While nothing is surprising about the release window for the phone, the thing that made us do a double-take is the price. Sony announced that the phone would retail for $1,199.99. That’s a $200 jump from the original Sony Xperia 1, which launched with a $999 price tag.
Perhaps in an attempt to justify the price, Sony is offering anyone who preorders the phone by June 28 a pair of Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones. Those are one of the best pairs of headphones on the market, rivaling the Bose QC 35 II. However, with Sony gearing up to launch the Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones, it appears to be more of an effort to get rid of an older model.
The latest announcement from the company confirmed the Sony Xperia 1 II specs we already knew. It’ll come equipped with 5G support thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, 8GB RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. It’ll feature a 4,000mAh battery, which is 700mAh more than the previous version of the device. Overall, the phone is right where we’d expect it to be for a modern flagship, but they don’t do enough to justify the Sony Xperia 1 II’s $1,199.99 price tag.
The Xperia 1 II retains Sony’s signature square design that is seen on previous Xperia phones. The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front and back as well as IP65 and IP68 certifications for water resistance. The build has a pair of symmetrical bezels on the top and the bottom, where the front-facing dual stereo speakers and the front camera are placed.
The left side of the phone contains a compartiment for a SIM card and a microSDXC card, while the right side contains a fingerprint reader embedded into the power button, a volume rocker and a shutter button. The rear cameras are arranged in a vertical strip. The phone will ship in two colours: Black and Purple.
screen size 6.50 and touchscreen.resolution 1644*3840 pixels,protection type gorilla glass.aspect ratio 21.9,pixels per inch 643.
Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.7, 1/1.7-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4, 1/3.4-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2, 1/2.55-micron).Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus.Front camera 8-megapixel (f/2.0, 1/4-micron) and Front flash no.
18W USB-C PD fast charging
Qi wireless charging