Sony Xperia 1 von hinten

Power is in the calm: Sony’s 5G cell phone arrives when 5G is ready

Everyone talks about 5G. Since the end of last year and before the Barcelona fair, manufacturers wanted to announce their next smartphones mainly through one specification: the ability to support the new mobile communications standard. With the new Galaxy S10 5G, Samsung has matching products in its range, as does LG with the V50 ThinQ or Huawei with the foldable Mate X.

But even if the possibility of receiving 5G already exists on smartphones, it currently only works on paper. Because the network has lagged behind until now. In Germany, the 5G frequency auction is still starting and the corresponding expansion must take place later. So before you can use the new mobile communication standard in this country, it will take some time, at least until the summer.

tip: 5G – All about the new cellular standard

Just wait and see

Sony makes more or less use of this fact and expresses it on the technological side TechRadar at MWC who only want to bring a 5G smartphone to market when the network is ready. Consequently, the Japanese did not bring a functional 5G smartphone to the mobile communications fair, only a prototype. As with many other manufacturers, this was created in cooperation with Qualcomm.

Visually and technically, the prototype is similar to the newly introduced Xperia 1. This means it has a 21: 9 screen that appears quite elongated. Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, which is the first chipset to enable 5G connectivity via the X50 modem. No further details are known.

The Xperia 1’s storage equipment: 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal (expandable via microSD card).

The Sony Xperia 1 front in four colors

The Sony Xperia 1 is Sony’s new high-end smartphone.

Sony Xperia 1 from the side with fingerprint sensor

Sony swims against the grain and builds the fingerprint sensor into the display case.

Sony Xperia 1 from behind in four colors

The Sony Xperia 1 comes in four colors.

Sony Xperia 1 in hand from behind in white

The POLED display has a 4K quality resolution.

Sony Xperia 1 from behind in four colors

Besides black, white and gray, there is a Sony Xperia 1 in purple.

Sony Xperia 1 from behind in four colors

The triple camera emerges at the rear.

Sony Xperia 1 from behind with focus on triple camera

The three cameras have different focal lengths.

Sony Xperia 1 from behind with focus on triple camera

In addition to a normal focal length, the Sony Xperia 1 has a telephoto and a super wide angle lens.

Sony Xperia 1 from behind with focus on triple camera

Two of the three cameras (normal focal length and telephoto) of the Sony Xperia 1 have optical image stabilization.

Sony Xperia 1 from the side with focus on the fingerprint sensor

The Sony Xperia 1 will go on sale in June.

Sony Xperia 1 from below with focus on the speaker and USB-C input

Sony charges around 950 euros for the Xperia 1 at market launch.

Sony Xperia 1 in hand from the front

The only selling point of the Sony Xperia 1 is the 21: 9 screen.

Sony Xperia 1 in hand from behind in purple

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is on board the Sony Xperia 1.

Sony Xperia 1 in hand from behind in white

Also on board the Xperia 1: stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.

Since Sony publishes a smartphone every six months, it could be that the 5G-capable smartphone will be shown at the IFA. Like Sony boss Kishida TechRadar says you can get it right with this strategy. It is rumored that Sony may also be waiting for the launch of the 5G cell phone because it has to be visually and technically modified from the Xperia 1.