Sony Announces Xperia 1 II With The Latest Chipset, Improved Camera And More

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Sony today at an online event announced the long-awaited Xperia 1 II flagship-smartphone. The device name reads Xperia One Mark Two, comes with the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset, a revamped camera, OLED panel, and a decent battery pack up.

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Key Features

  • a 6.5” 4K HDR OLED panel
  • Snapdragon 865 Chipset
  • 8GB RAM, 256GB UFS storage
  • Android 10
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  •  12MP main + 12MP ultrawide + 12MP telephoto camera setup
  • 4,000mAh battery

Display

Sony cancels the MWC 2020 event and chose to announce the new flagship smartphone in an online event. The new smartphone dubbed as the Xperia 1 II, flaunts a 6.5” 4K HDR OLED panel with the now-familiar 21:9 cinematic ratio.

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We all know Sony always does something different, this time they skipped on a high refresh rate screen and instead they went to implement Motion Blur Reduction. And as per the reports suggests, it matches the refresh rate of a 90Hz display screen. It does so by analyzing what’s on the screen and adjusting individual frames to reduces frame lag.

Camera

The Xperia One Mark Two boasts a revamped three-camera setup, which as you can see in the depicted pictures is now positioned on the left side of the rear panel. The setup includes – 12MP main + 12MP ultrawide + 12MP telephoto sensors. The megapixel counts are the same as that of the predecessor, but the Xperia 1 II comes with bigger sensors and faster lenses and this time are calibrated by the ZEISS branding.

On the front, there’s an 8-megapixel sensor that houses in the top bezel of the unit.

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Hardware

The Japanese company’s new smartphone comes with the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset, competes with the 5G modem that works on Sub 6 GHz networks. The chipset is coupled with 8gigs of RAM and 256gigs of UFS storage.

Battery

To keep the lights of the device on, the company has embedded a decent 4,000mAh of battery. It has support for wireless charging.

Other Features

Android 10 comes pre-installed out of the box. The phone is rated IP65/IP68 for water and dust protection. It’s nice to see that the company has brought back the 3.5mm audio jack which is now a rare thing to see. For security, Sony has embedded a fingerprint reader on the right side of the phone.

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Price & Availability

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No price details have come yet. The Sony Xperia 1 II will be available in Black and Purple color options. The phone will go on sale from late Spring 2020.