Sony Xperia 1 III, Sony Xperia 5 III and Sony Xperia 10 III were unveiled on Wednesday. While Sony Xperia 1 III is set to be the company’s flagship phone in 2021, the Xperia 5 III brings some of the flagship’s features to a wider customer base, and the Xperia 10 III is specifically aimed at the mid-range market. Sony Xperia 1 III is equipped with a variable telephoto lens developed by Sony Alpha camera engineers. The Sony phone also has continuous autofocus, dual phase detection technology and a dedicated shutter release button to attract mobile camera enthusiasts. Sony Xperia 5 III also shares some similarities with the Xperia 1 III. These include the presence of the variable telephoto lens and two-phase detection, among others. The Sony Xperia 1 III and Sony Xperia 5 III also feature 360 spatial sound for a surround sound experience.
Sony Xperia 1 III, Sony Xperia 5 III, Sony Xperia 10 III price, availability details
Pricing details for the Sony Xperia 1 III, Sony Xperia 5 III, and Sony Xperia 10 III have yet to be revealed. However, all three phones will go on sale in select markets in early summer. The Xperia 1 III will be available in Frost Black, Frost Gray, and Frost Purple color options, while the Xperia 5 III will debut in black, green and pink tones. Sony Xperia 10 III will be available in black, blue, pink and white.
Sony Xperia 1 III Specifications
The Sony Xperia 1 III dual-SIM (Nano) runs Android 11. It has a 6.5-inch CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display (1644×3840 pixels) with an aspect ratio of 21: 9 and a ratio refresh rate of 120Hz. The display also offers 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage, 240Hz motion blur reduction and 240Hz touch sample rate, as well as protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (Gorilla Glass 6 is also available on the back). Under the hood, the phone comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, as well as 12GB of RAM.
For photos and videos, Sony Xperia 1 III has a triple rear camera setup that houses a 12-megapixel primary Exmor RS sensor for mobile with an f / 1.7 lens and a secondary 12-megapixel Exmor RS sensor for mobile with the variable telephoto lens which offers an aperture of f / 2.3 (70 mm) and an aperture of f / 2.8 (105 mm). The setup also has a 12-megapixel camera with a wide-angle f / 2.2 lens that has a 124-degree field of view. The configuration of the camera on the Zeiss sports optics Xperia 1 III.
The Xperia 1 III also comes with an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front with an f / 2.0 lens.
Sony has provided preloaded features such as real-time eye autofocus (human, animal), real-time tracking, 3D iToF, dual photo diode, RGB-IR, 12 hybrid zoom, 5x (based on 24mm wide camera), AI Super Resolution Zoom and HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo. For videography, there are also features like Cinematography Pro powered by CineAlta, 4K HDR video recording with slow motion up to 120 fps, Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye and Sony’s SteadyShot with Smart Active Mode.
The Xperia 1 III has 256GB and 512GB UFS storage options which are expandable via a microSD card (up to 1TB). Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
There is also a side mounted fingerprint sensor. The phone packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports Xperia adaptive charging and Qi wireless charging. There is also a battery sharing feature to share power with other supported devices.
Sony Xperia 1 III also comes with an IPX5 / IPX8 waterproof design which is also dustproof (IP6X). The phone measures 165x71x8.2mm and weighs 187 grams.
Sony Xperia 5 III Specifications
The Sony Xperia 5 III dual-SIM (Nano) runs on Android 11. It has a 6.1-inch full-HD + CinemaWide OLED HDR display (1080 x 2520 pixels) with an aspect ratio of 21 : 9, a refresh rate of 120 Hz and 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut. The screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The Xperia 5 III is powered by the SoC Snapdragon 888, coupled with 8 GB of RAM.
In terms of optics, Sony Xperia 5 III has a triple rear camera setup that has the same sensors and lenses that are available on the Xperia 1 III. The Xperia 5 III also has a similar 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front.
In terms of storage, Sony Xperia 5 III offers 256 GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card (up to 1 TB). Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. There is also a side mounted fingerprint sensor.
Sony Xperia 5 III packs a 4500mAh battery that supports Xperia adaptive charging. The phone measures 157x68x8.2mm and weighs 169 grams.
Sony Xperia 10 III Specifications
The Sony Xperia 10 III dual-SIM (Nano) runs Android 11. It has a 6-inch full-HD + HDR OLED display (1080×2520 pixels) with a 21: 9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 octa-core SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM. It comes with a triple rear camera setup that includes a primary 12 megapixel Exmor R sensor for mobile and f / 2.8 lens, a secondary 8 megapixel sensor with an f / 2.4 macro lens and a tertiary sensor. 8 megapixel camera with an ultra wide angle lens f / 2.2.
For selfies and video chats, the Sony Xperia 10 III has an 8-megapixel camera sensor on the front with an f / 2.0 lens.
Sony Xperia 10 III has 128 GB of built-in storage which supports expansion via microSD card (up to 1 TB). Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS / A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. The phone also has a fingerprint sensor. In addition, it contains a 4500mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging. The phone measures 154x68x8.3mm and weighs 169 grams.
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