On 25th February, Monday the Xperia 1 will be revealed at Sony’s MWC conference alongside the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. This device flaunts a new display with 21:9 aspect ratio. It means we’ll also have a more accessible chance of experiencing this new screen proportion. These two handsets will be kinda asymmetrical with huge top bezels.
While the announcement happens in the next week, the handsets should reach the market just in March. In the European market, the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus should cost €349 ($393) and €429 ($484) respectively. The flagship Xperia 1 could come for €800 to €900 ($905 to $1,020) in the region. These prices may be slightly lower in the US if released there.
Previous reports have revealed that Sony’s mid-range smartphones are about to go through a re-branding, leaving the “Xperia XA” name. Instead of new XA devices, the company will present two new models dubbed as Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. In Accordance with Evan Blass, the Xperia XZ4 will be released as Xperia 1.
The Xperia 1 will be a new beginning for Sony. The company will present a taller display and will innovate with a 21:9 screen proportion, that will be a first in all smartphones. The display will boast a 6.5-inch screen with OLED technology and HDR capabilities. The company will not jump into fancy notches or punch-hole cameras, instead, it will come with rather small and symmetrical top and bottom bezels, as well as thin side ones.
The device will come with the opt for a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The new sensor won’t double as the power button. Instead, the company has placed a separate key. Unfortunately, there’s no sign of a headphone jack on the Xperia 1, but there are a bottom firing speaker and a USB Type-C port on the bottom.
The new Xperia 1 will be fastening the triple-camera technology. A recent leak suggests that the smartphone primary camera will boast an impressive 52MP resolution paired with an f/1.6 aperture. The camera is also expected to support other features such as super-slow-motion video recording. The second camera sensor is said to include a dedicated telephoto lens capable of either 2x or 3x optical zoom.
Despite the number of sensors, the exact specifications of this camera setup are yet to be revealed. The wider aperture should provide great images even at low-light environments. This particular sensor should ensure good pictures in well-lit situations but its performance may decrease in low-light conditions.
Storage, battery, performance :
The smartphone is expected to ship with nothing less than Android 9.0 Pie straight out the box and an impressive 4,400mAh battery to ensure a long and pleasurable experience over the course of the day. The handset is said to boast the powerful Snapdragon 855 paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal Storage. This device will ship with 4G, and there’s no indication of a 5G variant, at least for now and also boast Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and IP68 Water and Dust resistance.