Sony finally announced its two smartphones today at an online launch event. These two smartphones are – the Sony Xperia 1 II, which is pronounced as the Xperia One Mark Two and the Xperia 10 II, which is pronounced as Xperia Ten Mark Two.
These two smartphones were planned to launch at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020, which got canceled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. The Sony Xperia 10 II is a mid-range smartphone which sports the Snapdragon 665 processor while the Xperia 1 II is Sony’s first 5G flagship smartphone equipped with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC and a 4K OLED screen.
Sony Xperia 10 II Specifications
The Sony Xperia 10 II sports a 6-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels and a PPI of 457. The display of the Xperia 10 II provides 21:9 CinemaWide tall aspect ratio and carries support for full HD+ resolution. It is fueled by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 processor which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The battery on this smartphone is a 3,600mAh battery that comes with Xperia Adaptive Charging Technology that helps in improving the life of the battery cell by adjusting the power levels that goes into it.
Both the front and the rear panel are protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 panels. The display of the Xperia 10 II is IP68 water-resistant which means it can withstand dust, dirt, and sand, and is resistant to submersion up to a maximum depth of 1.5m underwater for up to thirty minutes.
Talking about the camera, the front camera is a single 8MP selfie camera while the rear camera has a triple camera setup, which includes 12-megapixel primary shooter with PDAF, an ultrawide lens of 8-megapixel with 16mm focal length and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with 2x zoom. The smartphone supports an earphone jack, and the fingerprint sensor is placed on the side.
Sony Xperia 1 II Specifications
The Sony Xperia 1 II sports a 6.5- inch OLED panel with a resolution of 1644 x 3840 pixels and a PPI of 643, which is really mind-blowing. I think this is the first smartphone to have this much PPI. It has a 21:9 CinemaWide display that produces 4K HDR resolution and Motion Blur Reduction technology.
According to Sony, the latter can adjust individual frames so that the users can get benefits of a 90Hz refresh rate display. Both the rear and front panels are protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The smartphone is also IP68 water-resistant.
It is fueled by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC which is paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The GPU used on this one is the Adreno 650. The battery on this smartphone is a 4,000mAh battery that supports wireless charging.
Talking about the camera, the rear camera is a triple camera setup with ZEISS branding on it. It includes a 12MP wide lens with an aperture of f/1.7, a 12MP telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.4, and a 12MP ultra-wide lens with an aperture of f/2.2. Also, there is a 0.3MP 3D iToF sensor for faster focus. The front camera is an 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0.
Sony Xperia Pro
The Sony Xperia Pro is currently in progress. The company has dubbed it as a professional solution that can function as a broadcasting device through sub-6GHz as well as mmWave 5G networks at 5Gbps or faster speeds. The specifications are anonymous right now, but we can take a hint that the display and the camera could be identical to the Sony Xperia 1 II.
Pricing and Availability
The pricing and the release date for the Xperia 1 II, Xperia 10 II, and Xperia Pro haven’t been confirmed by Sony yet. Although, the Xperia 10 II and Xperia 1 II are scheduled to hit the markets in the second quarter of 2020. The Xperia 1 II will arrive as a 4G smartphone in the US and 5G in Europe.