Sony’s Xperia lineup has got its new member, the Xperia 1, that could well revolutionize the market with its first ever 4K OLED display and a tall 21:9 aspect ratio.
Dubbed as the CinemaWide, the 6.5-inch 4K OLED display is what every media junkies crave for, especially in this form factor. What’s interesting is that the display combines Sony’s image processing technology from Bravia TVs and professional master monitors. Both the front and back glass of the phone is protected with Gorilla Glass 6.
The phone is a total pixel madness, with a resolution of 3,840 x 1,644 pixel which supports HDR. Although the 21:9 aspect ratio is not widely accepted in smartphone industries, video providers like Amazon Prime and Netflix already support the very same aspect ratio. And the Dolby Atmos surround sound should further amplify the viewing experience of users.
Despite being a major camera hardware supplier, Sony has always faded against its competitors. But the new Xperia 1 provides some glimpse of hope. The rear has a combo of three camera sensors: the main one has a 12MP 1/2.6” sensor with an f/1.6 lens that goes hand to hand with Optical SteadyShot (OIS + EIS) and Dual Pixel autofocus. The remaining two are also 12MP modules but allows you to zoom in extra with 2x telephoto lens and capture wide-angle images with 16mm sensors.
The camera also allows some neat tricks, including the option for capturing RAW images, RAW noise reduction, continuous burst shooting and many more.
Talking about the internals, this one has Snapdragon 855 chipset that is combined with 6GB of RAM or 64GB of storage. Users can also opt for the 128GB variant. Nonetheless, both options can be expanded via microSD card up to 512GB.
Sony’s new Xperia 1 is powered by Android 9.0 Pie and comes with some handy software tricks, including the Game Enhancer. When working together, the 855 processor and the Enhancer mode allows the handset to set a sweet spot between performance and battery life. Another thing is that, if you’re stuck on a certain level, the phone will automatically find you a walkthrough video from YouTube and play it in a floating window. This is definitely a handy option but we are yet to see if it will work with all games.
There are also other multitasking features on the phone that are left for you to discover yourself.
The whole phone is powered by a punny 3,300mAh battery with Sony’s own battery care feature that charges the phone slowly overnight and also Stamina mode. The phone is also IP68 water and dust resistant.
The Sony Xperia 1 is expected to launch later this year, while the pricing is also yet to be decided.