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Sony announces the Xperia 1, 10, and 10 Plus with 21:9 "CinemaWide" displays

After a series of rumors and leaks, Sony's new flagship smartphone sporting a tall display is now official with the expected change in the naming scheme. At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, the Japanese electronics giant has unveiled the Xperia 1 along with its new mid-range phones, the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus.

While all of the phones' displays feature the same 21:9 aspect ratio ("CinemaWide"), they do differ in screen sizes. The Xperia 1, the premium model in the lineup, sports a 6.5-inch OLED display with a 4K resolution, the first of its kind. Its display also features a CineAlta-powered creator mode, which Sony claims can bring off "pro-level color accuracy."

The device has a triple lens camera with 2x optical zoom and an eye autofocus capability. One lens has a focal length of 16mm for wide angle paired with a 26mm and a 52mm telephoto lens. Its noise-reduction system is courtesy of the Bionz X imaging processor by Sony.

​​​Meanwhile, the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus have a 6-inch and 6.5-inch Full HD+ displays, respectively. Both devices also boast a dual camera setup on the back, with the Xperia 10 featuring a 13MP+5MP shooter and the 10 Plus a 12MP+8MP camera.

Xperia 1 Xperia 10 Xperia 10 Plus
Display 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED (1644x3840) 6-inch Full HD+ 6.5-inch Full HD+
Memory and storage 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with microSDXC support (up to 512GB) 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with microSDXC support (up to 512GB) 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with microSDXC support (up to 512GB)
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Battery 3330 mAh with support for Xperia Adaptive Charging 2870 mAh
(Xperia Adaptive Charging)
3000 mAh
(Xperia Adaptive Charging)
Dimensions 167 x 72 x 8.2mm 156 x 68 x 8.4 mm 167 x 73 x 8.3mm
Main camera

12MP with 26mm focal length and f/1.6

12MP with 16mm wide-angle lens (135°) and f/2.4

12MP with 52mm focal length and f/2.4

13MP with f/2.0

5MP with f/2.4

12MP with f/1.75

8MP with f/2.4

Selfie camera 8MP 8MP 8MP

Water resistant (IP65/68)

Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5

The Xperia 1 will come in black, purple, gray, and white beginning in late spring, with only the black and purple variants arriving in the U.S. The Xperia 10 will be available in black, navy, silver, and pink for $350 while its $429 bigger sibling. the Xperia 10 Plus, will ship in a similar set of colors, though the pink variant is replaced by gold. However, only the black and silver versions of these two devices will hit the U.S. stores. Both mid-range phones are set to receive the Android Pie update from March 18.

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