Sony’s New Xperia 1 IV is a Powerhouse in Content Creation with the World’s first True Optical Zoom Lens and more

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  • 85-125mm lens offering the world’s first true optical zoom lens1 and 120fps high-speed readout image sensor for all three lenses to never miss the moment.
  • Cinematic video expression with 4K 120fps, up to 5x slow-motion video recording.
  • Real-time Eye autofocus (AF) and 20fps AF/AE burst shooting in HDR on all three lensesproviding pictures with the richest colour and contrast.
  • “Videography Pro,” and “External monitor” features with live streaming[1].
  • 120Hz display delivers exceptionally smooth graphics performance and 240Hz high-speed touch detection for game players is in complete control of the action.
  • Game assist function “Game Enhancer” can be used to fine tune the image and audio quality and supports livestreaming for real time content sharing.
  • About 50% Brighter 4K 120Hz HDR display and Real-time HDR drive.
  • Further enhanced Full-stage stereo speakers and high-quality sound recording with “Music Pro.”
  • Powerful 5,000 mAh and long-life battery for longer use[2], with Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform and Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®.
  • Plastic free packaging[3], with about 50% less package size compared to previous models with no charger and cable accessories.[4] Reduced CO2 emissions by up to 36%[5] per unit compared to conventional packaging-sized transportation.

 

(SINGAPORE, 11 May 2022) – Sony today announced the new Xperia 1 IV smartphone, developed specifically for those looking for the very latest in smartphone technology including cutting-edge imaging technology, advanced gaming capabilities and powerful audio features, all wrapped in a compact and modern design.

“Xperia 1 IV is an exciting continuation of our Xperia series,” said Melvin Pang, Head, Field Marketing Division, Sony South East Asia. “At Sony, we believe creativity has no limits and our new flagship model, the Xperia 1 IV, is born of that philosophy.” He continued: “Xperia inspires users to become creators, and every facet of content creation can be handled by Xperia 1 IV. Beyond this, it is fast! Every aspect of the device has been designed to maximise the speed of execution. Whether it’s the speed of the camera, or the speed of responsiveness when gaming, we firmly believe that this new device will delight our customers.”

Image Sensor and Optical Zoom for the Next-Level Videography and Photography
Xperia 1 IV features three lenses; a 16mm ultra-wide lens, 24mm wide lens, and a new unique true optical telephoto zoom 85–125mm lens, to give creators the ability to capture a wide range of content.

All lenses have a 12MP “Exmor RS™ for mobile” image sensor with a readout speed of up to 120fps. This capability allows the device to record at 4K 120fps for up to 5x slow-motion video recording, Real-time Eye AF and Real-time tracking for still shooting with every lens[6]. The Xperia 1 IV also combines depth information, using the 3D iToF sensor, and AI (artificial intelligence) based subject detection for precise and accurate AF and tracking in low light.

Additionally, ZEISS optics have been calibrated specifically for the Xperia™ smartphone. The ZEISS T* coating contributes to accurate rendering and contrast by reducing reflections for all rear camera lenes.

The front camera is also equipped with an “Exmor RS™ for mobile” image sensor with 12MP, which is larger image sensor than the previous model. It enables noise reduction in dark places and selfie shooting in 4K HDR.

Create Incredible Video Content
Xperia 1 IV provides unparalleled video capabilities. Based on direct feedback from video creators, Sony developed its “Videography Pro” feature, which centralises settings for video. This allows users to easily adjust settings such as focus, exposure, and white balance – even while recording.

Users can capture and playback fast-moving scenes and slow-motion video at up to 5x due to the device’s ability to record in 4K HDR 120fps video on all its lenses. Capturing smooth, shake-free video is easier than ever thanks to the latest Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™[7]. The Xperia 1 IV also supports Eye AF technology and object tracking for video, allowing the user to keep sharp focus on the subject and spend more time composing their shot.

Sony’s newest smartphone also features multi-frame shooting for video recording[8], which allows videos to be recorded with wider dynamic range without losing resolution. In addition, the Xperia 1 IV allows for seamless zoom from its ultra-wide-angle to telephoto perspectives for even more creative freedom.

Livestream Anytime, Anywhere
The Xperia 1 IV improves the quality of live streaming, while simplifying the process. The device enables “Eye AF” and “Object Tracking” when using Videography Pro while livestreaming to YouTubeTM and so on. Alternatively, users can stream high-quality video from a compatible Alpha™ camera[9] while using Xperia 1 IV as an external monitor[10]. When paired with Sony’s Vlog Monitor, users can livestream content at an even higher resolution by using the rear cameras.

Photography with Technology from Alpha™ Cameras
The Xperia 1 IV combines a powerful optical telephoto zoom lens with beautiful bokeh and advanced autofocus technology to deliver stunning imagery. Xperia 1 IV enables Real-Time Eye AF and 20fps burst with AE (auto exposure)/AF in HDR on all three lenses to capture portraits for both people and animals, even when photographing fast-moving subject and in challenging shooting conditions. In addition, the Xperia 1 IV uses AI white balance to capture and correct colors under challenging lighting conditions, delivering true to life results.

Cinematography Pro Powered by CineAlta
The Xperia 1 IV allows the user to create cinematic-looking content with ease. Using the Cinematography Pro “Powered by CineAlta” feature, creators can record movies with similar parameters and color settings that professionals use. All rear camera lenses enable 4K 120fps high frame rate and up to 5x slow-motion shooting. In addition, with new multi-frame shooting10 now available even for cinema recording allows videos to be recorded with wider dynamic range without losing resolution.

