Xperia 1 II Available to Pre-Order This Week
The all-new flagship smartphone from Sony, the Xperia 1 II is available to pre-order in black this week, from Thursday 4th June. Boasting market-leading imaging technology, could this new camera phone be the best choice for your next upgrade?
The Xperia 1 II boasts high-quality imaging tech, which includes a triple-lens camera system and some of Sony’s enviable Alpha technology along with great quality audio that’s been developed with Sony Music Entertainment and with 360 Reality Audio. Also featuring a 21:9 CinemaWide 6.5” 4K HDR OLED screen, the new flagship Xperia has next Generation 5G connectivity and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform with boasts wireless charging for its 4000mAh battery.
Sony is presenting their new Xperia 1 II as ‘the ultimate camera for the photography enthusiast’. Following the lead from previous models, the new camera-phone promises to help you to ‘capture like a pro’ with the implementation of Sony’s trusted AF technology, which has already been a big smash in the brand’s Alpha™ mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The Xperia 1 II’s triple-lens camera setup allows for continuous AF that delivers AF/AE predictions at an impressive 60 times every second. This makes the new smartphone the world’s first with AF/AE continuous tracking for high-speed shooting at a maximum of 20 fps.
The native and excellent ZEISS optics offer three focal lengths. 16mm, 24mm and 70mm.
For the advanced photography user, there’s a new ‘Photography Pro’ user interface that enables manual control of the ISO, shutter speed and a great deal more besides. This, along with the dual photodiode sensor, an auto-focus system that covers around 70% of the sensor, the 3D iToF sensor and a big, [and new] 1/1.7” Exmor RS™ sensor for mobile, the Xperia 1 II is 1.5x more sensitive than its predecessor.
In terms of video, the new Xperia 1 II has also borrowed a few tricks from the mega-brands respected cinema division. This primarily manifests in the shape of the new Cinematography Pro app, which is ‘powered by CineAlta’ and supports 2K 120fps 10 bit HDR cinematic high frame rate shooting and Cinematic 21:9 4K HDR recording at 24/25/30/60fps.
There are also plenty of manual controls to give seasoned videographers more control of their mobile videos, such as touch AF and exposure, level meter and white balance, while the unique Intelligent wind filter tech is said to reduce noise and wind interference for clear audio capture.
Sony has also thought about sharing and their Imaging Edge™ for mobile will link the new Xperia 1 II to Sony’s Alpha cameras, allowing for the transfer of photos, reviewing of colours and hues with pro-level precision. What’s more, the Xperia 1 II can be employed as a second menu for Alpha cameras via Imaging Edge, so you can control composition, focus mode and ISO sensitivity among other settings remotely.
See more at Sony’s dedicated web page.