Sony Xperia 1 III Specs, Price and Release Date Leaked

It is sad to realize that Sony has been consistently working over the years and making brilliant phones but has not received the well-deserved market love. However, things are taking a turn, and Sony does not seem to have any plans on giving up any sooner. Their upcoming Sony Xperia 1 III flagship phone may change the market trend.

The excitement for Sony Xperia 1 III rises as we move closer to the much-awaited launch event, expected to be conducted in February 2021, one year from its predecessor’s release. It may be a bummer that Sony’s track record speculates the phone’s availability somewhere in May 2021.

But nothing to worry about because Sony Xperia 1 III comes with tons of features that make it worth waiting for!!!

Sony Xperia 1 III Specs and Features


When it comes to the hardware, Sony has a track record of maintaining top of the line spec sheet. That guarantees the presence of Snapdragon 888 on the new phone as a must. The Xperia 1 III also comes with the 5G availability as default because the 5G modem is integrated on the processor chipset.


Displays have always been Sony’s favourite spoon, and it is impossible to imagine Sony’s annual flagship without an extraordinary screen. The new Sony Xperia 1 III rumoured to have 4K DCI OLED screen with 21:9 aspect ratios for better consumption of movies and gaming.

There were loads of complaints about the display size of Sony’s Smartphones. So, Sony decided to show off a 6.5-inch display that is 15% brighter than its predecessor. Because unlike some other manufacturers, Sony listens to its customers.

Sony Xperia 1 III Specs Price Release Date

The story does not end here. The Xperia 1 III comes with a 120 Hertz snappy display that provides a smooth Smartphone experience and takes things to a whole new level. A 120Hz display means that now you can play games such as Call of Duty or PUBG at a completely different scale. One thing that is to keep in mind is that the 120Hz refresh rate might not be available jointly with the 4K resolution. Like other manufacturers, Sony may try to trade off one for the other to extend the phone’s battery life.

Sony Xperia 1 III RAM and Storage: 

Talking about the RAM and storage, the Xperia 1 III expected to land with an 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage as standard. However, there may be higher variants with 12GB of RAM and 512GB or possibly 1TB of storage. That’s more than enough for the current-gen mobile phones.

Battery Performance:

Sony brings to our fuel station which housed at 5000mAh battery coupled with probably a 30-Watt fast charger. So you and your phone are always good to go in no time. Not to forget the wireless charging has been on Sony phones for a while now. And it may support multiple third-party high-end fast wireless charging station.

Sony Xperia 1 III Camera Features:

While the cameras’ details are minimal, the Xperia 1 III will showcase Zeiss triple sensor camera module with slight improvements to the sensor while some tweaking with the software.

Moving on towards the software bits, Sony will hopefully continue its Photo Pro and Cinema Pro apps on the new device. These apps gained significant popularity amongst the internet community, especially, the social media influencers and bloggers who are going back and forth with their Smartphone and Laptops to edit footage for their YouTube and Instagram all the time. Photo Pro and Cinema Pro apps are the same as on Sony’s photo and video camera lineup and tend to serve a great purpose.

Music and Audio Support:

Not to forget that brilliant headphone jack which Sony still includes on all of its models. From the flagships to the mid-rangers without making any excuses for space and all that stuff. Sony wants you to enjoy your multimedia without any hassle.

Additionally, the headphone jack is essential when it comes to gaming. The wireless earphones have tried to decrease the latency to a great extent in 2020, but they still do not match the wired headsets. So, Sony decided to add the feature that can handle any game you throw at it. That includes a headphone jack, so the customer does not have to worry unnecessarily.

Operating System:

Furthermore, Sony Xperia 1 III will have the latest Android 11 with all the features such as a dark mode and tons of other security features. But like Sony is, we might not find much change from the stock Google Android experience. The phone also expected to include UFS 3.0 storage which will make significant differences in the read-write speeds.

Sony Xperia 1 III Price:

Comparing it with the recently released iPhone 12 on the market, Sony’s Xperia 1 III does not lag behind when it comes to the specs sheet. Both phones target the $1000+ market segment, so they must bring their game to the match. An iPhone 12 absolutely lacks the 120Hz refresh rate that is big news for Sony fans. Now the Apple’s fans might call it a trivial thing, but this upcoming Xperia 1 III comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack as well because these are the small things that matter.

While the price has not yet confirmed, the Sony Xperia 1 III may land around the previous generation Xperia 1 II. The price range of Sony Xperia 1 III expected to be around $1200 USD or $1800 AUD so far. It is quite expensive, to be honest, but all the cool features, the 5G coupled with Snapdragon 888 chipset and 4K resolution with 120Hz refresh rate are worth each penny.

Sony Xperia 1 III Release Date:

The upcoming Sony Xperia 1 III expected to launch in February 2021 at MWC event. However, Sony may hold a live event online to showcase its new device, and the phone should be available from the start of May at the latest.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, Sony Xperia 1 III sounds promising upcoming flagship phone. The specs and features will put the device as a strong competitor for Samsung and Apple. Sony Xperia 1 III main competitor will be the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series that releases at the Mid-January 2021. So if you think to upgrade your phone sooner or later, it is worth to wait for Xperia 1 III, releases in February 2021.

Let’s see what the future holds for us? Will there be any surprises, or will our predictions hold up? We will keep you updated on upcoming Xperia 1 III flagship phone by Sony.