Sony Xperia 1 II

The Sony Xperia 1 II[a] is an Android smartphone manufactured by Sony Mobile. Part of Sony's Xperia series, the phone was announced along with the mid-range Xperia 10 II on February 24, 2020. Key upgrades over its predecessor, the Xperia 1, include support for 5G connectivity and Qi wireless charging, and a triple-lens camera which incorporates ZEISS-branded lenses with T✻ (T-Star) anti-reflective coating as well as technology brought over from Sony's Alpha camera lineup.[4][5][6][7][8]

Sony Xperia 1 II
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CodenamePDX-203
BrandSony
ManufacturerSony Mobile
SloganBuilt for speed
SeriesSony Xperia
ModelXQ-AT42 (Dual SIM) (Japan; SIM-unlocked)
XQ-AT51 (Single SIM) (America, Europe)
XQ-AT52 (Dual SIM) (Asia exclude Japan and Mainland China)
XQ-AT72 (Dual SIM) (Mainland China)
SO-51A (Single SIM) (Japan; NTT Docomo)
SOG01 (Single SIM) (Japan; au/Okinawa Cellular)
Compatible networks
First released22 May 2020; 16 months ago (2020-05-22)
Availability by region
    • Japan:
      22 May 2020; 16 months ago (2020-05-22) (SOG01)
      18 June 2020; 15 months ago (2020-06-18) (SO-51A)
      30 October 2020; 10 months ago (2020-10-30) (XQ-AT42)
    • Germany:
      15 June 2020; 15 months ago (2020-06-15)
    • United Kingdom:
      18 June 2020; 15 months ago (2020-06-18)
    • United States:
      24 July 2020; 14 months ago (2020-07-24)
    • Thailand:
      2 October 2020; 11 months ago (2020-10-02)
    • Singapore:
      9 October 2020; 11 months ago (2020-10-09)
    • Mainland China:
      21 October 2020; 11 months ago (2020-10-21)
PredecessorSony Xperia 1
SuccessorSony Xperia 1 III
RelatedSony Xperia 5 II
Sony Xperia Pro
TypePhablet
Form factorSlate
Dimensions166 mm (6.5 in) H
71.1 mm (2.80 in) W
7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
Mass181 g (6.4 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 10, upgradable to Android 11
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPUOcta-core (1x 2.84 GHz Gold Prime, 3x 2.42 GHz Gold, 4x 1.8 GHz Silver) Kryo 585
GPUAdreno 650
MemoryGB LPDDR5 (SO-51A, SOG01, XQ-AT51 and XQ-AT52 in Black/White/Purple)
12 GB LPDDR5 (XQ-AT42, XQ-AT52 in Green and XQ-AT72)
StorageUniversal Flash Storage (UFS 3.0) 128 GB (SO-51A and SOG01 models)
256 GB (XQ-AT42, XQ-AT51, XQ-AT52 and XQ-AT72 models)
Removable storagemicroSDXC, expandable up to 1 TB
BatteryNon-removable Li-ion 4000 mAh
USB PD 3.0 21W Charging
Qi 11W Wireless Charging[1]
Data inputsSensors:
Display6.5 in (170 mm) 4K 21:9 (3840 x 1644) HDR OLED CinemaWide™ display, ~643 pixel density
Gorilla Glass 6
HDR10
HLG
10-bit color depth
Rear camera12.2 MP (Sony Exmor RS IMX557), f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7", 1.8µm, predictive Dual Pixel PDAF, 5-axis OIS
12.2 MP (Samsung ISOCELL S5K3T2), f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, predictive Dual Pixel PDAF, 3x optical zoom, 5-axis OIS
12.2 MP (Sony Exmor RS IMX363), f/2.2, 16mm (ultra-wide), 1/2.55", predictive Dual Pixel PDAF
3D iToF sensor

Zeiss optics, HDR, eye tracking

4K@24/25/30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps
Front camera8 MP (Samsung ISOCELL S5K4H7), f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.0µm, 5-axis gyro-EIS, HDR Photo, Portrait selfie, Display flash, Hand and Smile Shutter
SoundFront Stereo speakers and 3.5 mm headphone jack
4 Pole
Cirrus Logic CS35L41 Speaker Amp x2
High-Resolution Audio
High-Resolution Audio Wireless
360 Reality Audio hardware decoding
Dolby Atmos tuned by Sony Pictures and Sony music
DSEE Ultimate
Stereo Recording
SBC
AAC
Qualcomm® aptX™
Qualcomm® aptX™ HD
Qualcomm® aptX™ adaptive
Qualcomm® aptX™ TWS+
LDAC
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.1
USB-C
NFC
GPS with Assisted GPS
Galileo
GLONASS
BeiDou
1seg (SO-51A and SOG01 models only)
Mobile FeliCa/Osaifu-Keitai (XQ-AT42, SO-51A and SOG01 models only)
OtherIP65/IP68 Water/dust resistant
PS4 Remote Play
DUALSHOCK®4 Control compatibility
Game Enhancer
Dynamic Vibration System
WebsiteOfficial Website
References[2][3]

The Xperia 1 II ships with support for 5G NR in Europe and Asia (making it Sony's first Xperia device to support this network), while the United States ships with a 4G variant.[5] Although 5G networks are supported, it only supports "sub-6" 5G, meaning it is not compatible with millimeter-wave (mmWave) networks.

