Already announced some weeks ago, the Sony Xperia V is a durable smartphone, designed to withstand dust and moisture. However, this is not its main attraction.
Sony Xperia prepared for V a 4.3 inch screen with sensor-on-lens technology that reduces glare surrounding objects and improves image quality by using a simplified touch sensor with fewer layers and applied closer to the surface of the screen.
Basically, the sensor-on-lens technology bonds the touch sensor to the mineral glass shield that protects the screen from scratches and accidental bumps. With minus a layer between the sensor surface and the user’s fingers, the touch sensitivity is improved, with the effect of higher reaction time applied to commands on the screen surface. From a visual standpoint, the picture presented is closer to the surface of the screen, and viewing angles are somewhat better.
According to Sony, the new screens with sensor-on-lens technology are about 5% brighter than conventional one, which allows battery life improvement by reducing power consumption for lighting it. Other less obvious benefits is the reduced weight and thickness of the phone, obtained by removing a layer of construction glass screen.
Sony Xperia V made its appearance, for the first time, at IFA Berlin, where it was part of hundreds of attractions.