Three months have passed since Sony announced its last two high-end, the Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. We have known them since April, but it has not been until now that the company has confirmed its official prices through its website.
The Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III are two premium devices. They mount the Snapdragon 888, 4K OLED screens with a 120 Hz refresh rate and their price is similar to what we have seen in other proposals in their range: the thousand euros, are the starting point.
What Sony has not confirmed is its availability. The two terminals appear on the web next to the prices, but there are no purchase links nor is a launch date mentioned.
Specification the Sony Xperia 1 III and Sony Xperia 5 III
|SONY XPERIA 1 III||SONY XPERIA 5 III|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||165 x 71 x 8.2 mm|
|157 x 68 x 8.2 millimeters|
21: 9 Ratio
240Hz Touch Refresh
Gorilla Glass Victus
|OLED 6.1 inches|
Full HD +
Ratio 21: 9
240 Hz touch refresh
Gorilla Glass 6
|PROCESSOR||Snapdragon 888||Snapdragon 888|
|RAM||12 GB||8 GB|
|INTERNAL STORAGE||256 GB||128 GB|
|REAR CAMERA||Main: 12 megapixels f / 1.7|
Angle: 12 megapixels f / 2.2
Depth: TOF 3D
Zoom: 12 megapixels f / 2.3 / 2.8
|Main: 12 megapixels f / 1.7|
Angle: 12 megapixels f / 2.6
Zoom: 12 megapixels f / 2.3 / 2.8
|FRONT CAMERA||8 megapixels f / 2.0||8 megapixels f / 2.0|
charging Reverse wireless charging
30W fast charge
|OPERATING SYSTEM||Android 11||Android 11|
IP65 / 68
|PRICE||1,299 euros||999 euros|
So are the Japanese flagships
The Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III share some specifications, but they are different. The Sony Xperia 5 III is a more compact terminal, with a height of 157 millimeters and a weight of 169 grams, while its older brother measures 165 millimeters and weighs about 190 grams. They share the thickness, 8.2 millimeters, but for obvious reasons, they have different screen sizes.
While the Sony Xperia 5 III has a 6.1-inch OLED panel with FullHD resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate, the Xperia I 111 mounts a 6.5-inch OLED panel with 4K resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. . It remains to be seen how it behaves on a day-to-day basis, but the screen of the most powerful model points out ways.
Under the hood we find the Snapdragon 888 processor, Qualcomm’s most powerful to date, along with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM in the Xperia 5 and 12 GB and 256 GB in the Xperia 1 . They certainly do not fall short of power.
Both terminals incorporate a 4,500 mAh battery with 30W fast charging, but the Xperia 1 III incorporates wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. The operating system is Android 11 with the Sony layer, but it is to be expected that being recent high-end terminals they will update at some point to Android 12.
As for the camera, it is curious that Sony, which is one of the main manufacturers of cameras for smartphones, has not jumped on the bandwagon of 48, 64 or 108 megapixels. Instead, the two terminals mount a 12-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel wide-angle, a 12-megapixel telephoto, and, in the case of the Xperia 1 III, a 3D TOF for depth measurements. Selfies are left to an eight megapixel sensor in both cases.
Price and availability of the Sony Xperia 1 III and Sony Xperia 5 III
As we said before, Sony has not yet revealed the availability of its smartphones, it is expected that they will arrive sooner rather than later, but in any case, we have contacted the company for more information. We will update you when we receive a reply.
As for the models, both terminals are available in a single version of RAM and internal storage that we detail below. The Xperia 1 III will be available in black and purple and the Xperia 5 III in green and black. The prices are as follows:
- Sony Xperia 1 III 12/256 GB : 1,299 euros.
- Sony Xperia 5 III 8/128 GB : 999 euros.