SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Sony Mobile announces its flagship Xperia 1 will be available for pre-order on June 28 through July 12, 2019. When you purchase the Xperia 1, during the pre-order timeframe, you will also receive WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones, a total savings of $350. The new Xperia 1, which is the expression of Sony's latest vision for mobile technology, packs a host of unprecedented professional-grade technologies. With technology used in Sony's professional monitors and Alpha™ cameras, and multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos® sound, the Xperia 1 is made to deliver the best experience in a Smartphone. Sony’s premium WH-1000XM3 headphones deliver exquisite high-resolution audio based on a 40mm driver unit with a Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragm that handles heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz. This enables you to enjoy listening to your music exactly how the artist intended. The Xperia 1 will launch July 12, 2019 in the United States at Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, Focus Camera, Beach Camera and other participating retail outlets and will retail for MSRP $949.99.
Experience a cinematic aspect ratio with 21:9 CinemaWide™ (6.5”) 4K HDR OLED display, the world’s first in a smartphonei. The X1™ for mobile engine brings Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA® HDR (High Dynamic Range) remastering technologies to ensure everything you watch can be enjoyed with more contrast, color and clarity.
Inspired by Master Monitor color reproduction from Sony’s professional technology, Xperia 1 lets you experience unprecedented color accuracy with our new “Creator Mode” powered by CineAlta to bring movies and TV shows in colors true to the creator’s intent. The display, together with originally developed image processing, supports 10-bitii tonal gradation and wide color space ITU-R BT.2020, as well as DCI-P3 with Illuminant D65. The sleek display is encased by durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on front and back, while IP65/IP68 certified water resistanceiii guards against the elements. Experience pro-level quality in every photo with an advanced triple lens camera (12MP) for any situation and light conditions: 16mm for wide landscapes, a versatile 26mm lens and a 52mm lens telephoto shooting (35mm equiv.).
Tell more stories with cinema recording and precise photo shooting
Technologies from Sony’s acclaimed Alpha interchangeable lens camera are inherited in Xperia 1 as BIONZ X™ for mobile enabling the world’s first Eye AF (Auto Focus) in a smartphoneiv and deliver continuous burst shooting with up to 10 fps AF/AE tracking (Auto Focus and Auto Exposure) to give you precision focus and optimal exposure. Capture better low light images with the bright F1.6 lens and large pixel pitch 1.4μm Dual Photo Diode image sensor ensuring even moving subjects are blur-free, while RAW noise reduction delivers beautifully clear images.
Compatible with Sony’s Imaging Edge™v application, instantly transfer videos and still images from your camera to Xperia 1 while shooting so you’re able to check the quality or upload to social media instantlyvi. Imaging Edge also supports 4K movie transfervii so no quality is lost when transferring from one device to the other.
Only Sony can bring industry-leading professional technology to Xperia 1, enabling you to capture your everyday life in cinematic style with Cinema Pro. Create the intended mood from a total of eight different color management pre-set expressions to turn your clips into cinematic stories. The unique hybrid stabilization system running Optical SteadyShot™ with a unique algorithm to ensure smooth and shake-free recording.
Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos® sound
This ultimate viewing experience is further enhanced by Dolby Atmos, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, transporting you into the story with moving audio that flows above and around you with breathtaking realism.
An Enhanced Mobile Gaming Experience
The expansive 21:9 display also takes mobile gaming to the next level by offering a deeper unrestricted field-of-view of all your gameplay, while Game Enhancer optimizes the performance and blocks unwanted notifications, as well as enables you to record gameplay and find game tips online.
Experience incredible performance and improved power efficiency with the latest flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform. This offers high-speed Gigabit LTE capability, up to 25% faster CPU, and up to 40% GPU performance versus the previous generation, and Snapdragon Elite Gaming, for handling processor-intensive apps and games with ease.
The high capacity 3330 mAh battery, combined with Smart Stamina, Battery Care,viii and Xperia Adaptive Charging, help keep you powered throughout the day.
Xperia 1 will be available in the United States at Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, Focus Camera, Beach Camera and other participating retail outlets, with two color options: Black and Purple. Xperia 1 is both operable on GSM networks and certified to work on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
For more information on Xperia 1 please visit https://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/phones/xperia-1/
Full specifications for Xperia 1 can be found here:
About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and tablet portfolio, as well as innovative smart products, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com
iXperia 1 features a 6.5 inch Ultra Wide 4K (1644 x 3840px) OLED High Dynamic Range (HDR) display. Verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAXService against the published display specifications for over 14,000 smartphones. As of May 15, 2019.
ii 8 bit display with 2 bit software smoothing.
iii The Xperia 1 is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under the tap, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater, or expose it to seawater, salt water, cholorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see www.sonymobile.com/waterresistant. Note the Xperia 1 has capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging
ivXperia 1 camera features Eye AF (autofocus) capable of identifying and keeping a human eye in focus. Verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAXService against the published camera specifications for over 14,000 smartphones. As of May 15, 2019.
v A successor application of PlayMemories Mobile. Existing PlayMemories mobile users can use this by updating PlayMemories Mobile
vi Compatible with ILCE-9 with software update Ver.5.0 or later. Files are imported in 2MP size when using this function
vii Compatible with ILCE-9 with software update Ver.5.0 or later, ILCE-7RM3, ILCE-7M3, ILCE-6400, DSC-RX0M2, DSC-RX10M4, DSC-RX100M6, DSC-RX100M5A. Availability of video transfer and playback varies depending on smartphone in use.
viii Battery Care charges your phone to 90%, waits, then charges to 100% just before your normal wake-up time.
* This feature is available for still images only