A store chain divulged a well-kept secret last week as it listed the Sony Xperia 1 II (which is read as One Mark Two) for pre-order, with a price of $1,198. Once the company realized the mistake, it made it decided to pull the listing, but the secret was already out.
In the aftermath, Sony confirmed that the device would hit the market soon. Pre-orders for the smartphone will begin on June 1, and those who submit a pre-order before July 28 will receive a free pair of Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds, which are sold at a retail price of $230.
While most brands have shifted the fight to refresh rate, Sony focused on the resolution of the panel, and the result is quite impressive. The Sony Xperia 1 II will sport a large 6.5-inch AMOLED panel with a native 4K resolution (1644 x 3840), which means that you can watch video content at one of the best quality-levels available on the market, being rivaled only by TVs and PC monitors.
A multi-window feature will offer the option to watch content on half of the screen while performing a variety of tasks on the other half.
A wide assortment of features
Stereo speakers mounted on the front will ensure an immersive audio experience. Fans of wired headphones will be happy to learn that the device has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Those who like games on the go will enjoy the option to pair the device with a DualShock 4 wireless controller. The experience will be complemented by the Game Enhancer mode, which promises improved performance.
Qualcomm’s finest is present in the form of a Snapdragon 865 along with 8GB of RAM and 256 of built-in storage stage. A micro-SD slot is present. Sony decided to avoid the MP race, offering a trio of 12MP sensors on the rear, which are joined by a time-of-flight sensor.
Authorized resellers will receive the first shipments from July 24.