A brand new Sony Xperia 1 III leak shows off more of the phone in alleged renders, and whereas it doesn’t look too totally different from its predecessor, they reveal a brand new feature inherited from the just-announced Sony Xperia Pro and 5G capability.
The Xperia Pro is essentially a version of the Sony Xperia 1 II augmented for cellular videographers, including a mini HDMI port to behave as an exterior show for a proper camera – and likewise, a shortcut button to rapidly activate favourite apps. That shortcut button seemingly made it to the Xperia 1 III, if the brand new renders tweeted by identified leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (often known as OnLeaks) are to be believed.
The renders and specs info Hemmerstoffer shared in a Voice post revealed at the very least one doubtlessly juicy tidbit: the Xperia 1 III may get a periscope zoom lens, which may outdo its predecessor’s 3x optical zoom telephoto digicam. Periscope tech, which extends the magnification lengthwise via the phone and uses mirrors to angle seize out the rear of the telephone, can prolong optical zoom functionality to 5x and even 10x in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra’s telephoto lens.
Judging by the full set of renders within the Voice submit, apart from the brand new shortcut button, the Xperia 1 III looks very like the Xperia 1 II. Its shape has allegedly modified barely, with the Xperia 1 III’s dimensions (161.6 x 67.three x 8.4mm) coming in shorter in size and width however, in change, a bit thicker than its predecessor (165.1 x 71.1 x 7.6mm).
Thinner bezels mean the 6.5-inch 21:9 OLED show stays the identical measurement, and it’ll nonetheless be 4K HDR decision, that means it’s possible unchanged from the Xperia 1 II. And but, it’s nonetheless the one mainstream phone with a 4K screen, although an earlier rumor alleged it may very well be improved to be 15% brighter.
Other options that make a welcome return from the Xperia 1 II are the three.5mm headphone jack, microSD slot, and twin ahead speakers. Also ‘returning’ is 5G connectivity, however just for Xperia 1 II house owners in sure areas – the version within the US wasn’t 5G-capable, as an example, so this may very well be the primary top-tier Sony phone that connects to the next-gen networks across all editions.
Less welcome may be the fingerprint sensor within the energy button for folks preferring an in-screen fingerprint scanner, however that’s topic to taste.
Sony’s plans for 2021: the Xperia 1 III standard, Compact, and Premium models?
These renders are the primary we’ve seen of the Xperia 1 III, though we’ve heard a bit about the remainder of Sony’s lineup for 2021.
First up is rumor of a new entry in Sony’s small-form-factor line, which has been dormant for years. This may very well be the Xperia 1 III Compact, though given the anomaly of the rumor – a Disqus comment noting a Sony Xperia Compact can be coming in 2021 – it may very well be a unique mannequin solely. The comment additionally famous that a bigger flagship can be coming this 12 months, too – once more, this may very well be the Sony Xperia 1 III Premium or it may very well be a Premium version of one other model.
A distinct leak suggests that the small-format phone will be lower-powered, so we may get a Sony Xperia 10 III Compact as a substitute. This data was launched by Hemmerstoffer, too, and likewise included renders displaying a much less premium device than the Xperia 1 III renders above.
Finally, the Xperia 1 III might not be the one 5G phone the model is releasing in 2021. Another rumor suggests the (non-Compact) Xperia 10 III will probably be 5G-capable, too. That’s all for our early news, however even this data offers us a lot to ponder whereas we look ahead to Sony to launch official information on any of the above phones.