Sony Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III With Variable Telephoto Lenses Launched
Sony Xperia 1 III, Sony Xperia5 III, and Sony Xperia10 III unveiled on Wednesday. The former comes as the company’s flagship phone of 2021. Whereas, Xperia 5 III brings some of the flagship’s features to a wider customer base. On the other hand, Xperia 10 III specifically aims at the mid-range market. Xperia1 III carries a variable telephoto lens developed by Sony’s Alpha camera engineers. Moreover, Sony Xperia5 III also shares some similarities with the Xperia1 III.
These include the presence of the variable telephoto lens and dual-phase detection, among others. Both Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia5 III also feature 360 Spatial Sound for a surround sound experience. In addition, the price details are yet to be revealed. However, all three phones will go on sale in select markets in early summer. The Xperia1 III will be available in Frosted Black, Frosted Grey, and Frosted Purple color options. Whereas, the Xperia5 III will debut in Black, Green, and Pink shades. Sony Xperia 10 III will come in Black, Blue, Pink, and White colors.
Sony Xperia 1 III Specifications
It features a 6.5-inch 4K (1,644×3,840 pixels) HDR OLED CinemaWide display with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate. The display also has 100 percent coverage of DCI-P3 color gamut and a 240Hz motion blur reduction. In addition, it also comes with a 240Hz touch sampling rate as well as Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection (Gorilla Glass 6 is also available at the back).
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Under the hood, the phone comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, along with 12GB of RAM.
For photos and videos, Sony Xperia 1 III has a triple rear camera setup that houses a 12-MP primary Exmor RS for mobile sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 12-MP secondary Exmor RS for mobile sensor with the variable telephoto lens that offers f/2.3 (70mm) and an f/2.8 (105mm) aperture. The setup also has a 12-MP camera with a wide-angle f/2.2 lens that comes with a 124-degree field of view. The camera setup on the Xperia 1 III sports Zeiss optics. Furthermore, Xperia 1 III also comes with an 8-MP selfie camera at the front with an f/2.0 lens.
Moreover, it also comes with 256GB and 512GB of UFS storage options that are expandable via microSD card (up to 1TB). Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. The phone packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports Xperia Adaptive Charging and Qi Wireless charging. There is also a Battery Share function to share power with other supported devices.
Xperia 5 III Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Sony Xperia 5 III runs on Android 11. It features a 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,520 pixels) HDR OLED CinemaWide display with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, and 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. The display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Furthermore, Sony Xperia 5 III is powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC, coupled with 8GB of RAM.
In terms of optics, Sony Xperia 5 III has a triple rear camera setup that has the same sensors and lenses that are available on the Xperia 1 III. The Xperia 5 III also has a similar 8-megapixel selfie camera at the front. On the storage front, Sony Xperia 5 III offers 256GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 1TB).
Sony Xperia 5 III packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports Xperia Adaptive Charging. The phone measures 157x68x8.2mm and weighs 169 grams.
Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
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