Modern smartphones are equipped with cameras that are in no way inferior to ordinary cameras. However, there is one feature that separates traditional cameras from smartphones – optical zoom. The Sony Xperia 1 IV launched today aims to change that with a continuous optical zoom lens.
Most modern smartphones have multiple cameras to allow shooting at different focal lengths: wide-angle, standard and telephoto lenses are used, which allow you to zoom in and out of the frame. But they always have a fixed distance and, accordingly, a fixed approximation factor, for example 3 or 5 times.
A key feature of the Xperia 1 IV is the 85-125mm telephoto lens that lets you seamlessly zoom in on subjects in the frame, perfect for shooting sports, nature and more. Sony appears to have used a 90° periscope system when it was manufactured. In addition to the telephoto lens, the rear camera unit of the smartphone has 16mm (F/2.2) and 24mm (F1.7) lenses and a ToF sensor. All three modules have 12-megapixel Exmor RS sensors capable of recording 4K video at 120 fps.
All lenses use Zeiss optics with a Zeiss T* coating to improve contrast and sharpness. The front camera is equipped with a 12-megapixel Exmor RS sensor with 4K HDR video recording, which allows you to take selfies in low light.
The Sony Xperia 1 IV sports a 6.5-inch HDR OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 21:9 aspect ratio and 240Hz touch layer response speed. The display supports Bravia HDR remastering Technology for an enhanced viewing experience, delivering “more contrast, color and clarity”. The hard-wearing Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, which also covers the back of the case, guarantees protection of the display from scratches.
The smartphone is based on the Snapdragon Gen 1 mobile platform with support for Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming for better performance and gaming experience and is equipped with 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of flash memory and a microSD card slot.
The device comes with a 5000mAh battery with wireless charging capability. With 30W fast charge support, it takes 30 minutes to charge the battery to 50% capacity.
The smartphone also features a proprietary Heat Suppression (HS) Power Control feature that prevents performance drops and reduces battery drain by directly powering the device when connected to the network.
In addition, the specifications of the smartphone include protection against moisture and dust according to the IP65/68 standard, support for 5G networks with Sub6/mmWave and Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 module, 3.5 mm audio jack, USB type -C-3.2 connector, stereo speakers with technology supporting Dolby Atmos and Android 12 operating system. The fingerprint scanner is located on the side of the case.
The Sony Xperia 1 IV will go on sale September 1 for $1,600 in either black or purple (purple exclusive to Sony’s website). You can pre-order the new product today. For the first buyers, the company has provided a gift – wireless headphones Sony WF-1000XM4.