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Sony's Xperia 1 II smartphone brings 5G and a 20 fps shot with AF / AE tracking

The characteristics of the new Sony Xperia 1 II can be summarized in 7 main qualities.

  • Triple camera with Sony Alpha technology (the mirrorless of the Japanese manufacturer) and ZEISS lenses calibrated specifically for Xperia with 3D iToF
  • Autofocus technology with continuous shooting up to 20 fps, AF / AE calculation 360 times per second and Real Time Eye AF for people and animals
  • Cinematography Pro powered by CineAlta to record videos in different frame rates and access a greater variety of manual controls, such as touch autofocus and personalized white balance, so as to optimize the cinema shooting experience
  • 6.5-inch 4K HDR CinemaWide 21: 9 OLED display with extremely faithful color reproduction thanks to Creator mode powered by CineAlta
  • Sonorit Dolby Atmos, developed together with Sony Pictures Entertainment, to transform each film into a multidimensional surround sound experience
  • Songs reproduced as they were conceived by the artist thanks to the audio developed together with Sony Music Entertainment, the front speakers and the new 360 Reality Audio with exclusive hardware decoding that optimizes the audio quality
  • New generation 5G connectivity, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform and 4000 mAh battery with wireless charging to ensure maximum speed and performance

Sony's Xperia 1 II smartphone brings 5G and a 20 fps shot with AF / AE tracking

But let's see the details together as communicated by Sony

Capture the most important moments with high-speed shots

The newly developed three-lens camera, equipped with the AF technology of the Sony Alpha cameras, combines advanced photographic technologies with exclusive ZEISS lenses, specially calibrated for Xperia 1 II, with ZEISS T * coating which helps to reduce reflections, guaranteeing spectacular rendering and contrast.

Taking advantage of the technology developed for Alpha interchangeable lens cameras, Xperia 1 II offers a continuous AF capable of performing the calculation of AF / AE 60 times per second. This allows you to have the first continuous AF / AE tracking in the world to shoot at high speed at a maximum of 20 fps, a function particularly useful for capturing subjects in movement like children or animals, but also the most dynamic sports.

Sony's Xperia 1 II smartphone brings 5G and a 20 fps shot with AF / AE tracking

In addition, Real Time Eye AF function that locks the focus on the subject's eyes to give wonderful portraits, now available for both people and animals.

The quick focus of Xperia 1 II works even in low light conditions and ensures quality images even in the most demanding situations, thanks to the union of four different technologies: Dual Photo diode sensor, autofocus system that covers almost 70% of the sensor, 3D iToF sensor and new, large sensor Exmor RS 1 / 1.7 for mobile devices, 1.5 times more sensitive than the previous model, for fast and precise autofocus even when the brightness is reduced.

The triple camera guarantees high versatility thanks to the three focal lengths: 16mm / 24mm / 70mm. The new Photography Pro technology from Alpha offers a user interface that will be familiar to Alpha camera users, with manual controls to set ISO, shutter speed and more. Sony's Xperia 1 II smartphone brings 5G and a 20 fps shot with AF / AE tracking

Imaging Edge for Mobile connects Xperia 1 II to Sony's Alpha cameras allowing you to turn your phone into a high-quality external monitor and remotely control, among others, dialing, focus mode and ISO sensitivity. Lapp also allows you to transfer photos taken with Alpha to Xperia 1 II to review colors and shades with professional level precision.

Cinematography Pro powered by CineAlta supports cinematic shooting at a high frame rate of 120 fps at 10 bit in 2K HDR and 4K HDR 21: 9 resolution at 24/25/30/60 fps ensuring a cinema recording experience. Optimized white balance settings, Touch AF, manual metering controls for exposure setting and level meter offer greater manual control, while Sony's unique Wind filter technology reduces wind noise and interference for crisp audio recordings.

Xperia 1 II it includes a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charging, up to 50% in just 30 minutes and equipped with wireless Qi fast charging to never stay dry, even outside the home. Sony is constantly committed to the development of technologies that extend the life of the battery and keep it intact for as long as possible: among these, Battery Care, based on artificial intelligence, stands out.

Sony's Xperia 1 II smartphone brings 5G and a 20 fps shot with AF / AE tracking

Xperia 1 II born to offer complete entertainment, whether it's listening to music or watching a movie. Motion Blur reduction technology equivalent to a 90 Hz display and reduces frame delays for crystal clear image quality, while Dolby Atmos audio, developed together with Sony Pictures Entertainment, ensures an audio experience truly multidimensional surround.

Leveraging Sony's knowledge of music entertainment and audio hardware, Xperia 1 II It was designed to offer an absolutely authentic listening experience with the audio section developed in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment.

Sony's Xperia 1 II smartphone brings 5G and a 20 fps shot with AF / AE tracking

But not all: Xperia 1 II the first smartphone in the world equipped with 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding, which optimizes sound quality while listening to TIDAL, a well-known entertainment and music streaming platform.

Music reproduction always achieves high quality, whether you choose the front stereo speakers or the headphones, wireless or connected with the 3.5 mm jack. Audio enhancement reduced crosstalk to just 20 dB, more than 90% lower than connecting headphones via USB-C.

In addition to High Resolution and High Resolution wireless audio (16), Xperia 1 II the first smartphone to include DSEE Ultimate. The new technology uses artificial intelligence to automatically optimize audio frequency and bit rate in real time, approximating the quality of each song to that of high resolution; works with wireless or wired headphones and with streaming or locally stored music.

Sony's Xperia 1 II smartphone brings 5G and a 20 fps shot with AF / AE tracking

Game experience in 21: 9 combined with direct connection with the PlayStation4 DUALSHOCK4 wireless controllermakes the gaming experience even more fun and now compatible with Activision's Call of Duty: Mobile. Thanks to Sony's collaboration with Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming, it is possible to play the title in an optimized way.

Game Enhancer, first introduced on Xperia 1 to optimize the gaming experience, it has been further improved with new exclusive features for Xperia 1 II. Among them, Competition Set freezes the screen on the gaming app, transforming Xperia into a device totally dedicated to gaming, even suitable for challenging E-sports. Also, the touch response time on the screen has been improved compared to Xperia 1.

The optimization of 5G

Born for speed, the device Xperia 1 II with 5G support was created for professional workflows. Support for the Sub-6 GHz network makes Xperia 1 II an always reliable tool to access high quality content.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G mobile platform and the Snapdragon X55 5G RF-modem offer gaming, photography, multi-tasking and connection possibilities never before seen, with incredible 5G speed and optimized performance with CPU and GPU faster than 25% compared to the previous model.

Xperia 1 II equipped with IP65 / 68 certification (water resistant) and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on both sides: a device as elegant as it is resistant.

Xperia 1 II will be available in Europe in black and purple and Android 10 supporters from spring 2020. For more information, please refer to the Sony Italy site.