nesine oranlar AdvertisementThe bottom telephoto camera features a periscope-style design with moving elements that can switch between 70mm and 105mm focal lengths. Image: SonyThe Xperia 1 III鈥檚 new variable telephoto camera marks a huge step forward for smartphone photography, because instead of using multiple cameras to deliver different focal lengths, Sony is able to provide a 2.9x zoom (70mm) and a 4x zoom (105mm) using a single camera sensor, which relies on moving optical elements to switch between the two zoom ranges at will. Unfortunately, the Xperia 1 III still can鈥檛 pick a zoom in between those two focal lengths like you would on a traditional camera with a typical zoom lens, but for people concerned about the increasing size of today鈥檚 smartphone camera modules, Sony鈥檚 implementation presents a much more elegant and sophisticated way of supporting a wide range of zooms.AdvertisementAdvertisementOn top of that, by borrowing tech from the industry-leading focus-tracking it uses on its Alpha mirrorless cams, Sony now supports real-time Eye AF across all of the Xperia 1 III鈥檚 rear cams (12-MP main lens, 12-MP telephoto, 12-MP ultra-wide, and a bonus time-of-flight depth sensor), with burst shooting rates of up to 20 fps.Image: SonyAdvertisement setTimeout(() => const adSlot = document.querySelector(.apscustom); const adFallback = document.querySelector(.ars-fallback); if (adSlot) if has been read, but theres no ad, then show the fallback if (adFallback && adSlot.offsetHeight SonyAdvertisementThe Xperia 1 III is packed with premium specs, including a Snapdragon 888 chip, 12GB of RAM, at least 256GB of storage, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, in addition to features like a 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot, the latter of which are things Samsung axed on recent Galaxy S phones. Sony even still includes a handy dedicated shutter button to really drive home the phone鈥檚 camera prowess. Here鈥檚 a size comparison between the Xperia 5 III (front) and the Xperia 1 III (back). Image: SonyAdvertisementAnd while audio is an often-overlooked area on phones, Sony says the Xperia 1 III front-facing stereo speakers are 40% louder than before, while also supporting the new 360 Reality Audio and Spatial Audio designed to deliver a richer, more immersive listening experience. Heck, Sony even included a 4,500 mAh battery (which is big by Sony standards) and faster 30W wired charging, with Qi wireless and reverse wireless charging thrown in for good measure. I haven鈥檛 had the chance to check out the Xperia 1 III out in person, the more I learn the more I鈥檓 excited for Sony鈥檚 next flagship mobile device. It ticks almost all the boxes when it comes to what I look for in a high-end phone, and even comes with stuff like a headphone jack that other big names like Samsung, OnePlus, and others have dropped in recent times. And with Sony incorporating even more tech from its other gadget divisions, it really feels like Sony may have finally created a complete, compelling package in the Xperia 1 Mark III. (I would still like to see a little more influence from the PlayStation team though.)AdvertisementIf you like the general design and specs of the Xperia 1 Mark III but would prefer something a bit more compact, Sony is also announcing the Xperia 5 Mark III, which is pretty much the same phone (minus the variable telephoto camera), but with a smaller 6-inch screen. Image: SonyAdvertisementRight now, my only concern is that even on T-Mobile and Verizon (which is Sony鈥檚 preferred carrier in the U.S.), the Xperia 1 III will only have support for sub-6Ghz 5G but not mmWave 5G, even though the Snapdragon 888 technically supports both. And for unlocked models on other U.S. carriers like ATT, the Xperia 1 III will be limited to 4G LTE only, which could be a major bummer for anyone planning on holding onto the phone for more than a couple years, and will probably hurt general retail availability as well.Sadly, Sony has yet to announce specific pricing or availability info for both the Xperia 1 Mark III or the Xperia 5 Mark III, but you can bet I鈥檓 keeping my eyes peeled.
- nesine oranlar Dutch officials are planning to restrict China’s access to edge-cutting chip technologies and equipment as part of a deal with US officials, sources familiar with the matter have told Bloomberg. The curbs under discussion could be implemented as soon as next month, according to Bloomberg sources. The move could affect key Netherlands-based chipmaking equipment supplier ASML, whose products are critical for most advanced chips. US officials unveiled new chip export bans on China in October, leading ASML to instruct its employees to stop serving Chinese clients. According to ASML, 5% of its undelivered orders will be affected by the US’s new export controls. [Bloomberg]