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Here is all you need to know about Sony Xperia 1 IV in Malaysia

If you’re interested with the Sony Xperia 1 IV in Malaysia, then you’ve come to the right place as you will learn more what makes the device to be truly uniquely flagship smartphone in 2022. For now, Sony Malaysia is only confirming the device will be available from early July 2022. However, there is no official price is announced at the time of writing this article.

Coming back on to the Xperia 1 IV smartphone, Sony has stated it is developed specifically for those looking for the very latest in smartphone technology including cutting-edge imaging technology, advanced gaming capabilities and powerful audio features, all wrapped in a compact and modern design. How? Then, let’s dive down and learn more details about the device at below.

Brings a whole new upgrade and experience for Videography and Photography

For those who care the optics on their smartphone, Xperia 1 IV packs with three lenses; a 16mm ultra-wide lens, 24mm wide lens, and a new unique true optical telephoto zoom 85–125mm lens. All lenses now comes with a 12MP “Exmor RS™ for mobile” image sensor with a readout speed of up to 120fps. This means the device can record at 4K 120fps for up to 5x slow-motion video recording, Real-time Eye AF and Real-time tracking for still shooting with every lens.

With the 3D iToF sensor, Xperia 1 IV combines depth information and AI (artificial intelligence) based subject detection for precise and accurate AF and tracking in low light. 

The partnership with ZEISS remains with the Xperia flagship device as Xperia 1 IV has ZEISS T* coating that contributes to accurate rendering and contrast by reducing reflections for all rear camera lens.

Another new upgrade for Xperia 1 IV is the latest 12MP front camera with “Exmor RS™ for mobile” image sensor. With the new upgrade, users can noise reduction in dark places and selfie shooting in 4K HDR.

Bringing Pro features to video content creation

If you’re a video content creator or a filmmaker, the Xperia 1 IV is able to deliver unparalleled video capabilities. With “Videography Pro” feature, which centralises settings for video, users can easily adjust settings such as focus, exposure, and white balance – even while recording. 

As you can capture 4K HDR 120fps video on all Xperia 1 IV lenses, the device is allowing users to capture and playback fast-moving scenes and slow-motion video at up to 5x. Stabilisation is improved thanks to the latest Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye. Together with Eye AF technology and object tracking for video, you can keep focus on the subject and spend more time composing their shot. 

The phone also features multi-frame shooting for video recording, which allows videos to be recorded with wider dynamic range without losing resolution. In addition, the Xperia 1 IV allows for seamless zoom from its ultra-wide-angle to telephoto perspectives for even more creative freedom. 

For flimmakers, the Cinematography Pro “Powered by CineAlta” feature will allow you to record movies with similar parameters and color settings that professionals use. Cinematography Pro allows 4K 120fps high frame rate and up to 5x slow-motion shooting on all three lenses with the new multi-frame shooting now available to get wider dynamic range without losing resolution.

Up your livestreaming game with Xperia 1 IV

For content creators who are doing livestream, the Xperia 1 IV is the perfect tool for them. According to Sony, the device enables “Eye AF” and “Object Tracking” when using Videography Pro while livestreaming to YouTube and so on. Not only that, users can stream high-quality video from a compatible Alpha camera while using Xperia 1 IV as an external monitor. You can also pair with Sony’s Vlog Monitor to get higher resolution livestream content by using the rear cameras. 

Alpha camera photography technology packed into a compact package

The Xperia 1 IV combines a powerful optical telephoto zoom lens with beautiful bokeh and advanced autofocus technology to deliver stunning imagery. Together with Real-Time Eye AF and 20fps burst with AE (auto exposure)/AF in HDR on all three lenses, you can capture portraits for both people and animals, even when photographing fast-moving subject and in challenging shooting conditions. In addition, the Xperia 1 IV uses AI white balance to capture and correct colors under challenging lighting conditions, delivering true to life results.

Performance and Design

Xperia 1 IV is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile platform, offering 5G and Wi-Fi 6E features, while paired along with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM, a 5,000 mAh battery with up to a 3-year long life. It also supports quick charge feature which gets to 50% battery in 30 minutes and has wireless charging capabilities. 

