The Sony Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition has been unveiled as Sony attempts to lure mobile gamers. Along with it is the release of a special accessory called Xperia Stream.

So, what’s new with the Sony Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition? Honestly, nothing much. Sony just upgraded the RAM to 16GB from 12GB and called it a day. The storage is the same at 512GB.

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That said, it is still the Xperia 1 IV that we first saw back in May. It is still powered by last-gen’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, has a sharp 120Hz 4K OLED screen, 5,000mAh battery, and 30W fast charging.

It then has three 12-megapixel cameras on the back. The main one has dual-pixel PDAF and OIS, the second one has up to 5.2x telephoto lens also with OIS, while the last one sits behind an ultra-wide glass.

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The device will be bundled with the Xperia Stream accessory. As the name suggests, it’s meant for streamers as it brings full-sized HDMI and LAN ports to the device. There’s also a headphone jack and USB Type-C port.

To keep the device cool, it also has a built-in fan to keep the temperature in check while you’re gaming and streaming.

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The Sony Xperi 1 IV Gaming Edition will be available in Japan starting September 15 for a price of JPY175,000 (around Php69,800), while the Xperia Stream can be bought separately for JPY23,100 (around Php9,200).

Sony Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition Specs

  • Android 12
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby, Hybrid
  • 6.5-inch 4K OLED display, 3840 x 1080 pixel resolution, 643ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, HDR
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • 3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 octa-core processor
  • 16GB RAM
  • Adreno 730 GPU
  • 512GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 12-megapixel front camera
  • 12-megapixel (f/1.7, 1/1.7-inch, dual-pixel PDAF, OIS) + 12-megapixel (3.5x-5.2x telephoto, dual-pixel PDAF, 1/3.5-inch, OIS) + 12-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2, 1/2.5-inch) rear cameras, LED flash
  • IP68 water and dust resistant
  • ZEISS optics, ZEISS T* lens coating
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dynamic Vibration System
  • Headphone jack
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Native Sony Alpha camera support
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • dual-band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 165 x 71 x 8.2mm
  • Weight: 185g
  • Colors: Black, White, Purple
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 30W fast charging, fast wireless charging, reverse wireless charging



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