It’s quite tricky to disregard specific patterns like foldable smartphones, opening punch showcases, and 5G at Mobile World Congress this year, but when it seems like every smartphone producing company is working towards similar things, Sony is doing otherwise. Rather than replicating similar trend, the tech beast is going widescreen with its new products such as the Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 10, and Xperia 10 Plus Android mobile phones.
Like LG and HTC, Sony was once viewed as a considerable android smartphone producer. In recent years we have seen the Japanese tech giant produce a few smartphones with great specs. A significant number of its mobile phones like the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 were like catchup rather than pacesetters.
Be that as it may, the new Xperia 1, 10, and Xperia 10 Plus all vibe, thanks to their extensive front display.
Though most smartphone screens are either your standard 16:9, or 2:1, or 19.5:9 (presently a common thing with mobile phones with notches), the display on the new Xperia’s are mostly 21:9.
The Xperia 1
Asides the new extensively wide screens, Sony’s new smartphones are quite stronger on the software and operating systems. The Xperia 1 is equipped with great specs such as a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, 6GB of RAM, 128GB ROM (expandable using micro-SD card), and a 3,330 mAh battery replacing the previous Sony Xperia XZ3. Moreso, the Xperia 1 is equipped with three cameras just like many 2019 flagship Android smartphones: a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and 12-megapixel wide-angle lens.
Xperia 10 and 10 Plus
Although not as strong nor luxurious as the Xperia 1, the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus are relatively excellent Android smartphones also. Both accompany 21:9 LCDs, yet their full HD goals aren’t exactly as sharp on the Xperia 10’s 6-inch screen or the Xperia 10 Plus’ 6.5-inch screen.
The two product use a Snapdragon 636 chip and 64GB internal storage (expandable through microSD card). The main contrast is their RAM: The Xperia 10 has 3GB of RAM and the Xperia 10 Plus has 4GB of RAM.
Camera-wise, both smartphones have two back cameras: a 13-megapixel camera combined with a 5-megapixel camera on the Xperia 10 and a 12-megapixel camera matched with an 8-megapixel camera on the Xperia 10 Plus. All of this Sony’s new phones run on Android 9 Pie(software).
As it is noted that Sony is working with movie accomplices like Netflix and Amazon to get videos upgraded for the ultra-wide smartphone screens and also some game developers like Gameloft (Asphalt 9), Epic Games (Fornite), and Tencent Games (Arena of Valor) are as of now joined to improve their most mainstream games for the new screens.
In an ocean of smartphones that all look practically indistinguishable, emerging with a screen that doesn’t have another notch or hole punch may be sufficient to convince customers to in any event look toward Sony.
The Xperia 1 will be launched pre-summer while the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus on March 18. Prices are yet to be available