There is no Mobile World Congress, but the show and the telephone industry must continue. Some companies have decided to present their new phones by streaming instead of a face-to-face event as they would have done in MWC 2020, and one of them is Sony. Next, we give you all the details and price of the Sony Xperia 1 II, the new top-of-the-range mobile from Sony.
In 2019, after a few generations, Sony returned through the big door to the top-of-the-range mobile segment. As we tell you in our analysis of the Xperia 1, for the 4K screen with 21: 9 format, camera performance, and format, the Xperia 1 managed to stand out even among the high-end.
The Japanese have decided that this is the line of the future, and they have just presented an Xperia 1 II that collects a good part of the work they did with the terminal last year, and they improve it with new and exciting features. First of all, here is the specification table of the new Xperia 1 2020:
Processor, so no one coughs and 4,000 mAh battery
If the previous model sinned for something, it was for the battery. We were just at the end of the day and, although it has not grown too much in this year’s model, it appreciated that the terminal has a 4,000 mAh battery with fast & wireless charging. Sony will sell a 21W charger separately that will allow 50% of the cell to charge in 30 minutes.
As the guts are concerned, the Xperia 1 II features the latest from Qualcomm, a Snapdragon 865 that is the top-of-the-range processor of the Japanese for this year (and that we will also see in the X2 Pro realme that expected to this week) and has a 5G module. And yes, there will be the version of the Xperia 1 II 5G.
Qualcomm 865 accompanied by 8 GB of RAM and storage is 256 GB. For the rest, we have a mobile phone that follows the lines of last year’s model closely together. It translates into dimensions of 166 x 72 x 7.9 millimeters and 181 grams and a super-panoramic format.
Xperia Screen Size
The screen is 21: 9 and has the latest technology from Sony with 4K resolution, different image engines used in their televisions, it is an OLED panel, and the diagonal is 6.5 “.It does not have 90 Hz of soda, but an engine called “Motion Blur Reduction” that, according to the Japanese, will give us a sensation equivalent to the 90 Hz soda.
In addition to imaging technology, Sony stands out for sound and video games. If we go to the first, we see hardware dedicated to decoding 360 Reality Audio, Hi-Res Audio, Dolby Atmos, and DSEE Ultimate audio, technologies that we see in the company’s latest Walkman. Besides, it has 3.5 mm input for headphones.
If we go to video games, we find a direct connection technology with DualShock 4 (the PS4 controller) and a game mode that allows more resources to be sent to the processor to enjoy the latest Android titles.
Three cameras with it, a 1 / 1.7 “sensor and technology from your professional cameras without a mirror. In the photographic section, Sony is already at the top of the range of the most advanced phones. It was curious that the Japanese designed the sensors of almost all companies. Still, the performance of their cameras was not as expected (especially considering that they are leaders in the sale of cameras in segments such as mirrorless).
The cameras of the Sony Xperia 1 II are the following:
- Wide-angle 12 Mpx Dual-PD AF sensor. Equivalent to a 16 mm in universal pitch and with 1 / 2.6 “size sensor.
- Main sensor of 12 Mpx Dual-PD AF stabilized. Equivalent to 24 mm with 1 / 1.7 “sensor.
- Telephoto sensor of 12 Mpx PDAF stabilized. Equivalent to 70 mm with 1 / 3.4 “sensor.
- ITF sensor to calculate the depth of field.
- 8-megapixel front camera.
We have seen the size of the primary sensor on mobiles such as the Huawei P20 Pro, a sensor that is still smaller than that of compact cameras, but large enough to prevent noise from being a party at high ISO. The lenses are Zeiss, and the software incorporates features of its mirrorless, such as real-time eye tracking in humans and animals, as well as 60 times per second autofocus tracking and 20 fps bursts for the primary camera and ten fps for high schools.
It is possible thanks to Sony Exmor RS and Bionz sensors and processors for mobile phones, and we look forward to checking how the Xperia 1 II cameras behave in our analysis. Ah! Something that philosophy lovers will like: the physical button for the camera is maintained.
In the video, Sony has decided to go back to the Cinematography Pro mode that allows you to control the color and focus more professionally than with the video mode of the camera app. Besides, we can record at 2K120 fps or 4K HDR at 25, 30, and 60 fps.
Launch and price of the new Sony Xperia 1 price 2020
As you can see from the specifications, it is a top-of-the-range mobile. But it will be necessary to see how its main assets perform. Such as the screen and, above all, the cameras. The launch of the Sony Xperia 1 II scheduled for this spring.
On the price of the Sony Xperia 1 price II, Sony has not given any detail. Still, considering that the Sony Xperia 1 price was approaching 1,000 euros at its launch. And that this is again a very premium mobile, we can expect something similar to Sony Xperia 1 price.
With the Xperia 10 II, Sony reaffirms the super-panoramic screens in the mid-range launch and price of the Xperia 10 II
In addition to its new flagship for 2020, the Xperia 1 II, Sony has presented the evolution of the Xperia 10. It is a Sony Xperia 10 II that does not break with the previous generation but does incorporate exciting developments.
One of the essential features of last year’s Xperia was the adoption of panels with 21: 9 format throughout the range. Sony has ample experience as TV manufacturers, and they want part of that technology to be on all their phones.
Hence, we have a mobile with a super-panoramic format for the screen. Something that significantly marks the design line by having to make phones longer and narrower. One of the main features of the Sony Xperia 10 II.
The Sony Xperia 10 II has a 6 “OLED panel with full HD + resolution. Sony has left all the top features for the Xperia 1 II. But here we find image stabilization technology that will allow viewing the content more pleasantly.
As for the hardware, inside we find the Snapdragon 665, an SoC that belongs to the mid-range of last year. But that with fair customization of Android, should not have any problem to move virtually any application on the Xperia 10 II.
It accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and storage stays at 128 GB. As for the battery, we have 3,600 mAh. It is more than in the Xperia 1 of 2019 (the top of last year’s range). So it is not bad considering that Sony does not include too large batteries in its terminals.
For the rest, we have a 151-gram cell phone that is IP68 certified. And that does not forget the 3.5 mm Jack port for headphones.
Three cameras that are left on the road the iToF of the Xperia 1 II
Cameras are one of the main reasons to change the mobile. Sony knows it (since it manufactures a large part of the sensors in the industry). And has incorporated all three cameras in this model. We have a 12-megapixel primary camera configuration with PDAF focus. And a focal length equivalent to 26 millimeters in universal pitch. We also see an 8-megapixel telephoto equivalent to a 52 millimeter that will be ideal for portraiture. And an 8-megapixel wide-angle equivalent to a 12 millimeter.
As for imaging technology, we will have to wait for the analysis of the Xperia 10 II to see how it behaves. But we will have better color management to capture what surrounds us optimally. The front camera is 8 megapixels.
The launch of this model will accompany the Xperia 1 II. Therefore, we will see the terminal in spring, and it will be available in black and white colors. Sony has not given details of the price of the Xperia 10 II in its presentation. So we will have to keep waiting to see where this terminal located.