Sony Xperia 1 is incredibly tall and ideal for movie watching

The phone features an unusually tall display with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio

At Mobile World Congress, Sony showcased its newest flagship phone called the Xperia 1. The phone features a rather unique and rather tall display with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. This 6.5-inch CinemaWide screen is also the only 4K OLED HDR display on the market, putting it in a class of its own.

By Sony’s own admission, the Xperia 1 is catered more toward hardcore entertainment buffs than average smartphone users. In creating the upcoming device, Sony was out to build a phone that could accurately reproduce the colors captured by its award-winning studio cameras.

Sony Xperia 1

Behind the cutting-edge display, you’ll find 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor.

Needless to say, a phone with a class-leading 4K display would be pointless without a high-tech camera array to boot. To complement the CinemaWide Display, Sony tapped engineers from its studio camera division to pitch in. What they’ve created is a triple-camera setup that offers 16mm (wide shots), 26mm (normal shots), and 52mm (telephoto) focal lengths.

Sony Xperia 1

Interestingly, while its 12MP sensor isn’t spectacular, the wealth of underlying technology is where the magic hides. For example, the Xperia 1 borrows the eye autofocus (Eye AF) tracking from its popular mirrorless A7 camera series and it offers 10 fps shooting speeds with autofocus and auto-exposure enabled.

Away from the Xperia 1, Sony is also launching the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. A bit more affordable than the Xperia 1, the 10 and 10 Plus offers similar specs for just $350 and $430, respectively.

Sony is expected to release the Xperia 1 in the coming months. We have not been able to confirm the price.