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Sony continues to innovate in the smartphone market with a focus on improvements in the camera, gaming, video, and audio experiences. The Xperia 1 IV (Mark four) offers the latest in flagship specifications with a true optical 85-125mm zoom lens.
The new phone will be available in September for approximately $1,600 in black and purple. It is interesting to see an announcement more than three months ahead of availability with pre-orders starting today. Those who pre-order the phone will receive the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling earbuds ($280 value).
Some of the advanced photography features from the Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone will be available on the Xperia 1 IV. That phone was a camera with phone features, while this new model is more of a phone with advanced camera features.
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Some of the advanced features include Videography Pro, Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye, external monitor support for Sony Alpha cameras, Cinematography Pro, Game Enhancer, advanced music support, Music Pro recording function, and much more.
The Xperia Pro-I will also receive a future software update that enables live streaming through the external monitor and Videography Pro. These updates are planned for a July 2022 release.