Sony announced their new “sensor-on-lens” technology that they are debuting in the Xperia V. This technology removes a layer of glass and glue, integrating the sensor into the top layer of glass, or lens. It makes you feel like you’re touching the image instead of glass. It also reduces haze and increases luminance. It’s a great technology of course, and will really benefit Sony.
To be fair, Samsung has been using a similar method for years. Integrating the digitizer into the glass isn’t anything particularly new. Still, great that Sony is using it. It does create a much better user experience, and it’s a significant addition.