Sony’s camera-centric Xperia 1 III to ship on August nineteenth for $1,299

Sony’s subsequent flagship telephone, the Xperia 1 III, will ship on August nineteenth within the US — for a whopping $1,299.99. It’s out there to preorder in the present day, the corporate introduced. The brand new photography-focused telephone is designed as a complement to Sony’s Alpha digicam vary, and it introduces a variable periscope-style telephoto lens. It’s additionally geared up with nearly every thing you’d anticipate from a flagship Android telephone in 2021, together with a Snapdragon 888 processor, 5G, and a 6.5-inch show with 120Hz refresh charge.

The Xperia 1 II launched at $1,200 — expensive even for a top-of-the-line gadget — and Sony isn’t backing off by pricing this one at an additional $100. On this case at the very least, customers within the US will be capable of make the most of its 5G connectivity; final yr’s mannequin had the proper {hardware} however couldn’t use US 5G networks. The 6.5-inch 4K show has additionally been upgraded to a quicker 120Hz refresh charge in comparison with final yr’s mannequin (which had a typical 60Hz charge), and also you’ll get an even bigger 4,500mAh battery, too.


Sony Xperia 1 II evaluation: it’s a stretch

If the Xperia 1 III sounds interesting however paying $1,300 doesn’t, the Xperia 5 III is a smaller-screen variant that may probably price a bit much less, although US value and transport are nonetheless unannounced. Within the meantime, in case you are prepared to shell out high greenback for the 1 III, Sony’s providing a wholesome preorder incentive by throwing in a pair of WF-1000XM3 noise-canceling earbuds without spending a dime on orders positioned by September twenty sixth. The Xperia 1 III will likely be offered straight from Sony and different third-party retailers.

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