The Sony Xperia 1 V will debut in Japan on May 11. According to previous leaks, the phone will be a direct upgrade over the previous version. And last week, the phone was spotted on a billboard, giving us an idea of what improvements it will feature.
It goes without saying that the Sony Xperia 1 V is a flagship device. And given the fact that the Sony Xperia 1 IV hit the market with a price tag of $1599, we expected the next-generation Xperia smartphone to be very expensive. New leaked pricing information has just confirmed it!
SONY XPERIA 1 V TO LAUNCH AT RMB 8000 IN CHINA
According to the latest information about the Sony Xperia 1 V, the phone will debut in China at a price of RM 8000. That’s about $1160, which is significantly cheaper than the $1599 the previous device debuted with. However, it is still more expensive than most of today’s flagships.
But yes, the Sony Xperia is quite popular in China. Perhaps Sony is aggressively pricing the Xperia 1 V in that region to keep up with the competition. And that 6% price difference over the Xperia 1 IV will definitely make more people consider this device before buying a new phone.
Unfortunately, the same may not be true for global markets. That is, the Xperia 1 V may not see a price reduction in your region. Most likely, its price will match the price tag of the Xperia 1 IV.
But given the fact that the device is expected with huge upgrades, the price tag might be worth it. For example, the Xperia 1 V is expected to come with a next-generation low-noise sensor. Nevertheless, we’ll have to wait for the official introduction to find out specific details.