Sony’s 5G flagship Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II are officially released, with camera technology derived from Sony’s mirrorless camera

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 the beauty of many black technologies and industrial designs such as Sony's imaging, display and audio, and bring consumers new experiences in photography, audio and video, and games. 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).

New products Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II

The Xperia series of smartphones, inherited from Sony’s Mirrorless™ camera technology, through ingenuity research and challenge innovation, bring a breakthrough to support up to 20 frames per second * 1 AF/AE (autofocus/auto exposure) tracking continuous shooting function, let Mirrorless camera quality photography experience can be easily obtained on the mobile phone; thanks to the expansion of the Sony TV image processing chip, the mobile phone screen can restore more real and delicate picture performance; the first 5G signal is equipped to break the speed limit, Further enhance the all-round entertainment experience such as photography, audio and video, and games.

Born for speed Xperia 1 II brings immersive video entertainment experience

Sony's flagship smartphone Xperia 1 II main features

  • Using a large aperture triple camera and 3D iToF sensor shooting system, integrated with the acclaimed Sony Micro-Single™ technology, supports up to 20 frames per second*1 high-speed continuous shooting and 60 times per second * 2 autofocus and metering detection , Real-time eye focusing is based on the original human eye, and the animal eye focusing function is added * 3.
  • 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, X1™ for mobile image processing engine technology, provide more realistic color reproduction and immersion Style viewing experience.
  • The world's first * 4 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.
  • Xperia 1 II supports 5G dual-mode mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom. It is equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G mobile platform and Snapdragon X55 5G Modem system. The speed and performance of CPU and GPU are 25% higher than that of the previous model Xperia 1. A smoother user experience.

New 5G smartphone Xperia 1 II

Fast focus high-speed continuous shooting comes from the technical power of Sony Mirrorless™ camera

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 high-speed triple camera system

Xperia 1 II is equipped with up to 20 frames per second*1 super-fast autofocus/auto exposure tracking continuous shooting function, designed for shooting moving subjects (such as children or animals*3) and high-speed sports, it can accurately lock the focus and track the subject , To capture every important moment. In addition, the real-time eye focus function can detect the eyes of humans and animals and lock the focus during shooting to take clear and eye-catching portrait photos.

Xperia 1 II high-speed motion capture

Xperia 1 II's fast focus function can be used in dim environments. Combines four superb imaging technologies, including full-pixel dual-core phase detection focusing system *5 , autofocus system covering approximately 70% of the sensor range *6 , 3D iToF sensor * 7, and 1/1.7-inch (Exmor RS™ for mobile) extra-large image The sensor makes the shooting sensitivity 1.5 times higher than that of the previous model Xperia 1, and can focus quickly and accurately even in low-light environments.

The Xperia 1 II triple-lens camera uses three lenses with different focal lengths (16mm/24mm/70mm), which can not only meet diversified photo composition needs, but also can be combined with the newly equipped "Photographer" APP to manually set ISO, shutter speed, etc. The professional operation function brings users the professional shooting experience of Sony Mirrorless™ camera, which is more convenient when shooting. Added Raw format shooting, you can also get more post-production space.

Xperia 1 II is equipped with "Photographer" APP

At the same time, the Xperia 1 II is compatible with the Sony "Imaging Edge™ for Mobile" mobile phone application. Users can connect the Xperia 1 II to a Sony Mirrorless™ camera *8 and use the mobile phone to set the focus mode and ISO sensitivity, etc., conveniently Transfer images to your mobile phone through Sony Mirrorless™ or Sony Black Card™ series cameras, and then you can review them on a professional-standard screen.

Xperia 1 II supports image transfer with Sony cameras

The "Movie Master" APP, powered by CineAlta, provides more options for slow motion photography for various creative purposes. As the world's first*4 smartphone that supports 4K HDR 120fps slow motion movie recording, when set to 24fps, it can achieve up to 5 times slow motion playback. The "Cinema Master" APP supports 2K 120fps 10-bit HDR high frame rate movie shooting *9 and can record at a 21:9 screen widescreen ratio of 24/25/30/60fps *10 , presenting movie-like expressiveness. The APP has built-in eight different tone presets to help users adjust the scene atmosphere to a more suitable movie style. Thanks to the audio separation technology of Sony's unique intelligent wind noise filter technology, it can reduce wind noise interference and make the reception clearer.

