Say hello to the new Xperia 1: the stunning flagship smartphone with unprecedented professional-grade technologies, and the latest addition to the Xperia family.
Sony’s Xperia 1 hosts a 21:9 screen ratio with the world’s first 4K HDR OLED display* for mobile, bringing you closer to the music, movies and games you love in the quality their creators intended for a completely unique experience.
What’s more, the Xperia 1 is the world’s first mobile device with Eye AF** (Auto Focus). Its triple camera not only finds the eye, but establishes focus and holds the eye as the smartphone and subject move.
We’ve pulled out all the key features of the Xperia 1 to show you just how intelligent, beautiful and unique this smartphone powerhouse is.
Just like the movies
Are you a fan of going to the cinema? The Xperia 1 offers a true picture house experience – only this one can be held in the palm of your hand. Gone are the days of squinting at your smartphone screen to read the subtitles on your favourite foreign film!
The Xperia 1’s 6.5” (1644 x 3840px) CinemaWide™ screen brings you professional-grade colour accuracy and reproduction, combined with the latest X1™ for mobile from BRAVIA® to ensure an unparalleled viewing experience.
How does it do this? The X1 engine remasters content to High Dynamic Range (HDR) to offer exceptional contrast and crystal-clear clarity. Its 10 bit tonal gradation delivers deeper blacks and true-to-life colours. Creator mode, inspired by the Master Monitor colour reproduction technology used by filmmakers at major studios including Sony Pictures, means the Xperia 1 boasts consistent colour reproduction true to the creator’s intent.
A truly immersive experience
With Xperia 1, you’ll be able to enjoy your favourite music as though you were dancing around in the crowd at a live performance with High Resolution Audio and DSEE HX™. Dolby Atmos® creates an impressive audio experience, amplifying your films, games and music to give multi-dimensional sound that flows around you in a similar fashion to a surround sound set-up.
Shoot like a pro
Sony has been an industry-leader in cameras since it released its first digital camera in 1988, so it only made sense to include our expert digital imaging technologies within the Xperia 1.
With its 16mm super wide lens, 26 mm lens and 52mm lens, as well as 2x Optical Zoom, the Xperia 1’s triple camera will upgrade your everyday photography. We’ve already mentioned that the Xperia 1 is the world’s first smartphone camera to feature Eye AF (Auto Focus), capable of identifying and keeping a human eye in focus. So whether you’re snapping the sunset, getting up close for the perfect wildlife shot or trying to cram all your friends into one snap, you can capture images of almost anything knowing that your phone will be doing most of the leg-work for you!
For the budding moviemakers amongst you, the Xperia 1 open up a new world of creative possibilities in movie recording. The Xperia 1’s class-leading video capabilities draw upon the technology found in Sony’s professional digital cinema camera division (known for its CineAlta brand) so you can shoot your own 4K HDR cinematic movies in the same 21:9 aspect ratio that a professional videographer – and indeed the directors of most of today’s Hollywood blockbusters – would. Couple this with the unique hybrid stabilisation system running Optical SteadyShot™ and you’ll be able to capture shake-free, smooth videos, even when recording on the move. Did someone say ‘Sundance Film Festival’?!
With the Xperia 1’s new Cinema Pro feature, you can record cinematic movies with the look and feel that you choose. Sony’s Digital motion picture camera engineers collaborated with the Xperia team on the LOOK colour setting, meaning that whether you want to convey a sense of warmth and brightness, or create a chilly sci-fi-style atmosphere, you can choose the option that best suits your clip.
Level up your mobile gaming
Whether you prefer challenging puzzles or cinematic RPGs, the Xperia 1 offers an incomparable smartphone gaming experience. Find all your games in one place, share with friends and talk while you play thanks to the Game Enhancer app. What’s more, you’ll be able to pull up handy tips and tricks for when you need a little extra help with the trickier levels! And with a sharp 21:9 display you can dive deeper into these intricate visual worlds.
Beautiful design. Superb fit.
The design team thought carefully about the Xperia 1 to ensure that all the incredible software was encased in hardware as impressive as its performance.
The bold, seamless body is perfectly designed to fit comfortably in your hand and comes in four stunning colours: Black, White, Grey and Purple.
With a sleek metal frame and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 front and back, helping to keep your Xperia 1 safe from bumps, scratches and drops. Ever find your phone ringing when you’re out in the rain? Now you can relax knowing the IP65/68 water resistant rating guards your Xperia 1 against the elements***.
A mobile experience that’s personal to you
Need two apps open at once? The display makes this easy, and you’ll be able to quickly launch two apps at the same time in Multi-window with Side sense – perfect for those who want to manage their online banking while posting their latest snap to social media. The clever AI smarts baked into the handset enable it to track which apps you use the most for a truly personalised mobile experience.
Super-fast speeds so you can get more done
Enjoy super-fast performance and improved power efficiency with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SM8150 Mobile Platform, meaning you’ll be able to handle big tasks without any lag.
Want more storage? No problem. The Xperia 1 comes with a micro SD card slot so you can have up to 512GB more of your favourite games, apps or photos!
With so much to enjoy, Sony ensured that the Xperia 1’s battery gives you power you can rely on, as well as Smart Stamina which predicts how long your battery will last based on your current usage and adapts accordingly to keep you going for longer.
Read more about the full Sony Xperia line up announced at MWC 2019 on our blog.