Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT44; SIM-free 5G Smartphone with 16GB RAM launched


Sony Corporation announced has announced the latest flagship model smartphone dubbed the Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT44 (called as Xperia One Mark Four).

We found a whole lots of interesting features and specifications that might interest you to know. We shall take a look at them immediately. Firstly, this smartphone is a SIM-free model.

Prior to this time, there was a SIM carrier version that was released sometime in June 2022, which had 12GB RAM/256GB. Now, the SIM-free version arrives with16GB RAM/512GB storage.

This 16GB RAM/512GB storage backs up the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SM8450 3.0 GHz octa-core processor which is placed under the hood of the device.

The Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT44 is powered by a 5000mAh battery. This battery can be charged to about 50% in just 30 minutes via the USB Type-C connection terminal. It also supports wireless charging and sharing charging. With a side mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication.

Since the Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT44 supports dual SIM ( nanoSIM + eSIM), you can customize it according to your taste, such as having two phone numbers for work and private, using different plans for voice calls and data communication.

Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT44 offers a 6.5-inch 4K (3840 x 1644) screen with a display a 21:9 vertical organic EL display, a refresh rate of 120 Hz with about 50% improved brightness, and a 240Hz touch scan rate.

The camera of this device is equipped with an Exmor RS  for mobile image sensor that supports high-speed readout of 120fps on all lenses.

Coming to the camera configuration of the Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT44,  they consist of main camera 12.2-megapixels + 12.2-megapixels + 12.2-megapixels triple camera at the rear side of the phone. In front, it also sports another 12.2-megapixels selfie lens.

It is a high-spec Android smartphone, and so it has the Android 12 OS running the device, and is also 5G compatible. The build nature makes it waterproof and dustproof.

Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT44 Key Specifications

  • Display:  6.5 inch 4K 3840 x 1644, 21:9, 120Hz, Organic EL, Gorilla Glass Victus
  • CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SM8450 3.0GHz Octa-core with Adreno 730 GPU
  • Storage and RAM: 512GB (microSD compatible up to 1TB) and 16GB RAM
  • OS: Android 12
  • Camera: Triple-Cameras:
    • 12.2MP (main 24mm 1/1.7 F1.7)
    • 12.2MP (wide angle 16mm 1/2.5 F2.2)
    • 12.2MP (85-125mm 1/3.5 F2.3-2.8)
  • Front camera: 12.2MP main selfie lens
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (nanoSIM/eSIM), Osaifu-Keitai (FeliCa/NFC), Dolby Atmos, 5G compatible, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Other Features: Waterproof and dustproof (IPX5/IPX8 IP6X), Fingerprint sensor (side), USB Type-C, Earphone terminal, Stereo Speaker, High Resolution
  • Battery: 5000mAh with 30W rapid charging, Qi wireless charging

Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT44 availability and pricing

The Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT44 is offered in three colors: Black, Ice white, and Purple. It is scheduled to be released on 16th of September, 2022. The price at the Sony store is about 174,900 Yen ($1224.81).

David Benjamin
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