SAN DIEGO, February 24, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Sony today announced its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 II (Mark two). The new phone further leverages Sony’s most innovative technologies, innovating in the capabilities of smartphone cameras and enhancing the entertainment experience in a mobile device.
Capture the defining moment with high-speed shooting
Designed with Sony’s industry-leading Alpha AF technology, the new three-camera array with 16mm, 24mm and 70mm focal lengths supports advanced photo technologies with exceptional ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for Xperia 1 II, as well as the ZEISS T * coating, which contributes to an exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.
Using technology developed for Alpha interchangeable lens cameras, Xperia 1 II offers continuous autofocus and automatic exposure that perform AF / AE3 calculations at 60 times per second4.
This allows the first1 AF / AE3 continuous tracking for high-speed shooting at a maximum of 20 fps2 which is particularly useful for photographing moving subjects such as children or animals5 and fast sports. Focus and follow the subject with great precision and capture decisive moments that you don’t want to miss.
In addition, “Real-time eye AF4, “which locks the focus on the subject’s eye for great portraits, is now available for humans and animals.
Xperia 1 II fast focus also works in low light conditions, providing quality images in difficult circumstances thanks to four technologies that work together:
- dual photo diode sensor5
- an autofocus system that covers around 70% of the sensor6
- the iToF 3D sensorseven
- a new large Exmor RS ™ 1 / 1.7 “sensor for mobile, which is 1.5 times more sensitive than the previous model, resulting in faster and more precise autofocus in low light shots.
Advanced capture modes for creating photos, videos and movies
New Photography Pro with Alpha technology brings a familiar user interface to Alpha cameras, with manual controls for setting ISO, shutter speed, burst mode, autofocus area, camera control exposure and more.
Cinematography Pro, powered by CineAlta, recently supports 2K Cinematic high-speed 10-bit HDR 120fps shooting8 and 21: 9 4K HDR recording at 24/25/30 / 60fps9 to create cinematic filming experiences. Touch AF, metered manual controls to adjust exposure, improved level indicator and white balance settings provide more manual control, while Sony’s unique intelligent wind filter technology reduces wind noise and interference for a clear audio recording.
Whether users listen to music or watch movies, the Xperia 1 II is finely tuned for an immaculate entertainment experience. Motion blur reduction technology is equivalent to that of a 90 Hz display and reduces image shift for clearer image quality. It also includes Dolby Atmos® sound, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, to provide a multidimensional surround sound experience.
Building on Sony’s expertise in audio equipment and music entertainment, the Xperia 1 II was designed to provide a truly authentic listening experience with audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment.
The hearing experience goes even further with the world premiereten smartphone with 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding to optimize sound quality when listening to music on the TIDAL global music and entertainment platform11.
You can listen to high quality music through real front stereo speakers using wired headphones connected to the 3.5mm jack or wireless headphones via Bluetooth. A significant audio setting reduced crosstalk to an imperceptible 20 dB, which is more than 90% lower than USB-C headphone connections.
In addition to providing high resolution sound and high resolution wireless sound12, Xperia 1 II presents DSEE Ultimate. This new technology uses artificial intelligence to automatically improve audio frequency and bit rate in real time, bringing each track closer to high resolution audio. It works with wired or wireless headphones and with local or streaming music.
Designed for exceptional play
The vast 6.5 inch 21: 9 4K The OLED HDR screen takes mobile gaming to the next level by providing a wider field of vision for user gameplay. True front stereo speakers, improved touch sensitivity, direct connection to the PlayStation®4 DUALSHOCK®413 The wireless controller and motion blur reduction technology for smoother action make gaming on Xperia more immersive than ever.
Supporting the gaming experience more, Game Enhancer mode, which optimizes game processing performance on the device, has been improved with additional features on Xperia 1 II, like “Competition Set”, which pins a game to the screen and turns Xperia into a dedicated gaming device, making it ideal for competitive matches and electronic sports.
Improved performance and power management
With Qualcomm® Mobile platform Snapdragon ™ 865, Xperia 1 II lets you play, capture, cross-connect and connect like never before with improved performance and 25% faster CPU and GPU performance than the previous model.
