Sony seems to be quite diligent in releasing a smartphone with a very premium price class through the Xperia line. Apart from creators and professionals, games are also Sony’s target market. For that, Sony Xperia Stream comes together with the Xperia 1IV gaming edition.
Currently, many vendors have released gaming smartphones. Even smartphones with affordable prices can also play games like PUBG Mobile. However, to be able to experience maximum visual quality and smoothness, not a few vendors present additional accessories. Given the limitations of the hardware space on the smartphone so it cannot provide maximum cooling.
Sony Xperia Stream Supports Capture Card via HDMI
Unlike conventional coolers that have fans or buttons, this accessory from Sony is a little different. Xperia Stream is a case with a cooler specifically designed for the Xperia 1 IV, aka can not be used for other smartphones. It’s a little unfortunate, but this needs to be done in order to provide a maximum gaming experience. Including providing additional ports.
Collaborating with professional gamers, this accessory is designed to be comfortable when in a landscape position. The fan module is in the middle. Not only can it turn on, but users can adjust the fan and monitor rotational speed in RPM units through the Game Enhancer application. It is also integrated with the smartphone system. Likewise with other shortcuts such as thermal limit, maximum refresh rate control, and screen response speed.
At the bottom, there are four additional ports, each of which has a different type of port. There is a 3.5mm audio jack for earphone connection and a USB-C port. The other two are quite different, namely the LAN port for a wired internet connection and the full-size HDMI. The latter port can be used for connection to a TV up to 1080p 120Hz. Includes accessories such as capture cards for live game streaming. Make it easy for streamers to broadcast games or other matches. This Xperia Stream retails for JPY23,100 or around US$161.97.
Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition
Along with these cooling accessories, Sony also released the latest edition of Xperia 1 IV. The specifications are more or less the same, it’s just that the RAM and internal storage capacities are now increased to 16GB & 512GB. Using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a 6.5-inch screen with 4K 120Hz resolution, and a 5,000 mAh battery capacity.
This smartphone can already be ordered in its home country, through the official Sony and Docomo websites. There has been no announcement of its availability for the global market. Sold under the name Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition, this smartphone retails for JPY175,000 or around US$1227. This price includes the Xperia Stream in the sales package.