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Sony’s cinematic powerhouse Xperia™ 1 available for pre-order from major UK networks

Press release   •   May 16, 2019 11:00 BST

Sony today announced the all new Xperia™ 1 flagship smartphone is now available to pre-order from major UK networks and retailers online and in store, bringing the cinema screen to the palm of your hand.

Customers purchasing the new Xperia 1 can immerse themselves in the world of Sony with a range of network deals including a Marvel’s Spider-Man PlayStation 4 bundle, premium Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones and six months subscription to Rakuten TV.

Redefine your smartphone experience with the latest Xperia 1 bringing Sony’s proven professional display and cinematography technologies packed into a beautiful, sleek smartphone powerhouse. Enjoy movies in their original format in the palm of your hand with a 21:9 CinemaWide™ 6.5” 4K HDR OLED display, boasting accurate colour reproduction that films are created in. The unparalleled display is powered by Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA® TV technologies.

The X1™ for mobile engine brings HDR (High Dynamic Range) remastering technologies ensuring everything you watch, including streamed content, can be enjoyed with more contrast, colour and clarity. This ultimate viewing experience is further enriched by Dolby Atmos that transports you into the story with moving audio that flows above and around you with breath-taking realism.

Experience pro-level quality in every photo with an advanced triple lens camera (12MP) for any situation and light conditions: 16mm for wide landscapes, a versatile 26mm lens and a 52mm lens telephoto shooting (35mm equiv.).

Technologies from Sony’s acclaimed α (“Alpha”) interchangeable lens camera are inherited in Xperia 1 as BIONZ X™ for mobile. The algorithm enables the world’s first Eye AF (Auto Focus) in a smartphone to bring the sharp focus exactly to the level of eyes and also delivers continuous burst shooting with up to 10 fps AF/AE tracking (Auto Focus and Auto Exposure) to give you precision focus and optimal exposure.

The UK’s major mobile networks are offering the Xperia 1 with a range of deals to further enhance the phone’s already superior entertainment capabilities:

  • Vodafone is offering a jam packed entertainment bundle deal, those who purchase the Cool Grey Xperia 1 (colour Exclusive to Vodafone) will receive a PlayStation 4 and Marvel’s Spider-Man game for £54 per month, plus £49 upfront with 15gb of data
  • Carphone Warehouse customers who purchase the Xperia 1 will also receive noise cancelling Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones (worth £329)*.

*purchase between 15th and 29th May 2019

  • O2 is offering the Xperia 1 with premium Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones (worth £329)*. Purchases between 30th of May and 30th June will be able to rental one film a week for six months from Rakuten TV (worth £4.50 per rental), as well as a chance to win one of 50 Wena by Sony Smart Band and Watch Face. The Hero tariff on O2 will be £36.97 a month with £30 upfront for 5GB

*Purchase between 16th and 29th May

  • Sky Mobile customers who buy the Xperia 1 will also get the premium Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones in black (worth £320). Sky will offer the Xperia 1 for £37 a month with a 2GB Data tariff.

*purchase between 15th and 29th May

  • EE: Hero tariff deal will be available for £54 per month + £30 up front for 10gb of data

Key features of the Xperia 1 include:

  • World’s first 4K OLED smartphone with 21:9 CinemaWide™ display (6.5”) and HDR remastering technologies
  • World’s first Eye AF in a smartphone with triple lens camera and up to 10 fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking for precision focus and exposure
  • Enhanced display setting Creator mode (ITU-R BT.2020 support and 10bit tonal gradation) and new cinema recording function Cinema Pro “Powered by CineAlta” to reflect the creator’s intent
  • Immerse yourself in multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos® sound for an authentic theatrical experience tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
  • Enjoy a new style of productivity with two apps simultaneously on one display with 21:9 multi-window

Full specifications for the Xperia 1 can be found here:

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