Even though Sony Xperia 1 is not as popular as other flagships from Huawei and Samsung, it still manages to stand out in terms of camera quality.
Sony is planning to take its camera game up a notch with new features aimed at the video side of things, based on a newly spotted series of trademark filings with the name “S-CINETONE.”
The ‘S’, presumably stands for ‘Sony’ and the rest of the word seems to be a combination of ‘cinema’ and ‘tone’.
The trademark was filed at USPTO and EUIPO and according to the documents, the technology will be used in smartphones, digital cameras, computer programs, tablets, etc.
If we look at their history, continuous shuffling in Sony’s leadership has caused a lot of problems in their products, especially the cameras. The company is looking to turn that around by combining its Smartphone division with other relevant departments, including the camera division.
Xperia 1 comes with a ‘Cinema Pro’ mode which allows you to adjust the ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and the focus points for videos. Videos captured using this mode are recorded in up to 4K resolution at 30FPS.
Keeping this in mind, the S-Cinetone feature could easily apply to both videography and color hues of cinematography. Sony might also offer manual controls for tweaking real-time tonal shift in images, going in a different direction altogether. However, this is only speculation, nothing is set in stone yet.
That is all we know for now. Apart from this Sony Xperia 2 is rumored to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 paired with 6 GB RAM, a 3000 mAh battery, and a 6.1-inch 4K display.