The Xperia 1 IV has IP65/68 water and dust resistance and uses Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and back. 

The device’s signature super flat, super matte design comes in two color options: Black and Purple and blends minimalist style with premium quality materials and craftsmanship. As usual for Xperia smartphone, it has a dedicated ergonomic shutter button, with an embossed finish for enhanced usability. 

One of the best device for Entertainment on the go you can get right now

The Xperia 1 IV offers a one of the best immersive viewing experience thanks to a 6.5” 21:9 Wide display that outputs 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh Rate and no notches to interrupt the view. The display has been upgraded to deliver about 50% brighter and includes Real-time HDR drive for improved visibility of both bright and dark areas, even in over-exposed environments.

The X1 for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything the viewer watches. Even streaming content will have more contrast, color, and clarity. In the realm of cinema, watching a movie with Dolby Atmos is an immersive experience with multi-dimensional sound flowing above and around. Now the viewer can experience Dolby Atmos sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Level up your mobile gaming experience

With the Sony brand, you definitely don’t have to worried about mobile gaming experience with the Xperia 1 IV. The display has 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz motion blur reduction and touch-scanning rate. In addition, the game enhancer feature includes L-y (low gamma) raiser, audio equaliser and voice chat optimisation to provide an immersive gaming experience. The device is optimised with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming for superior gaming performance. It also has an “Heat Suppression power control (H. S. power control)” function that suppresses performance deterioration and battery deterioration due to high temperature of the terminal even during game play and while connecting a charger.

For those who love to share their gameplay video, the “RT record” function that allows a user to record about 30 seconds before pressing the button. Gamers can also livestream their gameplay and communicate live to audience’s comments on YouTube by using the Game Enhancer as well. If you need a better live streaming features on the Xperia 1 IV, you can connect to a PC and starts mixing all sounds including, the player’s voice, game music and the voice chat with other players.

Xperia 1 IV has been chosen as the official device for the PUBG MOBILE E-sports Global Tournament 2022.

Enjoy the music it meant to be

Together with Sony Music Entertainment, Xperia 1 IV offers a truly authentic listening experience and implements audio tuned. This time the device gets a new full-stage stereo speakers to improve the sound of bass and bass drums. The speaker supports playback “360 Reality Audio (360RA)” sound where it optimises sound quality when listening to music properly encoded on TIDAL and nugs.net. Xperia 1 IV also has “360 Reality Audio Upmix” that converts stereo sound sources into multi-channel sound sources like 360RA. It also supports DSEE Ultimate, which can improve the sound quality of streaming services to close to high-resolution sound quality. Last but not least, Xperia 1 IV also supports Bluetooth LE Audio, via an upcoming software update, to reduce the sound delay to less than that of a conventional Bluetooth connection when listening to content.

Mobile sound studio production with Music Pro

Xperia 1 IV continues the momentum for creators with a new music recording function “Music Pro” which allows professional-level recording by using unique cloud processing. With the feature, user can record full-scale songs at home or on-the-go. The cloud processing removes unwanted noise from the recorded sound using sound source separation technology. It then reproduces the frequency response of Sony’s high-performance condenser microphones while producing reverberation similar to that of a professional studio. When singing and playing an acoustic guitar simultaneously, Music Pro can separate the vocal and guitar sounds and mix them at any balance. Sound recording and editing is free of charge, while cloud processing for high-quality sound is subject to a monthly fee.

Road to Zero

The Sony Group has set an environmental plan “Road to Zero” aiming for zero environmental load by 2050. As seen previously in our previous model, Xperia 1 IV uses zero plastic in the individual packaging4 by using paper as the packaging material that directly wraps the product itself. There is about 50% less packaging size compared to previous models with no charger and cable accessories, which reduces the shipping weight reducing CO2 emissions during transportation by up to 36% per unit.

So, there you have it, all you need to know about the Sony Xperia 1 IV in Malaysia. Now, would you be getting one when it arrives in early-July 2022 in Malaysia? For the international readers, would you be getting the Sony Xperia 1 IV in your country?

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