Sony introduced its first smartphone with support for 5G

Alonzo Simpson
February 27, 2020

Now, it seems like Sony's back in the game and how.

Japanese Corporation Sony has announced the Xperia 1 II supporting mobile communication fifth generation 5G.

It would have been Mobile World Congress this week if not for the panic over the coronavirus-so get ready for plenty of news from the world of global smartphones. The new phone leverages even more of Sony's most innovative technologies, breaking new ground in smartphone camera capabilities and elevating the entertainment experience in a mobile device. However, as per the rumors, the Sony Xperia 1 II will be available for €1,199 (approximately Rs 93,500) in Europe. Although we missed the cheering and applause Sony would have received if it were to be at MWC, we were nevertheless, quite impressed by the stars of the show - the smartphones themselves.

The expansive 6.5-inch 21:9 4K HDR OLED screen takes mobile gaming to the next level by offering a wider field-of-view for user gameplay. Motion blur reduction technology is equivalent to that of a 90Hz display and reduces frame lag for a clearer image quality. The resolutions are the same as the predecessor Xperia 1 but the setup is now positioned on the left unlike the Xperia 1 that had it in the centre.

There was a mid range smartphone announcement too, also shipping from Spring onwards: The Xperia 10 II packs a 6in display and also features a triple lens camera as well as water resistance. But this time around it works on animals as well.

Talking up the camera, Kishida touted ultrafast low light autofocus, noting too that it supports 20fps autofocus and auto-tracking burst (which he called a world first in a smartphone) - for capturing crisp action shots.

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The cameras are calibrated by ZEISS and come with ZEISS T* anti-reflection coating that was previously available only in professional lenses.

One year after the presentation of the Xperia 1, Sony has unveiled its successor, the aptly named Xperia 1 II.

On the software end, the Xperia 1 II runs Android 10 out-of-the-box while for the fuel the device makes use of a 4,000mAh battery with 18W wired fast charging as well as Qi wireless charging support.

The Xperia 10 II also has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C port along with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 5, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The front facing stereo loudspeakers will also remain on this device. The Sony Xperia 1 II features the same dual photodiode sensor focusing system, but now it covers 70% of the camera sensor. All these let the user create professional-looking videos.

The Sony Xperia 1 II's biggest headlining feature is it now features a 1/1.7-inch main image sensor, which also happens to sit behind a 24mm Zeiss lens that's also been optically stabilized and specifically calibrated for this phone. The app comes with plenty of controls and color management presets. There is a 360 Reality Audio AI engine for crisp sound output. In addition, the smartphone allows you to record video at different speeds and take advantage of more manual settings such as customizable autofocus and white balance.

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