Sony Electronics' New Xperia 1 IV is a Powerhouse in Content Creation with the World's First True Optical Zoom Lens[i]
Bringing the most advanced video and photo capabilities to a smartphone with 4K 120 frames per second (fps) slow-motion video recording on all lenses[ii], combined with seamless game streaming and immersive music listening
SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics Inc. 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 an immersive entertainment experience with a brighter HDR display and powerful audio features, all wrapped in a compact and modern design.
"Xperia 1 IV is an exciting continuation of our Xperia series. At Sony, we believe creativity has no limits and our new flagship model, the Xperia 1 IV, is born of that philosophy," said Yang Cheng, Vice President, Imaging Solutions, Sony Electronics Inc. "Xperia empowers users to become creators, and every facet of content creation can be handled by Xperia 1 IV."
Image Sensor and Optical Zoom for Next-Level Videography and Photography
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 with every lens[viii]. 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 lenses.
The front camera is also equipped with a new 12MP "Exmor RS™ for mobile" image sensor, which is a larger image sensor than the previous model. It enables noise reduction in dark scenes and selfie shooting in 4K HDR.
Create Incredible Video Content
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 120fps video on all its lenses. Capturing smooth, shake-free video is easier than ever thanks to the latest Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™[ix]. 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 4K HDR multi-frame shooting for video recording[x], 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.
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The Ultimate Mobile Gaming Experience
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 YouTube™. 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 via a 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
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Exceptional Immersive Entertainment
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
The Xperia 1 IV has IP65/68[xxv] 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 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.
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Pricing and Availability: Xperia 1 IV & Accessories
The Xperia 1 IV will be available in on September 1, 2022 for approximately $1,600.00 USD. It will be sold unlocked in black at a variety of Sony's authorized dealers throughout the United States. Purple will be available exclusively at www.electronics.sony.com. Pre-orders for both the Xperia 1 IV and the Style Cover with Stand will begin today, May 11, 2022, at 11:00 am EDT.
For a limited time, customers who pre-order Xperia 1 IV starting May 11, 2022, will be eligible to receive Sony's latest WF-1000XM4 true wireless noise cancelling earbuds with purchase (a $280.00 USD value) [xxviii].
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A product announcement video on the new Xperia 1 IV can be viewed HERE.
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Exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new Xperia 1 IV and Sony's other imaging products can be found at www.alphauniverse.com, a site created to educate and inspire all fans and customers of Sony a - Alpha brand and imaging technology.
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[i] Xperia 1 IV features a periscope camera for continuous optical zoom and 120fps read-out sensor. Verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX Service against the published camera specifications for over 20,800 smartphones. Correct as of the 11st May 2022.
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