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Sony Launches Xperia 10 IV, Xperia 1 IV

Sony on Wednesday, 11 May, expanded its Xperia line of smartphones with two new additions: the Xperia 10 IV and the Xperia 1 IV.

Sony Xperia 10 IV. Credit: Sony

The midrange Xperia 10 IV is touted as the world’s lightest 5G smartphone with a relatively sizable 5,000mAh battery capacity. Weighing just 161g, the Japanese tech giant says the device was designed to be lightweight and easy to handle, regardless of whether you’re taking photos, texting, browsing the web or playing games.


The new release additionally features improved performance thanks to the inclusion of the 5G-ready Snapdragon 695 chipset, which not only handles a lot of the usual day-to-day tasks with ease but also has good energy efficiency, making sure users can get at least a full day of use.


What’s more, the Xperia 10 IV has an elegant 6-inch, 21:9 OLED panel that’s not interrupted by a notch. The display is also up to 15% brighter than its predecessor’s, allowing users to enjoy more immersive viewing experiences. And what viewing experience would be complete without sound? The device sports a 3.5mm headphone jack, which lets users connect their high-end cans for high-fidelity listening. On top of this, it supports 360 Reality Audio, optimising the quality of music in certain platforms like Amazon Music, Deezer and Tidal.

For the cameras, the Xperia 10 IV has a triple-rear camera setup consisting of a 16mm, a 27mm and a 54mm lens. It also includes Optical Image Stabilisation, automatic HDR, noise reduction for night mode and a clear digital zoom, among other camera features.


The Xperia 10 IV comes in Black and Mint colours and will be available at selected retail shops and online stores starting June 2022.

The Xperia 1 IV, meanwhile, leads Sony’s line of smartphones as the new flagship release. Described as powerhouse in content creation, this device brings advanced video and photo capabilities to a smartphone, including the ability to record 4K 120 frames per second slow-motion video.


It is said to be the world’s first smartphone to ship with a true optical zoom lens – an 85-125mm lens.


Other camera features include Real-time Eye autofocus (AF) and 20fps AF/AE burst shooting in HDR, Real-time Eye autofocus (AF) and 20fps AF/AE burst shooting in HDR as well as “Videography Pro” and “External Monitor” for live streaming.

Users can also enjoy the videos they record on the smartphone itself, with it coming with a 4K 120Hz HDR display that’s up to 50% brighter than previous models. The Xperia 1 IV additionally sports Full-stage stereo speakers and high-quality sound recording with “Music Pro”.


Under the hood, it houses a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset coupled with a 5,000mAh battery.


The Xperia 1 IV comes in Black and Purple colours and will be available at selected retail shops and online stores starting June 2022 and will be selling at S$1,969. As for the Xperia 10 IV, it will be going for S$679 and both phones are available for pre-order on Sony's website.

 
  • Sony has expanded its Xperia line of smartphones with two new additions: the Xperia 10 IV and the Xperia 1 IV.

  • The Xperia 10 IV is said to be the world's lightest midrange 5G smartphone with all-day battery life, while the Xperia 1 IV is described as a content creation powerhouse, housing true optical zoom lens.

  • Both smartphones are expected to hit stores sometime in June 2022. Pre-order is available now.


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