For its Xperia 1 IV “flagship” phone, Sony has prepared a very interesting case intended primarily for gamers. Xperia Stream was designed in cooperation with professional eSports players with the aim of improving performance, by installing an additional fan for better cooling of the device, then RJ 45 network connection, HDMI port and 3.5 mm audio connector.
The Xperia Stream accessory for the Xperia 1 IV can be found on the company’s local site – Sony Hong Kong under the tag XQZ-GG01. For now, there is no information about the price of the product. At the same time, a special version of the phone, the Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition, was presented, which actually represents a set of phones with the aforementioned accessory. No price is currently listed for this set either.
Active cooling for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
The active fan occupies a central position on this special accessory, which enables better cooling by being responsible for the flow of fresh air, controlling the phone’s temperature during longer gaming sessions. This detail is practically necessary since the phone uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The fan can work in automatic mode or the number of revolutions can be adjusted manually with the help of the “Game Enhancer” application for Android.
Ethernet port on the phone
The Xperia Stream accessory connects to the phone via a USB-C connection. Since it serves as a kind of port replicator, a 3.5 mm audio connector has been added, since the primary one is covered by the accessory itself. As ComputerBase reports, there’s a real, straight RJ45 Ethernet port as well as a full-sized HDMI connector that supports 120Hz refresh in Full HD resolution. The manufacturer promises a low ping for fast response and a competitive level of gaming competition when using a LAN connection.
Sony is one of the first to offer active phone cooling, and this type of accessory, no matter how bulky it looks, is very popular in Asia. The competition in the form of the RedMagic model even goes so far as to integrate the fan into the device itself, while ASUS presented an active cooler and cooling system based on the Peltier element for the ROG Phone 6!