Sony has gained much popularity for its camera performance in the past. The company is striking back by launching 3 new smartphones- Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III, and Xperia 10 III. Xperia 1 III is introduced as the premium device in this lineup- Design-wise it is somehow the same as the last year’s Xperia 1 II. However, there are major upgrades considering the display, processor, and telephoto lens. Let us have a glance at the specs, availability, and expected price of the Sony Xperia 1 III in Nepal
Xperia 1 III Overview
Display and Design
Like other smartphones, the company is offering a moderate size 6.5 inches screen but with a stunning 4K HDR OLED display that has a razor-sharp resolution of 1644 x 3840 pixels. It features a 240Hz touch sampling rate and 240Hz motion blur reduction with an imposing aspect ratio of 21:9. The display here has a 100 percent coverage of DCI-P3 color gamut and a 10-bit equivalent display, therefore, offers you some of the most stunning visuals in mobile gaming with a wide range of colors. It is protected with the toughest ever Gorilla Glass Victus.
Comparing to its predecessor, Sony has not upgraded much in terms of design. Like Xperia 1 II, the triple camera stands out in a vertically extended camera module. It has got an appealing design with a matte finish at the back. Right at the center, it sports the company’s Logo encrypted on its body. The LED flash can be spotted just above the camera module. There is a tiny circular notch left-aligned at the top where it accommodates its selfie shooter.
The Xperia 1 III comes with an IP65/68 rating for water and dust resistance. The user gets three different color options -Frosted Black, Frosted Gray, and Frosted Purple. It is secured by a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Performance and Memory
Moving on to the processor, the device ships with the flagship Snapdragon 888 5G chipset from Qualcomm. The graphics in this device is handled by the Adreno 660 GPU. The combination of these two places Xperia 1 III as a decent gaming device. With a CinemaWide display, 240Hz motion blur reduction, L-y raiser (Low gamma raiser) gaming on this device is more fun. The overheating issue is prevented by heat suppression power control. The phone has a stock android that is based on Android 11.
Now talking about the memory, the user gets a single 12GB RAM variant available which is coupled either with 256GB or 512GB internal storage. For expanding the phone’s storage capacity the device does support a card slot but at the expense of a SIM slot.
Speaking of the camera on this phone, it flaunts a quad-camera array at the back where you get three 12MP cameras- a 12MP wide camera, a 12MP telephoto lens, a 12MP ultrawide lens, and a last 0.3MP TOF(Time-of-flight) 3D depth lens. The Professional technology from Alpha cameras will help you capture your best moments with friends and family. The four versatile lens options in a triple camera will take your photography to the next level. Also, it has a lightning-fast focus that helps to capture moving subjects even at a distance. For capturing selfies and making video calls, there is an 8MP front shooter available.
It also supports a good-quality video recording where it can record 4K video up to 120fps and 1080p video up to 240fps. Similarly, the selfie shooter supports 1080p video at 30fps. Other highlights of the camera include Burst shooting with less image noise, Real-Time Eye AF, Fast AF with 3D iToF sensor, Alpha inspired Photography Pro, Dedicated shutter button, Digital zoom with uncompromising image quality, bokeh effects, etc.
Battery and Extras
Comparing to the Xperia 1 II, it has a slightly upgraded battery of 4500mAh which you can rely on for hours. It comes with a USB Type-C port that supports 30W fast charging. As advertised the phone will charge 50% in just 30 min. Battery care keeps your phone from overcharging to ensure healthy battery life. It also has reverse wireless charging to conveniently charge your battery. Other highlight includes Full-Stage stereo speakers, 360 Reality Audio, Pop-up window, next-generation 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, DUALSHOCK®4 controller, etc.
Sony Xperia 1 III Price in Nepal and Availability
In the European market, Sony Xperia 1 III is priced at 1100 Euros. So if it launches here in Nepal we expect the price of Sony Xperia 1 III to be set at NPR 1,70,000 for the base variant. It may be available in Sony’s official store and online store.
|Sony Xperia 1 III variant||Price in Nepal|
|12/256 GB||NPR 1,70,000 (Expected)|
|12/512 GB||NPR 1,80,000 (Expected)|