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Sony Xperia 1 II is priced at USD 1199.99

3 months after it was first introduced, Sony finally revealed the price of the Xperia 1 II.
Sony Xperia 1 II is priced at USD 1199.99
Sony Xperia 1 II

What do you guys think?

Sony's newest flagship will retail for USD 1,199.99 (around PHP 60.9K) which is USD 200 higher than the original Xperia 1. Those who will pre-order the device in the US before June 28 will get a pair of Sony WF-1000XM3 headphones.

The pre-orders for the device starts on June 1. Sony will ship it to buyers on July 24.

As a quick recap, the Sony Xperia 1 II features a an IP68 water-resistant body and a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED screen with a 21:9 screen aspect ratio and Motion Blur Reduction feature that is near what can 90Hz screens can provide.

Under the hood, this handset is powered by the 7nm Snapdragon 865 paired with Adreno 650 GPU and a separate 5G modem. The handset also goes with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and 4,000mAh battery with wireless charging.

For cameras, it uses a ZEISS triple camera setup at the rear with a 12MP f/1.7 1/1.7-inch Exmor sensor with Dual PDAF and OIS + 12MP f.2.2 1/2.6-inch 16mm-like ultrawide sensor with Dual PDAF + 12MP f/2.4 1/3.4-inch 70mm-like lens with PDAF and OIS. It also has a 3D iTOF sensor for faster focus speeds.

It also comes Real-time Eye AF which tracks both human and animal eyes. The Xperia 1 II is touted as the first smartphone that can do 20fps bursts with continuous AF tracking.

It also has the Cinema Pro app which lets you edit and create pro-looking videos. It also has AI DSEE Ultimate which upscales the sound to higher resolution even while streaming.

This device also brings back the 3.5mm audio jack and front-firing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio.

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