Items tagged with xperia 1 ii

Depending on your age and background, the Sony brand might be synonymous with Bravia TVs, Alpha cameras, PlayStation game consoles, or even Walkman audio players. And you’d be right in thinking that way, but did you know Sony also makes Xperia smartphones, and even sells them in the US? Well, it’s true. Sony's Android handsets also often include features found in the company’s TVs, cameras, game consoles, and audio players. They’re always quite premium, differentiated in a unique way, and always very "Sony".  However, for years now, Sony has struggled to stand out in the rapidly commodifying smartphone market -- not so much for lack of being different, but more for... Read more...
As smartphone makers are apt to do, Sony is hanging its hat on camera performance with regards to its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 II ("Mark two"). The phone also touts high-end specifications and 5G connectivity. Sony's boldest decision, however, was giving it a $1,199 price tag, a decision it might be back peddling on. That is where pre-order pricing landed, anyway, though any references to a price are now gone from Sony's own product page and the retail listing on B&H Photo. Is this indicative of Sony perhaps having second thoughts and mulling a lower introductory price? Sony is not saying anything, so we will have to wait and see. The phone itself is what you would expect... Read more...
Sony has announced a new flagship smartphone called the Xperia 1 II. The strange name marks the second edition of the device that first launched roughly a year ago. Highlights of the new Xperia 1 II include the claim of being the world's first smartphone with up to 20 fps continuous shooting capability. The camera array is a triple-lens setup with a 3D iToF technology and ZEISS optics with a T coating just for the smartphone. The three 12MP sensors of the camera array have focal lengths of 16mm, 24mm, and 70mm respectively, and support advanced photo technologies. The cameras also have continuous autofocus and auto-exposure that performance AF/AE calculations at 60 times per second. Sony also... Read more...