Sony confirms sensor-on-lens technology for Xperia V

by XB on 11th September 2012

in Xperia V

Sony Mobile has confirmed that the 4.3-inch Xperia V will come with sensor-on-lens touch screen technology. Much like in-cell display technology, it removes the sensor layer which is integrated into the lens resulting in a lighter and thinner phone (as there is one less layer of glass) along with better image quality and a ‘direct touch experience’.

Better image quality is achieved through the one less layer of glass and glue in the handset stack, meaning that there is no interference from that component. Sony says that by removing this single layer, it would typically improve the display luminance by around 5%.

Removing a layer also brings the image plane that much closer to the user making you feel as if you are touching the image itself. Another benefit Sony points to is that the image on the display and the point of touch are brought that much closer resulting in less parallax issues.

Overall, it sounds like a great piece of technology and reaffirms our view that the Sony Xperia V is the real new flagship from Sony Mobile. As far as we understand, the Sony Xperia T/TX does not include this technology and we have reached out to the company for a confirmation.

Via Sony Developer World.

  • Ex14

    So remind me why the T series is the flag ship again lol?

  • naathaanS

    My love for TX has GONE…ish

  • jxPerience

    i dont understand why Sony did not put all of their technologies for their flagship device? all xperia flagship always behind to other models

    xperia arc? missing the front camera just like xperia neo
    xperia s? missing sd card slot and aluminum body jusy like the xperia p
    xperia t? missing the latest camera sensor just like for xperia v

    but i am still hoping that Sony will release XPERIA AiO (All In One)

  • is this the same thing as the Sony Pixel Eyes?

  • XperiaLumiaNexus

    This phone vs nokia lumia 920 display…hope someone will make the comparison

  • jxPerience

    nope its not the same, this is exactly the Sony Pixel Eye technology

  • does it not affect the gaming quality???

  • Tohar Lalua

    7 things Xperia V is missing:
    a) 32 GB internal memory (though its not an issue)
    b) 2100 mAh battery
    c) Gorrila glass
    d) Dedicated camera button (not an issue for me, for the purist)
    e) Front camera with higher mega pixel
    g) Whitemagic
    h) LED notifications

  • megane198

    Wow. Xperia V also has HDR. The display has OptiContrast Panel (same with latest BRAVIA TVs).
    If they made it 16GB storage, 1.3MP front camera, and with a dedicated shutter key, it will surely stand higher than the Xperia T.

  • rickiking

    and the XPERIA SUV. It has all the features and design of Xperia V, but has the illumination bar of Xperia S that changes color like the Xperia U.

  • Add me To that list :)

  • jumpered

    ok, now im having a hard time to desside between Xperia V or Iphone5 to replace my xperia ion, i love the camera tech on xperia devices and the camera is the one thing i use the most beside the camera its the mp3 i use alot also, butt damm its hard now, just hope the xperia V gets in the store soon now so i can check it out!!
    PS: the xperia T and TX i think is to big for me, the Ion i already have kinda feels like an tablet, rofl.

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  • windrincar

    even without those, Xperia V sounds better than Xperia T/TX in terms of technological prowess (thanks to the HDR feature, OptiContrast panel, Sensor-on-lens technology, BE2, Clear Audio+, LTE (except your country doesn’t has LTE like my country >.<), Bluetooth 4.0, etc)

    – 16GB? Xperia V has memory card slot isn't it?
    – 1.3mp front camera? not really matter, not a deal breaker
    – Dedicated shutter key? well, perhaps it's matter for some, but not a real deal breaker either

  • lovebmw

    just when i made my mind to buy a T….. i am torn a part from the inside

  • lovebmw

    it’s funny with all this Technology and what an awesome phone this is, only one person wants it on this popular website.

  • naathaanS

    no f?

  • SUV haha

  • ME too

  • goldenblls

    The V is the one to have as far as the new phones are concerned. It just seems to be ahead in hardware and software, except screen size.

  • Raiden

    Xperia V ?? NO THANKS, 4,6′ all the way for me, TX is much thinner and sexier :)

  • Martin

    Really no LED notification?

  • Kaostheory

    The V costs more so I would assume it’s their highest model.

  • Metanol

    T, TX and V have almost the same size, it is just the screen size that changes

  • Metanol

    They wont obviously, so you have to decide lol

  • Metanol


  • Metanol

    Yeah I hope so but Im afraid this wont happen.

  • Metanol

    TX has micro sd slot as well, you can also remove the battery, and seriously I dont think you could see a real difference between the two screens.

  • Metanol

    T is a false flagship in terms of technologies.

  • Tohar Lalua

    HAHAHAHA…that’s Tohar Lalua is missing :D

  • Metanol

    Better hardware and technologies

  • Metanol

    Indeed, especially with the almost same phone size

  • Metanol

    Make an excel tab, put all the options in a column and tick what you like/prefer, then check which one has more options ticked and buy it.

  • Metanol


  • Now im all set with this V! Gonna get it as soon as it is released here in Singapore ^^

  • iCeQubeTomato

    agree. how is this gonna keep their customer loyal when they have spend so much on their ‘flagship’ phone then get outdated within a year

  • iCeQubeTomato

    and the spec is already outdated comparing to other phone in the first place

  • perry valton

    Someday ………..2013 that’s the year Sony will truly shine.

  • iCeQubeTomato

    Ppl said tht before. it was suppose to be 2011

  • So this + OptiContrast Panel + Mobile Bravia Engine 2 should make the display a lot better than the Xperia T right ?… or not ?

  • lovebmw

    and 2010, and 2009 and 2008 and when that stupid x1 came out….. for a change they need to listen to us… phone SUV is what we want

  • .cj

    … and a camera button.

  • .cj

    … at a time when nokia launch a 808 or the 920, sony made the decision to kill the camer button … nowadays “it is but not a real deal breaker” in the public viewing, who will take the digital-photo crown … nokia.

  • arcwindz

    Yeah, almost the same size… i was about to go for V even if i need to import it, but it got more less the same size with the TX… so it’s a no

  • AsadMulla

    better than Samsung GS3

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    OptiContrast is in T/Tx as well

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    i saw a drop test video with the GSIII and after dropping it once on the back, the lens shattered and then he tried it on the front and the screen shattered… AFTER ONE DROP!!! all my respect for the phone vanished.

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    Don’t know why you got that idea

  • T

  • are you sure buddy ?!

  • rigelt

    I actually really like this comment a lot, since I expected all of this for the Xperia T

  • bigger screen doesn’t mean it’s ahead in any way. screens just get bigger after each year. last year’s flagships were 4.2-4.3″; this year they’re 4.6-4.8″. i wonder if people’s palms get larger every passing year.

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    I was trying to search for it but it seems it was removed from the whitepaper where I found it I also did not find any evidence that the v has it

  • xperialover

    Aio means less market difrentiation smaller market everone will buy aio not the other ones more products more money

  • Coolkid

    exFictitiouZ… True bro… ROFL… Wonder what will be the screen size in 2016…???

  • I’m afraid the digital photo crown is already taken.

    By Canon and Nikon.

  • lol xperia V, May I see it ???

  • kondzio911

    S (design) + P (white magic and aluminium body) + U (illumination bar) + Sola (floating-touch) + all other things from V – camera sensor, 4,3 hd display with bravia 2, water resistance (maybe s4 plus at least :D) + sdcard slot + battery ~2000 mAh and LTE option + Jelly Bean with SONY UI = Best thing ever ever

    So sorry, I’m just dreaming ..:/

  • Hillman

    Sony it is not profitable

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