Sony unveils new flagship smartphone Xperia 1 at Mobile World Congress

Sony unveils new flagship smartphone Xperia 1 at Mobile World Congress

Putting all the rumors to rest, Sony has taken the wraps off three new smartphones at the ongoing MWC 2019. Instead of copying the same trends, the beleaguered tech giant going widescreen - really widescreen with its new flagship Xperia 1, Xperia 10, and Xperia 10 Plus Android phones. Lest anyone forget that Sony makes smartphones as well, the company just unveiled the world's first phone with a 4K OLED display, the Xperia 1.

Sony Corporation obviously is going to try to give that same cinema experience that Sony itself had touted with their previous phones. There is a "Game Enhancer" Mode that helps while you play games. In a bid to win back some of its lost significance as a smartphone brand, the Japanese company's launched three new smartphones - the premium Xperia 1 and the Xperia 10 and the Xperia 10 Plus.

Sony also worked closely with its professional camera team to improve video quality on the Xperia 1.

The Xperia 1 is priced at £799 and comes in Black, Purple, Grey, and White colours.

Internally, Sony's employing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, with 6GB of RAM and a choice between 64GB and 128GB internal storage.

Sony Xperia 10 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor whereas Xperia 10 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 636 processor. The large "forehead" bezel might turn people off, but at least the phones aren't more copycats of Chinese phones. The company's latest mid-range phones come with the new 21:9 aspect ratio displays that the company calls CinemaWide display. The front camera is an 8MP unit and this one is also capable of taking those AI-driven portrait shots. Both of these phones feature a borderless design with 21:9 Full HD+ Ultimate Wide display. Global sales for the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus kick off on March 18.

With Android 9 Pie out the box, the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus carry on Sony's decent early adoption of the newest Android versions. On the front, there's an 8 MP f/2.0 shooter for selfies. This bit of software, first seen first in last year's Xperia XZ3, offers a slim bar on the side for gesture-based navigation, shortcuts to frequently used apps, and now shortcuts to dual-screen app pairings.

The device is fueled by a 3300mAH battery that supports Xperia Adaptive Charging and comes with Smart Stamina and Stamina Mode.

With the new Xperia 1 revealed, the Sony Xperia 1 hangs in the balance for one category, and that's the availability and pricing for the device. Also, if you like our efforts, consider sharing this story with your friends, this will encourage us to bring more exciting updates for you. While Xperia 10 sports a dual camera setup of 13MP+5MP, Xperia 10 Plus sports 12MP camera coupled with an 8MP sensor. The Xperia 1 also includes optical image stabilization, a SteadyShot tool and digital image stabilization - the full trifecta for clip creation.

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