The Sony Xperia 1 is the latest in the evolution of the XZ Premium phones. It features the first-ever 4K OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio as well as Sony’s first triple camera.
It has a 6.5” display that is dubbed CinemaWide. It combines the X1-style image processing borrowed from premium Bravia TVs with the color calibration of Sony’s professional master monitors.
The display has 3840x1644px resolution and supports HDR. This shouldn’t be a problem for Amazon and Netflix viewers as both websites have 21:9 HDR content to enjoy and the experience will be further enhanced by Dolby Atmos sound coming from the stereo speakers.
The rear camera features three 12MP modules. Its main shooter sports a 1/2.6” sensor coupled to an f/1.6 lens with Optical SteadyShot (OIS+EIS) and Dual Pixel autofocus. The other two cameras is a 2x telephoto, 52mm lens and an ultra-wide lens, 16mm shooter.
Sony taps into another professional division – CineAlta – which helped create the Cinema Pro app. It features 24fps recording, color profiles, and project management.
Under the hood, the Xperia 1 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with 6GB of RAM. Its storage comes in two variants, 64GB and 128GB and both are expandable with up to 512GB microSD cards.
One of the new features is a Game Enhancer mode that sets a balance between performance and battery life. It also allows gameplay recording and commentary through the 8MP front camera. Along with this, it can automatically find a walkthrough for the game on YouTube and play it in a floating window.
The new flagship from Sony is IP68 waterproof and its front and back is made of Gorilla Glass 6. Its fingerprint reader is found on the side and is separate from the Power button.
The Sony Xperia 1 will be released in Spring.