The name “Sony Xperia 1 III” might sound confusing on paper, but that’s almost certainly the name of the phone. Sony uses a “Mark” naming scheme for its phones, similar to its cameras, so the Xperia 1 “Mark 3” is the third in its line, preceded by the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 1.
2021 has already been a busy year for phone launches, and the Sony Xperia 1 III could be added to the list of new releases in the coming months.
The predecessors of the Sony Xperia 1 III were all launched in February. With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S21, the Xiaomi Mi 11 and the OnePlus 9, it should be the next big smartphone to hit the market in 2021. This is the latest version of Sony’s premium smartphone, it is likely to have impressive specs, useful features, and a great price.
The name “Sony Xperia 1 III” might sound confusing on paper, but that is almost certainly the name of the phone. Sony uses a “Mark” naming scheme for its phones, similar to its cameras, making the Xperia 1 “Mark 3” the third in its line, preceded by the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 1.We’ve heard some leaks and rumors surrounding the Sony Xperia 1 III so we’ve rounded them all up below for you to read.
Below we’ve put together a wish list of features we’d like to see in the phone. There are many ways the Sony Xperia 1 II could be improved – TechRadar gave it a 4-star rating, so there’s definitely room for Sony’s next flagship for its game.
Sony’s newest phone was the Xperia 5 II, an improvement over the Xperia 5 over the previous year. This new device is currently the company’s best smartphone. Only time will tell whether the Xperia 1 III will steal that crown or not live up to expectations.
Release date and price of the Sony Xperia 1 III
While we don’t know the exact details of the Sony Xperia 1 III’s release date, we can assume it will arrive sometime in 2021.The Xperia 1 II was introduced a full year after the original Xperia 1 in February 2020. However, as several months have passed since that date, we now expect the Xperia 1 III to arrive between April and June.
Recent leaks point to a possible April 14 release date, and Sony has now confirmed that something will be announced on that date (although it hasn’t specified what).
Still, it took Sony three months to get the Xperia 1 II onto the shelves after its announcement. So we may have to wait a few months after the announcement to be able to buy the Xperia 1 III.
When it comes to cost, the losses suggest a price of 8,999 Chinese yuan, which is roughly converted into USD 1,370 / £ 995 / AU $ 1,810. It’s remarkably high, but that’s to be expected given the price of its predecessor ($ 1,199.99 / £ 1,099 / around AU $ 1,840).
Sony Xperia 1 III News and Rumors
We’ve heard a lot of rumors about the design of the Sony Xperia 1 III and it looks quite similar to its looks in terms of looks. Check out this video of the phone showing both sides and we are sure you will agree with us.These images show what is known as a “shortcut” that we have already seen on the Sony Xperia Pro and with which you can quickly access your favorite apps.
The same design and hotkey can also be seen on case renders like the one below, which also highlight a 3.5mm headphone jack and camera array.Speaking of cameras, we’ve heard that the Sony Xperia 1 III may have a periscope lens on one of its snaps. This type of lens allows for a remote zoom, possibly 5x to 10x on the Xperia phone.
This is a claim that we have heard several times. A recent rumor has it that the Xperia 1 III may also have a 64-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide chipset, a Snapdragon 888 chipset with up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage 6.5-inch OLED screen with a 4K resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
It also looks like the selfie camera will get an update for the upcoming Xperia phone, with a larger bezel likely to bring big improvements. The same source also suggested that the phone should have a display similar to its predecessor, namely a 6.5-inch 4K display with an aspect ratio of 21: 9 but a maximum brightness that is 15% higher.
Under the hood, we’ve heard multiple times that the Xperia 1 III contain the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset