On October 15, 2020, Sony China announced the launch of its annual flagship smartphones Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II. Adhering to the concept of “Born for Speed”, the two new products incorporate Sony’s advanced technologies such as imaging, display and audio, and at the same time combine Sony’s excellent industrial design to provide consumers with a more comprehensive experience in photography, audio and video, and games. . The Xperia series of smartphones, inherited from Sony's mirrorless camera technology, brings breakthrough support for tracking and continuous shooting of up to 20 frames per second AF/AE (autofocus/auto exposure) on smartphones; thanks to the Sony TV image processing chip The ability to expand allows mobile phone screens to restore more real and delicate picture performance; in addition, this series of products further improves the support for 5G networks, providing users with faster network connection performance. At present, the two new products have officially opened for pre-sale, and will be on sale in different channels in late October (Xperia 1 II) and November (Xperia 5 II).
Xperia 1 II brings immersive video entertainment experience
In terms of imaging, Sony’s flagship smartphone Xperia 1 II uses a large aperture triple camera and 3D iToF sensor shooting system, which integrates Sony’s unique advantages in micro-single technology, making Xperia 1II support high-speed continuous shooting up to 20 frames per second and 60 times per second auto focus and light metering detection, real-time eye focus based on the original human eye, new animal eye focus function. The newly designed three-lens camera integrates the excellent Sony mirrorless autofocus technology and the ZEISS optics technology specially tuned for Xperia 1 II. The addition of ZEISS T coating helps reduce light reflections and can present more precise and detailed colors and contrast. , Greatly enhance the phone shooting effect.
Xperia 1 II triple-lens camera uses three lenses with different focal lengths (16mm/24mm/70mm), which can not only meet the needs of more diversified photo composition and shooting scenes, but also can be combined with the newly equipped "Photographer" APP to realize manual settings Professional operation functions such as ISO and shutter speed provide users with a professional shooting experience at the level of a mirrorless camera. Added Raw format shooting, you can also get more post-production space. At the same time, Xperia 1 II is compatible with Sony’s "Imaging Edge for Mobile" mobile phone application. Users can connect Xperia 1 II to Sony’s mirrorless camera and use the phone to set the focus mode and ISO sensitivity. Or the Sony Black Card series camera can transfer the image to the mobile phone, and you can review it on a professional-standard screen.
In terms of appearance, 21:9 screen widescreen design, 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display, master mode supported by CineAlta and Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA TV technology, and X1 for mobile image processing engine technology, provide more realistic color reproduction And an immersive movie-watching experience. Sony Xperia 1 II is also the world’s first smartphone that supports 4K HDR 120Hz slow motion shooting. When recording at 24fps, it can support up to 5 times slow motion playback at the fastest, giving video shooting a cinematic expression.
In China, Xperia 1 II supports 5G dual-mode mobile Unicom Telecom and Netcom. It is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform and Snapdragon X55 5G Modem. The speed and performance of CPU and GPU are increased by 25% compared with the previous model Xperia 1. Come for a smoother experience. Xperia 1 II offers four classic colors to choose from: Qingshan Green, Night Inkstone Black, Twilight Purple, and Moon Pear White. Among them, Qingshan Green is a customized color matching for the Chinese market. Together with the matte night inkstone black, it is first sold in the Chinese market. Sony will also provide accessories such as black, gray, and purple transparent flip phone cases, as well as black and purple stand phone cases to meet different user needs.
New 5G smartphone Xperia 5 II
Xperia 5 II continues many core technologies of Xperia 1 II. The three-lens camera with Zeiss optical system calibrated specifically for Xperia 5 II is also derived from Sony’s mirrorless technology and realizes fast and accurate auto-exposure focusing. It can achieve real-time eye focusing of humans and animals. 20 frames per second*1 autofocus continuous shooting, 60 times per second*2 autofocus and metering detection performance level, it is also the first smartphone to support 4K HDR 120Hz slow motion shooting. These professional camera functions and modes are also reflected in the more compact Xperia 5 II.
Xperia 5 II uses a 6.1-inch screen size, a body width of 68 mm, a thickness of 8 mm, and a body weight of only 163 grams. The overall design takes into account the comfort of one-handed use, and is more lightweight and delicate. Although the volume has been reduced, the Xperia 5 II battery life is not inferior, it is powered by a high-capacity 4,000mAh (typical value) battery, and also supports fast charging. It also has IP65/IP68 waterproof and dustproof grade*13. Xperia 5 II supports telecommunications, China Unicom 5G dual mode; mobile 5G SA single mode. Equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform, it can realize gaming, shooting, multi-task parallelization and connection at gigabit 5G speed, and the CPU and GPU speeds are both 25% higher than Xperia 5.
Xperia 5 II uses a 21:9 screen wider than traditional mobile phone screens, which can display more game screens. During the game, users can not only watch game actions without barriers on the native 120Hz refresh rate display, but Xperia 5 II can clearly present fast-moving objects, thereby providing a smooth gaming experience. Not only that, relying on 240Hz motion blur suppression technology, the screen will achieve a smear-free display effect at 240Hz per second. For games that require quick finger control, Xperia 5 II also has advantages. The 240Hz touch scan rate support, which is 4 times higher than the previous model Xperia 5, makes the game operation precise and controllable in real time. With its excellent gaming experience, Xperia 5 II has become the official smartphone for the 2020 Tencent QQ Speed mobile game S-League.
Xperia 5 II also provides a mobile phone case with a stand. The stand is built into the back of the case. The shape is designed to be slim, allowing you to enjoy a comfortable viewing angle when watching video content or games. The new Xperia 5 II is also available in four colors, namely blue, gray, black, and pink. The new Sony 5G flagship mobile phone is now on pre-sale. The Sony Xperia 1 II is priced at 7,999 yuan (USD $1143) and the Sony Xperia 5 II is priced at 5,999 yuan (USD $857) .