Sony Xperia 1 IV Launch Live Blog: Watch The New Camera Phone Heavyweight Debut


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Sony’s previous phones often didn’t have huge spec increases between them. I tested the Xperia 1 first and it doesn’t feel that different from the Xperia 1 III.

So don’t expect the Xperia 1 IV to be a big improvement. You won’t see at least three 108-megapixel rear cameras or an 8K display, stylus, etc.

Instead, expect some tweaks and upgrades. Perhaps there are some changes to the way the camera app works, or some minor upgrades in the display and processor areas.

What can we expect from the Sony Xperia 1 IV launch? Well, the most important thing we can expect is… This is the Xperia 1 IV.

This is the company’s top-of-the-line phone for over $1,000 / £1,000 / equivalent. It will have a medium-sized 4K screen, three rear cameras, a top-of-the-line chipset, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

These phones usually don’t get major upgrades every time, but with some tweaks.

We especially like the photo and video shooting modes. Sony has taken a lot of technology from the Alpha camera and added it to it, and you can even connect your phone to one of these cameras as a secondary monitor.

Why did Sony choose to host the Xperia 1 IV launch so early!? It’s 6 a.m. where I am now, and it’s too early to think straight.

Thankfully I made a note of what to focus on in each of these posts yesterday, so you don’t have to build things completely over your head.

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