The Sony Xperia 1 does not have quite the same weight in the circles of smartphones as other flagship products, such as the iPhone 11 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S20, but it is still a phone to crack apart as well as “the best phone in the world” for watching movies on “- at least, in our opinion.
The Sony Xperia 2 (or Sony Xperia 5 Plus, as it could be called), which would have been unveiled at Mobile World Congress next week, should significantly improve last year’s flagship product while retaining classic features such as its slender 21: 9 aspect ratio, which makes it perfect for binging big screen content on the go. However, we don’t know much about its other features, such as its camera and processing capabilities.
Now we can strike out at least one of those on the list. Leaker ZackBuks went to Chinese social media site Weibo to share details about the new Sony Xperia 2. ZackBuks says the camera setup on the Xperia will be the same as it is currently on the Samsung Galaxy S20.
For the uninitiated, this is the rectangular module seen below, sporting ultra wide angle and 30x zoom lenses with 64MP, 12MP and 12MP sensors, as well as a time-of-flight sensor dedicated to the perception of the depth.
It is known that Samsung makes camera sensors purchased by other manufacturers, so this is nothing new. However, it’s worth noting that Sony would effectively borrow the S20’s impressive camera system, setting up the Xperia 2 as a direct competitor to the new flagship from Samsung.
The Xperia 1’s rear camera network could record up to 4K video, and Samsung’s 8K technology seems to be a logical step. However, Sony’s previous flagship was limited to a 12MP sensor, and a 64MP main camera would be a huge leap forward here.
Is this just an upgrade from Sony’s flagship product, or is it deliberately planning to undermine Samsung by moving onto the grass of the Galaxy S20 with the same camera system at a lower price? With the rumor that Sony’s revelation is February 24, we could find out the truth in a matter of days.
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