Interesting indeed.This is interesting, not sure how accurate this info is, but Xperia 1 got listed on BHPhoto and the site claims that it's compatible with Verizon Network!
"Why do I need a 4k OLED display for a 6 and a half inch screen?"
Because in 20 years you will buy OLED wallpaper and turn entire rooms into low cost low energy high fidelity displays and you will be able to live at the top of the Old Luke's cliff from Star Wars or in blob whitegai's treetop house from Avatar.
Of all the maturing entertainment tech right now, I'm most excited about what happens with flexible display tech.
I got to see the Netflix lobby display in person and was so hypnotized that I missed a real life chance to spot Kurt Russel. This is the Salesforce lobby wall:
This is the Netflix wall.
Both displays are comparatively low resolution. And the tech is still teething on tiling and seams and so on. But the gaming, entertainment, art, decor and architecture applications are beyond obvious and limited by my shitty imagination. Being able to use entire rooms as displays, interfaces, environments and lighting and art installations is just thrilling to think about.
And with Sony and LG leading those charges with this stuff, it will take longer to get there.
However, removing headphoine jack is a dick move. If you're OK with it, then please enjoy your bluetooth solution but please don't dismiss the invonvenience and quality concerns raised by others. I can't even upgrade my iPad "Pro" because the new one deleted the 3.5 mm jack. If someone can explain to me when Bluetooth became the new "Pro" standard for audio/video pros then I will read that carefully. It's also ironic that the thickest edge of the new iPad Pro is much thicker than the old one and could easily contain a couple of dozen headphone jacks. And it's not waterproof. And it needs a dongle to use wired phones - and then you need another dongle to charge or power at the same time.
Those are great headphones. I ended up picking the Bose qc35 iis because the app was more useful for device management and charging was better but honestly there wasn't much more between them. The Sony audio quality sounded a little bassier and the noise canceling was almost as good. But again you can't really go wrong with them. Great for telephony too, importantly.Xperia 1 goes on pre-order in Scandinavia, bundled with Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones
The Sony Xperia 1 will come bundled with Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones, which many regard as the noise canceling king. However, at €300 or so, many may also regard them as pricey.
The bundle will sell for €1,000 on Finnish carrier Elisa. We also found them on Danish store Bilka for SEK 8,000 and Norway’s Elkjop for NOK 10,000.
Both Elisa and Bilka list the delivery date as June 3, which is just a few days after the UK release.
Note that the headphones bundle is available only if you pre-order. If you can’t shell out that kind of cash at once, the stores do offer monthly installment plans. We hope you didn’t have your heart set on the Purple color, however.
Meanwhile in Japan, the Sony Xperia 1 will launch on carriers SoftBank and au. They miss the headphone bundle and only get 64GB of storage. SoftBank will start accepting pre-orders this Friday and has scheduled the release for mid-June.
It's on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Unlocked-Smartphone-CinemaWide-Display/dp/B07PHQ7FBP/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=xperia+1&qid=1557785584&s=gateway&sr=8-3
Thanks! Does this pre-order come with the headphones?
Afraid us North Americans don't usually get those cool bundle deals like our European cousins. I am tempted by the Xperia 1 but I'm still rocking my XZ Premium from a couple years ago and it's doing an amazing job. I'll probably wait another year, in the back of my mind I still have hopes that Sony Mobile might collaborate with PlayStation to some degree to make a proper Xperia Play 2 that can stream PS Now games over 5G with physical controls.
It looks archaic because the corners aren't as round as the s10+ or something?
It looks great. I wish my iPhone looked like that,
Yes because that whole aesthetic is something from the past that most manufacturers have moved on from. I’m sure that’s appealing to some people but it just looks ugly to me.
Most of the other phone manufacturers appeal to your tastes.... I like that Sony keeps this aesthetic, I don't like the rounded edges or notches that other brands use.
For whatever reason the phone's taken a long time to get on the market. Now that pre-orders are being taken and that we're only a couple weeks or so from it hitting consumers we should begin to see reviews. I'll update the OP when I see 'em
lol, nope! We dunno what the holdup was, but guessing it was either one of the components wasn't ready, or some of the software wasn't ready. It was a similar delay last year with the XZ2 Premium taking forever to hit the market. That's definitely one area where Sony Mobile needs to get their act together.
At the last live event in Taiwan, they Sony engineer say that it was delayed from the origional april release date, becuase of some problem with the camera(Not sure if software or hardware)
The camera is the only reason why I'm considering this phone, since they're borrowing stuff from their mirrorless cameras.
Take this with a very big grain of salt but there're rumors of an Xperia 4 model that is basically the replacement of the Compact. It's only a rumor right now as the source is a new and unproven source from another forum I visit, but the story did get picked up by other sites:
The specs and release date info are spotty and there's a question of whether the device is only meant for Japan or if it'll go global.
It's a wrap folks. No compact this year unless you're in Japan.
It's a wrap folks. No compact this year unless you're in Japan.
I hate the Samsung software interface and that hideous hole in the screen, don't know much about 1 + brand or how durable they are. The Xperia phones software is the closest you can get to a Pixel stock Android. Since Alpha and BRAVIA teams worked closely on this phone I'm expecting some really impressive results when it comes to camera and displayJust wondering if anyone in the US is still planning on getting this after this after the One Plus 7 Pro and discounts on the S10+ has been coming through.
I'm assuming the ONLY reason has to be the camera on the chance that they finally deliver something better than Google/Samsung/Apple?