Surprised. Sony Xperia 1 III did not take too long to be available. The device was announced back in April with Xperia 5 II. In the article we lamented that Sony always took too long to release its announced devices. Well, not this time.

Sony Xperia 1 III Smartphone Pre-sale

So, yeah, the Sony Xperia 1 III is finally available… well, to order. The actual release date is August 19, 2021. The Sony Xperia 1 III can be purchased, unlocked, from Sony authorized retailers for US$1,299.99.

To entice buyers, orders placed by September 26, 2021 will received the WF-1000XM3 wireless noise canceling earbuds worth US$230 for free, plus 43,200 Call of Duty: Mobile CP Points that is said to worth US$540. The WF-1000XM3 was last year’s flagship earbuds.

Sony Xperia 1 III Smartphone Pre-sale

The device will be shipped with Android 11 and available in a choice of Black and Frosted Purple. The latter is a Sony Electronics online exclusive.

Here’s a recap of the device key features:

•   World´s first smartphone with a Variable telephoto lens paired with a Dual PD sensor 
•   Real-time Eye AF, Real-time Tracking;and fast, accurate continuous AF across all lenses; 
•   20fps Burst Mode;with low light noise reduction powered by BIONZ X™ 
•   Brand new AI (artificial intelligence) super resolution zoom technology 
•   Updated Photography Pro feature – now equipped with 'Basic Mode'; 
•   World's first smartphone with a 4K HDR 120Hz Refresh rate display;crafted from Gorilla® Glass Victus™;and an IP65/68x water resistance and protection against dust. 
•   Evolved Full-stage stereo speakers, 40 percent louder than previous model
•   New and improved Game Enhancer features – including a new audio equalizer, an optimized V.C microphone;and high frame rate recording feature at up to 120fpsxiii 
•   World's first smartphone to reproduce 360 Reality Audio in the speakers, as the recording artist intended it to be heard; 
•   Addition of brand new 360 Spatial sound – for up-mixing stereo music into an immersive audio experience 
•   5G and Wi-Fi connectivity with the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform 
•   Improved battery life (4500mAh) and the ability to charge up to 50% of capacity in 30 minutes with the kitted 30W charger - in addition to a newly extended battery life of up to three years
Sony Xperia 1 III Smartphone Pre-sale

For more information or to pre-order the device, you may hit up Sony Xperia 1 III product page.

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Published by Mike

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