After coming from some incredible smartphones in XZ Premium devices the Sony Xperia is now evolving with Xperia 1. Featuring the first-ever 4K OLED displays, the new Sony Xperia 1 is dubbed as a cinematic flagship. The 6.5-inch screen is named CinemaWide for its incredible aspect ratio and beautiful color reproduction. The device also features triple-camera setup, which is the first time ever in a Sony smartphone. The triple-lens camera smartphone was unveiled here by Sony at MWC today.
Sony Xperia 1 Display
Featuring a 6.5-inch 4K OLED screen with 3,840 x 1,644px resolution and a tall 21:9 aspect ratio, the display combines Bravia TV-borrowed X1 style imaging with the Sony’s professional master monitors’ color calibration. Moreover, the stunning display has HDR(BT.2020). Amazon, as well as Netflix, already offers 21:9 HDR content and now you can enjoy that with Dolby Atmos sound for the first time in a Sony device through Xperia 1 from the stereo sound of earpiece and bottom firing speakers.
Sony Xperia 1 Camera
Looking at the imaging department, the rear end of the device features three 12MP sensors. The first and primary 1/2.6” shooter has an f/1.6 aperture supporting Optical SteadyShot (OIS+EIS) and Dual Pixel autofocus. Other two lenses are defined for zoom in with 2x telephoto 52mm lens and zoom out with an ultra-wide 16mm lens.
The impressive eye auto-focus is borrowed from the α division to track the subject’s eyes for focusing. When the subject leaves the frame, it turns normal but reacquires once the subject is back in the frame. Sony also brings in another professional division named CineAlta, which assisted in creating the Cinema Pro app. It features color profiles, 24fps recording,, and project management.
Sony Xperia 1 Specifications and Features
Under the hood, Xperia 1 is power-driven by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM. The company is offering two storage options including65GB and 128GB with expandability of up to 512GB through microSD cards.
There is a new Game Enhancer mode to enable a balance between battery life and performance. In this mode, you can record gameplay videos and even your commentary through the 8MP selfie camera. Not only that, if you are stuck somewhere, it can find a walk-through on YouTube and play it for you in a floating window while in the gameplay.
These all are parts of the smartphone’s multitasking abilities. Using the Pair shortcut, you can also launch two apps at once on the giant screen.
The smartphone gets juice from a 3,300mAh battery with Battery Care and Smart Stamina modes developed by Sony itself. The smartphone supports USB Power Delivery but there will not be any charger included in the box for the same.
Following the tradition, the new Sony Xperia 1 is IP68 certified waterproof device. The back and the front is Gorilla Glass 6 with a metal chassis. Again the fingerprint-sensor is on the side but this time it is separated from Power Button.
Sony Xperia 1 Pricing and Release
There are no words about the price and release dates of Sony Xperia 1. The device is likely to go on sale in late Spring.