Sony Xperia 1 IV: return to the premium range with 4K screen at 120 Hz and real optical zoom

The new Sony Xperia 1 IV is now official, a smartphone that is committed to highly advanced hardware, with a special focus on photography and the screen. Sony’s flagship mobile does not skimp on specifications, and will compete with the most powerful models on the market.

The Sony Xperia 1 IV mounts a triple rear camera of 12 MP , consisting of a main sensor, an ultra wide angle and a real optical zoom of 85-125 mm . The three sensors are capable of recording video at 4K and 120 fps, so it is another very careful aspect.

On the front of the Sony Xperia 1 IV is also a 12 MP selfie camera , and the phone houses a physical button to take photos. As usual, we find rectilinear and minimalist finishes, in the style of the Japanese manufacturer.

The 6.5-inch 4K 120Hz OLED display (240Hz touch) supports HDR, and is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. Inside is a pointer Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

The 5,000 mAh battery offers fast charging and Qi wireless charging, plus the Sony Xperia 1 IV offers IP65/68 resistance to water and dust. Unsurprisingly, the software at the helm is Android 12 .

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Sony Xperia 1 IV, specifications

The new Sony Xperia 1 IV bets on a technical sheet of the highest level, to compete with premium mobiles such as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra or the iPhone 13 Pro. These are its details:

  1. Screen: 6.5-inch OLED 4K (3,840 x 1,644 px) with 120 Hz refresh rate.
  2. Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with 8 cores.
  3. Memory: 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage (and MicroSD slot).
  4. Rear camera: 12 MP f/1.7 main + 12 MP f/2.5 wide angle + 12 MP optical zoom.
  5. Front camera: 12 MP f/2.0.
  6. Connectivity: 5G, 4G, WiFi 6 (ac), Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC.
  7. Ports and sensors: USB C 3.2 and fingerprint reader.
  8. Resistance: IP65/68 to water and dust.
  9. Battery: 5,000 mAh with fast charging + wireless charging.
  10. Operating system: Android 12.

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Sony Xperia 1 IV, price and availability

The new Sony Xperia 1 IV will go on sale in mid-June at a price of 1,399 euros , a figure that places it in the premium segment.

Of course, the Sony Xperia 1 IV is a really advanced smartphone , and we will have to see how the public responds to this proposal from a manufacturer that has gradually been launching fewer phones on the market.