Xperia 1 V – New Exmor T for mobile sensor and 4K HDR OLED display

Xperia 1 V

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Smartphone entertainment at its best

Drawing on Sony's unrivalled expertise both in motion pictures and the music industry, the Xperia 1 V delivers an exceptional entertainment experience, whether you're watching a movie or listening to your favourite sounds. 

Immerse yourself in a 4K HDR OLED 120Hz refresh rate display

With its 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display and no notches to interrupt your view on the 6.5" 21:9 Wide screen, the Xperia 1 V lets you lose yourself in movies and TV. Using BRAVIA HDR remaster technology, the X1™ for mobile engine lets you enjoy more contrast, colour and clarity, even on streaming content.

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Real-time HDR adjustment for better images in any environment

Real-time HDR drive reproduces the gradation of overexposed and underexposed areas and displays them smoothly. It also improves visibility by increasing contrast according to your environment. It now supports both HDR10 and HLG, covering more streaming services, and HDR videos captured by the Xperia 1 V.
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Professional level colour reproduction

Experience unprecedented colour accuracy with Creator mode "powered by CineAlta". It references the colour reproduction of Sony professional colour monitors used in leading Hollywood studio productions. So you can enjoy your favourite entertainment exactly as its creators intended. To avoid colour tint on the display, each Xperia 1 V goes through a special white balance calibration at the factory to satisfy the demands of professionals.
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An Xperia 1 V in landscape position in front of a Sony professional colour monitor – both display the same image of the night sky
Creator mode "powered by CineAlta"
An Xperia 1 V undergoing white balance calibration in the factory
White balance calibration
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Smoother colours on screen

The Xperia 1 V features a 10 bit equivalent display (8 bit with 2 bit smoothing) that can display a wide range of colours without banding.
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Professional-grade display

With a high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, the Xperia 1 V can present deeper levels of black, while colours appear more natural. The D65 white point has been specially calibrated for higher accuracy and the display also supports professional level reproduction standards, with wide colour space ITU-R BT.2020, as well as DCI-P3 with Illuminant D65.

Get more from your music

Featuring improved hardware and supporting an array of premium audio technologies, the Xperia 1 V gives all your music the sound quality it deserves, through the speakers, wired or wireless.

Clear, powerful sound from the built-in stereo speakers 

The Xperia 1 V's advanced high-power speaker amplifier improves the breadth and depth of sound, as well as the extension of low and high frequencies, realising more dynamic and clear sound. So you can enjoy movies and music without the need for dedicated external speakers. 
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3.5mm audio jack for that wired listening experience

Engineered using high-grade materials and electronic components, the Xperia 1 V's 3.5mm audio jack lets you enjoy the high fidelity sound quality that only wired headphones can provide.
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High sound quality and stable connection, even wirelessly

By combining Sony's wireless headphones with the Xperia 1 V, you can enjoy high quality sound, even wirelessly. In situations where connectivity is likely to become unstable, such as crowds, it temporarily lowers the amount of data and prioritises connectivity, ensuring both high sound quality and less interruption. 
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Using AI to enhance all your digital music

Working in real time, DSEE Ultimate uses AI to improve the audio frequency and dynamic range of your digital music, so everything sounds closer to High-Resolution Audio quality. It works with wired or wireless headphones0, both on local files and streaming services.1

Experience 360 Reality Audio – like you're there with the artist

Immerse yourself in sound all around you, as real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. Enjoy it on the speakers or headphones.  

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Enjoy 360 Reality Audio your way

The Xperia 1 V not only lets you experience 360 Reality Audio using wired or wireless headphones. Thanks to hardware decoding, you can now enjoy it on your smartphone's Full-stage stereo speakers too.
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360 Reality Audio Upmix

If the music source you’re listening to is 2-channel stereo, you can enhance it with our 360 Reality Audio Upmix. It enables the Xperia 1 V to upmix your favourite stereo tracks into an immersive sound experience, in real-time. The technology works with local audio files and streaming services to further improve your listening experience.

A premium listening experience

As well as 360 Reality Audio, the Xperia 1 V supports a range of premium audio technologies to maximise your listening enjoyment.

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High-Resolution Audio + 3.5mm audio jack

With High-Resolution Audio0 you can hear music that reproduces the full range of sound, with dynamics and detail just as the artist intended.


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High-Resolution Audio Wireless + LDAC

The Xperia 1 V supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth® audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.0


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Ready for Bluetooth® LE Audio

Compared to a conventional connection, the latest Bluetooth® LE Audio lets you enjoy music with lower latency when using wireless headphones.0
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Snapdragon Sound™ Technology

Xperia brings a new audio connection option for the very best audio, connectivity, and mobile innovations from Qualcomm Technologies. Snapdragon Sound™ is designed to deliver high-resolution music, crystal-clear voice calls, and smooth gaming — with superior connectivity and extended battery life. This is how sound should sound.0 1

Record music like a pro, now with piano support

Whether you're in a quiet space or a room with reverberation, Music Pro on the Xperia 1 V lets you record vocal sounds easily without any external microphone. You can also work with acoustic guitar or piano, extending your musical options.0 
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A keyboard player using the Xperia 1 V with Music Pro to record her music

Record podcasts with Xperia

With Music Pro you can record yourself or a conversation and upgrade the audio to make voices sound clearer.0 1
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