What you need to know
- Pre-orders for the Sony Xperia 1 III will open in the U.S. on July 1.
- It has been priced at $1,299, $100 more than last year's Xperia II.
- The Xperia 1 III is the world's first Android phone with a 4K 120Hz OLED screen.
Sony's Xperia 1 III will finally be available to pre-order in the U.S. on July 1. The phone was announced in April, along with the "compact" Xperia 5 III. Besides Sony's official website, you'll be able to pre-order the Xperia 1 III from B&H, Adorama, and Focus.
Like its predecessor, the Sony Xperia 1 III will be more expensive than nearly all its rivals. Sony has priced the phone at $1,300, making it $100 more expensive than Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra. The Xperia 1 II was launched in the U.S. at $1,200 last year.
The Xperia 1 III is the first phone to feature a 4K OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. As you would expect from a flagship Android phone in 2021, it is powered by Qualcomm's 5nm Snapdragon 888 processor. Xperia 1 III is also Sony's first phone to come equipped with a periscope zoom lens that can switch between 70mm and 105mm focal lengths.
It uses a custom dual PD sensor and includes a BIONZ X processor for impressive low-light performance. Another key feature that differentiates the Xperia 1 III from its rivals is the ability to use it as a "professional-grade display" with Sony's professional Alpha cameras.
Unlike the best Android phones from Samsung and OnePlus, however, the Xperia 1 III doesn't support mmWave 5G. It will only support sub-6GHz 5G networks in the U.S., already a step up from its predecessor, which did not support 5G connectivity stateside.
Sony Xperia 1 III
Sony's latest Android flagship touts a 4K OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and camera tech borrowed from the company's Alpha cameras. It also happens to be one of the few modern Android flagships to include a headphone jack.
Good luck to them. They'll need it.
Even though I like the looks of the 1 iii better than the 5 iii, I do not need what the 1 offers. I am waiting for updated information on the 5 iii. That is the one I want as it is basically the same as the 1 iii but will probably get better battery life and I am no photography expert.
Sony phones always have bs pricing
To bad. I was ready to pull the plug. It does offer just about everything one could want, but 1300.00? Way too much.
Which of the other to be released Experia's will have a headphone jack and SD slot? Those are the most important requirements for me, along with 5G capability.
Yet about Sony Xperia phone DOA due to it's high price and don't expect good software support to match that ridiculously expensive price tag as well.
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