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Sony announces latest Xperia 1 Mark II 5G with ZEISS optics and Sony Alpha camera technology

Sony announced their latest flagship smartphone, originally planned for the MWC 2020, coming down the line as their all new Xperia 1 II (Mark Two). The brand new Android 10 powered smartphone from the Japanese multinational company arrives integrating industry leading features such as the Sony's Alpha technology and ZEISS optics with anti-reflective coating for enhanced quality of photographs, precisely calibrated for the handset's primary triple camera module on the rear showcasing lenses with 16mm, 24mm and 70mm focal length respectively with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a custom fitted 3D iToF sensor.

Following the latest trend, even Sony highlight's their next generation smartphone's frontrunner camera functionalities, bringing the best in class shooting capabilities on board for Xperia 1 Mark II. The handset traits autofocusing cameras (AF/AE3), offering users upto 20 frames-per-second and burst shooting with upto 60 times-per-second. "Cinematography Pro" on the device is powered by their "CineAlta" feature, which is capable of recording under multiple frame rates and supports 2K videos at 120 frames-per-second at 10 bit HDR and allows manual controls in house for touch auto focus , alongside white balance customization to boost cinematographic experience on the latest Sony release.

Apart from the camera features, the Xperia 1 II will also be Sony's first smartphone to go official with latest and fastest dual-mode (SA/NSA) 5G connectivity under the hood, packing Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC with X55 Modem-RF system supporting Sub-6 GHz networks, coupled by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage space. On the front, the phone boasts a "CinemaWide" 6.5" 4K Ultra High Definition OLED display with HDR support and an 8MP secondary front facing snapper in Sony's traditional taller 21:9 ratio panel, with the phone maker's "Creator mode" again powered by "CineAlta." Sony has provided Dolby Atmos sound on the Xperia 1 Mark II, specially tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, giving users a multi-dimensional surround sound experience with dual front stereo speakers and 360 Reality Audio. Lastly, the Sony Xperia 1 Mark II is powered by a 4000mAh battery unit featuring both wired and Qi wireless fast charging technology, including AI-powered "Battery Care" on board for the betterment of your phone's overall battery health and performance. The phone is also water and dust resistant with IP65/68 certifications and proposes Corning's Gorilla Glass version 6 on front and back sides, shipping out in standard Black and Purple color options.

Exact availability and pricing details are not yet disclosed by the manufacturer, but we heard Sony will make the smartphone available in the European region starting this spring and should also arrive soon in the United States.
Sony is uniquely positioned with our wide portfolio in the era of 5G. Xperia with 5G takes your mobile experience to the next level, said Mitsuya Kishida, President of Sony Mobile Communications.
For a quarter of a century of the strategic collaboration between ZEISS and Sony, we have strived to promote the evolution of digital imaging products and diversify the way and occasions users take pictures. Using our technologies and expertise in the fields of optics and electronics as well as our strong drive to create new value through innovation, we have enabled users to display their creativity. We will deliver new photography experiences with smartphones through the expansion of our strategic collaboration, said Shigeki Ishizuka, Senior Executive Vice President, Officer in charge of Electronics Products & Solutions Business, Sony Corporation.
What Sony and ZEISS started in 1996 is now a powerful partnership with a clear mission: to set new standards in digital photography. We share a deep passion for photography as well as the will to anticipate new technologies. Bolstered by the spirit to push the limits of the imagination and our unique optical expertise acquired over more than 170 years, ZEISS is introducing essential elements for the next level of smartphone imaging.Seeing beyond borders and pushing limits is what motives us to break new ground in smartphone imaging together with Sony, said Jörg Schmitz, Head of ZEISS Consumer Products.

Source: SONY Press Center 1, 2