At the MWC 2019, Sony announced the Xperia 1 flagship smartphone with 4K OLED display and Snapdragon 855 SoC. Today, the company launched the Xperia 1 along with the all-new Xperia Ace in Japan. While the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 came with refreshed designed featuring longer 21:9 displays, the company went back to the 18:9 display and years-old omnibalance design for the Xperia Ace smartphone. The device comes with a glossy finish polycarbonate body.
It sports a smaller 5-inch LCD display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. On the front, the company added Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood is the 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform clocked at 2.2 GHz. It comes coupled with Adreno 508 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The Xperia Aces includes 64GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 512GB using the MicroSD card slot.
In the camera department, the device sports a single 12MP camera on the rear with f/1.8 aperture, 1.25μm pixel size, OIS + EIS, and LED flash. On the front, there is an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera for capturing wide selfies with 120-degree field-of-view. It is backed by a 2700mAh battery and comes with USB Type-C port for charging. With the IP68 certification, the device is also water and dust resistant. It comes with a side mounted fingerprint scanner for secure unlocking.
The device runs on Android 9.0 Pie based Xperia UI out of the box. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and USB Type-C. It measures 140 x 67 x 9.3 mm and weighs 154 grams. The Sony Xperia Ace will be available in Purple, Black, and White color options. Talking about the pricing and availability, the Xperia Ace costs JPY 48,600 (approx USD 443 / INR 31,000) and goes on sale starting June 1st. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!