Sony Xperia 1

Sony today at its launch event in China launched its latest flagship smartphone called the Sony Xperia 1. The key highlights of the smartphone include a 4K HDR display with 21:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 855 and triple rear camera setup. The has been priced in China at 6,299 Yuan ($910). Sony Experia 1 is set to launch globally on July 12 and its price in the global market is expected to be around $949.99.

Sony Xperia 1 Specifications

The Xperia 1 features large 6.5-inch OLED 4K HDR CinemaWide display. The phone is also the world’s first smartphone to come with an aspect ratio of 21:9. The display is feature Sony’s Bravia Engine technology to deliver more contrast and clarity with accurate color reproduction. The Xperia 1’s display has a 4K resolution of 3840 x 1644 pixels and it is protected by Gorilla Glass 6.

Sony is one of the first smartphone manufacturers to introduce who first introduced a water-resistant phone, and the new Xperia 1 is no exception. The Xperia 1 also comes with an IP68 rated water-resistant and dustproof chassis.

The device comes powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of onboard storage, that also supports expandable storage via micro SD card. The phone runs on Android 9 Pie OS along with the company’s own UI and packs a 3,300mAh battery that also supports 18W rapid charging.

Now moving to the camera, the new Sony Xperia 1 sport a triple 12-megapixel rear camera setup. This includes a 12-megapixel main sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF and 5-axis OIS, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with Dual Pixel PDAF, 5-axis OIS and 2x optical zoom and an ultrawide lens of a 12-megapixel sensor. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel camera.

Some of the camera features include, “Cinema Pro” powered by CineAlta – 21:9 movie recording, look colour management pre-sets4K HDR movie recording, 960 fps Super slow motion video (FHD/HD), 2x optical zoom and more.

Other features include side-mounted fingerprint reader, no 3.5mm audio jack, Dolby Atmos support, 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS and USB-C.