Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony has reportedly introduced its 2021 flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 III. This latest offering supposedly comes with a note-worthy hardware and what is the first 120Hz 4K display for Android.
According to the sources of knowledge, this flagship phone is 6.5 inches and retains the aspect ratio of 21:9 which offers a tall and thin aesthetic product. It seems to be similar to the last year’s Xperia 1 II, except that now the display is rated at 4K and has a smooth refresh rate of 120Hz. It has large bezels as it comes with front-facing stereo speakers, that are expected to enhance immersion while viewing videos and gaming content.
This phone is reportedly powered with the Snapdragon 888 chipset by Qualcomm, 256GB microSD card storage and 12GB of RAM. Its battery is rated at 4,500mAh, along with 30W wired and Qi wireless charging. Mounted on the side is the capacitive fingerprint scanner for unlocks and device security based on biometric.
Speaking of the camera, Sony Xperia 1 III is expected to offer the Zeiss-powered quad camera system at the rear. Sony seems to stick with its triple 12-megapixel sensor layout but with some tweaks over previous year’s flagship. Jointly developed with the Sony Alpha camera team, the lens setups are rated in more conventional camera focal lengths.
Reportedly, there is a 16mm ultrawide lens, 24mm main wide lens as well as a dual PD variable optics sensor allowing the telephoto lens to move between two focal lengths physically instead of digitally or using periscope. The telephoto sensor in Sony Xperia 1 III can move between focal length of 70 and 105mm without losing focus. Both the telephoto and main lenses support OIS, wherein a Time-of-Flight sensor also joins this setup. The selfie camera is of 8 megapixels.
Other prominent features are the ability to use this phone as an external camera monitor similar to the high-priced Sony Xperia Pro. It will be available in two colors namely Frosted Black and Frosted Purple.