MWC 2019: Sony Xperia 1 With 21:9 Display, Snapdragon 855 and Triple Rear Camera launched

On: February 25, 2019

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:

Technical Specifications:

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.


Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.