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Sony Updates Xperia Smartphone Line Up With Flagship Xperia 1 II, Xperia 10 II & Xperia L4

Sony releases new smartphones for all budgets with the introduction of the flagship Xperia 1 II, mid-range Xperia 10 II and the budget-friendly Xperia L4.

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Xperia 1 II
 

Sony has updated its Xperia lineup of smartphones with the introduction of the Sony Xperia 1 II in its flagship range while the Xperia 10 II updates the Xperia 10 and the Xperia L4 brings another budget-friendly option to the Xperia camera phone collection. 

Sony’s New Flagship Xperia 1 II

Sony Xperia 1 II
 

The Sony Xperia 1 II utilises technology developed for the Sony Alpha interchangeable lens camera line up and as a result, features 20 frames per second (fps) AF/AE tracking on its rear, triple-camera set-up (16mm/24mm/70mm) which features ZEISS optics with T* (T-Star) anti-reflective coating and real-time autofocus (AF). 

The Dual photodiode sensor along with an auto-focus system that covers approximately 70 per cent of the sensor, 3D iToF sensor and a new large 1/1.7" Exmor RS sensor make the Sony Xperia 1 II 1.5x more sensitive to light than the Xperia 10 which means AF is faster and more accurate when light levels drop. 

Sony Xperia 1 II
 

Video can now be captured at 2K 120fps and thanks to the Cinematography Pro mode, users can access Touch AF, Metered Manual controls for setting exposure, Level meter and improved white balance settings. The Intelligent wind filter technology from Sony also reduces noise and wind interference.

Other features include 5G connectivity, a 6.5" 4K HDR OLED display, water/dust resistance and a 4,000mAh battery. 

Availability - The Xperia 1 II will be available in black or purple in Europe, shipping with Android 10 from late Spring 2020.

 
Read our review of the Sony Xperia 1 which scored 4 out of 5 stars. 

 

Sony Xperia 10 II Mid-Range Smartphone 

 

The Sony Xperia 10 II updates the Xperia 10, bringing water-resistance, among other new features, to its mid-range smartphone lineup. 

There is a new triple-lens camera set-up (ultra-wide-angle 16mm, wide-angle 26mm and telephoto 52mm), IP65/IP68 water and dust resistance and the 21:9 Wide 6.0" OLED displays made from Corning Gorilla Glass 6. There's also a 3.5mm headphone jack built-in should you prefer to use headphones with a cable over a wireless pair. 

 

The Sony Xperia 10 II is slim (69mm thick), lightweight (151g) and also has a decent 3,600mAh battery. On the inside, you find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform.

Availability -  The Sony Xperia 10 II will be available in black or white, the Xperia 10 II will be available in select markets from Spring 2020

 

Sony's New Xperia L4 Budget-Friendly Smartphone

Xperia L4
 

Finishing the new smartphone line-up from Sony is the Xperia L4, updating the Xperia L3, and giving those who want a reasonably priced smartphone with decent specs more options. 

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The Sony Xperia L4 features a 6.2" display, a 3580mAh battery and a triple rear camera with bokeh effects. The Xperia L4 is actually the first Xperia L series smartphone to feature a triple camera with a 13MP main lens, 5MP ultra-wide lens and 2MP depth camera.

Availability -  The Sony Xperia L4 will be available in black or blue in select markets from Spring 2020. 

 

For more smartphone suggestions, have a look at our reviews and top lists which recommend the best smartphones for photography

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