Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III offer a variable telephoto lens to boost capture options

Sony has confirmed its line-up of Xperia phones for 2021, including the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III.

Rather than delay the more compact model, both have been confirmed and will be available in early summer 2021, alongside the mid-range Xperia 10 III.

The unique thing about the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III is the periscope lens on the rear. We’ve seen a number of approaches to this over the past few years, from the Huawei P30 Pro up to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, but Sony Mobile is taking an interesting approach.

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