Along with the launch of the Xperia 1 IV, Sony took the opportunity to launch the Sony Xperia 10 IV. According to Sony, the Xperia 10 IV is developed around the concept of a large battery with the integration of the company’s unique technologies, all in an ultra lightweight, compact design.
For the Malaysia market, Sony Malaysia has confirmed it will be available on 1 August with 2 colour options: Black and Mint. At the time of writing, the pricing for the device has not been confirmed. With that said, let’s find out what makes the Xperia 10 IV so exciting for those who wants a mid-range smartphone from Sony.
Performance and Design
For performance, the Xperia 10 IV is powered by the Snapdragon 695 5G Mobile Platform with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. You can expect the device to easily handle all your apps, movies, games and more, with high performance and power efficiency for superior connectivity. You can also expand the storage via microSD card up to 1TB size.
The phone is just weight at 161g, perfect for those who wants a lightweight and easy to handle smartphone. Sony also cut the height and width of the bezel by 1mm to create a naturally comfortable 67mm width hand-fit design. Xperia 10 IV has IP65/68 rating for water and dust resistance and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on the display, so you can definitely take it out for extreme conditions.
Sony is marketing the Xperia 10 IV as the world’s lightest 5G smartphone to feature a large capacity 5000mAh or more battery. This will be good for users who wished to have a device to last through out a day. To keep the longevity of the battery, the device has Xperia Adaptive Charging which provides ultimate battery life reliability, even after three years of use.
Ready to take photos and videos with ease
Xperia 10 IV features three different lenses – 16, 27, and 54mm, to help you shoot at any focal length. Together with Superior Auto, it uses scene conditions and subject detection technology to get the right shot first time.
With Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), photos and videos be less blurry, even in low light conditions. Optical SteadyShot technology and hybrid image stabilisation is also available for recording video on the move with less blurry and shake free results.
There is also HDR feature for photos to help reproducing all detail in exceptional clarity. And for those who love to capture images in low light condition, improved night mode lets you shoot even clearer shots. There is also an expanded dynamic range which helps Xperia 10 IV captures video with remarkably clear detail and less whiteout or blackout, even in high contrast conditions like bright daylight.
With super resolution zoom feature on the Xperia 10 IV, you can shoot clear images even at long focal lengths without worrying on compromised image resolution.
For selfie lovers, the smart AI technology in Xperia 10 IV will helped to improved clarity for selfie shots.
Get the best immersive viewing with OLED display
Xperia 10 IV uses a 6.0” 21:9 wide OLED display, with no notch or camera hole to impair your view. Sony is stating that the new display is 15% brighter while viewing than its predecessor model while providing breath-taking images with vivid colours and true blacks. Paired with TRILUMINOS DISPLAY for mobile and video image optimisation, users will get enhancement for movie viewing and reproducing exquisite, vibrant images.
Boasting a beautiful 6.0” 21:9 wide OLED display, with no notch or camera hole to impair your view, the Xperia 10 IV lets you lose yourself in movies, games and more. Even 15% brighter while viewing than its predecessor model, the 21:9 wide OLED display reproduces breath-taking images with vivid colours and true blacks. Drawing on Sony’s many years of TV expertise, unique TRILUMINOS®DISPLAY for mobile, from Sony’s TV expertise, and video image optimisation enhances the display for movie viewing and reproducing exquisite, vibrant images.
The 21:9 screen easily divides into two sections, or one window pops up over another – perfect for browsing the web and watching a video at the same time. In Multi-window mode you can quickly switch between your last used and recommended apps – making it faster to find the app you want in the top and bottom window.
Premium sound guaranteed
Xperia 10 IV will offer audiophiles an exceptional listening experience thanks to a range of premium audio technologies. The High-Resolution Audio, you can plug in your favourite headphones via 3.5mm audio jack or wireless headphones and hear music that reproduces the full range of sound, with dynamics and detail just as the artists intended. Together with LDAC, you can enjoy High-Resolution Audio content wirelessly in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.
There is also DSEE Ultimate feature available on the Xperia 10 IV. This features works in real time and uses AI technology to reproduce the detailed acoustic subtleties and clear high-frequency sounds often lost during audio compression. It works with wired or wireless headphones, on local files and even streaming services. The 360 Reality Audio function is available as and can be use on mazon Music, Deezer, nugs.net and TIDAL. 360 Reality Audio Upmix enables the Xperia 10 IV to upmix 2-channel stereo tracks into an immersive sound experience by headsets, in real time. The technology works with local audio files and streaming services to further enhance your listening experience.
As part of Sony’s sustainability drive, the packaging for the Xperia 10 IV uses no plastic, with plastic components either eliminated or replaced with paper materials. The box is approximately 50% slimmer than previous models with the charger and cable excluded from the box, optimising transportation efficiency.
So, what do you think of the Sony Xperia 10 IV? Will you be getting one in Malaysia or in your own country when it hits the shelves? Let us know.