Sony’s flagship smartphone Xperia 1 III available in Singapore next month

First announced in Apr this year, Sony’s flagship smartphone – the Xperia 1 III – will be available in Singapore next month at S$1,899.

Sony Xperia 1 III in black. (Photo: Sony)

Pre-order of Xperia 1 III starts from now till 8 Aug. This pre-order offers a superb gift in the form of Sony’s excellent wireless over-ear headphones WH1000-XM4 (worth S$499).

It is a worthy companion to the Xperia 1 III, which is packed with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip and a 6.5-inch 4K (3,840 x 1,644 pixels) HDR OLED display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate.

Sony Xperia 1 III in purple. (Photo: Sony)

As you might expect from a flagship Xperia, cameras are important. And the Xperia 1 III features a rear triple-camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel (MP) ultra-wide-angle and a 12MP wide-angle cameras as well as a 12MP variable telephoto camera offering 3x and 4.4x optical zoom. In front, it has a 8MP selfie camera.

The cameras are said to support real-time eye AF (autofocusing) for both humans and animals. This is something that Sony has taken from its successful Alpha mirrorless cameras.

The Xperia 1 III will be available here in two colours of black and purple. The purple model will ship first from 13 Aug, while the black version will ship later from 20 Aug.

Trevor Tan

Started out with dreams to become a street photographer, Trevor Tan somehow became a tech journalist with over 16 years of consumer tech experience. Maybe he plays too much video games and buys too many new gadgets.
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