Press release

Sony’s Flagship Xperia 1, which Delivers Creative Entertainment Experiences and Unprecedented Professional-Grade Technologies, Will Launch on July 12 in the United States

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Xperia 1, Sony’s latest vision for mobile technology, packs a host of
highlight features such as the world’s
first 4K OLED display in a smartphone
i with 21:9
CinemaWide™ display (6.5”), and the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphoneii
with a triple lens camera and up to 10 fps burst shooting with AF/AE
tracking for precision focus and exposure. Sony’s Xperia 1 will launch
July 12 in the United States at Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, Focus
Camera and other participating retail outlets. Xperia 1 will retail for

Xperia 1 delivers cinematic aspect ratio and accurate color
reproduction, for a viewing experience that is true to the creators’
intention. The X1™ for mobile engine, powered by Sony’s award-winning
BRAVIA® TV technologies, brings HDR (High Dynamic Range) remastering
technologies ensuring everything you watch, including streamed content,
can be enjoyed with more contrast, color and clarity.

Inspired by Master Monitor color reproduction from Sony’s professional
technology, which is used in leading Hollywood studio productions,
Xperia 1 lets you experience unprecedented color accuracy with our new
Creator mode to bring content to life exactly as it was envisioned. The
display, together with originally developed image processing, supports
10-bitiii tonal gradation and wide color space ITU-R BT.2020,
as well as DCI-P3 with Illuminant D65. The sleek display is encased by
durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on front and back, while IP65/IP68
certified water resistanceiv guards against the elements.
Experience pro-level quality in every photo with an advanced triple lens
camera (12MP) for any situation and light conditions: 16mm for wide
landscapes, a versatile 26mm lens and a 52mm lens telephoto shooting
(35mm equiv.).

Tell more stories with cinema recording and precise photo shooting

Technologies from Sony’s acclaimed Alpha interchangeable lens camera are
inherited in Xperia 1 as BIONZ X™ for mobile enabling the world’s first
Eye AF (Auto Focus) in a smartphone and deliver continuous burst
shooting with up to 10 fps AF/AE tracking (Auto Focus and Auto Exposure)
to give you precision focus and optimal exposure. Capture better low
light images with the bright F1.6 lens and large pixel pitch 1.4μm Dual
Photo Diode image sensor ensuring even moving subjects are blur-free,
while RAW noise reduction delivers beautifully clear images.

Compatible with Sony’s Imaging Edge™v application, instantly
transfer videos and still images from your camera to Xperia 1 while
shooting so you’re able to check the quality or upload to social media
instantlyvi. Imaging Edge also supports 4K movie transfervii
so no quality is lost when transferring from one device to the other.

Only Sony can bring industry-leading professional technology to Xperia
1, enabling you to capture your everyday life in cinematic style with
Cinema Pro. Create the intended mood from a total of eight different
color management pre-set expressions to turn your clips into cinematic
stories. The unique hybrid stabilization system running Optical
SteadyShot™ with a unique algorithm to ensure smooth and shake-free

Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos® sound

This ultimate viewing experience is further enhanced by Dolby Atmos,
tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, transporting
you into the story with moving audio that flows above and around you
with breathtaking realism.

An Enhanced Mobile Gaming Experience

The expansive 21:9 display also takes mobile gaming to the next level by
offering a deeper unrestricted field-of-view of all your gameplay, while
Game Enhancer optimizes the performance and blocks unwanted
notifications, as well as enables you to record gameplay and find game
tips online.

Experience incredible performance and improved power efficiency with the
latest flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform. This offers
high-speed Gigabit LTE capability, up to 25% faster CPU, and up to 40%
GPU performance versus the previous generation, and Snapdragon Elite
Gaming, for handling processor-intensive apps and games with ease.

The high capacity 3330 mAh battery, combined with Smart Stamina, Battery
Care,viii and Xperia Adaptive Charging, help keep you powered
throughout the day.


Xperia 1 will be available in the United States at Best Buy, Amazon, B&H
Photo, Focus Camera and other participating retail outlets, with two
color options: Black and Purple. Xperia 1 is both operable on GSM
networks and certified to work on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

For more information on Xperia 1 please visit


Full specifications for Xperia 1 can be found here:

About Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony
Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game,
communications, key device and information technology products for both
the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures,
computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely
positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in
the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone and tablet portfolio, as well
as innovative smart products, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the
best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy
connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For
more information:


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i Xperia 1 features a 6.5 inch Ultra Wide 4K (1644 x
3840px) OLED High Dynamic Range (HDR) display. Verified by Strategy
Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service against the published display
specifications for over 14,000 smartphones. Correct as of February
24, 2019
ii Xperia 1’s camera features Eye AF (autofocus) capable
of identifying and keeping a human eye in focus. Verified by
Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAXService against the published camera
specifications for over 14,000 smartphones. Correct as of the
February 24, 2019
iii 8 bit display with 2 bit software smoothing

iv Xperia 1 is water resistant and protected against
dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash
off dirt under a tap, but remember all ports and attached covers
should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely
underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated
water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device
will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress
Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see
Note the Xperia 1 has a capless USB port to connect and charge.
The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging.

v A successor application of PlayMemories Mobile.
Existing PlayMemories Mobile users can use this by updating
PlayMemories Mobile
vi Compatible with ILCE-9 with software update Ver.5.0 or
later. Files are imported in 2MP size when using this function
vii Compatible with ILCE-9 with software update Ver.5.0
or later, ILCE-7RM3, ILCE-7M3, ILCE-6400, DSC-RX0M2, DSC-RX10M4,
DSC-RX100M6, DSC-RX100M5A. Availability of video transfer and
playback varies depending on smartphone in use.
viii Battery Care charges your phone to 90%, waits, then
charges to 100% just before your normal wake-up time. * This feature
is available for still images only