Sony continues its weird naming structure for its flagship Xperia 1 series with the new Sony Xperia 1IV. This powerhouse of a smartphone is not just another flagship device too, but aimed directly at content creators with advanced photo and video capabilities with 4K 120 frames per second (fps) slow-motion video recording on all goals. While that’s not all it’s capable of, it also has advanced gaming capabilities and an immersive entertainment experience with a brighter HDR display and powerful audio features, all wrapped up in a compact, modern design.
- Offering the world’s first true 85-125mm optical zoom lens
- 120 fps high-speed readout image sensor for all three rear lenses so you never miss the moment.
- Cinematic video expression with true 4K 120fps, up to 5x slow motion video recording.
- Real-time Eye AF (AF) and 20fps AF/AE burst shooting in HDR on all three lenses, providing images with the richest color and contrast
- Live streaming with “Videography Pro” or “External Monitor” feature apps
- The 120Hz display delivers exceptionally smooth graphics performance and the high-speed 240Hz touch swipe rate puts gamers in full control of the action.
- “Game Enhancer” can be used to fine-tune image and audio settings and supports live streaming for real-time content sharing
- Approximately 50% brighter 4K 120Hz HDR 21:9 widescreen display and real-time HDR player
- Front-facing full-stage stereo speakers and high-quality sound recording with “Music Pro”
- Powerful 5000mAh long-lasting battery for extended use with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® and with IP65/68 water and dust resistance
- Plastic-free packaging, with approximately 50% less packaging size compared to previous models. Reduction of CO2 emissions by up to 36% per unit compared to conventional packaging-sized transport
Those looking to buy the new Sony Xperia 1 IV might be a little disappointed with the price though, as Sony has listed this all-new flagship at US$1,600. While it’s true that there are plenty of phones here and very good specs on paper, $1600 is a bit too much to swallow considering the competition. Although Sony may be onto something as it is targeting a niche market, so it seems possible that there are buyers there.
The Xperia 1 IV will be available on September 1, 2022 for approximately $1,600.00. It will be sold unlocked in black at various authorized Sony dealers across the United States. ? Purple will be available exclusively at www.electronics.sony.com. Pre-orders for the Xperia 1 IV and Style Cover with Stand will begin today, May 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. EDT.