Sony continues to release new Xperia models in the hope that these devices will add a bit of competition to the smartphone market. The Japanese company officially announced today its most prominent flagship phones for this year, namely: Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. Besides all the improvements, there are bold and innovative developments in the camera department.
Sony has taken advantage of its rich inventory of technologies available in its wide range of products from televisions, professional cameras and audio devices to integrate them into two of the high-end smartphones that will be officially arriving this summer.
Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III specifications
Sony has something of its own with the design of the Xperia phones recently which is a new change compared to most other devices on the market. Xperia 1 III andXperia 5 III follow the same design philosophy - tall displays with an aspect ratio of 21: 9, thick bezels, metal frames that surround the display, and a glass back.
The camera bump retains its elongated shape in the upper left corner from the back, as does the fingerprint sensor located on the power button on the right side. The 3.5mm headphone jack is still there, too.
Overall, we were impressed with the Xperia 5 II's display and were also surprised by the Xperia 1 II's color accuracy. This time, Sony brings a 120Hz screen refresh rate to both devices, and the Xperia 1 III features the world's first 6.5-inch screen with a 21: 9 aspect ratio of the 4K HDR OLED model with the refresh rate mentioned above.
The Xperia 5 III comes with a 6.1-inch CinemaWide HDR OLED display that supports 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ quality.
We have a triple 12MP setup in both phones. The image and video quality of the two smartphones is definitely top notch, and the attached variable telephoto lens allows users to provide autofocus of up to four focal lengths.
Unsurprisingly, both phones feature the highest level of internal hardware, which is the Snapdragon 888 5G processor specifically. The Xperia 1 III comes with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage, while the Xperia 5 III features an 8/128 GB internal configuration, with a 256 GB version also available.
Both phones are perfect for gaming thanks to the 240Hz touch sensitivity rating. Heat Suppression technology also allows for cooler, overheating, gaming sessions.
The audio experience has also been modified. Sony introduced support for its 360 Reality Audio technology on the stereo speakers of the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III.
Through the 3.5 mm headphone port. The speakers on the Xperia 1 III are 40 percent more powerful compared to the Xperia 1 II.
Both phones come with an IP65 / 68 rating for protection against water and dust, which in this case means immersion in fresh water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters. The Xperia 1 III features Gorilla Victus Glass on the front and Gorilla Glass 6 on the back, while the Xperia 5 III uses Gorilla Glass 6 on both sides.
Another feature present on both phones that is threatened with extinction is the microSD card support. Both Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III can accommodate external memory cards with a capacity of up to 1 TB.
Sony has managed to find space for a 4,500 mAh battery in both phones, which is an achievement in itself, given that the Xperia 5 III is smaller than its older brother. This battery is definitely not bulky, but it should be enough to give you at least a full day on a single charge comfortably.
Sony has included a 30W fast charger with both phones, claiming that it can charge 50% of the battery in just 30 minutes. While this claim means that these phones cannot compete with fast Chinese phones, it will be a step forward compared to the last generation.
Price and availability in the markets
Xperia 1 III will be available in Black and Purple. The Xperia 5 III will be available in black and green. Prices for both models will be announced at a later time. The two phones will officially go on sale in the United States this summer, and we do not know whether they will be put on global markets or not.