Sony announces three new smartphone models such as “Xperia 1 IV” equipped with a full-scale optical zoom for telephoto cameras

As a model of this summer of the Xperia series, Sony has a high-end model “Xperia 1 IV (Xperia One Mark Four)”, a middle range model “Xperia 10 IV (Xperia Ten Mark Four)”, an entry model “Xperia Ace III” (Xperia Ace Mark Three) ”was announced. Among them, the “Xperia 1 IV” is a telephoto camera equipped with a full-fledged optical zoom function, making it a new product.
Equipped with a telephoto camera that supports optical zoom.
Normal evolution model “Xperia 1 IV” that reduced the functional difference between cameras
The “Xperia 1 IV” is a high-end model that inherits the concept of the “Xperia 1” that is particular about video. The appearance is almost the same as the previous model “Xperia 1 III”, and the size is about 72 (width) x 165 (height) x 8.1 (thickness) mm, and there is no change. However, by aligning the height of the protective glass of the display with the edge of the frame, it is less likely to break the glass, and minor changes have been made such as omitting the call button of the Google Assistant. In terms of functionality, it is equipped with an IPX5 / 8 grade waterproof specification, an IP6X grade dustproof specification, a FeliCa port, and a Qi standard wireless charging port.
The display is basically the same as the “Xperia 1 III”, and it uses an approximately 6.5-inch organic EL display that supports 4K (3,840 x 1,640) display. It continues to support 240Hz drive with afterimage reduction function and 240Hz touch sampling rate. As an enhancement, the maximum brightness has been improved by 50% compared to the “Xperia 1 III”, and the “real-time HDR drive” function that enhances the visibility of HDR content has been added.
The display is basically the same as the “Xperia 1 III”, and it uses an approximately 6.5-inch organic EL display that supports 4K (3,840 x 1,640) display. It continues to support 240Hz drive with afterimage reduction function and 240Hz touch sampling rate. As an enhancement, the maximum brightness has been improved by 50% compared to the “Xperia 1 III”, and the “real-time HDR drive” function that enhances the visibility of HDR content has been added.
The main cameras are an ultra-wide-angle camera with approximately 12 million pixels (focal length 16 mm), a wide-angle camera with approximately 12 million pixels (24 mm), a telephoto camera with approximately 12 million pixels (85-125 mm), and a 3D iToF sensor for distance measurement. It is a quad camera that combines. Of particular note is the telephoto camera, which can use stepless optical zoom instead of the general digital zoom in the focal length range of 85mm to 125mm. In addition, seamless zooming from ultra-wide-angle to telephoto is possible even when shooting video, and each of the ultra-wide-angle, wide-angle, and telephoto cameras supports 4K / 120FPS slow-motion video recording. The front camera also has a sensor enhanced from 1/4 inch about 8 million pixels to 1 / 1.29 inch 12.2 million pixels.

It is also characterized by reducing the small differences in functions of each camera, and all cameras support pupil AF and object tracking, and hybrid image stabilization compatible with Flawless Eye is also available for telephoto cameras.
The basic specifications are to equip the SoC with “Snapdragon 8 Gen 1” for high-end, and combine 12GB of memory, 256GB of storage, and a microSDXC memory card slot that supports up to 1TB. The OS is Android 12. In addition, the communication function supports dual connectivity that uses both 5G millimeter waves and Sub6, as well as 5G SA (Stand Alone) mode.

It will be released after the beginning of June 2022. It will be released through NTT DoCoMo, au, and Softbank brands. The selling price at NTT DoCoMo is 190,872 yen (tax included), and that for au is 192,930 yen (tax included).
Achieves both a large capacity battery of 5,000mAh and a light weight of 161g
“Xperia 10 IV”
The successor to the middle range smartphone “Xperia 10 III”. The appearance is almost the same as the previous model, and it can be said that it is a keep concept product.

The body size of this machine is about 67 (width) x 153 (height) x 8.3 (thickness) mm, the weight is about 161 g, the width is 1 mm smaller than the previous model “Xperia 10 III”, and the weight is about 8 g. light. In addition to clearing IPX5 / 8 grade waterproof specifications and IP6X grade dustproof specifications, it also has a FeliCa port. The display is a 6.0-inch organic EL display “TRILUMINOUS Display” that supports 2,560 x 1,080 full HD + display, and although the resolution and size are the same as the previous model, the maximum brightness is improved by 1.5 times. In terms of sound, the headphone jack is installed, but the speakers are monaural.
The main camera is a triple camera that combines a wide-angle camera with about 8 million pixels (focal length 16 mm), a wide-angle camera with about 12 million pixels (27 mm), and a telephoto camera with about 8 million pixels (54 mm). As an enhancement, the wide-angle lens is equipped with an optical image stabilization mechanism. In addition, various improvements have been made, such as improved image quality during HDR shooting, noise reduction in night mode, improved backlight compensation during video shooting, and super-resolution processing with digital zoom. The front camera has 8 million pixels and there is no change, but the function that AI corrects the person appropriately has been added.
The SoC to be installed is “Snapdragon 695 5G”, which combines 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. The OS is Android 12. The battery capacity has increased by 500mAh from the previous model to 5,000mAh.

Release is scheduled for early July 2022 or later. The NTT DoCoMo version is 64,152 yen (tax included). It will also be released from au, UQ mobile, and Softbank channels.

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