Sony is trying to make a big comeback amid a tough and growing competition in the smartphone market. And at this year’s MWC 2019, it’s taken the first step towards that. The company unveiled its latest flagship phone Xperia 1 recently during the event.
The biggest attraction of this smartphone is its tall and huge display. It’s the first phone ever to have an aspect ratio of 21:9. Yes, you read that right. Not only this, but the OLED display is also of 4K HDR quality too, with a resolution of 3840x1644p. It’s the first phone to have a 6.5-inch super large screen. Sony has provided huge display advantages for having an immersive and cinematic viewing experience.
The screen is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The device is IP65/68 water and dust resistance.
Being a flagship phone means a high-end processing chip too. And the Xperia 1 comes with 2019’s flagship processor, Snapdragon 855. It’s combined with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal capacity (expandable up to 512GB). The durability of performance is backed up by a 3,300mAh battery; a decent capacity, if not a larger one though.
On the optics part, the Xperia 1 is the first Xperia phone from Sony to have a triple-rear camera setup with all three being 12MP each. One is a standard lens, another one is an ultra-wide angle lens, and the third one is a telephoto lens. But on the front, there is just an 8MP camera.
The phone comes with almost a stock interface, thanks to the latest Android 9 Pie operating system. For security and unlocking the phone, the fingerprint is also there. But it’s located on the right side—on the edge—rather than being at the back or on the front side.
Other details regarding the price and availability of Xperia 1 are not out yet.