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Sony Xperia 1 IV with true optical zoom lens announced

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Sony has just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone with amazing camera specs, the Sony Xperia 1 IV. It is the successor to last year’s Xperia 1 III.

The Mark 4 sports a 6.5-inch 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch scanning rate. Its display also has 240Hz Motion blur reduction, Creator mode, Illuminant D65 White point, 10-bit tonal gradation, X1 for mobile, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

Under the hood, it comes with the latest 4nm flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery capacity with 30W fast charging.

The main highlight is the camera. The Xperia 1 IV boasts a 12MP main Exmor RS sensor with an OIS-enabled 24mm lens, a 12MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 12MP variable telephoto camera. It is the world’s first to have a true periscope optical zoom 85-125mm lens that offers 3.5-5x zoom.

Additionally, ZEISS optics have been calibrated with ZEISS T* coating. The three cameras also support 4K HDR 120fps video, Eye AF and Object tracking, and the Alpha imaging technology. Upfront is a 12MP selfie camera supporting 4K HDR video selfies.

Sony Xperia 1 IV specs:
  • Network: 5G, 4G LTE
  • Display: 6.5-inch 4K (1644 x 3840) OLED HDR, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz Motion blur reduction, 240Hz Touch scanning rate, Creator mode, DCI-P3 100%, Illuminant D65 White point, 10-bit tonal gradation, X1 for mobile
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • OS: Android 12
  • Chipset: Qualcomm snapdragon 8 gen 1 (4nm)
  • GPU: Adreno 730
  • Memory: 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 storage (expandable up to 1TB via microSD)
  • Security: Side-mounted Fingerprint sensor
  • Rear Camera: 12MP f/1.7 (main), Exmor RS, 1/1.7″, Hybrid OIS/EIS
    12MP f/2.2 (ultra-wide), 1/2″124° 16 mm
    12MP f/2.3 (85 mm 28° FoV), f/2.8 (125 mm 20° FoV), 3.5-5x optical zoom, 3D iToF sensor
    ZEISS T* coating
    Real-Time Eye AF
    Real-Time Tracking
    4K video recording
  • Front/Selfie Camera: 12MP f/2.0, Exmor RS, 84° wide-angle, 4K video recording
  • Connectivity: WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Hybrid Dual-SIM
  • Audio: 360 Reality Audio, 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding, 360 Spatial Sound19, Full-Stage stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, DSEE Ultimate, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm aptX HD audio
  • Port(s): 3.5 mm audio jack, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 5,000mAh with 30W fast charging
  • Battery/Charging: Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qi Wireless charging, Battery Share function
  • Dimensions & Weight: 165.1 × 71.12 × 7.62mm; 187.1g
  • Colors:  Black, Violet
  • IPX5/IPX8 Water-resistant
  • IP6X Dust-proof

Pricing and Availability

The Sony Xperia 1 IV is priced at EUR 1,400 (~PHP 77,125). It is now available for pre-order In Europe, with deliveries expected by June.

READ: Sony Xperia Pro-I with 1-inch sensor, ZEISS lens officially launched

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