Announced earlier this week as Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 II (seen above) refines the design of its predecessor – the Xperia 1 – and brings us many hardware improvements.
While other Android phone manufacturers continue to do so, Sony exceeds the design limits for all screens and maintains the same conservative (but elegant) look that we saw in Xperia 1. from last year. So there are no crazy notches or holes in the Xperia 1 II’s screen, which is a 6.5-inch OLED panel with 1644 x 3840 pixels and a 21: 9 aspect ratio.
In terms of format, the Xperia 1 II is almost identical to the Xperia 1, because it has a similar screen. However, you will notice that the new phone is slightly thinner (7.9 mm versus 8.1 mm).
Sony’s latest high-end device uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, not surprisingly more powerful than the original Xperia 1, which includes a Snapdragon 855 processor. There is also more RAM on board: 8 GB versus 6 GB.
The main camera of the Xperia 1 II is a triple camera that adds an iToF (indirect flight time) sensor – according to Sony, this improves the possibilities for auto focus, even in low light situations. With the camera, you can take up to 20 photos per second and record video in 2K slow motion (120 fps).
Other major updates compared to the Xperia 1 are related to the new smartphone’s internal storage (256 GB versus 128 GB) and battery (4000 mAh versus 3330 mAh). Oh, and the Xperia 1 II has reduced the classic 3.5mm audio connection!
Although the Sony Xperia 1 II offers 5G connectivity, it unfortunately does not support US-specific 5G bands. In other words, from this point of view, the new Xperia offers no benefits to American customers.
Like the Xperia 1, the Xperia 1 II is sold unlocked in the USA. Sony has confirmed that the device is compatible with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, MetroPCS and Cricket. The new phone is expected to start selling in the coming months and may cost around $ 999 or less.
An extensive comparison of the specifications between Xperia 1 II and Xperia 1 can be seen below.