Sony is attempting both a brand name change and a design change for its latest Xperia phones. As part of its MWC 2019 announcements it is ditching the XZ and XA names for its latest flagship and mid-range handsets. The new flagship is now called simply the Sony Xperia 1, while the two new mid-range phones are called the Sony Xperia 10 and Sony Xperia 10 Plus.

The design reboot centers around a switch to 21:9 screen ratios for its displays. But what are the other hardware specs on these phones? Let’s check them out now below.

 Sony Xperia 1Sony Xperia 10Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Display6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED
21:9 aspect ratio
X1 for mobile Creator mode
6-inch LCD FHD+
21:9 aspect ratio
6.5-inch LCD FHD+
21:9 aspect ratio
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 508Adreno 509
RAM6GB3GB4GB
Storage128GB
MicroSD expansion up to 512GB
64GB
MicroSD expansion up to 512GB
64GB
MicroSD expansion up to 512GB
CamerasRear cameras:
12MP wide-angle lens, 25mm OIS, Dual PD
12MP Telephoto lens, 52mm OIS
12MP Super-wide lens, 16mm

Front camera
8MP FF

BIONX for mobile HDR recording
Cinema Pro
Rear cameras:
13MP 1/3.0"
5MP 1/4'
Bokeh
ISO 12800 (photo)
ISO 3200 (video)
4K movie recording

Front camera
8MP 1/4.0"
ISO 3200 (photo)
ISO 1600 (video)
Rear cameras:
12MP 1/2.8"
8MP 1/4' Optical Zoom + Bokeh
ISO 12800 (photo)
ISO 3200 (video)
4K movie recording

Front camera
8MP 1/4.0"
ISO 3200 (photo)
ISO 1600 (video)
AudioDolby Atmos Hi-res Audio
DSEE HX
LDAC
Stereo speaker
Stereo sound recording
Smart amplifier
Sony's Dynamic Vibration system
High-resolution audio
DSEE HX
LDAC
Smart amplifier
Monaural speaker
Stereo recording
High-resolution audio
DSEE HX
LDAC
Smart amplifier
Monaural speaker
Stereo recording
DurabilityCorning Gorilla Glass 6
IP68
Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
BiometricsFingerprint sensor (side)Fingerprint sensor (side)
Side sense
Fingerprint sensor (side)
Side sense
NetworkSCA LTE
CAT 19
4x4 MIMO
11a/ac/b/g/n
3CA LTE
CAT12/13
3CA LTE
CAT12/13
ConnectivityNFC
Bluetooth 5.0
USB-C/USB.3.1
NFC
Bluetooth 5.0
USB-C/USB.2.0
NFC
Bluetooth 5.0
USB-C/USB.2.0
Battery3,330mAh2,870mAh3,000mAh
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie
Android 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
Dimensions and weight167x72x8.2mm156x68x8.4mm
162
167x73x8.3mm
180g
ColorsBlack, White, Gray, PurpleBlack, Silver, Navy, PinkBlack, Silver, Navy, Gold

There’s no doubt the specs on the Xperia 1 are the highest in this family with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Xperia 10 has the more mid-range Snapdragon 630 chip, 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The 10 Plus model goes up to 4GB of RAM, and a slightly faster Qualcomm 636 chip, with the same amount of storage.

Sony Xperia 1 Sony Xperia 10 10 Plus

All three phones have screens with the 21:9 aspect ratio, which Sony believes will be the preferred format for taking and viewing mobile videos. The 6-inch display and the 6.5-inch display on the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are both LCD screens, but the Xperia 1 uses an HDR OLED display for its 6.5-inch screen with 4k resolution. Sony also believes this different screen ratio will allow for better multitasking on smartphones, with two apps running on the same display.

The Xperia 1 also has three camera sensors on the rear; a standard, telephoto and wide-angle lenses — all at 12MP. The cameras on the phone can record video up to 4K resolution with HDR support. The Xperia 10 and 10 Plus have two cameras on the back, with the Plus model featuring 12MP and 8MP sensors, and the Xperia 10 coming in with 13MP and 5MPs. All three phones have 8MP front-facing cameras.

Battery sizes are a bit on the low side for all three phones. The new Xperia 1 has a 3,330mAh battery, while the 10 Plus has a 3,000mAh battery and the Xperia 10 has the even smaller 2,870mAh battery. Only the Xperia 1 was rated IP68 for water and dust resistance. Also, the Xperia 1 has Gorilla Glass 6 protecting its screen, while the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus have the older Gorilla Glass 5 – but the 10 and 10 Plus both have a headphone jack.

Expect the Sony Xperia 10 to be priced at $350 unlocked and the Xperia 10 Plus will cost around $430. Both are expected to go on sale in mid-March. There’s no price yet for the Xperia 1, but it will also be available unlocked sometime in the late spring of 2019.

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