The idea for a Sony Xperia 1 III was first unveiled almost a year ago. An early smartphone leak suggested a better screen and selfie camera. The rendering of images appeared and the specifications were made public. And then the ultra-thin Sony Xperia 1 III clear cases were spotted before the phone went official alongside the Sony Xperia 5 III. Actually, both smartphones were pre-ordered. Sony is still working on other phones, but for now, we’ll focus on the Sony Xperia 1 III 5G phone.
According to our fountain, the Sony Xperia 1 III It is almost ready with a price of 1,299 euros in Europe. It will hit the market next month. In the US, it is trading for $ 1,299.99.
The phone is also said to receive only one major update to the Android operating system. Updates will be available for up to two years and security updates will be released monthly. As for the Android update, the Sony Xperia 1 III will also receive Android 12.
Security updates can still be released after two years, but they are only required. The Android 12 OS update is welcome, but Sony fans may want to get up to at least Android 13. A single major OS update isn’t exactly good news. Sony has not released a confirmation or timetable, but said the information provided by a company employee was incorrect.
Sony has yet to make a formal announcement on the Android operating system and updates and the security schedule. We can expect the related information to be ready once the smartphone is widely available on the market.