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Sony’s Xperia 1 is available with hands-free Alexa

Don’t like that nearly all of Amazon’s Alexa-centric phones are budget models? You won’t have that complaint after today, although you might not have expected this option. Amazon has started selling a variant of Sony’s Xperia 1 with hands-free Alexa commands. Yes, you can control your Echo speaker (or other smart home devices) when you’re not busy watching 4K videos. It also comes with a slew of pre-loaded Amazon apps beyond Alexa itself, including Audible, Music, Photos and Shopping.

It’s otherwise the same distinctive (if polarizing) phone from before, including that extra-tall, 6.5-inch 4K OLED screen, triple rear cameras, Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. We found it great for watching ultra-wide videos and split-screen multitasking, but it might not be to your tastes if you’re more interested in apps and media with conventional aspect ratios…

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