The Xperia 1 features a 21:9 aspect ratio 4K OLED display, giving it a tall, skinny look. Its 6. 5-inch display sounds unwieldy on paper, though this aspect ratio should make it easier to hold and pocket than larger phablet phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
As noted in my review of the cheaper Sony Xperia 10 that shares this design, 21:9 is great for scrolling around on Twitter, or reading an article, but less so for watching YouTube videos and playing certain games.
This phone will work on AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, and you’ll be able to take advantage of this preorder deal through Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, Focus Camera, Beach Camera, and other outlets.
But it shared today that preorders will start this Friday, June 28th, and that if you pony up $949. 99 for the new phone, you’ll get a pretty great preorder bonus: its 1000X M3 wireless noise-canceling headphones (a $350 value).
The aspect ratio is a natural fit for cinematic movie trailers, and footage that you record with its rear triple-lens camera array should display just fine.
Last month, Sony announced that its Xperia 1 flagship Android phone will coming out on July 12th in the US.