Shortly before the start of the MWC 2019 technology exhibition, detailed specifications and high-quality renderings of Sony's flagship smartphone appeared on the web. The device will receive not only the updated name but also the top technical characteristics, as well as the original form of the display with a record resolution.
Evan Blass (Evleaks), known for high accuracy forecasts in the mobile industry, announced new details about the upcoming new product. According to him, Sony will rebrand the flagship line, and the novelty will debut under the name Xperia 1 (not XZ4, as previously thought). Also, the insider attributes 6.5-inch OLED display of the future flagship Sony 4K resolution and HDR support. A screen with thin side frames and a 21:9 aspect ratio will be stripped of cutouts. The selfie camera will be placed at the top of the front panel of the device next to the speaker.
According to the portal Gizchina, Xperia 1 will be equipped with a top-end Snapdragon 855 processor in combination with 6 GB of RAM and a built-in 128 GB drive. Earlier in the database of the Chinese regulator TENAA, there was a record of certification of the model with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB-probably the gadget will be available in various configurations. The smartphone will receive a battery of 4400 mAh, protected from moisture and dust body (IP 68), as well as Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC modules. Out of the box, the unit will run Android 9.0 Pie.
The characteristics of the triple main camera have not yet been confirmed. According to rumors, the main sensor will boast a resolution of 52 MP in combination with the aperture f/1.6, providing high-quality shooting in low light conditions. The configuration will be complemented by a 16-megapixel telephoto lens (f/2.6) and a ToF sensor for scanning objects in the frame. The resolution of the front will be 24 MP.
The manufacturer will place the fingerprint scanner on the side face of the case between the power and volume buttons. Also, the smartphone will be equipped with a dedicated button to release the camera shutter. On the bottom end, there will be a USB Type-C port and a speaker grille. Judging by the published image, the device will not receive 3.5 mm audio Jack.
The announcement of Xperia 1 will take place on February 25 at MWC 2019. The smartphone will be presented along with the mid-range models of the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. It is reported that the new items are expected to go on sale in March. The expected price of the flagship Xperia 1 is between $905 and $1020, the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus are expected to cost $393 and $429 respectively.