The next-generation high-end Xperia phone, which is expected to be called the Sony Xperia 1 V, appears to use some new display technology (at least new to the Xperia range).
This is said to be in the form of an LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) panel, with an additional power-saving feature. LTPO displays can use variable refresh rates, which can help save battery life on smartphones.
While “LTPO” has become a household term in the smartphone world, with devices such as the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Apple iPhone 14 Pro featuring LTPO displays, Sony has so far avoided using the technology in its Xperia lineup.
The Xperia 1 IV has a 4K-capable OLED panel with a fixed refresh rate of 120 Hz, so the Xperia 1 V would be the first device in the popular line to use the new variable-rate display technology.
However, the source of this information (Weibo via SumahoDigest) claims that the LTPO display on the Xperia 1 V may be unable to use a power-saving variable refresh rate when operating at 4K resolution.
This doesn’t make much sense, as it would be pointless to adopt and lock the new technology at a specific refresh rate just to enable 4K on the Sony Xperia 1 V.
When displaying FHD content, an LTPO panel has the potential to work well and save power for the Xperia 1 Mark 5 variant.
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