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Sony Xperia 1 Full Specifications and Price

Sony Xperia just went live as the successor to the XZ line up of Sony smartphones while also bagging two titles of both the world first smartphone with a 4k display and also the world’s first smartphone with a new aspect ratio – 21:9. It also embodies all the necessary flagship features right from the Snapdragon 855 SoC, multiple camera setup, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 3,330mAh battery with fast battery charging and Qi wireless charging. Let’s find out more.

Sony Xperia 1 Key Specs

・6.5-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1644 x 3840 pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie, 6GB Of RAM
・Snapdragon 855, Octa-core 2.84GHz
・64GB/128GB built-in storage
・12MP + 12MP + 12MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera
・3,330mAh non-removable battery

Sony Xperia 1 Design And Display

Sony Xperia 1 has a tall 6.5-inch 4k OLED display with a new 21:9 aspect, first in a smartphone. The display which is covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 also has HDR10. The back as well is also covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 with an aluminium frame all around. Not notch cut out on the display as the 21:9 has more than enough at the top for the front-facing camera.

Sony Xperia 1

At the back is the Triple camera setup with an LED flash. There is no fingerprint sensor at the back as this device uses a side-mounted fingerprint sensor – it stands alone and doesn’t double as the power button. It is also IP65/IP68 certified. Overall, the device weighs 180grams and measures 8.2mm when it comes to thickness. Colour options available are Black, White, Gray and Purple. It has a single SIM Variant and a Hybrid Dual SIM variant.

Sony Xperia 1 Camera Review

Sony Xperia 1 has a total of 4 cameras; 3 at the back and 1 up front. The triple camera setup at the back comprises of a 12MP wide-angle camera with an f/1.6 aperture, predictive dual Pixel PDAF and 5-axis OIS, alongside a secondary a 12MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture, also with predictive dual pixel PDAF, 5-axis OIS and 2x optical zoom. Lastly, we have a 12MP ultrawide camera with an f/2.4 aperture. Features of the rear camera include an LED flash, HDR, Panorama and Eye-tracking. It can also shoot 4k videos at 24/30fps with HDR turned on while 1080p video recording can be done at 960fps, 30fps with 5-axis gyro-EIS.

For selfies, the single 8MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture does the job. It also has HDR and is capable of shooting 1080p video at 30fps, also with 5-axis gyro-EIS.

Sony Xperia 1 Hardware and Software

Snapdragon 855 drives this device with an octa-core processor clocked at 2.84GHz paired with an Adreno 640 GPU. It has 6GB of RAM with two storage options to choose from – 64GB or 128GB. Storage space can be expanded up to 512GB on the dual SIM variant as the second SIM slot on that Variant doubles as a microSD card slot as well. Sony Xperia 1 shipped with Android 9.0 Pie with Sony’s UI slapped on top.

Battery & Network Connectivity

The 3,330mAh battery on the Sony Xperia 1 is equipped with both an 18W fast charging through it’s USB Type-C port which is compatible with USB PD 2.0 and Qi wireless charging. No 5G or 3.5mm jack here but there is 4G LTE, dual-band WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC.

Sony Xperia 1 Price and Availability

Currently, there is no pricing or release date for this device but it is expected to go on sale during Q2 of the year.

Sony Xperia 1 Full Specifications

Design

Dimension: 167 x 72 x 8.2 mm
Material: front/back glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), aluminium frame
Weight: 180g
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

Type: OLED Capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.5-inch
Screen Resolution: 21:9, 1644 x 3840 pixels, 643ppi
Multi-touch: Yes

Software and performance

Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
Chipset: Snapdragon 845, Octa-core 2.84GHz
RAM: 6GB RAM
Internal Storage: 64GB/128GB
Card Slot: Yes, up to 512GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM variant only

Camera

Primary: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP with f/1.6 + f/2.4 + f/2.4 – predictive dual pixel PDAF, 5-axis OIS, LED flash, HDR, Panorama, Eye tracking
Secondary: 8MP with f/2.0 – HDR

Network and Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi direct, DNLA, hotspot
Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G: 2100 MHz
4G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
USB: Yes, USB Type-C
Loudspeaker: Yes
Audio Jack: No
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (side-mounted)
NFC: Yes
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor

Battery

Capacity: 3,330mAh non-removable
Type: Li-Ion
Fast Charging: Yes, 18W (USB Power Delivery 2.0), Qi wireless charging
OTG Support: –

Price and Availability

Recommended Retail Price: Unknown
Availability: Coming Soon

Obodo David
Obodo David
Obodo David is a senior writer at https://phonecorridor.com/. He likes all things tech but has a keen interest in the mobile segment of things. If he isn't following up on the latest smartphone trends, he is most likely playing mobile games or catching up with his favorite Tv shows.Mobile Gamer || TechLover || Android Soldier || Phone Geek || Future PC Gamer
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