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Sony revitalizes smartphone franchise with movie-ratio screens

The new Sony Xperia1 is presented during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Sony, the Japanese company that has fallen way behind its Korean and Chinese rivals in the smartphone sales race, is focused on responding to the film family tree with new devices with a 21:9 ratio screens, the dimensions that can be used to film blockbusters.

The company announced a new flagship, the Xperia A handset, which has a touch OLED screen that’s optimized with the help of the Bravia TV technology, and the ability to take pictures and record 4K video in a 21:9 ratio, at the Mobile World Congress on Monday.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Jason Neely

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