Today, Sony announced two new Xperia smartphones at an online LIVE event, one is high Flagship while the second is a mid-range offering. Well, the launch event not planned online, but because of the cancellation of MWC 2020, Sony decided to go with it. The two phones called Xperia 1 II (originally Xperia 1 Mark II) and Xperia 10 II (dubbed as Xperia 10 Mark II) both surprisingly comes with an OLED panel. However, the flagship model has 4K resolution while the mid-range variant comes with FHD+. In addition, Both of the devices actually come with 21:9 cinemaWide aspect ratio. Let’s see full specs of these handsets.
Sony Xperia 1 II
The flagship comes with a 6.5 inches OLED 21:9 CinemaWide Display which carries 4K resolution. There’s a lack of high refresh rate, but Sony introduces new tech called Motion blur Reduction which basically adjusts the individual frame to reduce the lag. Sony promised that this technology makes you feel like you are using a 90Hz refresh rate display and it is, of course, better for battery juice consumption. Talking about the battery, Xperia 1 II is packed with 4,000 mAh battery and supports wireless charging. Both front and back protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 while the frame is made from Aluminum.
In addition to the physical lookup, the headphone jack is present at the top which is completely removed from its predecessor. The fingerprint is also embedded on the power button at the right side and the speakers are present on the front side (top and bottom) for stereo sound. Under the hood, the device is blessed with newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with 5G support. 8GB RAM alongside with 256GB native storage is also listed. The Xperia 1 II is rated with IP68 water and dust resistant or protection.
Talking about the cameras, Sony’s flagship smartphone is completed with Quad-camera setup (Made by ZEISS) on the back and a single front camera. On the rear, a 12MP primary very large 1/1.7″ Exmor sensor with Dual PD AF and OIS facility with an aperture of f/1.7 which is located at the bottom of the bump. The top lens is the 12MP Ultrawide which offers 16mm equivalent focal length and f/2.2 aperture and 1/2.6″ sensor with Dual-PD AF. The third one is the telephoto which is in the second position comes with OIS, 3x Optical Zoom, f/2.4 aperture and PD AF. Lastly, the fourth is iToF 3D sensor for faster focus and better background blurring. There are Photo Pro and Cinema Pro applications providing manual control when shooting professional videos and taking photos.
Apart from that, The handset provides photo shooting features that are available on Sony’s Alpha camera lineup. The Xperia 1 II is fitted with an eye AF (eye-tracking autofocus) that is now compatible with animals and 20fps in burst mode is also supported. The phone is capable of measuring AF / AE up to 60 times per second. Lastly, the selfie camera is a high-quality 8MP sensor for better selfies. The phone comes in two colours Purple and Black. Price is not given by Sony.
Sony Xperia 10 II
This is Sony’s mid-range offering which is equipped with 6.0 inches OLED FHD+ Display with 21:9 CineWide Display. On the front, an 8MP selfie shooter is given for taking selfies. Under the hood, the Mid-tier Snapdragon 665 chipset is present with 4GB RAM and 128GB native storage. Front and back panel is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 like Xperia 1 Mark II. It also features water and dust resistant which is rated IP68.
Around the back, the vertical triple camera setup is present on the top left corner. The strip consists of a 12MP primary with PDAF, 8MP Ultrawide with 16mm focal length equivalent and an 8MP Telephoto which offers 2X Optical Zoom. It has a fingerprint on the side and a 3.5mm headphone jack for wired earphones. The battery is 3,600 mAh which is over 25% more than Xperia 10 and the first Sony midrange device with this large battery. Sony introduces Xperia Adaptive Charging Technology which helps to improve the cell’s life by adjusting the power levels in it. Sony succeeded in keeping the Xperia 10 II slightly thinner than the previous one despite an increased battery capacity.
The Sony Xperia 10 II will available in Black and White colour options while the prices are not confirmed by the company, but it will be available from Spring 2020.
Sony Xperia Pro
Sony confirmed that the professional one – Xperia Pro is in development but they also share some of the main selling points of this device. The company calls it a professional solution that can work in a sub-6GHz or mmWave 5G network as a broadcast system at 5Gbps or faster speeds. The handset comes with same 6.5 inches OLED panel and the same camera setup like Xperia 1 II. Other specs consist of 512GB native storage, SDM 865 and more.
It has an HDMI port which is the first time ever in any smartphone, the port is used for connecting Sony Alpha cameras with this phone as a viewfinder. The phone also has a dedicated shortcut key for custom app launching. The phone is a little thicker than both Xperia phones and features a sturdier body inspired by Alpha camera. Rest of the specs are not confirmed we have to wait to know more about the handset.