Earlier today, Sony announced a new gaming accessory for the Xperia 1 IV, which comes with active cooling and four additional ports. Sony also announced a new smartphone with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage, the Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition.

It has a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, and a 5,000mAh battery, which is identical to the regular Xperia 1 IV. With the Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition, buyers also receive the newly announced Xperia Stream accessory for free.
Sony’s Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition retails for JPY 175,000, or $1,225. Sony and Docomo are already taking preorders in Japan, and official sales begin on September 15. There are no details on international pricing and availability yet.

Sony Xperia Stream:

As part of its Xperia gaming event earlier today, Sony introduced the Xperia Stream – a cooling case that doubles as a streaming rig for the Xperia 1 IV smartphone. This accessory plugs into the phone via USB-C and provides a full-sized HDMI port, LAN port, headphone jack, and USB-C port. You’re still playing on your phone’s display since it doesn’t have any buttons or joysticks.

Using HDMI, you can output games to a monitor or TV with 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. Gaming battles can also be recorded and streamed using a capture card. The case’s cooling fans can be controlled via the Game enhancer menu. It retails for $160, or JPY 23,100.