Sony today unveiled two new flagship smartphones in the Xperia lineup: the Sony Xperia 1 III and the Sony Xperia 5 III. As in previous years, smartphones, in fact, differ from each other in display size and resolution. The Xperia 1 III is the world’s first smartphone with a 4K HDR display with 120Hz. The Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III also get the world’s first variable telephoto lens for smartphones. Below you can see all details of the new Sony phones.
Both devices received a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with support for 5G networks. The Sony Xperia 1 III has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, while the Xperia 5 III has less RAM – 8GB. In the flagships of the third generation Sony Xperia, the camera units have been updated. The device received a triple camera, which at the same time covers 4 focal lengths:
- 16mm (eq.) F / 2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera with 12MP resolution. The sensor size is 1 / 2.6 inches. The camera is equipped with phase detection autofocus.
- 24mm (eq) f / 1.7 wide-angle camera with 12MP resolution. Sensor size 1 / 1.7 inches. There is also phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization.
- 70 and 105 mm (Equiv.) Telephoto cameras with varifocal lens (focal length varies between 3x and 5x optical zoom). The lens aperture is f / 2.3-f / 2.8 and the sensor size is 1 / 2.9 inches. There is also phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilization.
There is also a 3D iToF sensor. At the same time, the resolution of the front camera is surprising, which is only 8MP.
Inside, Alpha technologies are used. For example, algorithms borrowed from Sony Alpha 9 cameras are responsible for continuous shooting at up to 20 frames per second. Parameters are calculated up to 60 times per second. There is autofocus on the eyes of people and animals.
Also in the Photo Pro application, there is a Basic mode for amateurs. It turns out that the smartphone has two full-fledged camera applications: one, let’s say, for fans of Point-And-Shoot, the other for advanced photographers, who are also familiar with Alpha cameras, because the menu is borrowed from them.
- The shutter button also remained, which in the new generation received a beautiful corrugation.
- In addition to the periscope zoom lens, the new Sony Xperia also received a new AI Super-Resolution Zoom algorithm.
- It’s also worth noting that portrait mode works with all smartphone lenses except ultra-wide-angle.
There are still chips for videographers. Supports 4K 120 FPS video recording in the Cinema Pro (Slow Motion) application, there are advanced color settings and parameters. In addition, smartphones can be used as high-quality external monitors: thanks to a special dongle, the HDMI output is converted here to USB-C, and direct UBC (USB Video Class) is supported with the ZV-1 camera.
Sony Xperia 1 III received an OLED display with support for 4K-resolution with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This is the first time such a display is used in smartphones. Its diagonal is 6.5 inches with an aspect ratio of 21: 9. The Xperia 5 III also features a 120Hz OLED display but Full HD resolution. The display diagonal here is 6.1 inches. In addition to 120Hz support, there is also 240Hz Motion Blur Reduction technology, which makes the image even smoother.
Other highlights include stereo speakers with support for Dolby Atmos sound. They were calibrated in conjunction with Sony Pictures. It’s also nice to note that the Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III are back with a 3.5mm audio jack and support for LDAC, Hi-Res Audio, Hi-Res Audio Wireless, and DSEE Ultimate codecs. There is also support for 360 Reality Audio and 360 Spatial Sound.
Curiously, both the Sony Xperia 1 III and the Sony Xperia 5 III have a 4500mAh battery with support for 30 W fast charging (included). Thanks in part to the bundled network adapter, the manufacturer claims 3 years of service – that is, the preservation of operating parameters during this period. There is also wireless and reversible wireless charging.
The smartphone has IP65 / 68 protection against dust and moisture, and the smartphone received Corning Gorilla Glass Victus matte glass (Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III has Gorilla Glass 6) and a metal chassis. Lastly, the Sony Xperia 1 III will come in three colors – black, gray, and purple, while the Sony Xperia 5 III will come in black, green, and pink.
Pre-order for Xperia smartphones starts today:
The pre-order for the Sony Xperia 1 III will last until July 20, 2021, and the Sony WF-1000XM3 TWS headphones will be given as a gift. The device will be priced at 99,990 rubles ($1320). The pre-order for the Sony Xperia 5 III will last until August 3, 2021, and the Sony WF-XB700 TWS headphones will be given as a gift. The device will be sold at a price of 84,990 rubles ($1123).
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