Sony, today at an event launched its Xperia 1 II (Mark Two) smartphone in San Diego. This smartphone packs some serious hardware for you, such that you can even do content creation on the go! Let’s see what this smartphone packs!
Display, and gaming!
The Xperia 1 II comes with an amazing OLED 6.5-inch, a 90Hz display with a 21:9 aspect ratio, which also 4K in resolution. You can even play HDR games and content on this smartphone with ease.
The smartphone holds two truly front-firing speakers, enough power to give you that immersive experience out of the box. Sony has also enhanced the touch sensitivity of the display. And if you are a mobile gamer, and own a PS, you have the option to directly connect your PS DualShock gamepad to your smartphone.
The dedicated Gamer Enhancer Mode converts your smartphone to complete gaming dedicated smartphone, once the Competitor mode is turned on.
Immersive Audio Experience
The Sony Xperia 1 II comes with Dolby Atmos, for that immersive sound experience with the, obviously powerful 4K display with 90Hz panel.
Sony also added a 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding to optimize the sound when you are listening to the TIDAL platform. Do note, TIDAL provides Lossless Audio, in comparison to other services like YT Music or Spotify.
In fact, you can enjoy the high-quality audio experience on the front-firing speakers, the headphones via the 3.5-mm headphone jack, and wirelessly via Bluetooth. Yes, Sony retained the jack. Sony has also tuned the reduced crosstalk to 20dB which is way lower than what you get on USD Type-C.
Also, Xperia 1 II comes with DSEE Ultimate. This technology uses AI to fine-tune the audio you are listening to the HI-Res as much as possible, that too in real-time! Audiophiles out there! You got something nice now!
Xperia 1 II – A Complete Camera-centric phone!
This smartphone from Sony is a complete camera-centric phone with proper inbuilt Video and Movie creation apps. The smartphone comes with the same Alpha AF technology that we can see in its Alpha series of mirrorless smartphones.
Also, it is worth noting that the cameras are made in collaboration with Zeiss optics. The camera also has the Zeiss T* coating which reduces the reflection and captures the amazing contrast.
The Xperia 1 II brings the world’s first continuous autofocus along with auto-exposure, which performs AF/AE3 calculations at 60 times a second. This enables the world’s first continuous tracing for high-speed shooting at 20fps max.
It’s worth noting that the Real-Time Eye AF is now available to capture either humans or animals in amazing portrait shots.
The smartphone also has amazing low-light photography potential. All thanks to four different techs under the camera by Sony :
- Dual-Photo Diode Sensor,
- An AF which covers 70% of the sensor,
- A 3D iToF sensor,
- A larger 1/7″ Exmor RT sensor, which is more sensitive and accurate than the previous gen.
Inbuilt a new photography mode called the Photography Pro, which is similar to the settings on the Alpha cameras. You get manual control over ISO, shutter speed, burst mode, etc. The Cinematography Pro, which is powered by CineAlta, now supports 2K recording at 120FPS HDR 10 bit. Along with comes 21:9 4K HDR video recording with 24/25/30/60fps for Cinematography experience.
Inbuilt Power with power management on Xperia 1 II.
Inside, you get the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC, with a massive 4,000mAh battery. Within 30 minutes of charge, you get 50% of the battery from 0%. An inbuilt Qi Fast charging also allows you to add up the juice to your smartphone on the go.
The Xperia 1 II comes with IP65/68 Water and Dust resistance certification. All around the body, you get the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 for that sturdy and beautiful glass look.
Starting this 2020, the smartphone will be available in the U.S market with Android 10 on board. You can purchase the smartphone from Sony Retail Stores, unlocked, and is compatible with networks like Cricket, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.
Xperia Pro under development in parallel.
Alongside the Xperia 1 II, Sony is also working on Xperia Pro smartphone. The smartphone will be 5G mmWave ready and will consider all the camera and display features from Xperia 1 II as well.
The 5G will use Sony’s four-way antennae, which will increase the sensitivity and coverage of the 5G mmWave connection. In addition, the Xperia Pro will have an HDMI out port, which can then connect to the professional camera or camcorders. This will open a new way to transfer video data on to a server via the 5G connection of your smartphone. Also, the Xperia Pro will act as the screen as well.
Source: Sony Press
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