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Sony Intros Xperia 1 III & Xperia 5 III Flagships With Powerful Cameras

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Sony has announced two new flagships today, along with a mid-range smartphone. Sony announced the Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III, and Xperia 10 III. The first two phones stole the show, of course, and those are the two phones we’ll talk about in this article.

The Sony Xperia 1 III & Xperia 5 III are the company’s brand new flagship offerings

The Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III are both flagship-grade smartphones, the only question is what size do you prefer. The Xperia 1 III is a large smartphone, and technically the most powerful one. The Xperia 5 III brings power in a smaller package.

These are the first smartphones  in the world to include a variable telephoto lens

What makes these two phones stand out is their camera setup. They come with the world’s first variable telephoto lens, which is paired with a dual PD sensor. They also offer real-time eye autofocus for humans and animals, newly equipped real-time tracking, and fast and accurate continuous autofocus across all lenses.

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Sony also confirmed that 20fps Burst Mode with low light noise reduction is also included, and it’s powered by BIONZ X. Speaking of cameras, both smartphones come with three 12-megapixel cameras on the back. The Xperia 1 III also includes a 3D ToF camera back there.

The main camera on the Xperia 1 III includes an f/1.7 aperture lens, and it can record 4K videos at 120 FPS. A 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera (f/2.2 aperture) is also included, along with a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with a folded lens design. On the front, you’ll find an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

The Xperia 5 III includes basically the same camera setup, but without the periscope functionality of the telephoto lens. It’s also worth noting that ZEISS T coating is included on both camera setups. The same 8-megapixel camera from the Xperia 1 III is included on the front here.

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The Snapdragon 888 SoC fuels both devices

Both smartphones are fueled by the Snapdragon 888 SoC. The Xperia 1 III includes 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The Xperia 5 III comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB of internal storage.

The Sony Xperia 1 III features a 6.5-inch CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display (21:9), with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Xperia 5 III, on the other hand, sports a 6.1-inch fullHD+ CinemaWide 120Hz HDR OLED display (21:9).

Sony made some improvements in the audio department as well. It has introduced support for 360 Reality Audio, while 3.5mm headphone jacks are included on both smartphones.

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30W wired charging is included

Both devices sport a 4,500mAh battery on the inside, and support 30W wired charging. Sony says that it takes 30 minutes to charge both devices up to 50-percent. There’s no word on wireless charging.

Both phones will become available in the Summer

The Sony Xperia 1 III will be offered in Frosted Black and Frosted Purple color variants. The Xperia 5 III will be available in Black and Green colors. Android 11 will come pre-installed, and the two phones will become available in the Summer. Do note that price tags are still unknown.

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