The official premiere of Sony Xperia 1 IV is behind us. The new Sony flagship for 2022 revealed the full specification. We also know the price of Xperia 1 IV and the date of availability in Poland. Sony once again focused on developing photographic possibilities. Did fans of the Japanese brand count on such a phone?
She made her debut Sony Xperia 1 IV. The latest generation Sony flagship is a further development of the ideas known from its predecessors. The Japanese have adopted the line of evolution and are sticking to it bravely.
Let’s check what specification the Sony Xperia 1 IV offers and find out its price.
Sony Xperia 1 IV is photography-oriented
Sony once again emphasizes that it has focused on the cameras of its flagships. It did, however, quite differently from the competition. Earlier rumors about a sharp jump in camera resolution can already be put into fairy tales.
The Xperia 1 IV received a well-known set, i.e. triple camera 12 MP:
- the main unit is based on a 1 / 1.7 ″ matrix and enriched with optical image stabilization,
- Of course, there was an ultra-wide-angle lens,
- and the real star is a periscope telephoto lens from (according to Sony) real optical zoom (varifocal).
This last element is the most interesting. The manufacturer has now bet on 3.5x and 5.2x optical zoom and smooth switching between intermediate values. Xperia 1 IV is the first smartphone in the world with such a solution. Each zoom value is supposed to give exactly the same detail.
I like that all three cameras can record video at 120 fps and it in 4K resolution, and also create sequences up to 5x slow motion. You can also switch between them during recordingaccording to the manufacturer in a smooth manner.
Sony Xperia 1 IV also supports real-time tracking technology (video below), Eye AF, continuous shooting mode at 20 fps and calculating AF / AE parameters 60 times per second. There were also ZEISS optics and a ZEISS T coating that reduces reflections.
The Japanese also continue to develop their photographic ecosystem. You can broadcast video from a compatible Alpha camera by using your Xperia 1 IV as an external monitor. After adding a monitor for Sony vlogging, it becomes possible to use the camera on the back.
Specification of Xperia 1 IV
Now let’s discuss all the other elements of the Sony Xperia 1 IV specification. As you can guess, the heart of the flagship is the top Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Only one variant is to be available, with 12 GB RAM LPDDR5 and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 memory. Importantly, the latter expandable thanks to the memory card.
Sony will also receive a small applause behavior of the 3.5 mm jack connector. The Xperia 1 IV does too front enhanced stereo speakers. In the future, it will also receive Bluetooth LE Audio support.
As for the screen, the Sony Xperia 1 IV received 6.5-inch OLED panel with 4K resolution and 21: 9 aspect ratio. It supports HDR and refresh up to 120 Hz. We will not find any indentation for a selfie camera, only narrow, symmetrical frames. Additionally:
Buyers of the Xperia 1 IV smartphone will be able to watch high-quality 4K movies from the site BRAVIA CORE for Xperia. The service offers hundreds of Sony Pictures Entertainment classics and the latest productions, behind-the-scenes Studio Access content, titles from the IMAX Enhanced collection, and the all-encompassing DTS 21 sound.
In order for the Sony Xperia 1 IV to last as long as possible, a battery was installed in it 5000 mAh with fairly quick support 30W wired charging and wireless charging.
So far, everything has been going perfectly, the savings are nowhere to be seen. However, Sony decided to follow the pro-ecological trend, so the box with the Sony Xperia 1 IV phone, otherwise without a gram of plastic, neither power adapter nor cable are included.
The dimensions of the Sony Xperia 1 IV are 165 × 71 × 8.2 mm with a weight of 185 grams. The housing is made of two sheets of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, connected by a metal frame. The whole thing is waterproof and dustproof, in accordance with the standards IP65/IP68.
Cena Sony Xperia 1 IV
At the time of publication of this article, I do not know the official Polish price of the Sony Xperia 1 IV. This will be revealed closer to the market premiere, which is scheduled for mid June 2022.
The price of the Sony Xperia 1 IV in Europe was set at 1399 euro. After direct conversion, it currently gives us about PLN 6,540.
At the same time, the Sony Xperia 10 IV premiered:
WOW that’s called go with the price! I am happy about the good changes in the Sony Xperia 10 IV