At the recently concluded MWC 2019, Japanese electronics maker Sony launched its flagship smartphone Xperia 1 that comes with an ultra-tall, 21:9 CinemaWide display that has support for HDR. Sony Xperia 1 smartphone also sports a triple rear camera setup that is backed by an Eye AF technology and supports up to 10 fps burst shooting.
However, Sony did not share the pricing or the availability details of the smartphone at the time of its launch. But now, the smartphone has been listed by UK retailer Clove for pre-order, and this has also revealed the pricing of the smartphone.
According to the listing on CLove Technology, Sony Xperia 1 is priced at GBP 707.50, which is approximately Rs 64,800. But we should mention that this will be the cost of the smartphone without VAT charges. With VAT charges applied, the price of the device will go up to GBP 849, which is approximately Rs 77,800.
The listing, which was first spotted by XperiaBlog, also states that the device will start shipping by the end of May. Interested customers can pre-order the Sony Xperia 1 smartphone already. However, since the price has been revealed by a third-party retailer, we should take it with a grain of salt.
Sony Xperia 1 specifications
Sony Xperia 1 sports a 6.5-inch ‘CinemaWide’ OLED 4K display that is backed by the colour calibration that is used in the company’s professional master monitors. The screen resolution of Sony Xperia 1’s display is 3,840 x 1,644 pixels and it has support for HDR.
Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, Sony Xperia 1 comes with 6GB of RAM clubbed with 64GB and 128GB storage options. The smartphone can hold a microSD card of up to 512GB and runs Android 9.0 Pie.
Sony Xperia 1 houses a 3,300mAh battery that supports Sony-developed Battery Care and comes with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Like a number of other smartphones by the company, Sony Xperia 1 comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. But we should add that it is not embedded in the power button.
Sony Xperia 1 also comes with a Game Enhancer mode that is claimed to set a balance between performance and battery life of the smartphone. It also has a triple rear camera setup with 12MP sensors and an 8MP selfie camera.