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The Sony Xperia 1 II supports 5G and has some Alpha camera features

By Cookie Monster - on 7 Mar 2020, 9:34am

The Sony Xperia 1 II supports 5G and has some Alpha camera features

Note: This article was first published on 25 Feb 2020.

The Sony Xperia 1 II. <br>Image source: Sony

Sony just announced its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia 1 II which can be officially read as "Xperia 1 Mark ". It is the first Sony phone to support 5G and can connect to sub-6GHz networks.

As its name suggests, the Xperia 1 II comes with several features of its Alpha cameras. Sony claims the Xperia 1 II is the first smartphone in the world to shoot up to 20 frames per second in burst mode. It also runs autofocus and auto tracking calculations 60 times per second. Its eye-tracking autofocus feature now works with pets, and not just humans.

Joining the Cinema Pro app is a new Photo Pro app that has a similar interface to its Alpha range of interchangeable lens cameras. The Photo Pro app is said to be designed to meet the demands of professional photographers with new manual controls and RAW support. 

The Xperia 1 II comes with three rear cameras and a 3D iToF (indirect Time-of-Flight) sensor. The three cameras have ZEISS quality lenses calibrated specifically for the Xperia 1 II. The main 24mm f/1.7 camera has a large 1/1.7-inch sensor while the ultra-wide camera has a 16mm f/2.2 sensor. There is also a 70mm f/2.4 telephoto lens. The front shooter is an 8MP f/2.0 camera. The 3D iToF sensor allows for fast, accurate autofocus in any shooting condition.

Other specs include 4K video recording up to 60fps, 120fps for 2K recording, built-in 360 Reality Audio decoding, a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a tall 21:9 aspect ratio, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage space, a 4,000mAh battery, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a dedicated camera button, dual front-facing speakers, IP65/IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance, wireless charging support and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Xperia 1 II is expected to ship in Europe from late spring while no release date has been confirmed for the U.S. 

Source: Sony via The Verge