While Sony might be somewhat quiet these days when it comes to flagships, the company is still very much in the game. In fact, Sony has recently announced their latest flagship handset in the form of the Sony Xperia 1 II, the successor to last year’s smartphone where it will come with a host of improvements and changes.
One of the biggest changes we’re seeing with the Xperia 1 II is the addition of 5G. Given that more smartphones are expected to include 5G support this year, it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that the Xperia 1 II will feature support for it. Other features of the phone include the use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 6.5-inch 4K OLED screen with a tall aspect ratio of 21:9, Dolby Atmos support, and also a brand new camera.
With this new camera, Sony will be using a Zeiss branded lens with T* coating that helps reduce reflections. There will be a triple camera setup on the back where they will all sport 12MP sensors, with one featuring a 16mm f/2.2 lens, one with a 70mm f/2.4 lens, and the third will feature a 24mm f/1.7 lens. There will also be the inclusion of a 3D time of flight sensor.
Other features of the phone include a 4,000mAh battery that according to Sony, will last longer than expected thanks to the use of new battery algorithms that are designed to optimize it. The Sony Xperia 1 II will be released this spring, but there is no mention of pricing just yet.