Sony's Xperia 1 VI promo images surface before launch

Xperia 1 VI marketing images leak
(Image credit: Evan Blass)

What you need to know

  • Evan Blass leaks Sony's upcoming Xperia 1 VI images.
  • They indicate the device's design and prominent features.
  • The device supports wireless charging and will sport a BRAVIA-powered display.

As we near the launch of the Xperia 1 VI flagship smartphone from Sony, we are starting to see more and more prominent leaks of the handset as new marketing images pop up — thanks to Evan Blass.

Blass took to X (formerly Twitter) to share the official images of the Xperia 1 VI, which showcase the device in almost all angles. Per the marketing renders, the next Android flagship from Sony is incorporating a textured finish on the back and also across the middle frame.

The rear also includes a triple camera setup (based on ZEISS), which is the specs uncovered last week in a new leak. It contains an ultra-wide-angle camera, a wide-angle primary camera, and a periscopic lens. The primary lens in the setup is Sony's "Exmor T for mobile" lens.

On the front, unlike other prominent flagships, Sony opts for a minimal bezel display that hides the selfie shooter up top instead of opting for a conventional punch hole cutout. 

The new promotional images further hint that the display is powered by the company's proprietary BRAVIA engine. They indicate that a decent 5000mAh battery capacity will power the device, which will support wireless and reverse wireless charging.

Besides, the images from Blass also show the Xperia 1 VI's emphasis on audio playback as it beholds the good old 3.5mm headphone jack coupled with Hi-Res audio wireless audio certification (also for wireless) next to 360-degree realty audio, LDAC support, and DSEE Ultimate AI-based tech to upscale "more hi-quality to your compressed music."

The new marketing images from Blass follow a major leak that showcased the Xperia 1 VI's colorways next to its mid-range sibling, the Xperia 10 VI. Blass also leaked promotional materials for the mid-range handset, revealing features like stereo speaker setup, zoom capabilities in the camera, and more.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 powered Xperia 1 VI and its mid-range sibling Xperia 10 VI are gearing up to be unveiled on May 17 in Tokyo, where we could see what Sony brings more.

Vishnu Sarangapurkar
News Writer

Vishnu works as a freelance News Writer for Android Central. For the past four years, he's been writing about consumer technology, primarily involving smartphones, laptops, and every other gizmo connected to the Internet. When he is away from keyboard, you can see him going on a long drive or chilling on a couch binge-watching some crime series.