Sony Xperia 1 II has been launched as the company’s first 5G flagship. The new smartphone comes with top-of-the-line specifications, including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and 256GB of onboard storage. The device reads as Sony Xperia 1 Mark II also features a CinemaWide display that is an upgrade over what we got on the Xperia 1 last year.
As we reported last month, the Sony Xperia 1 II price has been set at $1,198, is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com store with free WF-1000XM3 True Wireless Earbuds in White and Black colors. And the Sony Xperia 1 II release date will be on July 24, 2020.
To please photography-focussed users, Sony has co-developed the camera of the Xperia 1 II with the engineers of its Alpha 9 series cameras. It has a quad-camera setup at the back with a 12MP primary camera (1/1.7-inch Exmor RS sensor) along with dual PDAF f/1.7 lens that supports optical image stabilization (OIS). There are also two other 12MP cameras that have 1/3.4-inch and 1/2.6-inch sensors along with f/2.4 and f/2.2 lenses, respectively.
The camera setup also has the last 3D, Time of Flight (ToF) sensor with an autofocus lens. The cameras are backed by Zeiss optics along with Zeiss T* coating and have support for features such as Real-time Eye AF, 3x optical zoom, up to 20fps AF/ AE tracking burst, and 60 times per second continuous AF/ AE calculation.
Sony has offered the Cinema Pro app on the Xperia 1 II that is co-developed with the ChineAlta and Alpha divisions to provide a list of photography-centric features. There is also support for touch focus. For selfies, the Sony Xperia 1 II features an 8MP selfie camera along with an f/2.0 lens that has a field of view (FoV) of 84 degrees.
The dual-SIM Sony Xperia 1 Mark II runs Android 10 and features a 6.5-inch 4K (1644×3840) HDR OLED display with 21:9 aspect ratio and Motion Blur reduction technology. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage.