At the event of which the Xperia 1 IV was the guest of stone, there was no lack of opportunity for a surprise smartphone, or for the mid-range Xperia 10 IV, perhaps one of the best mid-range smartphones soon (at mid-June) on the market.
Together with the Xperia 1 IV, Sony also presented the fourth generation of the mid-range Sony Xperia 10, almost unchanged in design compared to the previous model, with respect to which, however, it presents many improvements, as per the technical data sheet.
The Sony Xperia 10 IV has a frame (153 x 67 x 8.3 mm, for 161 grams) protected according to IP68 and IP65 certifications, coated with an abrasion resistant paint, with a Gorilla Glass Victus glass front, a front for ear capsule and selfiecamera (8 megapixel, 1/4 ″, f / 2.0, facial beautification via AI to preserve clarity), while the fingerprint scanner is located on the side. Along the perimeter there is no shortage of 3.5 mm mini-jack and microUSB Type-C. A panel with TRILUMINOUS technology, a 6-inch OLED resolved in FullHD + (2520x1080p pixels) according to an aspect ratio of 21: 9, with 60 Hz of refresh rate, 120 Hz of touch sampling, color gamut DCI-P3 at 97%, is was introduced with the benefit, compared to the old model, of a + 15% brightness.
Surmounted by an LED flash, the rear pillar on the left vertically aligns the traffic light of the triple camera, with 12 + 8 + 8 megapixel sensors, according to the main scheme, telephoto (2x) and ultra-wide angle, which correspond to lenses of 27, 54 and 16 mm: also in this case, there is the Optical SteadyShot hybrid stabilization (also on videos) and, among other photographic benefits, it is possible to take advantage of the Super Resolution Zoom function (shoot with the telescopic lens but without losing details), a night improved with shooting data in RAW, the 10fps AE burst, and the Superior Auto function (automatic settings, eg for exposure or ISO) based on the detection of the subject and the nature of the scene. The AutoHDR is not missing, still in the imaging quota, while recording in 4K is less than the predecessor.
On the audio side, the Xperia 10 IV features two stereo speakers with hi-res audio (also wirelessly (thanks to the 990 kbps Bluetooth LDAC codec): the recovery of details is granted to the tracks compressed by DSEE Ultimate technology, with the 360 Reality Audio that by upscaling the 2-channel stereo tracks improves the involvement both on local tracks and on those of well-known streaming (eg Deezer. Tidal, Amazon Music) and the Qualcomm aptX adaptive codec that maintains high playback quality by adapting to the quality of the It should be noted that, once the phone is connected to the headphones of the same brand, also via the Sony Headphones Connect companion app, the settings can be changed on the fly via the side menu.
At the rudders this time there is a 6 nanometer processor, the Snapdragon 695 which, in tandem with a 5,000 mAh battery, with STAMINA Mode and Xperia Adaptive Charging to maintain the state of charge (using charger NOT included) in a optimal even after 3 years of use, it promises the user a good autonomy: the RAM reaches 6 GB, while the storage, expandable (+ 1 TB), is 128 GB. Equipped with 5G connectivity, GPS (A-GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS), NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi ac dual band, animated like its big brother from Android 12, the Xperia 10 IV is priced at 499 euro in Black, Lavander, Mint and White shades.