Xperia 1 III
Speed and beyond
The Xperia 1 III combines its predecessor's remarkable AF speed with new optics reaching up to 105mm. Together with the astonishing 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display, and exceptional audio and gaming, this is a smartphone that goes above and beyond your expectations.
BEST PHOTO SMARTPHONE
The Xperia 1 III is clearly a Sony team effort. It draws upon the expertise of the engineers from the Sony α cameras and Sony Digital Cinema Camera teams to create a remarkable smartphone.
Experience breathtaking speed in everything you do
Speed is at the very heart of the Xperia 1 III experience – from the immersive 4K HDR OLED display with its rapid 120Hz Refresh rate1 to the triple lens camera which features fast AF even when shooting extended telephoto.
Professional technology from Alpha cameras
A wider view. Advantage you.
For mobile gamers
3.5mm audio jack for ultimate sound quality
Immerse yourself in a 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display
Cinematography Pro "powered by CineAlta" – 21:9 movie recording
All the speed you need
Professional technology from Alpha cameras
The Xperia 1 III was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Alpha 9 series cameras, renowned for their industry-leading autofocus technology, and with input from professional photographers, who helped tune the technology and refine the photographic experience and results. Key features include fast AF in all three cameras, plus Real-time Tracking technology for accurate shots of moving subjects.
Outstanding ZEISS quality in your Xperia
ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for your Xperia smartphone. The ZEISS T coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.
Four versatile lens options to unleash your creativity
Expand your creative possibilities with four versatile lenses in a triple camera and fast, accurate AF across all cameras. Thanks to Dual PDAF sensors, Continuous AF keeps focus on moving subjects, while Sony's unique telephoto system supports fast AF even at extended focal lengths.
Lightning fast focus, even at long range
An optical telephoto lens up to 105mm with fast AF lets you capture moving subjects even at distance. Crucially, the two focal lengths are included in one telephoto module, complete with Dual PDAF sensors. So when you switch between 70mm and 105mm, the focal lens unit and the AF lens unit work in unison to focus fast.
A wealth of creative opportunities With four versatile lens options, the Xperia 1 III puts a huge variety of shots within your reach.
16mm - landscape
105mm - animal, moving fast
70mm - portrait, slightly moving, good light conditions
24mm - wide-angle portrait
16mm - landscape
Real-time Tracking keeps fast-moving subjects in focus
Now you can keep the most challenging moving subjects in precise focus. Using AI and a 3D iToF sensor to measure distance, Real-time Tracking can accurately detect and focus on a subject, then keep on tracking it even if it temporarily moves out of sight. To specify your subject, simply touch it on the Xperia 1 III display.
Capture unmissable moments
Combining quickfire 20fps burst shooting with 60fps continuous AF/AE calculation, the Xperia 1 III lets you capture images you woudn't think were possible with a smartphone.Capture the previously impossible with up to 20fps AF/AE4With up to 20fps continuous burst shooting, complete with autofocus and auto exposure, you can capture countless moments in seconds.
Continuous burst shooting
Continuous AF/AE calculation
Burst shooting with less image noiseUsing continuous shooting in a low light situation? Thanks to BIONZ X™ for mobile engine, the Xperia 1 III produces images with less noise than its predecessor when using burst mode in low light.Experience Real-time Eye AF - for humans and animals
Real-time Eye AF lets you take stunning portraits, whether you're photographing people or animals. Even if your subject is on the move or one eye is covered, you'll capture memorable images full of energy and expression.
Photos with less noise in dark scenes The Xperia 1 III has been designed to deliver great quality images even in low light situations.
Great shots in low light The Xperia 1 III has a larger sensor7 to capture more light, and BIONZ X™ for mobile to deliver outstanding results in all lighting conditions.
Noiseless image quality
BIONZ X™Fast AF with 3D iToF sensor The Xperia 1 III features a 12MP sensor, which offers reading speeds up to 3x faster than smartphone cameras with higher megapixel counts, and a 3D iToF sensor, which instantly calculates the distance between the camera and your subject. The result is fast, accurate autofocus in any scene.
Discover Photography Pro – inspired by Alpha
With Photography Pro on the Xperia 1 III you'll find controls usually found on professional cameras. Using an interface inspired by Alpha cameras, you can choose manual controls or automatic settings and shoot in RAW. You can also enjoy new Basic mode for effortless shooting
Complete creative controlIf you've got a particular shot or effect in mind, Manual mode lets you fine-tune settings to suit your requirements. Just like a professional camera, you can adjust ISO, shutter speed, white balance and more.
