Leaked Sony Xperia 1 III images showcase triple-camera setup, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, and more
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Some time ago, we got our first glimpse at Sony's upcoming mid-range Xperia 10 III smartphone. Shortly after, Sony launched a ridiculously-priced Xperia Pro that is essentially an Xperia 1 II with a mmWave antenna and an HDMI port. Now, we have our first look at the true Xperia 1 II successor, the Xperia 1 III.
Once again, the information comes from renowned leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer aka @OnLeaks via Voice. One can't help but notice the striking resemblance the Sony Xperia 1 III has to its predecessor. Sony is one of the few companies that has refused to cave into the notch/hole-punch display trend, and that doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon.
The Sony Xperia 1 III will carry forward its predecessor's legacy with its 6.5-inch OLED HDR 10 4K screen, something that the likes of Samsung still haven't caught up to. An earlier rumor told us that it could be clocked at 120Hz. Moving on to the back of the Sony Xperia 1 III, we get three rear cameras and a ToF sensor. Little is known about the actual camera configuration, though Steve says that one of them is a periscope lens. One can only hope that the upgrades are more significant this time around, as the Sony Xperia 1 II's cameras were only marginally better than that of the Xperia 1. The leak also suggests that the smartphone will be 5G-ready, so we're probably looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood.
Both sides of the Sony Xperia 1 III will be protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass. It also gets a dedicated programmable button, something that debuted alongside the Sony Xperia Pro. Lastly, the phone's fingerprint scanner has been baked into the power button. The Sony Xperia 1 III is one of the few flagship devices that still believes in the 3.5mm audio jack, so props to Sony for that.