Sony announced its latest Xperia smartphones at MWC Barcelona, which usually takes place in February. Now, the company has confirmed to host a digital press conference on 14th April 2021. It could mark a much possible launch date for its much-anticipated Sony Xperia 1 III flagship. The event will be streamed via Sony’s official YouTube channel. Point to be noted that MWC 2021 was postponed due to the travel and distancing restrictions enforced by the global Covid-19 pandemic. The recent announcement demonstrates reports suggesting the Sony Xperia 1 III. The new device is the expected successor to 2020’s Xperia 1 II and it would arrive before mid-April 2021. However, the post-release production delays surrounding its predecessor mean the Xperia 1 III might not hit the shelves until later in 2021.
Some previous leaks have indicated the new version of Sony Xperia 1 will be launched at this officially announced date of the digital press conference. It is noteworthy that the Xperia 10 III will also be a budget entry in Sony’s line-up. The device could also make an appearance at Sony’s announcement event. However, the latest device in the Xperia 10 line usually comes along with the newest Xperia 1 device. Most of the recent leaks suggested the Sony Xperia 1 III come packed with impressive specs and features. Some of them predicted the new device will come equipped with a periscope zoom camera. It clearly indicates a potential rival to the Samsung Galaxy S21 for snapping power. Moreover, the Xperia 1 II had a 3x optical zoom telephoto camera with a periscope lens.
This addition has the ability to extend magnification lengthwise through the phone and uses mirrors to angle capture out the rear. However, its successor boasts impressive 5x, or even 10x optical zoom capabilities. Some previously leaked specs for the device include the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, including 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It could rise to 16GB of RAM and 521GB of storage in a premium variant. The Xperia 1 III might arrive with a 6.5-inch OLED panel and an aspect ratio of 21:9. It is the same elongated design feature as others in the Xperia series. Previous leaks suggested that Sony’s next flagship phone will cost $1,369 / £995 / AU$1,810.