Sony Announces XPERIA 1 IV 512GB 5G Smartphone with Optical Zoom Lens

Published: May 11, 2022


Sony announces Xperia 1 IV ($1598) – the worlds first smartphone camera with a true optical zoom lens. The three lenses include a 12MP 16mm ultra-wide, a 12MP 24mm wide angle and a 12MP optical zoom 85 to 125mm telephoto. Coupling digital and optical zoom seamlessly zooms from 16 to 375mm.

For still photography, Xperia 1 IV features tech from Alpha 9, with real-time Eye AF and AF/AE at 20 fps burst for all lenses. Real-time Eye AF boasts the ability to work on both humans and animals, and Eye AF tracking in real-time is available for photos and videos. It supports 10-bit RAW, manual controls and features a 3D iToF sensor to allow for accurate background separation that delivers smooth bokeh. On the front of the phone is an 8MP selfie camera to handle your selfie needs.

4K Display

The display is also upgraded from the XPERIA 1 III, with a brighter 6.5″ 4K 120 Hz HDR OLED screen with a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio. The display’s quality makes it a versatile feature, letting you use it as a viewfinder for filming, as a camera monitor, or to stream UHD media and play the latest in mobile gaming.


A micro-HDMI input on the XPERIA 1 IV sets it apart from other smartphones, adding one more professional-type feature to the mix. You can use it to livestream footage from your DSLR or connect the XPERIA 1 IV to your camera to use as a hi-res monitor.

You can connect XPERIA 1 IV to Sony a7 IV using a Mini HDMI to HDMI 4K cable, but older cameras will also require use of a $12 HDMI to USB-C 4k Video Capture Card dongle

Studio-Quality Sound

Using Sony’s Music Pro, you can achieve studio-quality sound by recording onsite with the phone’s mic and uploading it directly to the cloud. Once uploaded, AI processing cleans up the audio as needed. Note that this processing is only free for the first month up to 100MB, but just recording audio is always free.

Faster 5G Transfers

From livestreaming to AI-processed audio, all of it can be sent to and downloaded from the cloud even faster with the XPERIA 1 IV. Compared to the XPERIA 1 III, you now get access to both sub6 and the super-fast mmWave spectrums of 5G where available. This can equate to download speeds of up to 5.6 Gb/s and uploads up to 480 Mb/s.

Additional Features

• IP65/68 water- and dust-resistant construction
• ZEISS optics with ZEISS T-coating
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform
• Wi-Fi 6
• MicroSD card slot for up to 1TB of additional storage via optional card
• 12GB of RAM
• 5000mAh battery


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