The Sony Xperia 1 is finally available, and this is what you need to know

Sony Xperia 1

Marking a departure from past Sony phones in a few key areas, the Xperia 1 drops the pixel count of its main sensor by comparison to predecessors. It also ups the number of cameras around the back, introduces some Sony Alpha tech to the line and features a seriously long display. 

It's Sony's attempt to earn its place amongst the best camera phones on the market, and you can find out more in our Sony Xperia 1 hands on review.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist and content creator with a number of specialisms. He started his career at Canon Europe, before joining Phone Arena and Recombu as a tech writer and editor. From there, he headed up and runs Tech[edit], a technology YouTube channel, and has worked alongside this role at Future as a Senior Producer, sharpening his considerable video production skills. 

His technical expertise has been called on numerous times by mainstream media, with appearances and interviews on outlets like Sky News, and he provides Digital Camera World with insight and reviews on camera phones, video editing software and laptops, on-camera monitors, camera sliders, microphones and much more.