STANDARD DIGITAL ZOOM
AI SUPER RESOLUTION ZOOM
Create bokeh effects with basic modeThe Xperia 1 III makes it easy to capture striking images with artistic bokeh effects, adding another layer of creativity to your photography.8Capture smooth, stable videoThe Xperia 1 III features the very latest Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™9, which couples the image sensor's increased reading speed with Sony's original algorithm for optical image stabilisation. The result is supremely smooth, shake-free video footage.
Discover even more photography features
To further enhance your photographic experience, you can use the Xperia 1 III remotely with your Alpha camera and as a professional-grade display.
Use your Xperia to control your Alpha camera
The Xperia 1 III is the perfect companion for Sony's Alpha cameras. Use it both as a separate display and as a remote control to adjust your settings and take photos wirelessly using the Imaging Edge™ Mobile app.
Immerse yourself in a 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate displayBoasting a stunning 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate1 display, the Xperia 1 III offers a uniquely immersive viewing experience. And with no notches to interrupt your view on the 6.5" 21:9 CinemaWide™ display10, losing yourself in your favourite movies or TV shows has never been easier.
Professional level colour reproduction Experience unprecedented colour accuracy with Creator mode "powered by CineAlta". Now featuring a specially calibrated D65 white point, it references the colour reproduction of Sony professional colour monitors used in leading Hollywood studio productions. So you can enjoy your favourite entertainment exactly as its creators intended.Enjoy content as the creators intended
Now you can pre-set Creator mode "powered by CineAlta" as a default for your favourite content viewing apps. So you can enjoy your favourite TV shows and movies with colours reproduced exactly as the creators intended.
Smoother colours on screen
The Xperia 1 III features a 10 bit equivalent display (8 bit with 2 bit smoothing) that can display a wide range of colours without banding.
With a high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, the Xperia 1 III can present deeper levels of black, while colours appear more natural. The D65 white point has been specially calibrated for higher accuracy and the display also supports professional level reproduction standards, with wide colour space ITU-R BT.202011, as well as DCI-P3 with Illuminant D65.
Everything you watch, remastered to perfection
The X1™ for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything you watch. Even streaming content will have more contrast, colour and clarity.Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment12Watching a movie with Dolby Atmos® is an immersive experience, with multi-dimensional sound flowing above and around you. Now you can experience Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment with headphones or the Full-stage stereo speakers.
Ultra smooth scrolling
Thanks to its 120Hz Refresh rate, the display offers incredibly smooth scrolling and seamless image transitions when you're browsing the internet or navigating the menu.
For mobile gamers
A wider view. Advantage you.With its 21:9 CinemaWide™ display10 , the Xperia 1 III gives you a much wider view of the action – a major advantage in those close-fought contests.
Fluid motion with 120Hz
On the native 120Hz Refresh rate display, fast-moving objects are rendered clearly for seriously smooth gameplay.Experience blur-free actionWith 240Hz Motion blur reduction13 the display updates the image an incredible 240 times per second for blur-free action.
Maintain peak performance with custom display settings
The Xperia 1 III lets you adjust white balance, so you can see the action more clearly and spot your opponents more easily.13 It's more comfortable for your eyes too so you can play for longer without feeling the strain.Strike first in the darkAn invaluable new gaming feature, L-γ raiser (Low gamma raiser) makes it easier to see your opponents in the dark.13 By enhancing image details in dark areas, it highlights your enemies without overexposing bright areas of the screen. So you can hit them before they hit you.
Improve gameplay with custom audio settings
Audio is another important element for immersive gaming, so the Xperia 1 III offers a number of features to make it as clear and defined as possible.Hear your opponents comingAudio equalizer lets you heighten sounds such as footsteps or gunshots, so you can hear your opponents coming and react before they do.
Accuracy is everything
For those games where you need exceptional accuracy combined with fast fingers, the Xperia 1 III gives you the edge.Precise and fast moves
The Xperia 1 III supports 240Hz Touch scanning rate – 4x higher than the previous model – meaning the action happens exactly as you intended for precision control. And with Fast Touch response13, the system recognises your touch at the precise moment you intended.
Get in the zone
Determined to climb that leaderboard? The Xperia 1 III has a range of features to help make sure you're fully focused and ready to perform.
No distractions, just you and the game
Choose Competition mode to disable notifications, incoming calls and other potential distractions so you can focus purely on your gameplay.
Record and share your gameplay
The Xperia 1 III makes it incredibly simple to record and share your gaming highlights in high quality.
Never miss your best gaming moments
Whatever you're playing, R.T. record (Rewind time record) automatically pre-records 30 seconds of game footage. So you can easily rewind and capture key moments like match-winning plays, then share them online.