Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III brings 120Hz OLED panel, awesome cameras

After lots of leaks and rumors, Sony announced the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III alongside the Xperia 10 III. Here in this post, we will have a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III in Nepal.

Sony Xperia 1 III, 5 III Overview:

Display and Design

Here, the Xperia 1 III comes with a 6.5-inch OLED panel with 4k resolution while the Xperia 5 III sports a smaller 6-1-inch OLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution. Both of them have a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio and a 120Hz refresh rate. Also, they support HDR contents and can show up to 1B colors.

Sony Xperia 1 III, 5 III Display and Design

Like cheaper Xperia 1 III, Both Xperia 1 III and 5 III have thick chin and head. The back design on both phones similar to the renders we reported earlier. The Xperia 1 III is available in Black, Gray, and Purple color options while the Xperia 5 III comes in Black, Green, and Pink color options. Moreover, both devices are IP65/68 certified.


The camera is the most interesting feature of every Sony device. Both the devices have nearly identical camera setups. The rear camera setup has a 12MP main sensor with an aperture of f/1.7 and IOS. There is a 12MP ultrawide lens with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 124-degree field of view. The 12MP telephoto lens with an aperture of f/2.8 and OIS supports 10x optical zoom.

Sony Xperia 1 III, 5 III Camera

3D ToF camera is exclusive to only Xperia 1 III. On the front, both phones have an 8MP selfie shooter. Taking about the video quality, 4k@30/60/120fps and 1080p@30/60/120/240fps videos can be recorded from the rear cameras.

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Performance and Memory

Both phones are powered by the latest Snapdragon 888 chipset based on 5nm process technology. It has an octa-core (1x 2.84GHz Kryo 680 & 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 680 & 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 680) CPU and Adreno 660 GPU.

Sony Xperia 1 III, 5 III Processor

The Xperia 1 III comes with 12GB of RAM with either 256/512GB of internal storage. At the same time, Xperia 5 III comes with 8GB of RAM paired with either 128 or 256 GB of storage. There is a hybrid card slot, so you can also expand the storage through a microSD card.

Rest of the Specs

Both phones pack a 4500mAh battery that supports up to 30W fast charging. You also get an option to charge both devices wirelessly.  As per connectivity, both phones support 5G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and NFC. They also have a 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C 2.0 ports.

Sony Xperia 1 III, 5 III Specifications

DisplayXperia 1 III: 6.5-inch OLED panel
Xperia 5 III: 6.1-inch OLED panel
ResolutionXperia 1 III: 4k, 21:9
Xperia 5 III: FHD+, 21:9
Refresh Rate120Hz
Touch Sampling Rate240Hz
Glass ProtectionGorilla Glass 6
ProcessorSnapdragon 888 (5nm)
CPUOcta-core (1x 2.84GHz Kryo 680 & 3x 2.42GHz Kryo 680 & 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 680)
GPUAdreno 660
RAMXperia 1 III: 12GB
Xperia 5 III: 8GB
StorageXperia 1 III: 256/512GB
Xperia 5 III: 128/256GB
OSAndroid 11
Rear CameraPrimary: 12MP with f/1.7, OIS
Ultrawide: 12MP with f/2.2, 1240 FOV
Telephoto: 12MP with f/2.8, 4x Optical Zoom, OIS
3D ToF (Xperia 1 III)
Selfie Camera8 MP with f/2.0
Video ResolutionRear: 4k@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
Front: 1080p@30fps
SecurityFingerprint (Side-Mounted), Software Based Face Unlock
Audio3.5mm headphone jack, Stereo Speakers
Connectivitydual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
ChargingWired: 30W Wireless: Available Reverse Wireless: Available
IP CertificationIP65/68 certified
ColorsXperia 1 III: Black, Gray, Purple
Xperia 5 III: Black, Green, Pink

Sony Xperia 1 III, 5 III Price in Nepal and Availability

Both devices will be available at the start of this summer and price is yet to be revealed. The Sony Xperia 1 III might starts at around $1,199 and Xperia 5 III might cost around S999. The expected price of the Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III in Nepal is NPR 149,999 and NPR 124,999 respectively.

Sony MobilesPrice in US (Expected)Price in Nepal (Expected)
Xperia 1 III (12/256GB)$1,119NPR 149,999
Xperia 5 III (8/128GB)$999NPR 124,999
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