Sony announced their 2022 flagship phone, the Xperia 1 IV. It’s a follow up to the 1 III, unveiled a year ago. Its features include the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, seamless optical zoom and better tools for both audio and video recording. The design though is almost identical to the Xperia 1 III. That means a tall, narrow design with a flat screen, and bigger bezels both above and below. The display is also the same as its predecessor: 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and it supports HDR, and has a wide 21:9 aspect ratio. Where the screen differs is in terms of brightness, as the Sony Xperia 1 IV is 50% brighter than the Xperia 1 III.
Sony has also added features for gaming. A 240Hz touch sampling rate, motion blur reduction, an audio equalizer, and voice chat optimization. Plus there are tools for game streaming, like 120Hz recording, an audio mixer and a voice changer.
Colours: Black, Violet
Operating System: Android™ 12
Display: 6.5″ 21:9 Wide display 4K HDR OLED (3840 x 1644), 120Hz Refresh rate, 240Hz Motion blur reduction
Processor: Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform
Memory & Storage: 12 GB RAM, 512 GB UFS, microSDXC support (up to 1 TB)
Front Camera: 12 MP, Aperture F2.0, 1/2.9″ Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor, 83° Field of View
HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo, SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), Portrait selfie, Display flash, Hand gesture
Rear Cameras: 12 MP, Aperture F1.7, 82° Field of View, 1/1.7″ Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor
12 MP, Aperture F2.3 (85 mm) – F2.8 (125 mm), Field of View 28° (85 mm) – 20° (125 mm), 1/3.5″ Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor
12 MP Ultrawide, Aperture F2.2, 124° Field of View, 1/2.5″ Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor
PS Remote Play, DUALSHOCK®4/DualSense™ compatibility, Game Enhancer
Water resistant (IPX5/IPX8), Dust proof (IP6X)
Battery: 5000 mAh
Fingerprint sensor, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qi Wireless charging, Battery Share function, 3.5 mm audio jack, 360 Reality Audio Certified, 360 Reality Audio Upmix, Full-stage stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos®, DSEE Ultimate, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive