It seems just like the Sony Xperia 1 III is sort of prepared for present time. As noticed by Droid Life, Sony has up to date the banner on its Xperia YouTube channel to incorporate reference to an upcoming occasion in simply two weeks’ time.
“Xperia New Product Announcement,” the banner reads. “14 April 2021, 16:30 JST / 09:30 CEST.” Meaning you’re taking a look at 3:30am ET, or 12:30am PT.
Whereas that’s clearly extraordinarily imprecise, the Xperia model is solely used for telephones and tablets. Since Sony hasn’t launched a pill since 2015 with the Xperia Z4 Pill, it’s virtually sure to be a telephone, and the Xperia 1 III appears the probably candidate, due to current leaked particulars.
As is commonplace for a 2021 flagship smartphone, it appears the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC will likely be operating the present, backed by a large 12GB RAM and 256GB of inside storage. Apparently Sony may also be releasing a premium model with 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage, however that appears pointless for most individuals’s wants, until there are different variations ZACKBUKS hasn’t flagged.
Like current members of the Xperia household, the Xperia 1 III will follow an uncommon 21:9 facet ratio – one thing Sony beforehand justified by noting that 69% of Netflix films are shot on this format. This implies you’re taking a look at a display that’s tall and skinny, however it needs to be a deal with for the eyes, with OLED know-how and a 120Hz refresh price. Like earlier Sony flagships, it’s additionally reportedly going to assist resolutions of as much as 4K, although whether or not anyone will be capable of spot that on a display so small stays to be seen.
Essentially the most thrilling specs are within the digital camera division, nonetheless. Based on ZACKBUKS, Sony will likely be introducing a periscope zoom digital camera constructed by the corporate’s Cyber-shot division, doubtlessly permitting the telephone to eclipse the 3x optical zoom achieved by the Xperia 1 II. There may also apparently be a major 64MP wide-angle lens and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor.
It’s no secret that Sony has struggled for smartphone market share, and that’s not been helped by what you would possibly name ‘optimistic’ pricing. Sadly, if the leak is appropriate, it doesn’t appear to be the corporate is able to enter a value battle to take the battle to Samsung and Apple, with ZACKBUKS quoting a value of 8999 Yuan. That involves round $1,370, which might make the Sony Xperia 1 III almost $200 greater than the Samsung Galaxy S21 UItra and $300 greater than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Hopefully this can show to be a miscommunication, and Sony finally ends up revealing a extra competitively priced system when it unveils the newest member of the Xperia household on April 14.