Sony shows signs of ambitious drive when it comes to its smartphones line, now with two incredibly exciting new mobile devices revealed at the virtual Mobile World Congress 2020.
The Japanese tech giant has announced its two brand new devices: the Xperia 1 II and the Xperia 10 II and has explained that the names of the phones are pronounced ‘Sony Xperia 1 Mark Two’ and ‘Sony Xperia 10 Mark Two.’
Sony Took Into Consideration Previous Complains
For a while now, Sony has had a lot of people complaining about numerous aspects of its smartphones. Firstly, the battery was almost always too small for some users, and it was usually attacked regarding the lack of wireless charging, although many don’t even use it.
Either way, Sony has considered both criticisms on the Xperia 1 Mark II and tackled them, which means that the Xperia 1 II now packs a 4,000 mAh battery that also supports wireless charging. The tech giant has also enhanced the battery size of the Xperia 10 II to 3,600 mAh when compared to its predecessor, but it doesn’t offer wireless charging for this lineup this year either.
Instead, both brand new Xperia devices pack a 3.5mm headphone jack that the company, as well as other manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, and more, have been removing for years. Basically, Sony has been upgrading the two Xperia mobile devices under the hood, and both smartphones got more advanced CPUs, GPUs, and an increased RAM and ROM duo of 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage for Xperia 1 II and 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage for the Xperia 10 II.
However, the Xperia 1 II’s Qualcomm X55 processor doesn’t allow a dual SIM system, as it is not created for parallel operation of both 4G and 5G.
Cameras are Now Upgraded
The Xperia 1 Mark II is now optimized by the photo experts in Sony’s Alpha department, and has the triple camera array packing some impressive features as follows:
- 12 MP, f/2.2, 16 mm ultrawide-angle
- 12 MP, f/2.0, 24 mm wide-angle with OIS
- 12 MP f/2.4, 70 mm telephoto lens with OIS
- 3D iToF depth sensor
The Xperia 10 II also packs a triple camera system, but because it has a lower price tag, the functionalities, evidently, differ:
- 8 MP, f/2.2, 16 mm ultra-wide-angle
- 12 MP, f/2.0, wide-angle
- 8 MP, f/2.4, telephoto lens
When it comes to the front camera, both smartphones have 8 MP lenses.
Talking about the display, the Xperia 1 II features a 6.5-inch OLED screen, with 60 Hz and a size of 166 x 72 x 7.9mm, while the 10 II smartphone has a 6-inch OLED and 60 Hz as well, and 157 x 69 x 8.2mm.
Both mobile phones are running the latest version of OS, Android 10, with the Xperia 1 II being powered by a Snapdragon 865 SoC, and the Xperia 10 II packing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 processor.
According to Sony, the Xperia 1 II will sell at around $1,300 (€1,199), while the Xperia 10 II has a price tag of $400 (€369).