Sony just unveiled a new flagship phone that content creators would love, but it comes with a hefty price tag.

With three 12MP cameras that can catch stunning visuals, the new Sony Xperia 1 IV is a dream phone for content creators and social media influencers alike.

There’s just one catch for potentially one of the best Android phones. It comes at a hefty price of $1599.

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New Sony Xperia 1 IV Targets Content Creators

Sony just introduced the new Sony Xperia 1 IV. It was announced this week with impressive specs, but it won’t be available for several months, according to Android Central.

Packed with unique photography and videography features, it’s not hard to guess that like the Xperia phones before it, the Xperia 1 IV is targeting content creators.

The device has a triple camera setup consisting of three 12MP cameras. Sony even levelled things up by allowing all three cameras to shoot video at 120fps 4K HDR. This simply translates to the fact that you’ll be able to get smooth zoom from the ultrawide, wide, and telephoto cameras.

According to Android Central, Sony’s new periscope telephoto lens physically moves to offer “true optical zoom” between 85mm and 125mm equivalent (3.5x to 5.2x). This results in smoother zoom and better image capture before digital cropping comes into play.

To all the users’ delight, the company has finally improved the front-facing camera, which now sports a 12MP resolution, resulting to crisper selfies. It also allows the camera to shoot video at 4K HDR.

Xperia 1 IV’s rear cameras are packed full of modes and other upgrades too, such as the 4K 120fps slow-mo recording, wider dynamic range when shooting a video, a Videography Pro mode for live streaming, and more.

As for the battery, the phone has 5,000mAh. Another remarkable fact is it can charge to 50% in just 30 minutes.

Specs and Features of the New Sony Xperia 1 IV

The Sony Xperia 1 IV has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, like most 2022 flagship phones or like the best Android phones.

In addition, Sony has really worked on the gaming and audio features of Xperia 1 IV. According to TechRadar, on the gaming front it includes features like a 240Hz touch sampling rate, motion blur reduction, an audio equalizer, and voice chat optimization.

120Hz recording, an audio mixer and a voice changer are also added for game streaming.

Regarding the audio, the Sony Xperia 1 IV has full-stage stereo speakers, plus Sony Music Entertainment audio tuning, a 3.5mm headphone port, and hi-res audio, as per TechRadar.

Xperia 1 IV has a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone supports HDR, and has a wide 21:9 aspect ratio.

The aspect ratio is another notable point, as it makes for a taller with narrower display than most phones. This is a standout feature present among Sony’s phones.

Sony Xperia 1 IV is 50% brighter than the Xperia 1 III. Thus, it should be able to remain very visible even in direct sunlight.

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