It arrives a bit later than some of its competitors, but Sony’s new flagship model seems determined to do battle in the high-end range. Although its external design is markedly continuous, its specifications clearly reflect that the engineers of this brand have not rested on their laurels since they developed its predecessor.

Its 6.5-inch OLED 4K HDR screen with 21:9 aspect ratio and capable of working at a refresh rate of 120 Hz is an essential ingredient in your cover letter. So is its processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chip that has clearly shown us what it is capable of in other flagship models this year.

However, the bet of this smartphone, as expected, does not overlook its photographic features. The most impressive asset of this Xperia 1 III is, without a doubt, its telephoto lens, which is equipped with advanced optics that implements two focal lengths (70 and 105 mm equivalent). But this is not all. It also stands out by introducing Dual PDAF (phase detection autofocus ) on all cameras. As you can see, on paper it paints really well.

Sony Xperia 1 III: technical specifications

SCREEN6.5-inch 4K OLED with HDR, 21: 9 aspect ratio, 120 Hz
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
GRAPHICSQualcomm Adreno 660
FRONTAL CAMERA8 megapixels
REAR CAMERAS– Wide angle (main): 12 megapixel 1 / 1.7 “Exmor RS sensor, lens with aperture value f / 1.7, Dual PDAF and optical stabilization- Ultra wide angle: 12 megapixel 1 / 2.6 “Exmor RS sensor, lens with aperture value f / 2.2 and Dual PDAF- Telephoto lens: 12 megapixel 1 / 2.9 “Exmor RS sensor, lens with aperture value f / 2.3 and f / 2.8, Dual PDAF and optical stabilization- iTOF 3D sensor
SOUNDStereo speakersDolby Atmos processing3.5mm jack
DRUMS4500 mAh
LOAD50% battery in 30 minutes with 30 watt load
COLORSFrosted Black, Frosted Gray and Frosted Purple
DIMENSIONS165 x 71 x 8.2 mm

A set of cameras which double focal length

Sony Xperia 1 III

However, although the three sensors have the same number of photoreceptors, it is not the same sensor. As you can see in the table that we publish above these lines, each one of them has a different surface, which, of course, determines the size of the photodiodes.

Sony Xperia 1 III: design and display 

Sony Xperia 1 III

The main camera uses a 1 / 1.7 “sensor, a lens with an aperture value of f / 1.7, Dual PDAF focus, and optical stabilization. The combination of a sensor with that size and a bright lens should allow this camera to fight with solvency the noise in unfavorable shooting scenarios.

We still do not know the most intimate details of the innovative optical architecture of this telephoto lens with double focal length, but there is no doubt that Sony has developed a very original optical unit that should allow those who decide to get this mobile phone face the challenges. shooting scenarios in which it is necessary to zoom with a higher probability of success.

During the presentation of this mobile phone Sony has placed great emphasis on the precision with which it manages to resolve the focus in real time of objects that move very quickly. That all cameras have Dual PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and that they can also work in tandem with the iTOF 3D camera, is an important asset in shooting scenarios in which it is necessary to focus quickly at a moving object.

Sony Xperia 1 III release date and price 

Sony Xperia 1 III

The Sony Xperia 1 III was announced on April 14, 2021, but it will be available around the world sometime during “early summer 2021.” That’s summer in the northern hemisphere, which lasts from June to September; we’d expect it around June or July.