Sony is back. The Japanese company has just presented its new flagship, the Sony Xperia 1 IV, a premium high-end device that bets everything on multimedia content. Proposal? In addition to a powerful engine, a camera that points ways in all aspects and a remarkable sound section.

The device can be purchased from mid-June and its price will be approximately €1,399. We will update as soon as we have the exact date. In the meantime, let’s get to know Sony’s new beast better.

Sony Xperia 1 IV data sheet

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dimensions and weight

165 x 71 x 8.2mm

185 grams

screen

6.5-inch OLED

4K resolution

21:9 format

Refresh rate: 120 Hz

Touch Sampling Rate: 240Hz

BraviaHDR

Gorilla Glass Victus

processor

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Adreno 730 GPU

RAM

12GB

internal storage

256 GB expandable with microSD

rear camera

Wide (24mm): 12 MP, 1/1.7″, 120 FPS, OIS/AF

Wide Angle (16mm): 12 MP, 1/2.5″, 120 FPS, AF

Telephoto (85-125 mm): 12 MP, 1/3.5″, 120 FPS, OIS/AF

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front camera

12MP, 1/2.9″

battery

5,000mAh

30W fast charge

wireless charging

operating system

android 12

connectivity

5G

others

IP65/68

stereo speakers

headphone jack

DSEE Ultimate

360 RealityAudio

Music Pro

LDAC

Hi-Res Audio

Dolby Atmos

price

€1,399

A huge and fast 21:9 screen

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The Sony Xperia IV maintains the design of the previous model, the Sony Xperia 1 III. In fact, has the same size and the main difference, if not the only one, is that this model weighs one gram more. However, from Sony they affirm that it is now more comfortable in hand and that it is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus both in front and behind.

Among the aspects to be highlighted, the device incorporates a button to activate the camera shutter, headphone jack and stereo speakers. On the back we find a vertical module with the three main sensors, as well as the LED flash placed on it. No news in this regard.

Sony bets again on a 4K OLED panel at 120 Hz in 21: 9 format

As far as the screen is concerned, Sony has returned to bet on the 21:9 format, so we are talking about a fairly long mobile. There is no notch or perforation in the panel, but the device has two small frames both above and below that, at least in the photos, give that symmetrical look that is seen less and less.

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The screen consists of a 6.5-inch OLED panel with 4K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch sampling. According to Sony, it is 50% brighter than the previous model and includes real-time HDR, which improves the visibility of bright and dark areas even in brightly lit environments.

In addition, the firm has implemented BraviaHDR thanks to the X1 Mobile engine. According to Sony, this technology improves contrast, color and clarity even in streaming content. The set is completed with high definition sound, Dolby Atmos, DTS and support for LDAC. It shows that Sony has experience in the world of televisions.

The latest from Qualcomm, now without a charger in the box

Under the hood of the Sony Xperia 1 IV we find, how could it be otherwise, the latest from Qualcomm: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Next to it, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage that, fortunately, we can expand via microSD cards.

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The battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh and 30W fast charge, a figure that does not attract too much attention seeing today’s figures, but with which Sony promises that we can load 50% in 30 minutes. It also has wireless charging, although its power has not been revealed. One note: charger and cable are no longer included in the box.

A camera that points ways

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But beyond performance, the crumb of the Sony Xperia 1 IV is in the camera. If the Sony Xperia always stand out for something, it is for its photographic capabilities and, on this occasion, it has not been less. We will have to wait to know their performance on a day-to-day basis, but on paper they look really good.

The Sony Xperia IV has three lenses, namely a wide angle (24 millimeters), a wide angle (16 millimeters) and a telephoto lens with true optical zoom (85-125 millimeters). All sensors are Exmos RS Mobile (larger than the previous generation), sensors capable of recording in 4K at 120 FPS and offering eye autofocus and real-time tracking on each lens.

The three rear sensors are 12 megapixel Exmos RS

The optics have been calibrated by ZEISS, which has also done its bit with the ZEISS T* coating. This, simply put, reduces reflections from the rear lenses to deliver accurate contrast and color. The front camera, meanwhile, also has an Exmos RS sensor of 12 megapixels bigger which, among other things, allows you to take selfies in 4K HDR.

As far as recording video is concerned, the terminal can record in 4K HDR at 120 FPS with all lenses and has Optical SteadyShot with Flawless 9 (an image stabilization system). It can also be connected to a Sony Alpha camera to act as an external monitor and use Videography Pro mode for live streaming from your phone.

Versions and price of the Sony Xperia 1 IV

The Sony Xperia 1 IV It can be purchased from mid-June in a single version (12/256 GB) for 1,399 euros. It will only be available in matte black.

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