Sony’s new flagship Xperia 1 smartphone available to pre-order in Europe from today.
The smartphone packs a professional display and cinematography technologies into a sleek design. It comes with a 4K OLED, 21:9 CinemaWide display (6.5”) and is the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphone with a triple lens camera and up to 10 fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking for precision focus and exposure.
The X1 for mobile engine, powered by Sony’s BRAVIA TV technologies, brings HDR (High Dynamic Range) remastering technologies ensuring everything you watch can be enjoyed with more contrast, colour and clarity.
This viewing experience is further enhanced by Dolby Atmos, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, transporting you into the story with moving audio that flows above and around you with realism.
Rounding off the entertainment experience is Game Enhancer which optimises Xperia 1’s performance and blocks unwanted notifications, as well as enabling you to record gameplay and find tips for your game online.
The smartphone comes with an advanced triple lens camera (12MP): 16mm for wide landscapes, a 26mm lens and a 52mm lens for telephoto shooting (35mm equiv.).
Technologies from Sony’s Alpha interchangeable lens camera are inherited in Xperia 1 as BIONZ X for mobile enables the first Eye AF (Auto Focus) in a smartphone and delivers continuous burst shooting with up to 10 fps AF/AE tracking (Auto Focus and Auto Exposure). Toy can capture better low light images with the bright F1.6 lens and large pixel pitch 1.4μm Dual Photo Diode image sensor ensuring even moving subjects are blur-free, while RAW noise reduction delivers clear images.
Compatible with Sony’s Imaging Edge application, you can transfer videos and still images from your camera to Xperia 1 while shooting. Imaging Edge also supports 4K movie transfer.
The Xperia 1 is available in a range of colors: Black, Purple, Grey and White.
In the UK, the handset is expected to start shipping on May 30th, and retailers are currently listing it for £899. It will also go on sale in the US for $949 on July 12th.