Sony Xperia 1 III leaks suggest a show-stopping smartphone
Sony’s Xperia Pro garnered a lot of attention for its “professional camera companion” stature. And now, Sony is gearing up to launch Xperia 1 III. The new leak suggests that the device will have a knockout display and a very intriguing camera set. Although the Xperia series hasn’t done well in the sales charts, Sony’s lineup still has a loyal fan following.
Sony Xperia 1 III Rumors:
What’s the big hint?
The latest rumors from Zackbucks, a prominent user in the Chinese social network platform Weibo shared that Sony will stick to the conventional naming pattern with the new device. It will be available in the market and branded as Sony Xperia 1 III. Sony uses the “Mark” naming scheme for its phones, similar to its camera, so “1 Mark 3 (III)” would represent the third of its line.
Sony can introduce a new periscope camera to capture high-quality images from a distance. Although the Xperia 1 II only had a 3x telephoto lens, Sony’s decision to have a periscope camera sounds similar to Huawei and Samsung. Aside from the excellent zoom capability, Sony intends to use a 64MP wide-angle main camera and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor.
4K OLED Display
It’s not surprising that the device has an OLED screen, as its predecessor also had one.
The key feature though is a 4K resolution display with the standard Sony cinematic aspect ratio of 21:9. Furthermore, the device may have a 6.5-inch panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz for a smooth scrolling experience.
Under the hood, the device packs a top-flight Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset which should ensure a glitch-free experience. More than certainly, the unit would be available in two memory configurations: one with 12GB RAM and 128GB storage and another with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage.
- Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED panel, 120Hz refresh rate
- SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm)
- Memory: 12/16GB RAM, 128/512GB storage
- Back Camera:
– 64MP primary shooter
– 12MP ultra-wide lens
- Sensor: Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
- Battery: 5,000mAh with 65W charging
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack
Sony Xperia 1 III Price and Availability (Expected)
Sony has announced a product launch date on April 14 and that’s when we expect to see the Xperia 1 III in all its glory. Pricing, availability, and other details of the phone will be revealed then as well.
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Sony WH-1000XM4.