Immersed in the world of audio-visual entertainment

Xperia 1 II's advanced audio and video quality technology brings users an excellent mobile entertainment experience. It uses a 21:9 screen widescreen design, with Sony’s proud 4K HDR OLED screen, X1™ for mobile image processing engine, master display mode adjusted by CineAlta, and built-in motion blur reduction technology (Motion Blur Reduction) Effectively reduce the image delay, make the picture clearer, professional color gamut and color depth adjustment technology allows users to have a more immersive experience when watching movies; in terms of audio, it has been adjusted in cooperation with Sony Pictures Entertainment (Sony Pictures Entertainment). Dolby Atmos® brings a powerful multi-directional stereo experience, allowing consumers to fully participate in the world of audio-visual entertainment.

Relying on Sony's excellent audio hardware and professional music entertainment technology, Xperia and Sony Music Entertainment have joined hands to inject clear and melodious sound quality into Xperia 1 II, bringing a unique listening experience that is faithful to the original sound. In addition, Xperia 1 II has 360 Reality Audio hard decoding function. Whether you are using the dual forward sound field of the dual front stereo speakers of the mobile phone, or listening to music through the 3.5mm jack with wired or wireless headphones, you can enjoy a wonderful music experience. Not only that, the Xperia 1 II audio processing has been specially tuned to reduce the left and right channel interference to 20dB, which is about 90% lower than using a USB-C headset connection.

Xperia 1 II provides high-quality audio and video

In addition to supporting high-resolution audio and wireless high-resolution audio *11 , Xperia 1 II also introduces DSEE Ultimate audio technology, which uses AI technology to improve the digital audio quality in real time to close to the high-resolution level, bringing richer and fuller listening Experience, this function also supports wired or wireless headphones to play built-in or streaming music.

5G is born for speed

Xperia 1 II supports 5G dual-mode mobile Unicom Telecom Netcom, and with 5G high-speed network support, it brings a breakthrough high-speed and smooth experience, allowing professional users to get more high-quality audio-visual entertainment games and other content at will. Equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G mobile platform and Snapdragon X55 5G Modem system, it can realize gaming, shooting, multi-tasking parallel and connection at gigabit 5G speed, and the speed and performance of CPU and GPU are better than previous models Xperia 1 is enhanced by 25%, bringing a smooth user experience.

Xperia 1 II is equipped with a unified configuration of 12GB memory and 256GB capacity. 12GB of memory can run multiple applications more quickly and smoothly, meeting the needs of efficient work, life and entertainment in the 5G era. Built-in 4,000mAh (typical value) long-life battery * 12, combined with a series of charging technologies can effectively improve battery performance and meet the needs of users throughout the day. With IP65 / IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating * 13, pre-loaded with Android™ 10 operating system.

New product Xperia 1 II night inkstone black, moon pear white, twilight purple, green mountain green

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. Except night inkstone, the other three-color fuselage adopts Corning Gorilla® sixth-generation tempered glass at the front and rear, which is lightweight and durable. Sony will also provide accessories such as black, gray, and purple transparent flip phone cases, as well as black and purple cradle phone cases to meet different user needs. The cradle phone case has a slim and convenient design that allows consumers to comfortably see through the screen. Movie or play games.

New 5G smartphone Xperia 5 II

Xperia 5 II continues many core technologies of Xperia 1 II, achieving more powerful functions in a more compact body.

The three-lens camera with Zeiss optical system calibrated specifically for Xperia 5 II, derived from Sony's Mirrorless™ technology, the "Photographer" APP that achieves fast and accurate auto exposure and focus, can achieve real-time eye focus of humans and animals*3, the same With up to 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*4.

It also has a "Movie Master" APP created by Sony's professional cinema camera CineAlta technology, and a 21:9 widescreen that brings more viewing pleasure. In addition, superior audio features, including high-resolution audio, 3.5 mm audio jack and front stereo speakers, and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G mobile platform will be integrated into the slim and exquisite body design to suit users Pocket entertainment and carry around. It also supports 120Hz refresh rate * 14, 240Hz motion blur suppression * 15 and 240Hz touch sampling rate * 16, to provide a smoother and more precise gaming experience.

Compact body design, exquisite accompanying

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, which is more lightweight and delicate. The curvature of the four corners has been increased. The overall design takes into account the comfort of one-handed holding, and it is easier to go with you when you put it in your pocket.

Although compact, the Xperia 5 II has a battery life that is not inferior. It is powered by a high-capacity 4,000mAh (typical) battery*14 and supports fast charging. At the same time, it has IP65/IP68 waterproof and dustproof grade*13, preloaded with Android™ 10 operating system. Corning Gorilla® sixth-generation tempered glass provides Xperia 5 II users with peace of mind, with a lightweight and durable design.

