Sony Xperia 1 VI officially launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and improved zoom camera

Sony Xperia 1 VI Price in Nepal
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Enthusiast phones are pretty rare these days. Previously we had seen the Zenphone series from ASUS, and Xperia always had its mark with super manual camera-centric phones. Now, the Japanese company has finally unveiled its flagship phone for 2024, the Sony Xperia 1 VI. In this article, we further discuss everything about the latest Sony Xperia 1 VI, including its expected price in Nepal, specifications, and availability.

Sony Xperia 1 VI Overview

Design and Display 

The phone features a minimalistic, boxy design with flat edges and a flat back along with a pill-shaped camera island. It has a glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), a glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), and an aluminum frame. The device is IP68 dust/water resistant, weighs 192g, and has an 8.2mm thickness. 

Sony Xperia 1 VI Display and Design

The Xperia 1 VI sports a 6.5-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) OLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display supports HDR, full DCI-P3 color gamut, X1 for mobile, a 1-120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and 240Hz motion blur reduction. 

Performance and Storage

Under the hood, the phone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor with an Adreno 750 GPU. It comes with up to 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage, with a 512GB model available in Japan and East Asia. The storage is expandable up to 1.5TB via a microSD card. The device also features a vapor chamber cooling system.

The Xperia 1 VI runs Android 14 out of the box with promises of three Android version updates and four years of security support.

Camera Setup

In the camera department, the Xperia 1 VI features a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary sensor with a 1/1.35″ Exmor T sensor, f/1.9 aperture, Hybrid OIS and EIS support, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture and 16mm focal length, and a 12MP telephoto camera with a 1/3.5″ sensor and an 85mm-170mm optically-zoom lens (3.5x to 7.1x optical zoom, 21.3x hybrid zoom). 

Sony Xperia 1VI Camera

All rear cameras have ZEISS T* coated lenses. On the front, there’s a 12MP selfie camera with a 1/2.9″ Exmor RS mobile sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and an 84° field of view. The device is capable of recording up to 4K video at 120FPS. Sony has also revamped the camera app for better accessibility and user-friendliness, with a Pro mode for advanced users

Audio Capabilities

For audio, the Xperia 1 VI boasts full-stage front stereo speakers with improved bass, clarity, and sound spread. It retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and supports various audio technologies like 360 Reality Audio, 360 Spatial Sound, Dolby Atmos, LDAC, DSEE Ultimate, Qualcomm aptX HD audio, and LE Audio.

Battery Life and Connectivity

The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 30W USB PD fast charging and Qi wireless charging. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.4 LE, GPS, GLONASS, a USB 3.2 Type-C port, and NFC. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Sony Xperia 1 VI Specifications

  • Design: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on both front and back, Aluminium frames
  • Display:
    • 6.5-inch OLED panel, HDR certification ,Full DCI-P3 color gamut coverage
    • X1 for mobile, 1-120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate ,240Hz Motion blur reduction
  • Resolution: FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels)
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor with Andreno 750 graphics
  • RAM: Up to 12GB LPDDR5X
  • ROM: 256GB with expandable storage up to 1.5TB via microSD card
  • UI & OS: Android 14 with three Android version updates and four years of security support
  • Rear Camera:
    • 48MP Primary with 1/1.35″ Exmor T sensor, f/1.9 aperture, Hybrid OIS and EIS support
    • 12MP Ultrawide with f/2.2 aperture and 16mm focal length
    • 12MP Telephoto with 1/3.5″ sensor, 85mm-170mm optically-zoom lens, ZEISS T* coated lenses
  • Front Camera: 12MP with 1/2.9″ Exmor RS mobile sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and 84° field of view
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 5,000mAh capacity with 30W USB PD fast charging and Qi Wireless charging
  • Connectivity: 5G, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.4 LE, NFC

Sony Xperia 1 VI Price in Nepal and Availability

The Sony Xperia 1 VI is priced at €1,399 for the base model and will be available for purchase in early June in Black, Platinum Silver, and Khaki Green color options. While, the phone would probably never make its way to Nepal, or at least for now, if it ever arrives, we expect the Sony Xperia 1 VI to be priced at no less than NPR 230,000.

Smartphone Price (Official) Price in Nepal(Expected)
Sony Xperia 1 VI Euro 1,399 NPR 230,000

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