According to 91mobiles, the Xperia 1 will cost CHF 1,099 (around $1,100 / £845 / AU$1,545) and will land in June.
It's not clear from this whether that's when the phone will be announced or when it will go on sale, but either way that's later than we'd expected, as our best guess for an announcement was on February 25 at MWC 2019, where the company is holding a press conference. So we'd take this with a pinch of salt.
- The Xperia 1 will have to compete with the Galaxy S10
- The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has also been announced
- We might see these Xperia phones at MWC 2019
As for the specs, the Sony Xperia 1 apparently has a 12MP standard lens, a 12MP telephoto lens and a 12MP super-wide-angle lens on the back, and is said to be capable of recording 4K HDR videos in 21:9.
This report also states that the phone has Dual-Pixel technology to help it capture moving objects in low light. The front camera meanwhile is apparently 8MP and lets you make a 3D avatar of yourself.
There’s supposedly a metal frame and a glass back (with both front and back protected by Gorilla Glass 6). The phone also apparently has IP68 certification, meaning it’s water and dust resistant. The fingerprint scanner meanwhile will apparently be on the right edge of the handset.
The Sony Xperia 1 is also said to have a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 3,300mAh battery, which seems surprisingly small for a screen of this size.
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As well as the Xperia 1, the source also has information on the Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus and Xperia L3. Images of all these phones can be found in the gallery above.
The Sony Xperia 10 apparently has a 6-inch Full HD+ display, a 21:9 aspect ratio, a mid-range Snapdragon 630 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 13MP and 5MP dual-lens rear camera, an 8MP selfie camera and a 2,870mAh battery.
This is apparently priced at CHF 399 (roughly $400 / £305 / AU$560) and will go on sale in early April.
The Sony Xperia 10 Plus meanwhile is said to have a 6.5-inch Full HD+ 21:9 screen, a Snapdragon 636 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 12MP and 8MP dual-lens rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.
This supposedly costs CHF 499 (around $500 / £380 / AU$700) and is also said to land in early April.
Finally, there’s the Sony Xperia L3, which supposedly has a 5.7-inch HD+ screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, a MediaTek 6762 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP and 2MP dual-lens rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and a 3,300mAh battery. It’s also said to run Android Oreo, while the other phones apparently run Android Pie.
The Xperia L3 is another handset that’s apparently set to land in early April and it will supposedly cost just CHF 199 (approximately $200 / £150 / AU$280).
- The LG G8 could also land soon
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