"Complimentary to go, born for speed", Xperia 5 II supports telecommunications, Unicom 5G dual mode; mobile 5G SA single mode, users can easily enjoy high-quality downloads and seamless streaming media transmission, even including high-resolution media files. Equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G mobile platform and Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem system, 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 .

120Hz refresh rate to play anytime, anywhere

Xperia 5 II equipped with a variety of advanced entertainment functions can be said to be a veritable gaming phone. The 21:9 screen widescreen brings an immersive gaming experience, with a game enhancer—ultra-high-speed performance, 120Hz refresh rate*14 and precise 240Hz touch sampling rate*16, providing a strong guarantee for users to win games . All entertainment features of Xperia 5 II are designed in collaboration with professional e-sports gamers to ensure the best gaming experience.

Xperia 5 II enjoyable gaming experience

Xperia 5 II uses a 21:9 screen wider than traditional mobile phone screens, which can display more game screens. Xperia users will enjoy a broader field of vision, and this advantage is especially reflected in first-person shooter games. Not only can users watch game actions without barriers on the native 120Hz refresh rate display, but Xperia 5 II can clearly present fast-moving objects to provide a smooth gaming experience. Not only that, relying on 240Hz motion blur suppression technology*15, 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 game operations precise and controllable in real time; in terms of touch response speed, it is also 35% faster than Xperia 5.

The game enhancer provides a series of functions and settings to help users improve game performance and assist users to get more victories in the racing game mode. Users can record screenshots, audio or video clips to share the best moments. In addition, the HS heat suppression function guarantees a longer game time and effectively prevents the phone from overheating.

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. Four colors are available: black, blue, gray and pink.

New product Xperia 5 II blue, gray, black, 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) . For more information about new products, please pay attention to Sony China Online Mall , Sony China WeChat Official Account (WeChat ID: sonycn_001), Sony Xperia Official Weibo or Sony Xperia WeChat Official Account (WeChat Account: SonyXperiaChina).

*1 24mm cameras can use AF/AE for continuous shooting up to 20fps, 16mm and 70mm cameras can use AF/AE for continuous shooting up to 10fps. This function can be used in the "Photographer" APP. It is effective when the shooting mode is "Hi", and when the shutter speed is 1/100 second or faster. The maximum continuous shooting frame rate depends on the shooting mode and environment.

* 2For a 24mm lens, it is effective when the shutter speed is 1/60 second or faster. The "Photographer" APP can also use this function. The photo effect depends on the shooting environment.

*3 Accurate focus may not be obtained in some situations or certain subjects, and it is not suitable for all animals.

*4 The main camera of Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II has a 4K HDR 120fps slow motion movie recording function. According to the published camera specifications of more than 14,000 smartphones, Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAXService verification, as of September 17, 2020.

Applies to recording time limit. 4K HDR 120fps is only applicable to the 24mm lens of the "Movie Master" APP.

*5 The full-pixel dual-core phase detection focusing system is suitable for 16mm and 24mm cameras.

*6 Applicable to 24mm cameras.

*7 The longest distance is 5m. When shooting movies, the 3D iToF sensor is suitable for 70mm cameras.

*8 For the specific camera models compatible with Sony Mirrorless™, please refer to the Sony official website.

*9 Movies shot at a high frame rate of 120fps will be shot and played in slow motion. The slow motion effect depends on the FPS playback speed, such as x2/x4/x4.8/x5.

*10 The recording time is limited. The playback effect will be affected by the platform and screen hardware.

*11 High-resolution audio and high-resolution audio wireless require compatible headphones.

*12 The rated power is 3860mAh.

*13 Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II are dustproof and waterproof. All ports and machine covers must be tightly closed. Do not immerse the device completely in water, or contact liquids such as sea water, salt water, chlorinated water, or drinks. Misuse and improper use of this device will result in invalid maintenance. This device has been tested and passed the Ingress Protection IP65/68 rating standard. Please note that Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II are equipped with an unprotected USB port for connection and charging. Before charging, the USB port must be completely dry.

*14 This feature may vary depending on game content, game availability and compatibility.

*15 240Hz motion blur suppression is a game enhancer function. With a display refresh rate of 120Hz, it will insert a black frame between each frame to provide the equivalent visual effect of 240Hz refresh rate. The effect is that there is no blurred image, but the brightness is slightly reduced. This feature may vary depending on content, game availability and compatibility.

*16 The display ratio may vary depending on the content format.