New smartphone introduced after MWC 2020 cancellation.
Sony has officially unveiled its latest flagship, the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) after one of the first companies to drop out from MWC 2020, which was canceled due to the coronavirus threats.
The Xperia 1’s successor introduces impressive hardware that includes a Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage along with a 4,000 mAh battery. Sony said that the Xperia 1 II will also come with Android 10 out of the box and will still include a headphone jack in addition to dual stereo speakers.
The Xperia 1 II will also come with a 6.5-inch display with the same 4K resolution as its predecessor. Sony has also added its own motion blur display technology on the device, which will give you a ‘super-smooth’ experience when using it. It’s similar to displays that have 90Hz refresh rates, so it is interesting to see it will perform over time.
Of course, Sony didn’t cheap out on the cameras on the Xperia 1 II which should excite photographers and filmmakers. The camera is composed of three 12-megapixel sensors with focal lengths of 16, 24, and 70mm with various manual modes that will also let you tweak the settings as much as you like. As for the video, the smartphone will let you capture 4K HDR video at 24, 25, 30, and 60fps.
Here’s the tricky part – since Sony has slowly phased out its presence here in the UAE, it might be difficult for you to get the Xperia 1 II when it launches. Elsewhere, the smartphone costs $1,099/£1,099/€1,099 and will be available in black and purple colors.