The tall Sony Xperia 1 flagship smartphone launches July 12th in the US

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Sony unveiled its latest smartphone trio: the Xperia 1, Xperia 10, and Xperia 10 Plus. All 3 smartphones have cinematic 21:9 displays, but only the Xperia 1 packs flagship-tier specifications. It’s got the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, a 6.5-inch 4K OLED panel, triple rear cameras, and stereo speakers. During the announcement, Sony didn’t unveil any specifics on the pricing or availability of its latest flagship. Today, however, Sony has confirmed both details for the U.S. market.

The Sony Xperia 1 will be available starting July 12th in the United States. The device will be available through Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, Focus Camera, and other retailers for $950. That’s a steep price considering the prices of competing flagship smartphones like the OnePlus 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9, and ASUS ZenFone 6. Sony is delivering cutting-edge imaging and display technology on the Xperia 1 in the hopes that consumers will pay the premium. We’re hearing rumors that the Xperia 2 is on the way, though, so keep an eye out on how the ecosystem evolves over the next 2 months before making a final decision.

Sony Xperia 1 Specifications, Forums, and First Impressions

Category Specification
Dimensions 167 x 72 x 8.2mm
Design Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Side sense, Multi-window UI
Display 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED, 21:9, X1 chip for mobile, Creator mode
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory 6GB RAM
Storage 128GB, expandable with microSD up to 512GB
Rear Cameras Wide-Angle: 12MP 26mm OIS, Dual PD
Telephoto: 12MP 52mm OIS
Super Wide-Angle: 12MP 16mm
BIONZ X for mobile, 4K HDR recording, Cinema Pro
Front Camera 8MP
Battery 3,330mAh
Charging USB PD 3.0
Audio Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX, LDAC, Stereo speakers, Stereo sound recording, Smart amplifier, Sony’s Dynamic Vibration System
Software Android 9 Pie
Connectivity NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 5CA LTE, Cat. 19 LTE, 4×4 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11a/ac/b/g/n
Ports and Buttons Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C (USB 3.1), No 3.5mm headphone jack
Water resistance IP65/68
Colors Black, Grey, White, Purple

If you buy the Xperia 1, be sure to check out our forums for the device.

Sony Xperia 1 Forums

On the other hand, if the device has piqued your curiosity, check out our hands-on video of the device courtesy of our sister site PocketNow.

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