Intelligent and powerful
Xperia 1 II is powered by a 4000mAh high capacity battery with fast charge that charges up to 50% in just 30 minutes14 and offers Qi wireless fast charging for quick battery boost on the go. Sony continues to develop battery technologies to improve lifespan and keep the battery healthier for longer, including AI-powered “Battery Care” that adapts to your personal routine.
the Xperia 1 II comes with IP65 / 68 water resistance15 and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on both sides, making it robust and beautifully designed.
Xperia 1 II comes with Android ™ 10 and will be available in the US market in 2020. Xperia 1 II will be available for purchase unlocked from authorized Sony retailers and will be compatible with the Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket and MetroPCS networks.
Sony announces 5G mmWave compatible device “Xperia PRO”
Sony also today announced plans to develop compatible 5G mmWave Xperia PRO device designed for professional solutions, such as broadcast video production1. The device will include camera and display capabilities of Xperia 1 II, ensuring high quality video viewing and photography.
In addition, it will include Sony’s unique 4-channel antenna technology and low permittivity materials, increasing the sensitivity of 360-degree omni-directional communication in the 5G mmWave band, where it is difficult to maintain stable communication, and achieves transmission and reception of ultra-high speed data. More, Xperia PRO has a unique monitor function which displays the connection direction of 5G mmWave and the data transmission / reception speed on the screen. Xperia PRO supports professional broadcast video transmission workflows by viewing and confirming communication status.
Xperia PRO will also support HDMI2 connection, which allows the device to be connected to virtually any camera with an HDMI output. While using the camera as a monitor for DSLR cameras with interchangeable lenses or professional camcorders, it is possible to transmit broadcast video data during shooting to a server or cloud via a 5G connection.
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1 Effective with a 24mm lens. This function can be taken with “Photography Pro”. Effective when the shutter speed is 1/60 second or faster. This may vary depending on the shooting environment.
2 A precise focus may not be obtained with certain subjects in certain situations and it does not work with all types of animals.
3 The display ratios can vary depending on the formatting of the content.
4 360 Reality Audio requires a subscription to a compatible online music service, and third-party terms, conditions, accounts and fees may apply.
5 Double photo diode available for 16 mm and 24 mm cameras.
6 Available on 24 mm camera
seven Until 5m distance. For videos, the iToF 3D sensor works for 70 mm.
8 The video clip shot at a high rate of 120 frames per second will be recorded and played in slow motion. The slow motion effect varies depending on the FPS rate of the project such as x2 x4 x4.8 x5.
9 Recording time restrictions apply. Reading quality depending on the screen capabilities of the platform and the device.
ten The Xperia 1 II has 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding on the device. Hardware decoding works with TIDAL. Third party terms, conditions, account and fees may apply. Service availability may vary by market. Checked by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX service against the current audio specifications of more than 16,000 smartphones. Correct from February 23, 2020.
† 360 Reality Audio requires a subscription to a compatible online music service, and terms and conditions, an account, and third-party fees may apply.
†† 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding works with TIDAL. Third party terms, conditions, account and fees may apply. Service availability may vary by market.
11 Third party terms, conditions, account and fees may apply. Service availability may vary by market.
12 High resolution audio and wireless high resolution audio require compatible headphones.
13 DUALSHOCK®4 and XD support sold separately. Compatibility with game titles may vary.
14 Charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes (using a 21W PD USB charger, accessory sold separately)
15 The XPERIA 1 II is water resistant and dustproof, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash the dirt off under a tap, but remember that all ports and attached covers must be securely closed. You should not put the device completely under water; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as beverages. Abuse and improper use of the device will invalidate the warranty. The device has been tested according to the protection rating IP65 / 68. For more information, see https://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/dm/waterresistant/. Note that the XPERIA 1 II has a USB port without a cap to connect and charge. The USB port must be completely dry before charging.
Development Announcement Sony announces 5G mmWave compatible device “Xperia PRO” footnotes
(1) Supports multiple high frequency bands such as 28 GHz. Also supports Sub6 (frequency bands below 6 GHz).
(2) Micro HDMI (type D)
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