes by.

However, the latest Sony Xperia 1 V does not use this 1-inch large bottom from Sony itself. Regarding this, Satoshi Sato, senior manager of the Sony Product Planning Department, believes that the 1-inch large bottom is large in size and generates more heat. Therefore, Sony chose to use a double-layer transistor stack technology, which still has good light input and better heat management.

Double-layer transistor pixel stack image sensor

In fact, the “double-layer transistor pixel stack image sensor” is also a technological breakthrough for Sony. Compared with the 1-inch large bottom, this sensor can effectively control the thickness of the body, and it can also achieve a similar experience as the 1-inch large bottom.

In today’s world where high pixel count has become a flagship standard for images, powerful image sensors also bring users the experience of “free zoom”. When it comes to the zoom experience of Sony Xperia 1 V, Sony’s Senior Manager of Product Planning, Shuhei Sato, stated that by using the AI super-resolution zoom function of the lens, the AI can repair the damage caused during the zooming process to provide better results. As for the performance in terms of focus, Sony believes that the experience of high-speed shooting and shooting in low-light environments is more important. Therefore, this time, they have adopted the pixel merging technology of combining 48 million pixels into 12 million pixels.

Compared to traditional cameras, the imaging system of mobile phones still has some hardware deficiencies. However, through iteration on the software level, through continuously upgraded “computational photography”, mobile phones also have considerable imaging power.

In the latest Sony Xperia 1 V, the same algorithm is also available. It is understood that the algorithm of Sony Xperia 1 V is the result of joint development between the imaging department and the mobile phone department. Its core goal is to present the best photography experience to everyone, so the algorithm of Sony Xperia 1 V can be said to integrate the essence of Sony’s micro-single camera series.

Sony Xperia 1 V has the color science S-Cinetone originating from Sony film cameras

Of course, Sony’s deep cultivation in the field of imaging has also brought more possibilities to Sony mobile phones. In fact, Sony added the unique “Sony Picture Tone” to its mobile phones several years ago, all of which originated from Sony’s film cameras. For video enthusiasts, using the new S-Cinetone in Sony Xperia phones can easily achieve a cinematic feel and produce impressive images with beautiful skin tones and color tones without the need for post-editing.

As Sony smartphones are updated and iterated, more and more users are finding them easier to use and more tailored to Chinese usage habits. This is in no small part due to a series of improvements made to the system in 2021 as a result of Sony’s collaboration with Flyme.

According to Ong Kok Hiong, Director of Sony Mobile Market Department, Flyme is a very powerful Android system manufacturer in China. Sony chose to strategically cooperate with it, but Sony itself also constantly improves the system by listening to users’ real feedback and continuously optimizing the actual experience. For example, data transmission has always been a pain point for Sony smartphones, but this year Sony has finally achieved more convenient data transmission functionality.

In addition, the Sony Xperia 1 V has many optimizations. For example, in terms of heat dissipation, the heat dissipation capacity has increased by up to 60% compared to the previous generation by optimizing the internal structure of the body. Additionally, Sony has created multiple different apps for users who enjoy taking photos and videos, improving the user experience.

Through generation after generation of updates, the imaging capabilities of the Sony Xperia 1 series have been continuously strengthened, and more and more users have fallen in love with the new imaging experience brought by Sony. In an interview, Mr. Ota Kazuya, General Manager of Sony’s Tokyo Mobile Division, emphasized Sony’s efforts in imaging, stating that Sony’s mobile and imaging departments have close business relations and a very good relationship. In the process of continuous iteration, updating, and integration, Sony also hopes to bring better photography experiences to every user.

With the all-new Sony Xperia 1 V, we see Sony’s sincerity in imaging and hope to see Sony bring more new possibilities to the smartphone market in the future through even more powerful imaging capabilities.

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