Sony XPERIA 1 III, XPERIA 5 III and XPERIA 10 III Smartphones Officially Announced

Sony today officially announced three new additions to its Xperia 1, Xperia 5 and Xperia 10 series line-ups with Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and XPERIA 10 III.

Sony Xperia 1 III Smartphone: B&HAdorama.

Sony Xperia 5 III Smartphone: B&HAdorama.

Whether they are photographers, audiophiles, cinephiles, gamers or cinematographers alike, the next generation of Xperia 1 and 5 flagship series will enrich the user experience with its plethora of new features. This is the next level of Xperia that transforms with speed and beyond.

  • World´s first smartphone with a Variable telephoto lens paired with a dual PD sensor
  • Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals, newly equipped Real-time Tracking[i] and fast, accurate continuous AF across all lenses
  • 20fps Burst Mode with low light noise reduction powered by BIONZ X™
  • Brand new AI super resolution zoom technology
  • Updated Photography Pro feature – now equipped with ‘Basic Mode’
  • World’s first smartphone with a 4K HDR 120Hz Refresh rate display [ii] crafted from Gorilla® Glass Victus™[iii]
  • Evolved Full-stage stereo speakers – now 40% louder than previous model[iv]
  • New and improved Game Enhancer features – including a new audio equaliser, an optimised V.C microphone and highframe rate recording feature
  • World’s first smartphone to reproduce 360 Reality Audio in the speakers, as the recording artist intended it to be heard[v]
  • Addition of brand new 360 Spatial Sound – for up-mixing stereo music into an immersive audio experience
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform
  • Improved battery life (4500mAh)and the ability to charge up to 50% of capacity in 30 minutes with the kitted 30W charger – in addition to a newly extended battery life of up to three years[vi]

Professional technology from Alpha TM cameras

Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III were co-developed with the engineers behind Alpha series cameras, renowned for their industry-leading autofocus technology. Both models include fast, accurate continuous AF across all lenses and Real-time Eye AF.And in Xperia 5 III, object tracking technology is featured, allowing photographers to capture accurate shots of moving subjects in a wide variety of scenarios with a simple tap on the screen.

Xperia 1 III presents a more sophisticated feature set for photographers who strive for picture perfect results. Object tracking is upgraded with Real-time Tracking, allowing users to shoot the most challenging moving subjects in precise focus. Using AI-based algorithms and the 3D iToF sensor to measure distance, Real-time Tracking can accurately detect and focus on a subject and continue to track it even if it temporarily moves out of sight[vii].

Furthermore, both models offer continuous AF that performs AF / AE calculations at 60 times per second – enabling users to shoot and store 20 shots (20fps) with high precision, accurate focus and optimised exposure[viii]. This level of performance is comparable to that used in professional sports cameras such as the Alpha 9 series. The BIONZ X™ processor enables users to shoot in low-light scenarios in Burst Mode for the first time, producing results with noise reduction that have never previously been possible in predecessor models.

Sony Xperia 1 III Key Features:

  • GSM / 4G LTE + 5G Compatible
  • North American Variant
  • Rear Triple 12MP Cameras & 3D iTOF
  • Wide, Ultra-Wide & 70/105mm Telephoto
  • Real-Time Tracking & Burst Shooting
  • Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform
  • 256GB Storage Capacity + 12GB of RAM
  • 6.5″ 4K HDR 21:9 120 Hz OLED Screen
  • Full-Stage Front-Firing Stereo Speakers
  • Android 11 Operating System

Sony Xperia 5 III Key Features:

  • GSM / 4G LTE + 5G Compatible
  • North American Variant
  • Rear Triple 12MP Cameras
  • Wide, Ultra-Wide & 70/105mm Telephoto
  • Subject Tracking & Burst Shooting
  • Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform
  • 128GB Storage Capacity + 8GB of RAM
  • 6.5″ HDR 21:9 120 Hz OLED Screen
  • Full-Stage Front-Firing Stereo Speakers
  • Android 11 Operating System

Xperia 10 III is packed full of entertainment features, offers an extended battery life[i] and is presented in a stylish, compact, lightweight, and water resistant body. Xperia 10 III is an exceptional mid-range handset that has been designed with power, speed and portability in mind.

  • First Xperia 10 series model to feature 5G connectivity with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 690 5G Mobile Platform[ii]
  • 25% more capacity than Xperia 10 II with a 4500mAh battery– remaining healthy for up to [iii]
  • Improved sleek and lightweight design featuring IP65/IP68 water and dust resistance and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6
  • Enhanced for low light scene and moving object with the new triple lens camera, plus additional features such as the new animal detection in Auto mode[iv]
  • 21:9 Wide 6” notch-less FHD+ OLED display that includes HDR support for cinematic enjoyment
  • DSEE Ultimate for near High-Resolution Audio quality and optimal listening pleasure – whether wired through the 3.5mm jack or wireless
  • Available in three stylish colours to suit all tastes

You can also read the full press release at Sony EU.