Sony Launched Its First Phone With Variable Telephoto Lenses, Xperia 1 III And Xperia 5 III With 120 Hz Screens – Crazy Launch
Sony uncovered its three brand new phones in its Xperia event with full-fledged flagships i.e., Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. Beforehand, this time, Sony promised to go for more compact features without turning down its user experience. Back in the days, Sony launched its Xperia IV, which was not very much liked by the masses.
Two of the three phones have unique variable telephoto cameras that can switch between 70mm and 105mm, which equates to around 2.9x and 4.4x optical zoom.
Its shooter using a 12MP 1/2/9″ Sony Sensor with an aperture range from f/2.3 or f/2.8 depending on the focal length a user will use and also, optical image stabilization. Now, Digital zoom can achieve the equivalent of 300mm, in contrast to 200mm on the Xperia 1 II* and 5 II*, and it is called an AI super-resolution zoom by Sony.
The main camera uses the good old 12MP 1/1.7″ sensor coupled with an f/1.7 OIS lens while the ultrawide snapper has a 12MP 1/2.6″ imager, f/2.2 aperture, and autofocus, which is not that common on ultrawide units even among flagships.
Its main camera has the good old 12MP 1/1.7″ sensor coupled with an f/1.7 OIS lens. Meanwhile the ultrawide snapper has a 12MP 1/2.6″ imager, f/2.2 aperture, and autofocus, which rarely presented in ultrawide units, including flagships.
To achieve optimal performance with smooth processing on the cameras, Sony introduced ZEISS lenses with T coating in them. The plus software features include real-time Eye AF on top of the pre-existing Eye AF that works both on animals and humans, Optical Steady Shot, and 4K recording at 120fps for capturing fresh slow-motion takes.
Sony has not changed its front camera this year, which has an 8MP Sensor. The only new feature of it is having a 3D ToF camera, which is specific to Xperia 1 III. It explains that it is the only one that supports real-time Eye autofocus tracking, even though the Xperia 5 III still has the real-time Eye AF.
Cameras are pretty identical, but it’s the screens that separate Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III from each other. The larger Xperia 1 III has a 6.5-inch 4K OLED panel along with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio and can run at 120Hz and displaying HDR content.
The Xperia 5 III also has a refresh rate of 120Hz, but on a smaller 6.1-inch OLED panel of Full HD resolution with the same 21:9 aspect ratio and again with amazing HDR support.
Both of these phones have been powered by the flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset with the Xperia 1 III having 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB storage. Though, the Xperia 5 III gets the slightly more conservative 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB versions. Both phones have hybrid dual SIM slots so, one can easily expand the storage via microSD card, only if one has to.
Moreover, the battery isn’t different either, has a 4,500mAh unit with support for up to 30W fast charging (50% in 30 minutes) guarantees 3-year-long life. The Xperia 1 III has also been added with wireless charging, but the Xperia 5 III doesn’t have it.
One may say that if it would not have multimedia and gaming features, it would not have called desired flagship release, Sony has not let its users down here as well. Both devices pomp powerful stereo loudspeakers and 240Hz motion blur reduction in supported games. Low gamma raiser assists with clarity in shadows. Meanwhile, a sound equalizer assists a user in hearing better gunshots and footsteps. Sony goes above the board to bring improvement in the microphone input during voice chat by cutting off the background noise and producing crystal cleared speech.
The game recording has available up to 1080p@120fps and it has one slick feature that being called Rewind time recording by Sony. It’s very much alike to Nvidia’s highlight recording, which constantly records the last 30 seconds during gameplay. So, if one wants to save one’s highlight of the game, just tap record and the software rewinds the last 30 seconds and saves them after.
In the nutshell, the main key difference between the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III is none other than the screen protection. The old releases used Gorilla Glass Victus for the front and frosted Gorilla Glass 6 for the back while the smaller model settles for two Gorilla Glass 6 sheets. Both rated IP65/68 for protection from dust and water.
They are offered in multi-colors, Xperia 1 III are Frosted Black and purple. Meanwhile, the Xperia 5 III’s are offered in Black, Green, and Pink. Sony stated that both phones will be available to the masses at the beginning of the summer while pricing will be done later on.
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