The Ultimate Enthusiast Phone is the Sony Xperia 1 III!

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LAUNCH Announced 2021, April 14

Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, August 06

BODY Dimensions 165 x 71 x 8.2 mm (6.50 x 2.80 x 0.32 in)

Weight 186 g / 187.1 g (mmWave) (6.56 oz)

Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame

SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

  IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

DISPLAY Type OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020

Size 6.5 inches, 98.6 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 ppi density)

Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

  [email protected] / [email protected]

PLATFORM OS Android 11

Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)

CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)

GPU Adreno 660

MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

Internal 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM

  UFS 3.X

MAIN CAMERA Quad 12 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS

12 MP, f/2.3, 70mm (telephoto), f/2.8, 105mm (telephoto), 1/2.9", Dual Pixel PDAF, 3x/4.4x optical zoom, OIS

12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.6", Dual Pixel PDAF

0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)

Features Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking

Video [email protected]/25/30/60/120fps HDR, [email protected]/60/120/240fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS

SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm

Features HDR

Video [email protected], 5-axis gyro-EIS

SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm jack Yes

  24-bit/192kHz audio

Dynamic vibration system

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS


Radio No

USB USB Type-C 3.1; USB On-The-Go, video output

FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum

  Native Sony Alpha camera support

BATTERY Type Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable

Charging Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

Fast wireless charging

Reverse wireless charging

USB Power Delivery

MISC Colors Frosted Black, Frosted Gray, Frosted Purple

Models XQBC62/V, XQBC52V.UKCX, SO-51B, SOG03

Price About 1300 EUR

TESTS Performance AnTuTu: 607423 (v8)

GeekBench: 3515 (v5.1)

GFXBench: 54fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)

Camera Photo / Video

Loudspeaker -26.5 LUFS (Good)

Battery life

Endurance rating 82h

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