Sony Xperia 1 IV, smartphone with true optical zoom – Corriere.it

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The Japanese company has lifted the curtain for its new top in the series. the first smartphone on the market to offer an optical zoom. It will be available from mid-June for € 1,399.

A real optical zoom, like cameras. this is the ace of the hole in the Xperia 1 IV, Sony’s new top-of-the-range smartphone. The direction of the Japanese company in the telephony sector is now clear: focus on exclusive features that allow it to differentiate itself from all the other brands that to date look unattainable from a sales standpoint.

To catch up, Sony has put the same person who manages the development of mirrorless cameras at the head of the R & D (Research & Development) department in the smartphone sector. The latter, Sony Alpha, now represents a point of reference for the photographic world. And here is the creation of a product like the Xperia 1 IVwhich will be on the market from mid-June at a price of 1,399 euros.

Xperia 1 IV how optical zoom works

Let’s start with the house main course. On the back, there are three sensors, all 12 megapixels, just like on the iPhone 13 Pro: the main, wide angle and telephoto lens. The latter is definitely the element that creates a groove compared to the Apple model. in fact, it is equipped with a periscope zoom 85-125 mm, which thanks to an element that moves physically, allows you to switch from one focal length to another, with the ability to control all the intermediate steps.

What does all this mean? Unlike all other smartphones that control the various zoom levels digitally, Sony’s new creature does it physically. A real optical zoom therefore, despite the fact that there are no elements protruding from the body. This should allow a real qualitative leap in photographs that portray motifs in the distance.

Like the zoom on cameras, it changes the aperture at different levels, thus allowing to capture more or less light. We are waiting to test everything in the field, but the conditions seem at a really high level. Also because it would be reductive to only reduce the photographic sector of this smartphone to this feature.

All three cameras are actually equipped with sensors with a larger amount of DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) than other smartphones. This means that they can read the collected data faster, and this concretely allows you to record all three videos in 4K resolution at 120 fps (frames-per-second). A little to add.

Contains Xperia 1 IV

After all, we’re just as much talking about a premium smartphone. On the front there is a 6.5 inch OLED screen with 4K resolution, 120 Hertz refresh rate (perfect for video games) and above all, image format in 21: 9. That means having a longer and narrower screen than we are used to, to achieve a cinema format. A choice that matches the capabilities of the photographic sector.

The hardware platform is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen.1, a processor that characterizes all top-of-the-range smartphones in this first part of 2022. In this case, coupled to 12 Gigabyte RAM and 256 Gigabytes of internal memory. The software part is based on Android 12, the latest incarnation of the Google operating system.

All powered by a battery from a giant 5,000 mAh battery, which, among other things, recharges with 50% in just 30 minutes. There is IP65 / IP68 waterproof certification, 3.5 mm headphone jack, 5G support and the new Wi-Fi 6E. The Japanese company has also placed special emphasis on the audio sector, created in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment. Therefore, two new stereo speakers have been added, which should significantly improve the listening quality.

Nothing seems to be missing in this smartphone. The 1,399 euros on the list are many, but as mentioned at the beginning, Sony’s strategy is now ready. Xperia 1 IV speaks to a nichemade above all by professionals who need a phone that can accompany them in the creation of multimedia content on the go.

11 May 2022 (change 11 May 2022 | 13:25)

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