The Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III are being added to their respective flagship line-ups and will soon be making their way to Malaysia. The next level of Xperia will enrich the user experience with its plethora of new features, be it for photographers, audiophiles, cinephiles, gamers or cinematographers alike.
Professional Technology from Alpha Cameras
Both phones were co-developed with the engineers behind Alpha series cameras, coming with fast, accurate continuous AF across all lenses and Real-time Eye AF. The Xperia 5 III has object tracking technology, while the Xperia 1 III gets Real-time Tracking. In both cases, the feature will enable photographers to capture accurate shots of moving subjects. Both models also offer continuous AF that performs AF / AE calculations at 60 times per second – enabling users to shoot and store 20 shots (20fps) with high precision, accurate focus and optimised exposure. Thanks to the BIONZ X™ processor, users can shoot in low-light scenarios in Burst Mode for the first time, producing results with noise reduction that have never previously been possible in predecessor models.
Reach Beyond Expectation with a Variable Telephoto Lens
Both models also carry the world’s first smartphone with Variable telephoto lens paired with Dual PD sensor that reaches up to a 105mm focal length – complemented by fast autofocus thanks to its Dual PDAF sensor. When switching between 70mm and 105mm, the focus is adjusted in an instant to swiftly capture the beauty in the detail.
Photographers can further expand their creative possibilities with 16mm, 24mm, 70mm and 105mm focal lengths for shooting stunning compositions – whether that be landscapes, portraits or animals. Both models continue to feature ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for the Xperia smartphone. The ZEISS T coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.
A Wealth of Creative Opportunities
A new AI super resolution zoom is available in both the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III, using Sony’s AI processing to restore detail and definition to images, ensuring precision is not compromised. Photography Pro in these models mirror the Alpha series manual controls. What’s new is the Basic Mode in Photography Pro, enabling fast access to a range of easy-to-use photography features including a touch shutter button, portrait orientation, artistic bokeh effect, panorama, and more.
The Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III also feature the very latest Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye, which couples the image sensor’s increased reading speed with original Sony algorithm for optical image stabilisation. The result is supremely smooth, shake-free video footage.
Transporting Cinephiles to the Big Screen
The Xperia 1 III features a larger than life 6.5” 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display with 120Hz Refresh rate whilst Xperia 5 III offers a stunning 6.1″ 21:9 CinemaWide HDR OLED display with 120Hz Refresh rate for a uniquely immersive viewing experience, allowing them to lose themselves in their favourite movies or TV shows.
Creator Mode, powered by CineAlta, features a factory calibrated OLED display with highly accurate white point which mirrors the colour reproduction of Sony professional colour monitors used in leading Hollywood studio productions. Additionally, both models feature 10-bit equivalent displays (8-bit with 2-bit smoothing) that can display a myriad of colours without banding and support BT.2020 colour space. With Bravia HDR and Dolby Atmos, users can experience a fully immersive, multi-dimensional performance with headphones or the smartphone’s built-in Full-stage stereo speakers.
Play to Win
The 21:9 new and improved 120Hz Refresh rate display is available in both models, on top of 240Hz Motion blur reduction and 240Hz Touch scanning rate, in tandem allowing for blur free, crystal clear performance and ensuring the action happens exactly as intended for the edge over the competition. Both models also get the new white balance adjustment for reduced eye strain, and low gamma raiser to help adjust image details in dark areas without overexposing bright areas.
The 3.5mm headphone jack lets you plug in your headset, with the audio experience free for users to adjust with the new Audio equaliser. Communication becomes easier with the new optimised V.C microphone that can reduce background noise. Utilize high frame rate recording up to 120FPS, and never miss a moment with Rewind Time Record to capture the last 30 seconds of The moment. All this enabled with the incorporated Heat Suppression power control to reduce thermal stress and avoid overheating.
Create Movies Like the Professionals
Use Cinematography Pro by CineAlta combined with 4K HDR 120fps slow-motion movie recording, in 21:9 ratio at 24/25/30/60fps and eight different look colour management pre-sets to help you tell your story. Sony’s unique Intelligent wind filter technology uses award-winning audio separation technology to reduce wind interference for clearer audio recording.
UI improvements can now let you easily check remaining memory / recording time, along with whatever parameters that you’ve used on clips to apply to another as you review and organise your footage with clip playback.
Audio Playback as the Recording Artist Intended
In addition to unique hardware decoding, a newly developed speaker virtualiser enables Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III to be the world’s first smartphones to reproduce 360 Reality Audio in the speakers for full immersion. Combine this with 360 Spatial Sound for 2-channel stereo music sources where both the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III can upmix stereo tracks and virtualize to an immersive sound experience, in real time, for local files or streaming services.
Full-stage stereo speakers are placed at the front of the phone to effectively reproduce the sound field. And as an exclusive update for Xperia 1 III, they are now 40% more powerful than its predecessor. This is thanks to a new speaker box structure, which has been designed both to improve sound pressure and eliminate vibration. The audio volume through audio-out (via the 3.5mm audio jack) has also been improved by approximately 40%, while sound quality has improved with less distortion near the maximum output level.
As well as High-Resolution and High-Resolution Wireless Audio, both Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III continue to offer DSEE Ultimate which enhances the quality of digital music using Sony AI technology, including audio and video streaming services. It automatically improves audio frequency and dynamic range in real-time, taking each track close to high-resolution audio.
All the Speed You Need
Enjoy incredible performance thanks to the Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU enabling 25% higher performance and Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU delivering 35% faster graphic rendering than the previous generation. Smart connectivity nalyses Wi-Fi signals to predict near-future connectivity issues, so that you don’t use poor connections and swaps to mobile data as needed.
Keep the lights on with a 4,500mAh battery, with less worry about running out when it can charge back to 50% in 30 minutes with the XZQ-UC1 included charger. Xperia Adaptive Charging allows the battery life to be extended up to three years (up from two in previous models) in both models to ensure the battery isn’t overworked.
Xperia 1 III offers a wireless charging and Battery share function, allowing the device to be connected to a wireless charger to conveniently top up the battery. Thanks to the Battery share function, it can double as a charging pad for other devices too.
Sleek Design with Functionality in Mind
Both Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III are crafted to be robust. The Xperia 1 III combines high-quality materials with a bold and distinctive design. From the frosted glass on the back to the blasted metal frame, it’s an irresistible blend of form and function. It also features Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the display, the toughest Gorilla Glass yet – boasting improvement in both drop and scratch performance. Meanwhile, the Xperia 5 III is its compact cousin featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the rear and the display with a sleek mirror-glass finish and a robust metal frame. For further peace of mind, both models also feature IP65/68 water resistance and protection against dust.
For the busy multi-taskers, both models feature upgrades to the multi-window functionality. With the pop-up window feature, users can easily handle a new task, then get right back to what they were doing.
Last but not least, when paired with Sony’s headphones, users can easily access the Sony | Headphones Connect app using the new Side Sense menu for swift connectivity.
Both models are available with a new and improved Antibacterial Style Cover. Designed with durability in mind, the covers feature a built-in stand to support horizontal placement and provide a comfortable viewing experience. They are also coated with anti-bacterial material that has a protection rate of up to 99.9% – preventing cell growth and maintaining cleanliness.
Pricing and Availability
Xperia 1 III will be available in Frosted Black and Frosted Purple and shipping with AndroidTM 11 in Malaysia from end July. Price will be announced at a later date.
Xperia 5 III will be available in Green and shipping with AndroidTM 11 in Malaysia from September. Price will be announced at a later date.