The Sony Xperia 1 ships on July 12 in the US, still costs way too much money

By geezywap at 2019-05-17 • 0 collector • 360 pageviews

The Xperia 1 is Sony's new flagship smartphone. It was first shown off at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and comes equipped with everything you'd expect from a high-end smartphone in 2019, all in an extremely-tall 2:1 design. Pre-orders already begun in the United States, and now it has a shipping date, and people in Europe can buy the phone too.

The Xperia 1 has a lot going for it, with a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, a super-tall 21:9 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED (though the utility of 4K screens on phones has yet to be determined), a 3,300mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie. There are three rear 12MP cameras (26mm w/OIS, 52mm w/OIS, 16mm) and one 8MP front camera. It's also certified to work on Verizon, but only on LTE.

The phone has already been available for pre-order in the United States, but now it has a shipping date: July 12th. The price has also fallen slightly since Sony began taking orders, as it's now $950 instead of $1,000. European pre-orders are estimated to ship on June 5th, with charging €949 and UK retailers pricing it at £849.


Sony’s new flagship Xperia 1 smartphone available to pre-order in Europe from todayXperia 1, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, packs a professional display and cinematography technologies into a beautiful, sleek smartphone powerhouse. With features such as the world’s first 4K OLED display in a smartphone* with 21:9 CinemaWide™ display (6.5”) and the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphone** with a triple lens camera and up to 10 fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking for precision focus and exposure. Sony’s Xperia 1 is available to pre-order from today across Europe from Xperia store online, retail outlets and local operators.Xperia 1 delivers a cinema aspect ratio and accurate colour reproduction, for a viewing experience that’s true to creators’ intentions. The X1™ for mobile engine, powered by Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA® TV technologies, brings HDR (High Dynamic Range) remastering technologies ensuring everything you watch, including streamed content, can be enjoyed with more contrast, colour and clarity.This ultimate viewing experience is further enhanced by Dolby Atmos, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio, transporting you into the story with moving audio that flows above and around you with breath-taking realism.Rounding off the entertainment experience is Game Enhancer which optimises Xperia 1’s performance and blocks unwanted notifications, as well as enabling you to record gameplay and find tips for your game online. Fortnite, Asphalt 9 and Arena of Valor are just some of the immersive games available exclusively to Xperia 1 in 21:9.Experience pro-level quality in every photo with an advanced triple lens camera (12MP) for any situation and light conditions: 16mm for wide landscapes, a versatile 26mm lens and a 52mm lens for telephoto shooting (35mm equiv.).Technologies from Sony’s acclaimed Alpha interchangeable lens camera are inherited in Xperia 1 as BIONZ X™ for mobile enables the world’s first Eye AF (Auto Focus) in a smartphone and delivers continuous burst shooting with up to 10 fps AF/AE tracking (Auto Focus and Auto Exposure) to give you precision focus and optimal exposure. Capture better low light images with the bright F1.6 lens and large pixel pitch 1.4μm Dual Photo Diode image sensor ensuring even moving subjects are blur-free, while RAW noise reduction delivers beautifully clear images.Compatible with Sony’s Imaging Edge™*** application, instantly transfer videos and still images from your camera to Xperia 1 while shooting so you’re able to check the quality or upload to social media instantly****. Imaging Edge also supports 4K movie transfer***** so no quality is lost when transferring from one device to the other.Only Sony can bring industry-leading professional technology to Xperia 1, enabling you to capture your everyday life in cinematic style with Cinema Pro. Create the intended mood from a total of eight different ‘Look’ colour management pre-set expressions to turn your clips into cinematic stories. The unique hybrid stabilisation system running Optical SteadyShot™ with a unique algorithm ensures smooth and shake-free recording.AvailabilityXperia 1 looks as good as it feels and is available to pre-order in Europe from today from Xperia store online, retail shops and local operators, in a range of colours to suit your individual style: Black, Purple, Grey and White.For more information on all the technology and features packed into Xperia 1 please visit:


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