Sony had introduced two flagship smartphones today, the Xperia 1 II and Xperia PRO. We've already talked about both of those phones, and it's time to take a closer look at the Xperia 1 II specifications.
Do note that the Xperia PRO is still in development, and chances are it will become available after the Xperia 1 II. Besides, the two phones share the vast majority of their internals, and chances are more consumers will be interested in the Xperia 1 II.
The Sony Xperia 1 II includes powerful specifications, with 4K OLED display, stereo speakers, and more
Regarding the Sony Xperia 1 II specifications, well, the phone has a lot to offer, that's for sure. We've already listed the most important specs in the announcement post, but we're here to take a deeper dive.
The Sony Xperia 1 II features a 6.5-inch 4K (3840 x 1644) OLED HDR display. This display comes with a 21:9 display aspect ratio, and 'Motion Blur Reduction'. Sony claims that Motion Blur Reduction is the equivalent to a 90Hz display. This display is protected by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 6, by the way.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 64-bit octa-core processor fuels the Xperia 1 II. In addition to that, this phone is equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. That storage is expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card slot.
Speaking of which, this phone has a hybrid dual SIM setup. That means that you can either use two nano SIM cards, or one nano SIM card and a microSD card here.
A 4,000mAh battery is included, while the phone supports wireless charging
A 4,000mAh battery is included in this package, and it supports 21W USB-PD fast wired charging. The phone also supports Qi wireless charging. That charging is also faster than usual, but we don't know how fast exactly, not yet.
The device includes a side-facing fingerprint scanner, and it comes with front-facing stereo speakers. Dolby Atmos support is included, as is stereo recording. Qualcomm's aptX HD audio is a part of the package as well.
Those of you who enjoy listening to audio and using wired headphones will be glad to know that a 3.5mm headphone jack is also included. The phone is water and dust resistant (IP65/IP68 certifications).
The phone supports 5G connectivity (sub6) and 4G VoLTE as well, of course. Bluetooth 5.1 is included, as is an NFC chip. USB Type-C port supports USB 3.1 standard.
The phone features three cameras on the back, with ZEISS optics
The device ships with Android 10, and it comes with three 12-megapixel cameras on the back, while it includes ZEISS optics. The main camera features an f/1.7 aperture lens, with a 1/1.7-inch sensor. Hybrid OIS/EIS is also included.
The second 12-megapixel camera comes with an f/2.4 aperture lens, and this is the phone's dedicated telephoto camera. It also supports hybrid OIS/EIS, and can provide 3x optical zoom.
The third 12-megapixel camera offers an f/2.2 aperture lens. That lens also provides a 135-degree ultra wide-angle view. The device also includes a ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor on the back.
A single 8-megapixel camera is placed on the front side of the phone (Exmor RS sensor, f/2.0 aperture). The phone measures 166 x 72 x 7.9mm, and weighs 181 grams. It comes in Black, White, and Purple color variants. It is expected to go on sale in late Spring 2020.