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Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 10 & Xperia 10 Plus Launched. Too Tall for a Phone?

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Sony announced its Xperia 1, Xperia 10 and the Xperia 10 Plus at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona. The Xperia 1 is a premium model smartphone while the Xperia 10 and the Xperia 10 Plus are mid-range smartphones in terms of specs and price.

Mitsuya Kishida, President at Sony Mobile Communications said at the launch:

Our super mid-range line introduces our premium Sony innovations in our most accessible way possible. Our new 21:9 Wide display offers edge-to-edge entertainment in a sleek and slender hand-fit design

All the three smartphones adopt a tall display with 21:9 aspect ratio that allows improved experienced like multitasking.

Sony Xperia 1

The Xperia 1 has Gorilla Glass 6 protection while the remaining two has Gorilla Glass 5 protection along with an Aluminium Chassis. The high-end Xperia 1 comes with a 4K HDR OLED display along with a triple camera setup at the rear. The other two phones have HD+ LCD display and have a dual camera setup at the back. The 10 and 10 Plus retain the 3.5 mm headphone jack while the 1 has an IP65/68 rated body.

Sony Xperia 1 specifications

  • 6.5 inch OLED 4K display
  • Snapdragon 855
  • 6GB RAN
  • 64/128GB internal storage
  • 12MP wide angle + 12MP telephoto + 12MP ultra wide triple rear camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3330mAh battery

Sony Xperia 10

Sony Xperia 10

The Sony Xperia 10 features a 6 inch display with slightly bigger bezels than the siblings. It is powered by a Snapdragon 630 coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expandable to 512GB via microSD card. There is a horizontally arranged rear cameras of 13MP + 5MP configuration with 5X digital zoom, 4K support and 120 fps slow motion while an 8MP selfie camera is placed at the top bezel that also houses the speaker grill.

It comes with a side mounted fingerprint sensor separate to the power button placed between the power button and volume rocker. It comes with Hi-Res Audio and a Smart Amp. It runs Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 2,870 mAh battery with fast charging support.

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Sony Xperia 10 specifications

  • 6.1 inch 21:9 HD+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 13MP + 5MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 2,870 mAh battery with fast charging support

Sony Xperia 10 Plus

The Sony Xperia 10 Plus comes with a larger 6.5 inch display and powered by a Snapdragon 636 paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which is expandable. It also includes a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a USB Type-C port. There is a 12MP + 8MP rear camera configuration that offers 2X optical zoom, 4K support and 120 fps slow motion.

It runs Android 9 Pie and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. Additional features include Smart Amplifier, Virtual Phones Technology, Stereo Recording and Qualcomm aptX HD audio.

Sony Xperia 10 Plus specifications

  • 6.5 inch 21:9 HD+ LCD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • 12MP + 8MP rear
  • 8MP front
  • Android 9 Pie
  • 3,000 mAh battery with fast charging support

Sony is yet to reveal about the Sony Xperia 1’s price but it did reveal how much the other two model will cost. The low-end Xperia 10 will be price at $350 (Rs 24,800 approx) while the higher Xperia 10 will come at a price tag of $430 (Rs 30,000 approx). The Xperia 1 is expected to have a price around $1000 and revealed to be launched “this spring”. As for the remaining two, the global sales for Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus will start from March 18.

Sony has a strange track record of US releases but it will launch the Xperia 1 in the country in Black and Purple Models sometime this year. The Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus will be available in the country in Black and Silver color options but will not be sold through carriers and will only be offered via online retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. The unlocked phones will work on AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. As for the global availability, Sony has divulged any specific information about it.

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