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Sony Drops The New Xperia 1 IV

Sony has announced the new Xperia 1 IV smartphone, developed specifically for those looking for the very latest in smartphone technology, including cutting-edge imaging technology, advanced gaming capabilities and powerful audio features, all packaged in a compact and contemporary design.

Unveiling the all-new Xperia 1 IV: Bringing the most advanced video and photo capabilities to a smartphone with 4K 120 frames per second (fps) slow-motion video recording on all lenses, combined with seamless game streaming and immersive music listening

The Ultimate Mobile Gaming Experience

Advanced features for gaming include a 120Hz display, 240Hz motion blur reduction and touch-scanning rate. In addition, the game enhancer feature includes L-y (low gamma) raiser, audio equaliser and voice chat optimisation to provide an immersive gaming experience. The Xperia 1 IV is optimised with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming for superior gaming performance. It also has an ‘Heat Suppression power control (H. S. power control)’ function that suppresses performance deterioration and battery deterioration due to high temperature of the terminal even during game play and while connecting a charger.

The Xperia 1 IV simplifies gameplay sharing with the ‘RT record’ function that allows a user to record about 30 seconds before pressing the button. When using Game Enhancer with the new Xperia 1 IV, players can also livestream their gameplay to YouTubeTM. A gamer can check their audience’s comments even during live streaming, so the gamer can communicate with them in real time. This new model also facilitates better live streaming via a PC. It mixes all sounds including, the player’s voice, game music and the voice chat with other players, and sends it by single cable connection to a PC.

Xperia 1 IV has been chosen as the official device for the PUBG MOBILE E-sports Global Tournament 2022.

Livestream Anytime, Anywhere

The Xperia 1 IV improves the quality of live streaming, while simplifying the process. The device enables “Eye AF” and “Object Tracking” when using Videography Pro while livestreaming to YouTubeTM and so on. Alternatively, users can stream high-quality video from a compatible Alpha™camera while using Xperia 1 IV as an external monitor. When paired with Sony’s Vlog Monitor, users can livestream content at an even higher resolution by using the rear cameras.

Photography with Technology from Alpha™ Cameras

The Xperia 1 IV combines a powerful optical telephoto zoom lens with beautiful bokeh and advanced autofocus technology to deliver stunning imagery. Xperia 1 IV enables Real-Time Eye AF and 20fps burst with AE (auto exposure)/AF in HDR on all three lenses to capture portraits for both people and animals, even when photographing fast-moving subject and in challenging shooting conditions. In addition, the Xperia 1 IV uses AI white balance to capture and correct colors under challenging lighting conditions, delivering true to life results.

Image Sensor and Optical Zoom for the Next-Level Videography and Photography

Xperia 1 IV features three lenses; a 16mm ultra-wide lens, 24mm wide lens, and a new unique true optical telephoto zoom 85–125mm lens, to give creators the ability to capture a wide range of content.

All lenses have a 12MP ‘Exmor RS™ for mobile’ image sensor with a readout speed of up to 120fps. This capability allows the device to record at 4K 120fps for up to 5x slow-motion video recording, Real-time Eye AF and Real-time tracking for still shooting with every lens. The Xperia 1 IV also combines depth information, using the 3D iToF sensor, and AI (artificial intelligence) based subject detection for precise and accurate AF and tracking in low light.

Additionally, ZEISS optics have been calibrated specifically for the Xperia™ smartphone. The ZEISS T coating contributes to accurate rendering and contrast by reducing reflections for all rear camera lenses. The front camera is also equipped with an ‘Exmor RS™ for mobile’ image sensor with 12MP, which is larger image sensor than the previous model. It enables noise reduction in dark places and selfie shooting in 4K HDR.

Create Incredible Video Content

Xperia 1 IV provides unparalleled video capabilities. Based on direct feedback from video creators, Sony developed its “Videography Pro” feature, which centralises settings for video. This allows users to easily adjust settings such as focus, exposure, and white balance – even while recording.

Users can capture and playback fast-moving scenes and slow-motion video at up to 5x due to the device’s ability to record in 4K HDR 120fps video on all its lenses. Capturing smooth, shake-free video is easier than ever thanks to the latest Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™. The Xperia 1 IV also supports Eye AF technology and object tracking for video, allowing the user to keep sharp focus on the subject and spend more time composing their shot. 

Sony’s newest smartphone also features multi-frame shooting for video recording, which allows videos to be recorded with wider dynamic range without losing resolution. In addition, the Xperia 1 IV allows for seamless zoom from its ultra-wide-angle to telephoto perspectives for even more creative freedom.

Listen to Music Authentically

The Xperia 1 IV has been engineered to deliver a truly authentic listening experience and implements audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment. The Xperia 1 IV features new full-stage stereo speakers to improve the sound of bass and bass drums. The speaker can also playback “360 Reality Audio (360RA)” sound. Its unique hardware decoding optimises sound quality when listening to music properly encoded on TIDAL and nugs.net. It is equipped with “360 Reality Audio Upmix” that converts stereo sound sources into multi-channel sound sources like 360RA. It also supports DSEE Ultimate, which can improve the sound quality of streaming services to close to high-resolution sound quality. The Xperia 1 IV also supports Bluetooth® LE Audio, via an upcoming software update, to reduce the sound delay to less than that of a conventional Bluetooth® connection when listening to content.

Key Features:

  • 85-125mm lens offering the world’s first true optical zoom lens and 120fps high-speed readout image sensor for all three lenses to never miss the moment.
  • Cinematic video expression with 4K 120fps, up to 5x slow-motion video recording.
  • Real-time Eye autofocus (AF) and 20fps AF/AE burst shooting in HDR on all three lenses, providing pictures with the richest colour and contrast.
  • “Videography Pro,” and “External monitor” features with live streaming.
  • 120Hz display delivers exceptionally smooth graphics performance and 240Hz high-speed touch detection for game players is in complete control of the action.
  • Game assist function “Game Enhancer” can be used to fine tune the image and audio quality and supports livestreaming for real time content sharing.
  • About 50% Brighter 4K 120Hz HDR display and Real-time HDR drive.
  • Further enhanced Full-stage stereo speakers and high-quality sound recording with “Music Pro.”
  • Powerful 5,000 mAh and long-life battery for longer use, with Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform and Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®.

“Every aspect of the (Xperia 1 IV) device has been designed to maximise the speed of execution. Whether it’s the speed of the camera, or the speed of responsiveness when gaming, we firmly believe that this new device will delight our customers,” said Melvin Pang, Head, Field Marketing Division, Sony South East Asia. “

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