Sony today also announced plans for the development of 5G MMMWave-capable Xperia PRO devices designed for professional solutions, such as video broadcast production (footnote 1). The device will incorporate camera and display capabilities from the Xperia 1 II, providing higher-quality video and photo experiences. Sony’s latest super-high-end model will also feature Xperia Pros Outside Monitor feature, allowing the handset to double up as a small 4K display for dedicated Sony professional cameras.
Sony’s latest super-high-end, photo-focused Android handset mixes special Live TV features with flagship-level camera capabilities, creating a device whose $1,600 price tag may be worth it for the people who earn money off of the images it produces. Formerly codenamed the Honami, the all-new flagship smartphone brings together Sony’s very best in consumer electronics and ships a revolutionary camera experience. The Xperia 1ii takes advantage of even more of Sony’s innovative technologies, breaking new ground with its smartphone camera capabilities and elevating the mobile device experience.
A solid camera, lightweight hardware, and media-centric features are the bread-and-butter features of Sony’s Xperia 1 IV. At this price, the Sony Xperia 1 IV flagship should not just be good, it should also be great, all around.
At $1,599.99 US (pre-order) or PS1,299 in the UK (available now), Sony’s flagship Xperia 1 IV is out of the reach of many smartphone shoppers. The Xperia 1 III is not for everyone, but for anyone who likes Sony’s Android phones, or wants a high-end smartphone with an all-round camera, beautiful screen, and solid battery life, it is an excellent option.
You do not need to be a Sony fan to appreciate that Sony’s Xperia 1 IV is a nice phone, but its lack of significant changes makes the Xperia 1 III the better pick today. It may just be all the phone that a lot of people need, with an excellent display, lots of power, and handy features such as headphone sockets and expandable storage.
Another handset is on its way, reported as being called Xperia 1 IV, so it would be yet another entry in the line-up of Sonys flagship devices. Sonys insisted that the Xperia phones from Sony are devices that have mass appeal, but the new Xperia 1 IV flagships features seem designed to instead attract the niche audience that is already familiar with the company’s Alpha cameras.
Sony’s Xperia 1 IV takes a beefier approach to appeal to content creators this time around, touting a new periscope-zoom variable-focus camera, support for real-time streaming of games and videos, and an array of features supporting the Sony Alpha cameras nipped at by the super-premium, ultra-niche Xperia Pro-i. It would be difficult to fault the camera hardware strength Sony has packed into Xperia 1 IV — including an actual first in the industry — but more than anything else, the Xperia 1 IV is designed to appeal first and ordinary users second.