Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III with Snapdragon 888, Periscope lens launched

And the Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III arrived. As Sony promised, it presented its new Xperia mobile phones at an online event. The new devices, including the Xperia 1 III (read Xperia 1 Mark 3) and Xperia 5 III (read Xperia 5 Mark 3) come with designs similar to their predecessors. Both feature flagship specs to match the performance of their competitors. Sony also introduced an Android Xperia 10 III focused phone for all kinds of budgets.

Before we get into the pricing and availability details, let’s take a look at the specifications of the new Xperia mobile phones.

Presented the Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III

The Sony Xperia 1 III and the Xperia 5 III are quite similar to each other in terms of specifications. The main difference lies in the size of the screen and the cameras that are offered on both devices.

Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III display

For starters, the Xperia 1 III comes with a larger 6.5-inch 4K OLED panel with a 21: 9 aspect ratio. The Xperia 5 III, however, includes a smaller 6.1-inch Full HD + OLED panel with the same aspect ratio. Both displays support a 120 Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz.

Also, there are no notches or perforations on the displays. These 129 fps Android games are ideal for this Xperia.

Instead, it has minimal bezels on both the top and bottom to house front stereo speakers. The speakers are compatible with Hi-Fi Audio, 360 Reality Audio, and 360 Spatial Sound.

Internal components, microprocessor, RAM and storage

Under the lid, both the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III are powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. The former includes 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. The Xperia 5 III, on the other hand, comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Both have external microSD card slots to allow users to expand storage by up to 1TB.

Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III cameras

Optics-wise they both feature a triple camera setup with a 12MP f / 1.7 primary sensor, a 12MP f / 2.2 ultra-wide angle lens, and as previously leaked, a 12MP periscope lens with a distance variable focal length equivalent to 70 -105mm lenses. At the front, there is also an 8MP selfie camera on the top bezel.

Although the camera setup is quite similar on both devices, there is a significant difference. The Xperia 1 III features a 3D ToF sensor to gather more information and enable enhanced Augmented Reality experiences.

Battery and other highlights

In addition, both devices include a 4,500 mAh battery to power the components. It comes with wireless charging support and 30W fast charging support. The devices also have an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, support for 5G networks, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and more.

The Xperia 1 III will come in two color variants: Frosted Black and Frosted Purple. The Xperia 5 III, on the other hand, will be available in three color options: black, green, and pink. Both will run Android 11 out of the box.

You can watch the official product videos for the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III:


Sony Xperia 10 III

Along with the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III, Sony also shared some details about its Xperia 10 III smartphone focused on all kinds of budgets. This device comes with a 6-inch Full-HD + OLED 21: 9 HDR display, Snapdragon 690 SoC, a 4,500 mAh battery and a triple camera setup. The Xperia 10 III includes a 12MP prime lens, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens. There is no periscope camera on this one.

The Sony Xperia 10 III comes in black, blue, white and pink and will be on sale in early summer. You can see the official product video of the device below.

Price and availability of the Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III

Sony has yet to reveal pricing details for its latest flagships. Regarding availability information, all three devices will be available for purchase “Early summer,” according to the company. We will update this post whenever Sony shares more details on device pricing and availability.

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