Sony Xperia 1 II

The Sony Xperia 1 II is a flagship Android smartphone manufactured by Sony Mobile. Part of Sony’s Xperia series, the phone was announced along with the mid-range Xperia 10 II on February 24, 2020. Key upgrades over its predecessor, the Xperia 1, include support for 5G connectivity and Qi wireless charging, and a triple-lens camera which incorporates ZEISS-branded lenses with T✻ (T-Star) anti-reflective coating as well as technology brought over from Sony’s Alpha camera lineup.

The Xperia 1 II will ship with support for 5G NR in Europe and Asia (making it Sony’s first Xperia device to support this network), while the United States will ship with a 4G variant. Although 5G networks are supported, it only supports “sub-6” 5G, meaning it is not compatible with millimeter-wave (mmWave) networks.

Design

The Xperia 1 II retains Sony’s signature square design that is seen on previous Xperia phones. The phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on the front and back as well as IP65 and IP68 certifications for water resistance. The build has a pair of symmetrical bezels on the top and the bottom, where the front-facing dual stereo speakers and the front camera are placed. The left side of the phone contains a compartment for a SIM card and a microSDXC card, while the right side contains a fingerprint reader embedded into the power button, a volume rocker and a shutter button. The rear cameras are arranged in a vertical strip. The phone will ship in three colours: Black, Purple and White (in Japan and Hong Kong only).

Sony Xperia 1 II
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Manufacturer Sony
Xperia 1 Series
Xperia 1 II
General
Dimensions (mm) 166.00 x 72.00 x 7.90 mm
Weight (g) 181.00 g
Waterproof (g) IP68
Standard GSM 850 900 1800 1900
Standard UMTS 850 900 1700 1900 2100
Standard LTE FDD LTE: 2600, 2100, 1900, 1800, 1700, 900, 850, 800, 700 TDD LTE: 2600, 2500, 2300, 1900
Standard 5G FDD 5G: 2100, 1800, 700 TDD 5G: 3700, 3500
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000 mAh
Fast charging Yes
Wireless charging Yes
Display
Screen size (inches) 6.50″ OLED
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1644 x 3840 px 60Hz
Pixels per inch (PPI) 643 ppi
Hardware
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
RAM 8 GB, 12 GB
Internal storage 256 GB
Expandable storage Yes (1TB)
Camera
Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.7) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash LED
Front camera 8-megapixel (f/2.0)
Software
Operating system Android 10
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported v802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v5.0
NFC Yes
USB 3.1 Type-C
Headphones No (USB)
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
SIM 2
SIM Type eSIM
Sensors
Face unlock Yes
3D face recognition Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes