The Malaysian pricing of the Sony Xperia 1 IV has just been revealed! Not only is it slightly more affordable than the US pricing of the flagship phone, early birds will also get the Sony WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds for free.
Only one variant of the Xperia 1 IV is offered in Malaysia. Packed with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, the premium phone is priced at RM6,099. Certainly a steep asking price, though it’s worth noting that it costs more in the US with a $1,599 price tag – that comes up to about RM7,040.
One of the most unique selling points of the Xperia 1 IV is its telephoto lens with true optical zoom between 85mm to 125mm. This is quite the technical achievement, given that telephoto cameras on smartphones usually have a fixed focal length.
Granted, the 12MP telephoto lens’ 85-125mm focal length of the Xperia 1 IV isn’t particularly far-reaching, but it’s still a feature unique to this phone. Complementing the telephoto shooter is a 12MP primary sensor and another 12MP ultra-wide angle lens.
Other specifications of the Xperia 1 IV are decidedly high-end. These include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a sharp 6.5-inch 4K OLED panel with a fast 120Hz refresh rate and tall 21:9 aspect ratio, a 12MP selfie camera, an IP65/IP68 rating, and a generous 5,000mAh battery.
The Sony Xperia 1 IV is now available for pre-order in Malaysia for RM6,099 until 10 July 2022 on Sony Malaysia’s online store. Given that early birds will get a complimentary (and excellent) WF-1000XM4 wireless earbuds, it’s really quite a compelling pre-order deal.