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Sony Launches Their New Xperia 1 II Flagship In Malaysia

by Syed Hassan AlgadrieAugust 28, 2020
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Sony has just introduced a brand new addition to its Xperia lineup with the Xperia 1 II (pronounced Mark Two). The main highlight for the Sony Xperia 1 II is in its camera as it features a triple camera setup with three focal lengths: 16mm/24mm/70mm and is designed with Sony’s Alpha autofocus technology, which offers continuous autofocus that performs AF/AE 3 calculations at 60 times per second.

Xperia 1 II front and back

The use of this technology enables continuous tracking for high-speed shooting at a maximum of 20 fps. This makes the Xperia 1 II especially capable of capturing videos of moving subjects such as children or animals and fast-moving sports. In addition to that, Sony’s new phone has the Real-time Eye AF feature found on Sony’s Alpha cameras which focuses directly onto the subjects eye for better portrait shots.

The device’s camera also features ZEISS optics which is specifically calibrated for the Xperia 1 II and ZEISS T Coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections. Furthermore, the Xperia 1 II comes with a new Photography Pro mode that features a user interface that is aligned to Alpha photographers, with manual controls to set ISO, shutter speed and more. In the video department, the Xperia 1 II features a Cinematography Pro mode which has support for 2K 120fps 10-bit HDR cinematic high frame rate shooting and Cinematic 21:9 4K HDR recording at 24/25/30/60fps.

Xperia 1 II front

Other features found on the device are the Snapdragon 865 SoC and a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support. There is also a 6.5 inch 4K OLED display with 90hz refresh rate on the Xperia 1 II with speakers powered with Dolby Atmos and surprisingly, a headphone jack. It also features IP65/68 water resistance and Gorilla Glass 6 on both sides.

Sony Xperia 1 II Specifications

CPU Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 650
RAM 8GB
Display 6.5″ 21:9 CinemaWide display, 4K HDR OLED (3840×1644)
Storage 256GB, microSDXC support (up to 1TB)
Camera Main Camera(s)
12 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, Dual Pixel PDAF
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
Front Camera
8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
OS Android 10
Connectivity IEEE802.11a/b/g/n(2.4GHz)/n(5GHz)/ac/ax / Wi-Fi MIMO 2×2
Bluetooth 5.1
Type-C Ver. 3.1
SIM Dual SIM hybrid (Nano-SIM)
Battery 4000 mAh
Dimensions 165.1 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm (6.5 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)
Weight 181 g
Ingress Protection Water resistant (IP65/68)

Sony Xperia 1 II Availability

The Sony Xperia 1 II will come in three colours, Black, Purple and White. It will be available for purchase in Malaysia from November 2020 at official Sony Stores in KLCC and The Curve, Sony Store Online, and the Sony flagship store on Lazada. The price is unavailable as of now and will be revealed in the future.

We also reviewed the Sony Xperia 10 II recently which was pretty great though not without its flaws. You can check out the full review here.

Pokdepinion: The Xperia 1 II seems like a great smartphone for those who love to take pictures and videos. It’s packing some pretty serious hardware there.

About The Author
Syed Hassan Algadrie
Just a guy who loves Star Wars, Transformers, tech, 90s nostalgia and all things geek. Is in a constant battle with procrastination.