Sony announces Android 13 update for Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV

Sony has just announced that it has begun to push the Android 13 update to the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 5 IV flagship models. Details are scarce on when, how, how big the firmware is, or if any special features will be added, but if you own an Xperia phone, we recommend checking for updates right away.

The Sony Xperia 1 IV uses the same 6.5-inch 4K AMOLED display as the previous generation, with a 21:9 screen ratio, supports a 120Hz refresh rate, and increases the screen brightness by 50%.

Configuration: the Sony Xperia 1 IV uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 flagship processor, with two versions, 12GB+256GB and 12GB+512GB, which can be expanded through the MicroSD slot and run the Android 12  system.

Cameras: the main camera of the Sony Xperia 1 IV uses a 1/1.7-inch sensor and supports OIS optical image stabilization. The ultra-wide-angle camera is a 1/2.5-inch sensor that supports autofocus. The periscope telephoto camera is a 1/3.5-inch sensor that also supports OIS and autofocus.

Sony says the three cameras support 4K video capture at 120 frames per second, and all offer optical image stabilization with FlawlessEye, eye autofocus, and real-time object tracking and autofocus. All cameras are able to utilize image stacking to expand dynamic range, and are capable of 20 fps burst shooting with autofocus/AE and HDR enabled. An RGB infrared sensor on the back feeds the AI ​​algorithm that controls the camera's white balance, and there's a 3D ToF sensor.

Other aspects: The battery capacity of the Xperia 1 IV has been increased by 500 mAh, with a total capacity of 5000 mAh, and supports 30W fast charging, which can be charged to 50% in half an hour, and supports Qi protocol wireless charging. In addition, the Sony Xperia 1 IV still retains a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the front-facing stereo speakers have also been improved, with a 10% increase in maximum volume and 20-50% more bass. For wireless audio, the phone is one of the first phones to support the new Bluetooth LE Audio technology, which supports LDAC Bluetooth audio transmission.

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