Sony Xperia 1 Revealed – Banks On New Camera Improvements & 21:9 4K Display

Sony has finally revealed their new lineup of devices for 2019. With Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi and others calling it a day, Sony is making sure that they’re latest launch isn’t underestimated. With the debut of the Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus, Sony is calling for a comeback. Here’s everything you need to know about Sony’s Xperia 1.

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Sony Xperia 1 – Specs & Features

Sony’s newly introduced Sony Xperia 1 doesn’t disappoint, that’s for sure. With leaks suggesting the inclusion of a 21:9 display, pretty much everyone has been anxious to see if that may end up being the case. With the Xperia 1, the star of the show is the new 21:9 6.5-inch 4K OLED display upfront.

However, that’s not the only thing the Xperia 1 is banking on. For the first time in years, Sony’s Xperia 1 finally looking like a device that wants revenge. Not only does the Xperia 1 bring an impressive display to life, but also a host of notable camera improvements, with more than a few of them landing on the video side of the spectrum rather than the photography side of things.

Starting with the specs though, the Xperia 1 comes with all the bells and whistle of a flagship from 2019. With the Xperia 1, you’re looking at a Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, a triple 12MP setup for the rear, an 8MP selfie camera up front, and a 3300mAh battery under the hood.

IP65/68 water-resistance still makes its make here in 2019 and so does the Type-C port with a host of Sony’s in-house audio enhancements on top, continuing its 404 appeal towards the headphone jack. Furthermore, the Sony Xperia 1 comes with support for 2019’s new Gorilla Glass 6 up front and on its back, NFC, a USB 3.1 Type-C port and a whole lot more.

Sony Xperia 1 Cameras – This Is Definitely One Tiny Beast

Beginning with the new camera improvements, the Sony Xperia 1 brings 21:9 4K video recording, Eye AF, 10FPS continuous shooting, advanced OIS/EIS capabilities, and more. Furthermore, the Sony Xperia 1 comes with several other advanced improvements too. With the help of BIONZ X Mobile, Sony adopts a number of camera techniques from its professional Alpha mirrorless camera range. Improvements include the aforementioned Eye AF, RAW noise reduction, and several other image processing techniques from Sony’s Alpha camera lineup.

Speaking of camera improvements, the star of the show with this year’s Sony Xperia 1 lineup is the triple camera setup on the rear. All three cameras consist of a 12MP sensor with varying focal lengths to enable a wide range of camera FOVs. Not only do we get to see the likes of a normal standard camera, but the inclusion of an ultra-wide shooter and telephoto camera too. To make the experience even better, Sony has decided to include Hybrid OIS/EIS for the standard and telephoto shooters while skimping OIS/EIS on the ultra-wide shooter on the back.

Focal lengths range from 16mm to 52mm, enabling the Xperia 1 to be an incredible option in a wide number of scenarios. The ultra-wide angle shooter on the Xperia 1 trumps the competition with its 135° FOV all-the-while the standard and telephoto shooters continue the usual 78° and 45° FOV.

Sony Xperia 1 Pricing, Availability & Conclusions

With the new Xperia 1 revealed, the Sony Xperia 1 hangs in the balance for one category, and that’s the availability and pricing for the device.

However, one thing that we are sure of is the fact that the device would come in three colors at launch. If you’re looking for the Xperia 1, it comes in Black, Purple, Grey, and White. Furthermore, unlike many other devices around it, the Sony Xperia 1 comes in one variant only featuring 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage under the hood.

Regarding our final thoughts of the device, the Sony Xperia 1 definitely looks like a much more intriguing device. Not only has Sony finally elevated itself back into the game, but it has also made sure that the Xperia 1 adapts to casual users and well as professional users alike, regardless of their background.

I mean, what doesn’t the Xperia 1 fulfill here. Display? Camera? Performance? Pretty much everything is here. In addition to that, we couldn’t forget the fact that the Xperia 1 comes with a host of camera improvements from its elder cousins too.

While pricing isn’t out yet, what would tilt our decision towards the Xperia 1 would be its camera setup, that’s for sure. While manufacturers are feeling a while lot hitting quadruple digits, albeit on the higher-end, we wouldn’t mind to see the Xperia 1 hit the $900-$1000 price point, that’s for sure.

What we would have loved to see though is the inclusion of a larger battery and the inclusion of the headphone jack again. While latter of the two seems unlikely, probably the next Xperia flagship would be able to deliver on that. Can’t wait to see what next year’s Xperia flagship is called.


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