Sony has unveiled the Xperia 1 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the new flagship is the Japanese manufacturer’s first device to offer a triple-camera setup. The rear camera comes with three 12MP modules. The primary camera uses a 1/2.6” image sensor and fast F1.6 lens with OIS and Dual-Pixel autofocus. There are also a tele-module with 1/3.4″ sensor, F2.4 aperture and 52mm equivalent focal length, and a 16mm ultra-wide with 1/3.4″ sensor and F2.4 aperture.
Eye autofocus, which tracks the eyes of a human subject in the frame, has been ported from Sony’s stand-alone cameras and the 1 is also capable of recording Raw image files.
In video mode the camera records 4K HDR footage in a 21:9 cinema aspect ratio. The new Cinema Pro App, which is based on technologies from Sony’s pro video division, allows manual control over some video parameters, such as color depth, aperture and focus. 24 fps recording for a more cinema-like look is on board as well.
In line with the new video mode the 6.5-inch CinemaWide display comes with a 21:9 aspect ration and offers a 3,840 x 1,644 pixel resolution as well as HDR support. Stereo speakers are coupled with Dolby Atmos sound.
The Android OS is powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 chipset and 6GB of RAM. Either 64 or 128GB of built-in storage are expandable by up to 512GB via microSD card. The 3,330mAh battery and all other components are built into a IP68 waterproof body with Gorilla Glass 6 at front and back. No pricing information has been revealed yet.