Sony Xperia 1 III pre-orders open in Europe, shipments start in early August [Updated]

24 June 2021
The Xperia 1 III is €1,234 with a free pair of TWS earphones, the Xperia 5 III is €925.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021Dear, do you know what's the best seller huawei phone ... moreSource? Or never happened

  • Anonymous

Harvey Weinstein , 24 Jun 2021"In Japan, nobody wants chinese phones. They buy japan... moreDear, do you know what's the best seller huawei phone in Japan? P Lite Series.

Not P, P Pro, Pro+ nor Mate phones.
Nobody wants the flagships.

  • Paolo

Here in Germany, Media Markt and Saturn are offering the phones and will be delivered by 1st week of August. Unappetizing bundle, though. Will wait for Ebay sellers... So will stick with my XZ Premium a bit longer. Ugh.

  • Harvey Weinstein

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021Most of xperia are sold in Japan and Taiwan. In Japan, ... more"In Japan, nobody wants chinese phones. They buy japanese or Apple"

Really? You make it sound like Sony has some relevancy in Japan.
Last time I checked...

Apple = 67.33% (American)

Sony = 8.51% (Japanese)

Samsung = 5.79% (Korean)

Huawei = 4.96% (Chinese)

Sharp = 2.11% (Japanese)

Others = 3.96%

Sony has as much relevance as Chinese and Korean brands, both being on the lower side


  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021Most of xperia are sold in Japan and Taiwan. In Japan, ... moreNo, Sony phones don't sell well in Japan. Look it up. Don't spread nonsense.

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]Where did you get that number from? Last I checked, it's about 5%.

  • Anonymous

Dometalican, 24 Jun 2021Yea but the processor plays a good role in price increases ... moreSD865 was $90 more than 855.
Still, most phones got $300-400.

Curved screen costs more than flat counterpart.
Notch and hole increase the price of screen.
More Hertz ncrease price.
8GB ddr5 is 25% more expensive than 8GB ddr4x.

Few years ago, with $300 you could buy best components available.
Now you need about $600.

I doubt that in 2017, anyone would believe in 2020/21 OnePlus and Xiaomi would charge 1000 euros or more for their phones.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021For your information, Nokia gives 2 major updates on their ... moreEven SD805 can handle the 4K screen. No mediatek can. Not even a QHD screen.
The 2019 Sharp zero 2 has 1080@240Hz, no mediatek can do.
No mediatek now can support DDR5.
No has support for 4K@120 or 8K video.
Slower 5G modem.
Crappy Mali GPUs that are years behind Adreno.

Triple ISP of Qualcomm let you use 3 cameras same time, it is not just support for triple cam. You can even do triple video, if the OEM wants.

Snapdragon will always be better than Exynos, Dimensity and Kirin.
Their fault. Not Qualcomm's.

Sony, Motorola, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Samsung, Zte will never use mediatek on flagships.
No matter how many of you can cry and blame Qualcomm for expensive phones when the other components are what make phones this expensive.



  • Anonymous

What, 24 Jun 2021Sony is only competing against themselves. They official company says otherwise

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021S phones not meeting demands? Lol good joke Brands that sell more, get priority from suppliers.
Midranges always reach market earlier than flagships, because that are much more chips available from 6xx and 7xx series.

Bundle with WF-XB700, not even WF-1000XM4 given the sale price? Good god Sony, they lost it. I would have preferred 150 eur less and no pack.

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021People who buy 5 series want everything 1 series has, excep... moreYea but the processor plays a good role in price increases as well. I'm not saying you're wrong but it is a factor.

Sony is only competing against themselves.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021And lose all features they can get from Qualcomm chip? LO... moreFor your information, Nokia gives 2 major updates on their devices with Mediatek even on entry level for long time...
Here is Nokia 3 with mt6737 (SD410 level)
https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_3-8572.php

Mediatek provides updates during years. Mt6737 was released with Android 6.0. Some devices d'un Android 10.0...but true, OEM often don't provide updates. Is it Mediatek's fault?

Qualcomm? More features? Which ones?
True you get a little better framerate, but that's not a feature.
Triple ISP on 888 is available since years on Mediatek's. Today D1000/1100/1200 have 3+2 ISP (kind of big.LITTLE)
HDR multiframe video recoding on 888 was already available last year on D1000+
Maybe 8k recording...but what for?

Mediatek offers AV1 hardware decoding even on midrange (D900), even SD888 doesn't!...this is feature!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021Good luck Sony... selling Xperia 1 III for 1300 euros. Mos... moreMost of xperia are sold in Japan and Taiwan.

In Japan, nobody wants chinese phones. They buy japanese or Apple.
In Taiwan, chinese flagships are irrelevant. The most popular flagships there are Xperia.

Japan + Taiwan are much more than 50% of Xperia sales.
Nothing is gonna change.

Keep crying.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021I don't know why Apple, Samsung and Sony opens pre-ord... moreusually review is out after people bought the phone. Receiving phone for free and praise them is china practice and not a common thing. Dont use your standard as normal.

  • Anonymous

Good luck Sony... selling Xperia 1 III for 1300 euros.
Most people will buy MI 11 ultra or s21 ultra at that price since these are the top brands in 2021.

In Europe, if one chooses to buy from online retailers like TradingShenzhen or wondamobile or giztop, one can get it MI 11 ultra 850 euros complete with charger, warranty, etc

  • Anonymous

Dometalican, 24 Jun 2021Why is that MediaTek's fault? That's the phones f... moreCertain app and games have issues on dimensity as very few phones sport the higher end dimensity chips. Developers optimize for Snapdragon lot earlier than dimensity

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021There is not chips enough to even make 5iii right now. De... moreS phones not meeting demands? Lol good joke

  • Anonymous

Dometalican, 24 Jun 2021For #2, we're not sure yet but at least the 900 suppor... morePeople who buy 5 series want everything 1 series has, except the 4K screen.
Be sure dimensity 2000 will be weaker than SD888 and offer less.

Also, cheaper CPU does not mean any OEM would charge less.
They can easily keep this difference to them and sell for same price.
Making more profits.

Lower price does not mean better sales.
Otherwise 1ii would not sell more than 1.

CPU is not what is making phones so expensive today.
But screens with curves, 120/144/240Hz, more and larger cameras, faster RAM and storage, larger batteries etc ..

Bill of materials of Note 20 Ultra is $548. It is just the components. Nothing else included.
That is more than retail price of A72.