DesignEdit

The Xperia 1 II retains Sony's signature square design that is seen on previous Xperia phones.[4] The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front and back as well as IP65 and IP68 certifications for water resistance.[5][9] The build has a pair of symmetrical bezels on the top and the bottom, where the front-facing dual stereo speakers and the front camera are placed.[4] The left side of the phone contains a compartment for a SIM card and a microSD card, while the right side contains a fingerprint reader embedded into the power button, a volume rocker and a shutter button.[4] The rear cameras are arranged in a vertical strip.[4] The phone shipped in five colors with the first three: Black, Purple and White available globally.[9] There are also two colors exclusive to East Asian markets, Frosted Black for Japan and Mainland China[10][11] and Mirror Lake Green for Mainland China and Taiwan.[12]

SpecificationsEdit

HardwareEdit

The Xperia 1 II has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and an Adreno 650 GPU, accompanied by 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB storage space (which can be expanded up to 1 TB via the microSD card slot), and one nano SIM card slot.[6] The display is identical to the one on the Xperia 1, a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED with a 21:9 aspect ratio, which Sony claims offers "unprecedented color accuracy".[6] It is also capable of displaying one billion colors; most smartphone displays have sixteen million colors. The phone has a 4000 mAh battery, and supports wireless charging.[4] The phone has front-facing dual stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm audio jack.[4][6] The latter feature was not present on Sony's previous flagship phone,[5] and technology journalists noted it as unusual in a flagship smartphones in 2020.[4][13][14]

CameraEdit

The phone has a triple 12 MP camera setup and a 3D iToF sensor on the back, and an 8 MP camera on the front. The rear cameras comprise the main lens (24 mm f/1.7), the ultra wide angle lens (16 mm f/2.2), and the telephoto lens (70 mm f/2.4); each uses ZEISS' T✻ (T-Star) anti-reflective coating.[5][6] The phone has support for 4K video recording for up to 60 FPS and for 2K for up to 120 FPS.[5][9]

SoftwareEdit

The Xperia 1 II released with Android 10, now updated to Android 11. Sony has also paired the phone's camera tech with a "Photo Pro" mode developed by Sony's camera division α (Alpha) and a "Cinema Pro" mode developed by Sony's cinematography division CineAlta, whose features take after Sony's Alpha and CineAlta cameras.[4][5]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The model's Roman numeral suffix is read "Mark II" (mark two).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Xperia 1 II | Wireless Power Consortium". wirelesspowerconsortium. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  2. ^ "Xperia 1 II Full Specifications". Sony Mobile (Global English).
  3. ^ "Sony Xperia 1 II - Full phone specifications". GSMArena.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Amadeo, Ron (24 February 2020). "New Sony Xperia 1 II smartphone looks handsome, costs a ridiculous $1,300". Ars Technica. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Porter, Jon (24 February 2020). "Sony's new Xperia 1 II adds 5G to its lineup of tall phones". The Verge. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e Cooper, Daniel. "Sony's first 5G smartphone is the Xperia 1 II". Engadget. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  7. ^ "Sony's new flagship Xperia 1 II is built for speed, offering the world's first smartphone with up to 20fps AF/AE tracking burst and 5G connectivity for a complete creative entertainment experience". Sony (Press Centre).
  8. ^ "Sony and ZEISS to expand strategic collaboration to Xperia smartphones". Sony (Press Centre).
  9. ^ a b c Evans, Matt. "Sony Xperia 1 II: Sony launches FOUR smartphones including new flagship". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  10. ^ https://www.xperiablog.net/2020/08/20/new-xperia-1-ii-with-12gb-ram-and-frosted-black-colour-to-launch-in-japan/
  11. ^ https://m.pchome.net/article/content-2118392.html
  12. ^ https://www.xperiablog.net/2020/10/16/new-mirror-lake-green-xperia-1-ii-coming-to-taiwan-upgraded-ram-too/
  13. ^ Chris Hall (24 February 2020). "Sony is bringing the 3.5mm headphone socket back to its flagship phones". Pocket Lint. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  14. ^ James Peckham (24 February 2020). "Sony Xperia 1 II release date, price... and the headphone jack is back". Tech Radar. Retrieved 13 April 2020.