Sony transforms its Xperia 1 IV into a “gaming” smartphone with this accessory

With the Xperia Stream, Sony wants to make its Xperia 1 IV more playful. The accessory adds a fan and four additional ports to enhance the gaming experience and accompanies a “gaming” variant of the premium smartphone.

As expected, Sony took advantage of the game announcement to unveil a new accessory. called Xperia stream (XQZ-GG01), connects to the Xperia 1 IV via the USB-C charging port to cool the smartphone. In fact, the gaming accessory designed specifically for the Xperia 1 IV is: a fan that wants to avoid overheating of the device during prolonged gaming sessions. The Xperia Stream also tries to improve the comfort of the players and is somewhat reminiscent of the ergonomics of the PSP.

The accessory not only cools the Xperia 1 IV, but add more doors. We find a 3.5mm jack to connect a wired headset, a HDMI port with Full HD 120Hz support; a LAN port take advantage of the cable network e USB-C port. The latter offers the ability to charge the device, with the initial USB-C port used by the accessory.

Sony claims to have partnered with professional gamers to develop its Xperia Stream. Ventilation remains the main topic and the brand offers control tools through theGame boost interface. View device status, automatically control ventilation or allow manual adjustments. Like some gaming smartphones, there is also a boost mode to harness the power of the Xperia 1 IV. Recall that this model launched a few months ago offers first-class services with its own Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip by Qualcomm.

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Sony Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition: A supercharged Xperia 1 IV equipped with Xperia Stream

In addition to its gaming accessory, the manufacturer has also announced a new version of its smartphone. Features of the Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition 16 GB of RAM and from 512GB of storage, enough to provide more comfort for playing and saving more titles. For the rest, the smartphone uses the technical data sheet of the classic model with 6.5-inch 4K 120 Hz OLED screen. By purchasing this gaming edition, Sony supplies its new Xperia Stream accessory.

What about the prices?

Announced only in Japan, the Sony Xperia Stream sells for around 160 euros (23,100 yen). The package consisting of the accessory and the Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition is quoted for just over 1,200 euros in Japan (175,000 yen). For now Sony does not mention availability in Europe.

Sony Xperia 1 IV at the best price Base price: € 1,399

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