Sony Xperia 1 official: cinematic display and SLR camera

Sony presents at the Mobile World Congress the Xperia 1. The smartphone has a triple camera that integrates an electronic system used in mirrorless

Today starts the long-awaited World Mobile Congress 2019 in Barcelona and, among the most anticipated news, there is also the new top-of-the-line smartphone from Sony: the Xperia 1. Of this device much has been said and anticipated in recent weeks and, now that it has been presented, we can say that many of the leaks have been confirmed. This is a high-end cell phone, with some really interesting goodies arising from the great know-how of Sony in the field of photography.

The Sony Xperia 1 is characterized by having a unique photographic sector and a 6.5-inch OLED 4K screen that ensures a resolution of the highest quality. The Japanese company has invested heavily in this device with the aim of making life difficult for the top of the range presented these days, especially the Galaxy S10.

Features Xperia 1

The Sony Xperia 1 has a 6.5-inch display, in the unprecedented 21:9 cinema format, with 4K OLED technology and 10-bit color depth (1 billion colors). This display does not follow the current fashion of the notch: it has only a frame that encloses the front camera and sensors, no drop or holes in the screen. At the moment it is the first and only 4K OLED smartphone, which makes it very attractive for those who use the phone to watch multimedia content.

Already seen on other smartphones, however, the triple rear camera with three focal lengths: 16 mm (wide angle), 26 mm (classic shot) and 52 mm (telephoto). The maximum resolution of the three cameras is 12 MP, much lower than the 40 MP of the top of the range Huawei smartphones, but absolutely sufficient to take excellent photos thanks to sophisticated electronics derived even from the Sony A7, a mirrorless semi-professional camera with excellent performance. The main camera of the Xperia 1 is also equipped with Eye autofocus and automatic exposure that can also be used during sequential shots (up to 10 shots per second). The video department, however, was treated by specialists Sony CineAlta: it can record movies at 4K HDR at 24 fps in 21:9 format, has a hybrid stabilizer (ie both software and optical SteadyShot) and eight color presets.

The audio department, however, offers Dolby Atmos and the "game enhancer" function that blocks notifications and other annoying sounds while playing. Under the shell, finally, we find the top of Qualcomm processors: the Snapdragon 855, accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage space and powered by a 3,300 mAh battery (which perhaps, given the size of the screen and the multimedia vocation of this smartphone, may be insufficient to get through the day). There is a fingerprint sensor, but it is located on the side and not under the screen. Sony's new flagship has an IP68 water and dust resistance.

Price and release date Xperia 1

It will be sold, starting in late spring, in Black, Purple, Grey and White colors. The operating system will be Android 9 Pie while the price is still unknown but it is assumed that it will be aligned with that of its direct competitors, one for all the Samsung Galaxy S10.