The Japanese electronics giant Sony is expanding the Xperia range with three new models scheduled for this summer.
The Xperia 1 III (165 x 71 x 8.2 mm for 186 grams) and Xperia 5 III (157 x 68 x 8.2 mm for 169 grams) of Sony will push back the limits of the user experience of photographers, music lovers, film lovers, gamers or filmmakers by embedding a host of cutting-edge technologies in order to be a benchmark in the high end.
While both models include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor, three 12-megapixel ZEISS lenses (a 24mm wide-angle, a 16mm ultra-wide-angle and a 70 to 105mm periscope telephoto lens) with Dual-PDAF sensors, Eye AF autofocus and 20 fps burst mode with low-light noise reduction powered by the Bionz X engine, speakers capable of reproducing 360 Reality Audio sound, a 4500mAh battery and a 3 jack socket, 5 mm, they mainly differ in terms of the screen (4K HDR OLED 120 Hz in 21: 9 aspect ratio of 6.5 inches or HDR OLED 120 Hz in 21:9 aspect ratio of 6.1 inches), RAM (12 or 8 GB) and internal storage space (256 or 128 GB).
Expected for early summer at prices still unknown, the Xperia 1 III will be available in Ice Black and Ice Gray, while the Xperia 5 III will be available in Black and Green.
The technologies implemented in the Xperia 1 III and 5 III
- Super-resolution AI zoom: A technique that uses Sony’s artificial intelligence processing to restore detail and definition in images, ensuring uncompromising precision
- Photography Pro: Developed in collaboration with professional photographers, this feature incorporates many of the manual controls available on Alpha series cameras such as ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, EV indicator, support for RAW format and a dedicated shutter button (with an embossed finish exclusive to the Xperia 1 III model). It innovates with its “Basic Mode” giving quick access to a series of easy-to-use photographic functions such as the touch shutter button, portrait orientation, artistic bokeh effect, panorama
- Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye: A system that combines with the accelerated reading of the image sensor to Sony’s original algorithm to enhance optical image stabilization. The resulting video sequences are thus incredibly smooth and stable.
- CinemaWide: Both models immerse users in a unique immersive viewing experience until they get lost in their favorite movies or TV shows. They can now enjoy their favorite entertainment with a rendering completely faithful to the vision of the producers thanks to the “Creator mode”. With the assurance of a product “Optimized by CineAlta”, it now benefits from a factory calibrated OLED screen with a very precise white balance similar to the chromatic reproduction of Sony professional color monitors, used in the largest studios of Hollywood production. In addition, both models feature 10-bit equivalent (8-bit with 2-bit smoothing) panels capable of displaying a myriad of colors without solarization and supporting the BT.2020 color space.
- X1 for Mobile: Image processing that lets you enjoy all Bravia HDR remastering technology movies and videos to display wonderfully expressive content. Streaming content is more realistic than ever, with more contrast, color and clarity. Likewise, thanks to the seamless integration of Dolby Atmos sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, users can experience a fully immersive, multidimensional performance with headphones or the smartphone’s Full-stage stereo speakers.
- Cinematography Pro: “Powered by CineAlta”, it offers other exciting narrative possibilities. The creation of remarkable slow motion is indeed possible thanks to the 4K HDR slow motion video recording function at 120 fps capable of capturing and playing back up to 5x slow motion in 24 fps. It also records in 21: 9 format at 24/25/30/60 fps to broaden the field of cinematic expression. Eight different Looks of preset color settings also allow you to totally change the mood of scenes using different cinematic styles and thus enjoy a vital tool in advanced storytelling. In addition, Sony’s exclusive wind filter uses award-winning audio separation technology to reduce wind interference and achieve clearer audio recording.
- DSEE Ultimate: It improves the quality of digital music using Sony artificial intelligence technology, including from audio and video streaming services. It automatically optimizes audio frequency and dynamic range in real time and brings each track closer to high-resolution audio, now including linear PCM files and lossless codec files
- Smart Connectivity: It incorporates deep learning technology that uses Sony neural network libraries and analyzes Wi-Fi signals to predict future connectivity issues
- Improved Game Optimizer: Ly raiser (low gamma raiser) to better detect opponents in the dark by adjusting image details in dark areas and highlighting enemies without overexposing bright areas display, RT (Rewind time record) recording to automatically pre-record 30 seconds of key moments, integrated power control with heat suppression (HS power control) so gaming performance never falters, optimized VC microphone to ensure clear communication by reducing background noise depending on the type of headset chosen and reducing motion blur to 240Hz which also results in screen updating at an incredible rate of 240 times per second for Delivering clear and blur-free performance, coupled with the 240Hz touch swipe rate which also ensures smooth running of the action and is a crucial advantage over opponents
Xperia 10 III, the first smartphone in the Xperia 10 range to be equipped with 5G
Although featuring a large 6-inch screen, the Xperia 10 III from Sony is only 68mm wide to fit easily in the hand. Its weight of 169 grams allows it to offer lightness and optimal grip when taking a photo or playing.
The Xperia 10 III delivers an immersive cinematic experience thanks to its notch-free 6-inch 21: 9 Wide OLED display with HDR support. Featuring Triluminos display for mobile technology from Bravia TVs and enhanced video images, the OLED screen displays incredibly rich, natural colors and deeper blacks.
It is also capable of reproducing HDR content, with its dynamic range of luminance wider than standard video formats, thus optimizing both contrast and color. Light areas of the image become brighter, and the color palette expands to show more blues, greens, reds, and all of the colors in between.
Unlike the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III, the Sony Xperia 10 III (black or white color) has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal memory, three non-certified Zeiss sensors (a 12Mpx wide-angle of 27mm, an 8Mpx 16mm ultra wide-angle and an 8Mpx 54mm telephoto lens) and a 3.5mm audio jack.
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