Sony has unveiled the Xperia 1, with the new flagship smartphone offering a triple-camera setup and Sony's eye autofocus inherited from the Japanese-company's A7 and A6XXX cameras.

The rear camera has three 12MP camera modules. The primary module uses a 1/2.6” image sensor and F1.6 lens with OIS and Dual-Pixel autofocus. There's also a telephoto module, with a 52mm equivalent focal length, and a 16mm ultra-wide module. The 1 is also capable of shooting in Raw.

In video mode the camera records 4K HDR footage in a 21:9 cinema aspect ratio, and 24 fps recording. A new Cinema Pro App allows manual control over some video parameters, such as color depth, aperture and focus.

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset with 6GB of RAM, choices include either 64 or 128GB of built-in storage. There's a 3,330mAh battery, IP68 waterproof body, and 3,840 x 1,644 pixel resolution with Gorilla Glass 6 at front and back.

There's no word yet on whether the Xperia 1 will launch in Australia, and no pricing has been announced thus far either.