Sony Xperia 1 II with 4K screen, Snapdragon 865 launched

Joanna Estrada
May 25, 2020

The Xperia 1 Mk II is showing the real Sony uniqueness.

The handset has just been made official outside India and is priced at a hefty $1,199.99 (roughly ₹91,000).

It hasn't yet been confirmed whether that same incentive will be available outside the U.S., or what date the Sony Xperia 1 II will be available from in other regions, but we'd expect it will be similar.

To sweeten the deal (and possibly cushion the financial setback), Sony is giving away the well-received WF-1000XM3 earbuds with pre-orders placed below June 28.

"To recap on the specs, the Xperia 1 II (pronounced as Xperia One Mark Two) features a 6.5" 4K HDR OLED display that comes with a "cinematic" 21:9 aspect ratio. The triple camera setup on the back includes a 12MP primary camera, a 12MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a time-of-flight depth sensor. Now, we wouldn't expect an exact price conversion, but the Sony Xperia 1 cost $949 / £849 (roughly AU$1,365) at launch, so the Sony Xperia 1 II is around $250 more and is likely to see a similar bump in other regions. Yes, that's a 4K screen and not a 2K (QHD) screen that most flagships feature these days.

Despite being having the latest Snapdragon 865 processor, the Xperia 1 II is said to be a 4G LTE-only device for the United States market. There are stereo speakers at the front and the support for 3.5mm headphones is also available. At the front, you get an 8-megapixel shooter for clicking those selfies. There's also wireless charging feature in Xperia 1 II. Powering the device is a 4,000mAh battery that supports USB-C PD fast-charging. This is Sony's latest flagship smartphone that runs on a Snapdragon 865 processor and it addresses a number of shortfalls from the current Xperia 1. It also features Dolby Atmos sound, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, to deliver a multi-dimensional surround sound experience.

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