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How does the 4K display work in Xperia 1 or Xperia 1 II ?

    Valid for

    • Xperia® 1
    • Xperia 1 II


    Xperia 1 display resolution

    • The Xperia 1 conforms to the Sony 4K definition of 3,840 horizontal pixels (in landscape orientation). With a 21:9 aspect ratio, this results in 3,840 x 1,644 pixel resolution.

    Watching 4K video in 21:9 aspect ratio

    • The Xperia 1 lets you enjoy 21:9 aspect ratio content, edge to edge and without letterboxing. This is optimal for movies created in 21:9 format and available in 4K resolution.

    Playing back recorded 4K video in 21:9 aspect ratio

    • You can record 21:9 4K video using Cinema Pro, and play it back in true 4K quality on the Xperia 1.

    Watching non-4K content

    • Xperia 1 uses advanced upscaling technology to display non-4K content, enhancing contrast, colour and clarity.

    Watching content in 16:9 aspect ratio

    • On the Xperia 1, content with 16:9 aspect ratio is by default displayed with pillarboxing. You can also zoom in to fill the screen, with top- and bottom cropping as a result.