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Sony slaps a 4K HDR OLED screen on the Xperia 1

The Xperia 1 gets a 21:9 aspect ratio display too
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25 February 2019 / 8:08GMT

Like Peter Crouch, Sony’s new flagship phone is long in the body and its talents could go criminally overlooked. The ultra-wide, 6.5in 4K HDR OLED 21:9 aspect ratio display requires physically deep pockets, but delivers a cinematic experience by playing Hollywood content in the format it was natively created. It also enhances gaming, allowing you to watch walkthroughs while playing, and multitask effectively with side-by-side apps. A triple lens 12MP camera with tech trickled drown from its acclaimed α (“Alpha”) range is joined by Dolby Atmos speakers, a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB RAM, up to 512GB storage, Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back, and a 3,300 mAh battery – although you can kiss goodbye to wireless charging and it can’t do the ‘robot’. The Xperia 1, sporting Sony’s simplified smartphone naming strategy, ships with Android 9 in late spring for £849 and comes in black, purple, grey and white.

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