Xperia 1 IV – This is Sony’s new camera phone

It can definitely be said that Sony has gone its own way with the Xperia mobiles in recent years. Above all, the company wants to clarify and connect with its presence in the entertainment industry in various ways, which is why Xperia has in recent years invested heavily in both film viewing and creation.

Just unveiled Xperia 1 IV is no exception. The new flagship is clearly aimed at content creators and boasts, among other things, the world’s first “real” optical zoom function in a smartphone. It allows for stepless zoom between 85-125 mm in the telephoto lens, in contrast to normal fixed positions we have seen before.

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Another highlight from Sony is that all three rear cameras (16, 24 and 85-125 mm) stay at 12 megapixels. More is not always better, it is stated, but rather brags that the Xperia 1 IV can film 4k with hdr at 120 fps and has an equally high-resolution slow motion mode. Extended software support for smooth live streaming is also available on board.

Pressing hard specs is the last thing Sony is interested in. But anyone who still wants to look under the hood will find competitive flagship performance. 12 GB of frame, 256 GB of storage and a powerful Snapdragon 8 gen 1 circuit are accompanied by a 5,000 mAh battery that can be charged to 50 percent in half an hour.

Sony continues to be tough with the extra elongated 21: 9 format on the screen, which is 6.5 inches large and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Sony will offer a modest two years of major feature updates and three years of security updates. The phone will be released in mid-June and will cost SEK 14,000, and no charger will be included in the purchase.