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Sony Xperia 1 III leak shows periscope lens and design similar to its predecessor

Sony launched the Xperia 1 II nearly a year ago with unique camera features such as the 20fps burst mode shooting and the ability to calculate AF/AE at up to 60 times per second. Now, a supposed successor to that phone has surfaced in a new leak.

Steve Hemmerstoffer, also known on Twitter as @OnLeaks, has shared images of the alleged Sony Xperia 1 III. Based on the renders, the phone bears some semblance to its predecessor at least in terms of the front design.

The next-generation Xperia phone could feature a 6.5-inch CinemaWide 4K OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. It may also have extremely thin side bezels with a slim forehead and chin. The front panel might also have dual front-firing speakers.

What could set it apart from the Xperia 1 II is the periscope zoom lens that's part of a triple camera setup on its back, with a 3D iToF sensor. The leak also suggests that the rear camera will have a Zeiss branding.

Another difference could be the dedicated shortcut button mounted on its left side. The phone might also include a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor, and 5G support.

While the Xperia 1 III looks identical to its predecessor, the leak notes that it's more compact, but thicker than the Xperia 1 II with dimensions of 161.6 x 67.3 x 8.4mm. Sony has yet to confirm the announcement date for the device, so we'll have to wait until then to see it in all its glory.

Source and image: Steve Hemmerstoffer (Voice)

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