Leaked interview reveals new Sony Xperia 1 VI color and a redesigned camera app

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The Sony Xperia 1 V launched last year with a choice of exciting colors: Black, White and Khaki Green… right. Well, the good news is that this year the Sony design team has added a bolder color option.

The upcoming Sony Xperia 1 VI will also be available in Red as can be seen in the image below. We have added the Mark V color palette below that for comparison and as you can see, not much has changed in terms of design, not if you’re looking at the back.

Sony Xperia 1 VI colorways (leaked official image)
Sony Xperia 1 VI colorways (leaked official image)

Sony Xperia 1 V colorways
Sony Xperia 1 V colorways

There hasn’t been a red Xperia since the original Xperia 5 and that red was more magenta than red.

Anyway, this comes from an interview with four industry insiders that was published too early but was snagged by the Internet Archive. As leaks have shown and as Sony itself has been teasing, the Xperia 1 VI will abandon the 21:9 display and switch to a new aspect ratio.

This means giving up on the 4K resolution and the interview suggests that the new display is FHD+ instead of QHD+, though that is machine translated from Japanese, so something may have been mixed up. The Xperia 5 series has been using an FHD+ display since its inception, so this isn’t too out of character.

Sony Xperia 1 VI in Red
Sony Xperia 1 VI in Red

The interview touches on something else that is interesting – the camera, or more specifically, the camera apps. The Mark 5 had a messy setup of three apps: Photo Pro, Video Pro and Cinema Pro. It seems that Sony has finally listened to reason and integrated them into a single app. The insiders describe it as “iPhone-like” with tabs to switch between modes (including a Pro tab).

The interview also had an image of the Xperia 10 VI with what seems to be a new mint color, which is different from the 10 V color options. And notice the lack of a third camera – the 10 is losing its telephoto, just like the 5 did.

New color Sony Xperia 10 VI (leaked official image)
New color Sony Xperia 10 VI (leaked official image)

Sony Xperia 10 V colorways
Sony Xperia 10 V colorways

The Sony Xperia event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15. The even will introduce the Xperia 1 VI and the 10 VI (we believe that the 5 VI will come at a later date).

Thanks for sending this in, Josip!

Source (original was taken down, Internet Archive link)

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