It’s a wonder that Sony is still in the smartphone game these days, with most folks obsessing over the likes of Huawei, Samsung, and Apple over the past half-decade. Its recently-annoucned Sony Xperia 1 II, however, seems to have the aim of drawing some of that crowd over, particularly those that practice photography a little more.
What’s most striking about the Xperia 1 II is that it currently holds the record of being the world’s first smartphone with up to 20fps AF/AE tracking burst. This lets users shoot the smoothest burst images with up to 60 shots per second using AE/AE3 calculations from Sony’s Alpha interchangeable triple-lens camera (16mm/24mm/70mm focal lengths).
Additionally, content creators will also be able to enjoy more cinematic videography thanks to the new Cinematography Pro feature to be able to record video in multiple frame rates, and provide manual controls, including touch autofocus and custom white balance to make images even more immersive.
This is supported by the Xperia 1 II’s 21:9 CinemaWide 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display, which brings out the best colour and fidelity in images, be it shooting video or taking stills. It also comes with a motion blur reduction technology that lets it mimic a buttery-smooth 90Hz display without the battery-draining aspect.
But that’s not all the Sony Xperia 1 II has to offer; it also boasts quite a sturdy build, to complement its flashy exterior. Armed with an IP65/68 water resistance and a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 display, it can withstand some punishment which is critical for photographers who like to shoot during a variety of weather conditions.
Other features include a 4,000mAh battery with fast charge, complete with Qi fast wireless charging.
The Sony Xperia 1 II releases in Singapore sometime in Q4 2020, and will be available at all Sony Stores islandwide, the Sony Online Store, as well as the Sony flagship store on Lazada. It will be available in Black, Purple and White. The retail price will be announced at a later date.
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