Sony Xperia 1 III

Sony Xperia 1 III


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The Japanese electronics giant Sony has announced the Sony Xperia 1 III device with a premium body design and a powerful Snapdragon 888 5G chipset. There are some innovative and exciting features on the phone.

Sony Xperia 1 III Key Specs & Features

  • 6.5 inches OLED Display, 1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 ppi)
  • Android 11
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB, 512GB Built-in Storage up to 512GB Memory Card
  • 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + 0.3 MP Quad Rear Cameras
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • 5G Network
  • IP65/IP68 Dust And Water Resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Native Sony Alpha Camera Support
  • Fast charging 30W
  • Fast Wireless Charging
  • Reverse Wireless Charging
  • USB Power Delivery
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 4500 mAh Battery

Sony Xperia 1 III

Design and Display

In terms of body design, the Sony Xperia 1 III comes in two color variants: black and green. The smartphone maintains Sony’s great design philosophy that always puts its products up at high quality, innovation, and durability.

The handset features a 21:9 screen, uniform bezels, and it’s built with metal frames, and glass backs. The company makes use of a rich repertoire of technologies available in its wide array of products from TVs, professional cameras, and audio devices available in the USA.

For example, the handset comes with a two-step physical shutter button, which will be useful to photography fans making use of the Sony professional camera. The smartphone also has an IP68 rating which is both dust and water-resistant.

Its overall body measures 165 x 71 x 8.2 mm and weighs 186 grams. On display, the device offers a screen size of 6.5 inches with an impressive resolution of 1644 x 3840 pixels and 643 PPI density.

The display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and it reaches an 84.2% screen-to-body ratio. There is also a fast display refresh rate of 120Hz.

The smartphone also comes with innovative audio and video features that bring high definition quality from the HDR OLED display greater color accuracy.


The Sony Xperia 1 III packs professional technology from Alpha cameras. The device was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Alpha 9 series cameras. So the phone camera is loaded with impressive camera features such as fast AF in all three cameras, plus Real-Time Tracking technology for accurate shots of moving subjects.

The camera on the back consists of a 12MP main camera, 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide with 123-degree FOV, 12MP f/2.3-2.8 periscope lens, and a 3D iToF sensor. It has a front snapper of 8MP. The main camera features Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking and it can record 4K videos.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood is a Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G chipset based on a 5nm process node. The phone has an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 1×2.84 GHz.
It has Adreno 660 graphics and runs on Android 11.

As you can see, the Sony Xperia 1 III is suitable for gaming. This is because the maker equipped the phone with heat suppression technology and it also can bypass the battery when playing games and charging the phone. The inbuilt storage is 256GB with 12GB RAM and it’s expandable up to 256GB via SDcard.

Battery and Network

There is a 4500 mAh battery that keeps the phone on. This juicer has support for 30W fast charging, fast wireless charging, and reverse charging technology. Other features include 4G LTE, 5G, NFC, and USB Type-C 3.1 for both charging and file transfer.

Sony Xperia 1 III Price and Availability

The Sony Xperia 1 III will sell for 1100 EUR. In Nigeria, the phone will cost 505,000 Naira, around 7,800 Ghs in Ghana, and 145,000 Ksh in Kenya.

You can order it in Frosted Black, Frosted Gray, and Frosted Purple colors.

Sony Xperia 1 III Specs

Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia 1 III:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm), Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Colours: 256GB, 512GB
  • Dimension: 165 x 71 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 186 g / 187.1 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.5 inches OLED Display, 1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.3, 70mm (telephoto), f/2.8, 105mm (telephoto), 1/2.9″, Dual Pixel PDAF, 3x/4.4x optical zoom, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.6″, Dual Pixel PDAF + 0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth) Quad Cameras, 4K@24/25/30/60/120fps HDR, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS
  • Rear Camera Features: Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm, HDR, 1080p@30fps, 5-axis gyro-EIS


  • Built-in Storage: 256GB, 512GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71
  • 5G: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1; USB On-The-Go, video output


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes
  • Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised).


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