Sony has been struggling with big problems for some time when it comes to the mobile department. For years, the Japanese manufacturer’s phones have not been selling well, which means that the financial situation of the mobile department leads to major problems from year to year. The whole thing is saved by the department responsible for Playstation 4, but still not the effect that the Japanese want to achieve. Can this situation be improved in the case of Sony Xperia 1 II? We’ll see, although to be honest, it won’t be an easy task.
First of all, it should not be a surprise to anyone when it comes to the layout that we find inside the Xperia 1 II. It is Snapdragon 865 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. The whole thing looks better than good so far, how about the rest of the specification? The screen is 6.5 inches in 21: 9 aspect ratio, which is nothing new for Sony phones. It was made in OLED technology and works in 4K resolution. The frames around the display have been strongly limited, and the multimedia speaker has been very well integrated into the body of the device. At our disposal, Sony has also provided a 3.5 mm mini jack output, as well as a 4000 mAh battery.
However, the biggest news concerns the camera itself, or rather cameras. In total, the main camera is 4 lenses, after all, Sony decided to cooperate with the Zeiss brand and some of the technology from professional cameras of this brand will be transferred to smartphones. The main eyelet is 12 Mpx with OIS, the next one is 12 Mpx telephoto and 12 Mpx wide-angle. The whole is complemented by a 3D ToF sensor. From the front we have an 8 Mpx camera and, in addition, when it comes to the specification, we get Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, dual SIM, a fingerprint reader on the edge of the device and water resistance at the IP65 / IP68 level.
The whole thing looks decent, although to be honest, when it comes to the camera, these numbers are not very impressive. Assuming that the European price of this model is EUR 1,199, which translates to over PLN 5,000, I do not predict too much sales of this model in Poland and Europe. This phone is simply too expensive for its capabilities. For a little more money, we will buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in a while, and the phone will not appear on store shelves until late spring, so the most realistic date is the end of May and the beginning of June. Assuming that most of the flagships will already be in stores and will be able to afford, this model will only be available for sale.
Source: press release