Sony's promo videos for the new Xperia 1 paint it as an entertainment viewing beast



Earlier today, Sony introduced its revamped line of Xperia handsets, including the top-of-the-line Xperia 1 and the mid-range Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. All three phones carry a 21:9 aspect ratio, offering displays that are tall and thin. It is a new look for Sony, and with the name Xperia 1 for the flagship, it is clear that Sony is trying to show that it is starting from scratch.

Sony has released a number of videos showing off the Xperia 1. They focus on the large 6.5-inch 1644 x 3840 OLED panel, and the new aspect ratio, of course. The Xperia 1 is the first smartphone ever to offer a 4K OLED display. There is a triple camera setup on back; besides the primary camera, there is one that snaps ultra wide-angle photos and another that features a telephoto lens. The phone records 4K HDR videos in 21:9, resulting in a more cinematic experience for those viewing content on the device. 

Viewing these videos, it is clear that Sony wants to promote the Sony Xperia 1 as an entertainment device first. Besides the screen, the handset is equipped with a "multi-dimensional" Dolby Atmos sound system. The phone will be available toward the end of Spring, although pricing wasn't announced.

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Xperia 1
  • Display 6.5 inches
    3840 x 1644 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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