The Ultimate Mobile Gaming Experience
Advanced features for gaming include a 120Hz display, 240Hz motion blur reduction and touch-scanning rate. In addition, the game enhancer feature includes L-y (low gamma) raiser, audio equaliser and voice chat optimisation to provide an immersive gaming experience. The Xperia 1 IV is optimised with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming for superior gaming performance. It also has an “Heat Suppression power control (H. S. power control)” function that suppresses performance deterioration and battery deterioration due to high temperature of the terminal even during game play and while connecting a charger.

The Xperia 1 IV simplifies gameplay sharing with the “RT record” function that allows a user to record about 30 seconds before pressing the button. When using Game Enhancer with the new Xperia 1 IV, players can also livestream their gameplay to YouTubeTM. A gamer can check their audience’s comments even during live streaming, so the gamer can communicate with them at real time.

The new Xperia 1 IV also facilitates better live streaming via a PC. It mixes all sounds including, the player’s voice, game music and the voice chat with other players, and sends it by single cable connection to a PC.

Xperia 1 IV has been chosen as the official device for the PUBG MOBILE E-sports Global Tournament 2022.

Listen to Music Authentically
The Xperia 1 IV has been engineered to deliver a truly authentic listening experience and implements audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment. The Xperia 1 IV features new full-stage stereo speakers to improve the sound of bass and bass drums. The speaker can also playback “360 Reality Audio (360RA)” sound. Its unique hardware decoding optimises sound quality when listening to music properly encoded on TIDAL and nugs.net[11]. It is equipped with “360 Reality Audio Upmix” that converts stereo sound sources into multi-channel sound sources like 360RA[12]. It also supports DSEE Ultimate, which can improve the sound quality of streaming services to close to high-resolution sound quality. The Xperia 1 IV also supports Bluetooth® LE Audio, via an upcoming software update, to reduce the sound delay to less than that of a conventional Bluetooth® connection when listening to content.

Meet Professional Recording by Music Pro
A new music recording function “Music Pro” enables professional-level recording with just the Xperia 1 IV, using unique cloud processing. Music Pro up-converts vocal sounds recorded with Xperia 1 IV as if it was recorded in a professional studio, allowing the user to record full-scale songs at home or on-the-go. The cloud processing removes unwanted noise from the recorded sound using sound source separation technology. It then reproduces the frequency response of Sony’s high-performance condenser microphones while producing reverberation similar to that of a professional studio[13]. When singing and playing an acoustic guitar simultaneously, Music Pro can separate the vocal and guitar sounds and mix them at any balance. Sound recording and editing is free of charge, while cloud processing for high-quality sound is subject to a monthly fee.

Exceptional Immersive Entertainment
Boasting a stunning 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh Rate[14] display, and no notches to interrupt the view on the 6.5” 21:9 Wide display[15] the Xperia 1 IV offers a uniquely immersive viewing experience. The display on Xperia 1 IV is about 50% brighter[16] and includes Real-time HDR drive[17] for improved visibility of both bright and dark areas, even in over-exposed environments.

The X1™ for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything the viewer watches. Even streaming content will have more contrast, color, and clarity. In the realm of cinema, watching a movie with Dolby Atmos® is an immersive experience with multi-dimensional sound flowing above and around. Now the viewer can experience Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Performance and Design
Xperia 1 IV features the Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile platform, which works on 5G[18] and Wi-Fi 6E[19], with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM, a 5,000 mAh battery with up to a 3-year long life[20]. Quick charge gets to 50% battery in 30 minutes[21] and has wireless charging capabilities.

The Xperia 1 IV has IP65/68[22] water and dust resistance and uses Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® on the front and back.

Xperia 1 IV’s signature super flat, super matte design comes in two color options: Black and Purple and blends minimalist style with premium quality materials and craftsmanship. It features a dedicated ergonomic shutter button, with an embossed finish for enhanced usability.

Road to Zero
The Sony Group has set an environmental plan “Road to Zero” aiming for zero environmental load by 2050. As seen previously in our previous model, Xperia 1 IV uses zero plastic in the individual packaging4 by using paper as the packaging material that directly wraps the product itself. There is about 50% less packaging size compared to previous models with no charger and cable accessories, which reduces the shipping weight reducing CO2 emissions during transportation by up to 36%[23] per unit.

Availability: Xperia 1 IV & Accessories
The matching ‘Style Cover with Stand’ has the same innovative and modern design as the smartphone – it has a built-in stand, is made from anti-bacterial material[24], and is designed to fit perfectly in the hand. The Style Cover with Stand comes in two colors – Black and Purple and will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from June 2022.

The Xperia 1 IV will be available in Black and Purple at Sony Store retail shops and online stores from June 2022 at a recommended retail price of S$1,969. Customers who place a pre order from now till 31 May will receive a SRS-RA3000 Premium Wireless Speaker with 360 Sound worth S$449.

Retail shops
Sony Stores:
https://www.sony.com.sg/microsite/retailshops/#storelocator

Online
Sony Store online: https://store.sony.com.sg/

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A product video on the new Xperia 1 IV can be viewed https://youtu.be/eZOJbWMx9yI.

A product announcement video on the new Xperia 1 IV can be viewed here https://youtu.be/RLaDk1xzho4.  

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