Anonymous, 26 Aug 202010 Plus ii was being developed. But I do not know if its development was canceled or not. ... moreIf I remember the Xperia 10 and 10 plus were announced the same time, this year only the Xperia 10 II was announced and released. Still got a little hope for IFA.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2020ToF does not have ability to take photos.
It is not choice of phone maker.
I am sorry yo... moreActually they take picture, but rather than color there is delay (distance) information, and it IS used for enhanced pictures, as smartphone tiny sensor doesn't have good enough RAW quality, multiple sensors are used to feed multiple data input into the software AI to improve drastically the picture quality, which is the point of methods like multiple bayer for exemple.
And it if was not something a phone maker would want, why are they still putting them ?
Like the new iPad and maybe the iPhone 12 with their LiDAR (that are ToF type sensor).
You just don't know what you talk about.
Well, considering their resolution is growing with time and that those sensor are EASIER to make than regular camera sensor anyway while being quite cheap, and that more and more new things like AR and AI improvement open door to the need for higher raw depth map resolution, they WILL come, the only thing slowing it is stupid peoples totally unaware of what is a depth sensor, how they work and what they are used for or what they could allow if they had higher resolution who complain about depth sensor mere existence and complain about the idea of a 12Mp depth sensor as if it would require to take a part of their soul to make those.
SonyOutsideJapanLOL, 26 Aug 2020Buy LG v60 and stop complaining then........No im more Sony fan, but..LG V60 isnt a bad phone either.
AnonD-909757, 26 Aug 2020You are EXACTLY the reason why we can't have nice things and why all smartphones are basi... moreIt was not the point what you ve said. Point was every year we get new things which justify for wrong or right reasons. In 3 years phones will be 1600 eur becausr of all new shiet. Im all for new things, but dont justify "yea phone has new stuff new chip, price goes up"
One sn845 costs 75eur...how da faq is price 800 eur?? And like sn865 is much more expensier...no company biy 1mio chipsets at full price. My rant was because of ppl like you. Demanding everything on phone, when it comes to price...omfg this Sony is so expensive..well suit yourself
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2020SONY should not die. Other manufacturers are innovating nothing, just busy in copying. Even th... morethe problem is whoever innovates does not matter, the Chinese brands would copy it and sell it for cheap. then some asian buyer would buy those and later comment on GSMarena that he got thousands of features for 199 usd whereas Sony is ripping us off. whatever going on with the whole world is pure crap.
Wow if this is true. Thank you sony for listening. Hope you can embed the fingerprint scanner on the power button. Since there were no compact phones from sony last year, I switched to the Note 10 as it looks like an xperia. So far i'm liking the note 10's Amoled screen and thinner bezels. I just wish it's a bit smaller without the punch hole camera and battery endurance could be better. So maybe the experia 5II is the phone I'm waiting for.
AnonD-909757, 26 Aug 2020Laser autofocus actually is a ToF, it pulse a laser and measure the time the light need to bou... moreToF does not have ability to take photos.
It is not choice of phone maker.
I am sorry you cannot believe that and still have the impossible dream Sony and Samsung one day will make 12MP ToF.
[deleted post]I have used Sony and Samsung.
One of the first things I do when I have new phone is to turn off touch vibration and sound of all clicks.
Too annoying ....
Makimaki, 26 Aug 2020Lets get real ppl. There is a few things phones need and lots od them are just gimmicks. Whats... moreYou are EXACTLY the reason why we can't have nice things and why all smartphones are basically the same without any variety and almost no model to choose from for peoples who want specific setup, that's exactly this kind of stupid, anti features, that make them rare.
This logic of "I don't want/use it, therefor no smartphone should have it" is the worse one can have.
Talk about egocentrism...
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2020- ToF is not just for fake bokeh. Most use for it because do not know how to use for other stu... moreLaser autofocus actually is a ToF, it pulse a laser and measure the time the light need to bounce back, which is the description of Time of Flight sensors, now 3D ToF (depth camera) are different as they can either use LiDAR laser or IR flash LED type, to get a map of the scene.
Also 3D ToF is used for much more than just autofocus (and Brokeh), it deal with focus enhancement (I am talking about the software, post capture one, not autofocus) and can enable many possibilities, sadly they are still low resolution, 3D ToF were typically used in a more professional depth mapping situation that have little to do with photography, and for such use, a low resolution sensor is more than enough, but for photography, it doesn't work the same way, when 12Mp depth sensors (which would be cheap for the sensor itself, only their memory (array) would be kinda expensive), the possibilities we would have will blow everyone's mind.
Here, from many picture we get a depth map, but the opposite, with good AI scene completion (for hidden parts) would allow to do this from a single picture thanks to depth map.
Like this :
That's one of the many things we can do.
Get ready for another overpriced Sony handset with an iffy camera. I'll still buy it if it's a proper compact.
Aadrian, 26 Aug 2020I hope to see an Xperia 10 II XL. The 10 II is way more popular than its predecessor. 1ii is outselling 1.
Aadrian, 26 Aug 2020I hope to see an Xperia 10 II XL. The 10 II is way more popular than its predecessor. 10 Plus ii was being developed.
But I do not know if its development was canceled or not.
Hard to say which rumors are true. They have very tough anti-leak policy there.
Specs of 1ii came out less than 1 day before its event. Just the design was out months before.
SONY should not die. Other manufacturers are innovating nothing, just busy in copying. Even their colors are same. Only Sony always do things differently, innovate new technologies by not following others.
I hope to see an Xperia 10 II XL. The 10 II is way more popular than its predecessor.
Makimaki, 26 Aug 2020Lets get real ppl. There is a few things phones need and lots od them are just gimmicks. Whats... more- ToF is not just for fake bokeh. Most use for it because do not know how to use for other stuff. It is much more effective for AF than Laser.
- Metal back will cause poor signal if the phone is 5G.
Buying this beauty ASAP.
Lets get real ppl. There is a few things phones need and lots od them are just gimmicks. Whats needed on premium phone for 900 eur is 3,5mm jack, irda, good sound, great camera, great screen, great soc, great battery life, pure software,thats what ppl need for premium phone. 90hz screens? Omg we managed without them for years, yet now it is something which makes reason to make phone 50 eur expensier. Tof, depth, macro? Yea give versatility, yet if they are done badly...it is shite. Only macro which is good is on Poco, money well spent, otherwise another reason to make phone 50 eur more expensier. Big battery? Without optimisation..big battery makes chunky phone and you gain nothing. Another excuse for 30 eur more expensier phone. Face id, fingerprint? Oh c mon, yea i get it it is cool and fast, but how many ppl realistically use these two features? Maybe 30 percent, meanwhile it is great reason for another additional money. So here we go 200Eur from things we didnt use before and we managed it. Now they are onlu expenses. Glass all around? Are you kidding me? Im not clumsy person yet idk how S8 and Mi note 10 after one fall broke the glass. I liked plastic idea, but best idea had XZ with aluminum back and still waterproof. Less slippery than Glass as well.
Everything is a ripoff, all the manufacturers do is laugh . For us being such idiots.
SuuperBaka, 26 Aug 2020I hope this is a lot cheaper than the Xperia 1ii, I really want to get this so badlyMust be $100-200 less