Sony has announced the new Xperia 1 III during its live stream on 14th April 2021. The new device presented alongside the new Xperia 5 III and Xperia 10 III. Sony’s Xperia 1 III will be available around the world at some point during early summer 2021. Point to be noted that the Xperia 1 II was announced in February and released in May 2020. The company has confirmed that the new phone will come in the United States and the UK. We are expecting the price for this new model would be high, as the Xperia 1 II was released at $1,199 / £1,099. The Sony Xperia 1 III hasn’t changed the design of Sony’s flagship phones much. Sony is the only company presenting a high resolution. There are a 6.5-inch 21:9 aspect ratio display and a 4K resolution.
There is an OLED panel and the company has adopted a 120Hz refresh rate for the first time. It clearly indicates the phone’s screen refreshes at 120 times per second and ensures mobile gaming or scrolling through social media will be smoother than on other smartphones. The front-facing selfie camera of the Xperia 1 III sits in a bezel along the top of the device. The backside is made of glass and it’s protected by Gorilla Glass technology. It is also IP68 water and dust resistant. You’ll see a dedicated camera button on the edge of the Xperia 1 III. The device has a 3.5mm headphone jack and two front-facing speakers, including a 360 Reality Audio feature.
It is noteworthy that the speakers on the Xperia 1 II were impressive, but Sony claims these will be 40% louder than its predecessor. The Sony Xperia 1 III features a 12MP 24mm main camera with an aperture of f/1.7 and optical image stabilization. It also has a 12MP 16mm ultra-wide camera with an aperture of f/2.2. The major change from Sony comes with the new 12MP variable telephoto camera. It can switch between two focal lengths of either 70mm or 105mm. The Xperia 1 III uses Dual PDAF technology for a super-fast autofocus tech.
Sony has brought its Real Time Tracking features from its Alpha cameras to its smartphones. It allows the camera to better focus on moving objects. There is a new Basic Mode inside the photography Pro app. The Sony Xperia 1 III has a larger battery than the Xperia 1 II with a 4,500mAh battery doing the heavy lifting. It features fast charging technology for a 50% charge in 30 minutes. The new device also comes running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The Xperia 1 III will also feature either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage with microSD support.