Sony has launched a new flagship smartphone at the ongoing MWC in Barcelona. The device is the successor to last year’s Xperia XZ3, and is dubbed as the Xperia 1. Let’s take a look at what the device offers out of the box:
The Xperia 1 rocks a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display, and is the world’s first smartphone with a 21:9 aspect ratio screen. This means that the display is taller, providing a cinematic viewing experience and allowing apps to display more vertical content on the device. For protection against accidental damages and scratches, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is layered on top of the display. The device is also IP68 certified dust- and water-resistant. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the right side embedded in the power button.
On the optics front, the Xperia 1 is the company’s first smartphone to come with a triple rear camera setup. The module consists of a normal lens, super wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens, all with 12MP resolution. There is an option to shoot pictures in RAW format. The Xperia 1 is also capable of recording 4K HDR videos and super slow motion videos. Upfront, the device is fitted with an 8MP snapper for selfies.
Performance-wise, the Xperia 1 houses the flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. It packs 6GB RAM and offers 128GB onboard storage expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card slot. The device ships with Android 9 Pie out of the box. The Xperia 1 is fuelled by a 3,300mAh battery with support for fast charging.
Pricing & Availability:
Sony hasn’t announced the price of the Xperia 1 yet, but the device will be available in spring this year.