Sony Xperia 1 II with 4K screen, Snapdragon 865 launched: Costs almost a lakh

    The handset has just been made official outside India and is priced at a hefty $1,199.99 (roughly 91,000).
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: May 25 2020, 11:29 IST
    Sony Xperia 1 II
    Sony Xperia 1 II (Sony US)
    Sony Xperia 1 II
    Sony Xperia 1 II (Sony US)

    If there's one thing Sony is known for in the smartphone industry, it's for their high-pricing. We've often seen the firm claiming its smartphones to be ‘premium' products, with most features that others are offering at way more affordable price tags. However, this new smartphone called Sony Xperia 1 II might be a new benchmark for the Japanese tech firm in terms of price.

    The handset has just been made official outside India and is priced at a hefty $1,199.99 (roughly 91,000). In case you have that much to spend on a Sony smartphone, the pre-orders are scheduled to begin from June 1. And for those who reserve the Xperia 1 II (spelled as One, Two) by July 28, will get a free Sony noise-canceling WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds, which are valued at around $230 (roughly 17,500).

    Sony Xperia 1 II has triple rear cameras and a ToF sensor.
    Sony Xperia 1 II has triple rear cameras and a ToF sensor. (Sony)
    Sony Xperia 1 II has triple rear cameras and a ToF sensor.
    Sony Xperia 1 II has triple rear cameras and a ToF sensor. (Sony)

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    The key feature of the Xperia 1 II is the 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 4K resolution (1644 x 3840) screen and a 21:9 aspect ratio. Yes, that's a 4K screen and not a 2K (QHD) screen that most flagships feature these days. There are stereo speakers at the front and the support for 3.5mm headphones is also available.

    Needless to say, powering the Xperia 1 II is the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, which is coupled with 8GB RAM and 256GB of expandable storage (up to 1TB via microSD card).

    For photography, there's a triple rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel primary camera along with a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera alongside a ToF (Time of Flight) sensor. At the front, you get an 8-megapixel shooter for clicking those selfies.

    Sony Xperia 1 II has a 4K AMOLED screen with 12:9 aspect ratio.
    Sony Xperia 1 II has a 4K AMOLED screen with 12:9 aspect ratio. (Sony)
    Sony Xperia 1 II has a 4K AMOLED screen with 12:9 aspect ratio.
    Sony Xperia 1 II has a 4K AMOLED screen with 12:9 aspect ratio. (Sony)

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    The device is backed by a 4000mAh battery, which supports fast charging and is claimed to deliver up to 50% charge in 30 minutes. There's also wireless charging feature in Xperia 1 II.

    Some other features included are Dolby Atmos sound, IP68 rating and Android 10 OS.

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    First Published Date: 25 May, 11:13 IST
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