Sony’s new flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia 1 II, announced earlier this year is finally going to be available in stateside. Sony has revealed that pre-sale will start on June 1st, with shipping scheduled to happen starting July 24.
The device will be offered unlocked from Sony authorized dealers with a suggested retail price of US$1,199.99. Pricey, but as boon, if you pre-order it by June 28th, you be bagging a free pair of Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless noise canceling earbuds.
The Xperia 1 II is a flagship device and so, naturally, it gets Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon chip (SD 865). Plus, it boasts Sony’s two strongest technologies: imaging bolstered by Zeiss optics and display.
In addition, you will be getting a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging, Qi fast wireless charging, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, and IP65/68 rated water resistance.
Keep going for a summary of the key specifications.
Sony Xperia 1 II
6.5-inch 21:9 CinemaWide™ display
4K (3,840 x 1,644 pixels)
HDR OLED display
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Creator mode "powered by CineAlta" – Inspired by Master Monitor color reproduction, DCI-P3 100%, ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020), Illuminant D65 White point, 10 bit tonal gradation, X1 for mobile, Motion Blur Reduction.
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
X55 5G Modem
|Memory||RAM: 8 GB
ROM: 256 GB UFS
MicroSDXC support (up to 1TB)
Main Camera -
Sensor: 1/1.7" Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor
Focal length: 24 mm
Field of View: 82°
Telephoto Camera -
Focal length: 70 mm
Field of View: 34°
Ultra Wide Camera -
Sensor: 1/2.55" Exmor RS for mobile sensor
Focal Length: 16 mm
Field of View: 124°
4K video at 24/25/30/60 fps
120 fps slow motion video
ZEISS quality lenses calibrated specifically for Xperia 1 II, ZEISS T Coating, Up to 20 fps AF / AE, Up to 60 times per second continuous AF/AE calculation, Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals, Dual photo diode, 3D iToF, RGB-IR, OIS photo, Photo flash, Photo light, Optical zoom 3x (70mm lens equivalent), 3x Digital zoom (16, 24 and 70 mm lens), HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo.
Cinematography Pro "powered by CineAlta," OIS and EIS Video, Optical SteadyShot (hybrid OIS/EIS video stabilization) and SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), Intelligent wind filter, Slow-motion (120 fps).
Field of View: 84°
HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), Portrait selfie, Display flash, Hand and Smile Shutter.
Supports USB Power Delivery (USB PD) fast charging, Qi wireless charging
Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode
|Network||Dual SIM hybrid (Nano SIM)
2G: GSM GPRS/EDGE (Bands 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
3G: UMTS HSPA+ (Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19)
4G: LTE Cat19/Cat13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66) / LTE 6CA/2CA (Supports carrier service on Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket Wireless, and MetroPCS.)
5G: Bands n1, n3, n28, n77, n78
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band (2.4G/5G), Wi-Fi MIMO 2x2
USB version 3.1 (Type-C interface)
|Location||GPS + GLONASS|
Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
High-Resolution Audio, High-Resolution Audio Wireless, LDAC, 360 Reality Audio, 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding, True front stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, DEE Ultimate, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm aptX HD audio.
AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AAC-ELD, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, PCM, Opus, ALAC, DSD, 360 Reality Audio Music Format.
AAC-LC , AAC+, AAC-ELD, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
|Dimensions||166 × 72 × 7.9 mm, 181g
(6.5 × 2.8 × 0.3 in, 6.4 oz)
|Others||PS4 Remote Play29, DUALSHOCK 4 Control compatibility, Game Enhancer, Dynamic Vibration System, Water resistant (IP65/68),
Images: Sony Corporation.