Sony Unveils its First 5G Devices
Japanese tech giant Sony has unveiled two 5G smartphones and a mid-tier Xperia. The company’s Mobile Communications president Mitsuya Kishida demonstrated its first 5G handset, the Xperia 1 II, which will start shipping in the next few months. He also gave outline details of Xperia Pro, designed to work on mmWave 5G frequencies and targeted at professional content creators.
Xperia 1 II features a triple-lens camera, which includes first 20 frames-per-second auto-focus and auto-exposure tracking burst, 6.5-inch 4K OLED display, Snapdragon 865 5G chipset and 4000mAh battery. It includes photography technology from Sony's camera division, imaging assets from its TVs, advanced sound capabilities from the audio line and mobile gaming tie-ups with its PlayStation 4 console.
“Only Sony has such deep and well established relationships and we are bringing decades of experience to an end-to-end solution from professional content creation to mobile communications technology in 5G,” Kishida siad. During the event, Sony also announced its mid-tier Xperia 10 II. The device will be sold on its lightweight design, and provides a number of modest upgrades to its predecessor in the segment, the Xperia 10.