Sony has announced its Xperia 1, 10, 10 Plus and L3 phones
Sony Mobile CEO, Mitsuya Kishida, stated that the company continues to be on the cutting edge in the search for innovation, and their new Xperia phones deliver plenty of features for new fun experiences possible only with Sony.
SONY XPERIA 1
New Sony's phone, the successor to the Xperia XZ3, is the first phone in the world to have an OLED display with 4K resolution. Its 6.5" display will get you closer to cinematic experience. It is marketed as the CinemaWide display, it supports HDR10 as well as 10 bit shade gradation which will make this phone's display incredibly sharp, full of vivid, natural colors and very deep blacks. Other then being perfect for movies, this display supports split screen options which means that users will be able to watch movies and chat at the same time. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, and it is water, dust and shock resistant with its IP65 / 68 certificate.
It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This capacity should be enough, but it's still expandable up to additional 512GB via a microSD card. On its back, this phone has a triple camera setup with a 12MP f/1.6 primary sensor with OIS, 12MP telephoto f/2.4 secondary sensor and a third super wide telephoto 12MP f/2.4 sensor that covers angles up to 45 degrees as well as 2x optical zoom. Xperia 1 can capture 4K HDR videos, and there is also the new Cinema Pro feature that enables continual video recording while letting you manually adjust video taking parameters. This phone's camera also has eye tracking focus which is great for even better photo and video capturing. On the front there is an 8MP selfie sensor with the aperture of f/2.0.
This phone has quite a large 3300 mAh battery which is aided by the Super Stamina mode, Battery Care 5 and adaptable Xperia charging which will make sure the battery lasts for a whole day. It uses the latest version of Android, the 9.0 Pie, and the whole experience will be enhanced with Dolby Atmos sound. Xperia 1 comes in a variety of colors, black, purple, white and grey, and it will be on the shelves towards the end of spring with a price tag of $1100.
SONY XPERIA 10
We have already written about the new Sony's naming scheme, so the phone that should have been named Xperia XA3 is now called Xperia 10, and the phone previously thought would be XA3 Plus is now Xperia 10 Plus.
The new Xperia 10 comes with an elegant 6" FullHD+ display with the aspect ratio of 21:9, it uses Corning Gorilla Glass 5. This tall display, the width of which is only 68mm, still gives you plenty of room to use 2 applications at the same time. What we can also notice is that the company has still stayed true to themselves and their design, so we don't have a notch, a hole or anything similar in this display.
Qualcomm Snapragon 630 is a somewhat older chipset that powers this phone paired with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Xperia 10 has a double main camera setup with the main 13MP sensor as well as a secondary 5MP one thanks to which the phone captures beautiful background blur – Bokeh effect. If at first you think that this is "too few pixels" for this double camera, we are still certain that the cameras are top notch, because they're still developed by Sony. The camera is capable of recording 4K videos and comes equipped with Steady Shot feature (electronic image stabilization). On the front there is a single selfie 8MP sensor.
The phone is powered by a 2870 mAh battery, but taking into account that Sony has excellent software optimization, we believe that the camera will be able to survive a whole day. This phone comes with Android 9.0 Pie and it will be available in black, silver, dark blue and pink color options at the price of $350.
SONY XPERIA 10 PLUS
This device comes with a big 6.5" FullHD+ (2520 x 1080) display and the aspect ratio of 21:9. Xperia 10 Plus also has a double main camera setup – main 12MP f/1.8 sensor and the secondary 8MP 2x optical zoom f/2.4 sensor. This sensor is also capable of capturing 4K videos with the Steady Shot option. The front facing camera uses a single 8MP sensor.
Xperia 10 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset which consists of four Cortex-A73 cores and another four Cortex-A53 cores. It comes in 4/64GB memory configuration which is expandable via microSD card up to 512GB. The battery built into the Xperia 10 Plus is somewhat bigger that in the Xperia 10, its capacity is 3000 mAh and it charges through a USB Type-C port.
Xperia 10 Plus comes in black, silver and gold colors, however, the black and silver options will be available only in the USA. Its starting price will be $430.
SONY XPERIA L3
Next to all the smartphones above, Sony has announced one more phone oriented towards less demanding users. It comes with a 5.7" HD+ (1440 x 720) display and the aspect ratio of 18:9, which means that it is a bit shorter compared to the others, and it sits in the hand very nicely. The display is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection which means that the Xperia L3 is sturdy enough for everyday use.
When it comes to the cameras, the Xperia L3 has a main 13MP f/2.2 camera and a secondary 2MP f/2.4 camera. The selfie camera in this phone as well uses an 8MP sensor.
It is equipped with a 3300 mAh battery, and Xperia Adaptive Charging technology makes the battery life be even longer. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which is built on a 12nm process and has eight Cortex-A53 cores. Aside from this, the phone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is further expandable via a microSD card.
This phone dimensions are 153.8 x 71.9 x 9 mm, and it comes with Android 8.0 Oreo OS. It will be available in three color options, silver, black and gold, and the price of the phone is still unknown.