Sony’s flagship Xperia 1 IV smartphone was launched on Wednesday, and it features a new telephoto lens with true optical zoom capability. Sony designed this smartphone as a content creation powerhouse. It features the latest in imaging, gaming and music technology to deliver a truly immersive experience. The company boasts that “every facet of content creation can be handled by the Xperia 1 IV”. The company also unveiled the mid-range Xperia 10 IV along with this flagship offering at a launch event.
Sony Xperia 1 IV price and availability
The Sony Xperia 1 IV will arrive in the United States at a price of $1,599 (roughly Rs. 1.23,500). Pre-orders will begin today at 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:30 p.m. IST and begin shipping around September. In the United States, users will be able to purchase it from authorized retailers and via Sony’s official website. It is also expected to be available in select Southeast Asian countries from Q3 2022. This smartphone will arrive in Black, Purple, and White colors.
Sony Xperia 10 IV price and availability
The Sony Xperia 10 IV will retail for $499 (roughly Rs. 38,500) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage model. It is expected to go on sale in select countries in Southeast Asian regions from from the third quarter of 2022. This smartphone will have Black, Lavender, Mint and White color options.
Sony Xperia 1 IV Specifications and Features
This flagship smartphone from Sony features a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display with bezels instead of a notch. The screen has a refresh rate of 120Hz and an aspect ratio of 21:9. For gaming, it features 240Hz touch sampling rate and 240Hz motion blur reduction technology. Its RT recording feature allows gamers to share 30-second gameplay clips on their social networks. Moreover, they can use the Game Enhancer option to host a live stream on YouTube. It is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. This smartphone runs on almost stock Android 12.
Sony has opted for a triple rear camera setup with three 12-megapixel Exmor RS image sensors, which include a 16mm ultra-wide lens, a 24mm wide lens and the new 85-125mm telephoto lens with zoom continuous optics. This configuration is capable of recording 4K video at 120 fps and up to 5x slow motion shooting. On the front, the Xperia 1 IV is equipped with a 12-megapixel Exmor RS image sensor.
It packs a 5,000mAh battery with a fast charging feature that is claimed to deliver up to 50% battery life in 30 minutes. The Xperia 1 IV is equipped with full stereo speakers capable of playing 360 Reality Audio. Additionally, its Music Pro feature uses cloud processing to convert recorded audio to sound as if it was recorded in a professional studio.
Sony Xperia 10 IV Specifications and Features
This Sony Xperia 10 IV sports a 6-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2520 pixels) OLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The smartphone has a Snapdragon 695 SoC and runs Android 12.
For optics, it has a triple rear camera setup, including a 12-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. There are also two secondary 8-megapixel sensors with an f/2.2 aperture. The Xperia 10 IV also sports an 8-megapixel selfie shooter on the front with an f/2.0 aperture.
The Xperia 10 IV is equipped with a USB Type-C port and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The smartphone also supports dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth v5.1 wireless connectivity. It houses a long-lasting 5,000 mAh battery.