06 September 2019
At IFA 2019 event, Sony has taken wraps off its newest Android flagship named Xperia 5. Yes, you read that right. The team has jumped straight from Xperia 1 to Xperia 5 when it comes to the naming the smartphone. There does not seem to be any special reason for doing so and before you think it might be for 5G, we would like to make it clear that it is simply a 4G LTE Android flagship.
The Xperia 5 is very similar to the Xperia 1 in terms of what it brings to the table except for the form factor and a few other changes here and there. In fact, the form factor happens to the biggest difference and one that you will notice straight away. The newest offering is a lot more compact and slimmer which makes it easier to hold and grip.
Sony has packed with a 6.1-inch Full HD+ (2520 x 1080 pixels) OLED display with 21:9 aspect ratio which it likes to call CinemaWide display. It is true that the display size is still quite big enough but considering the sizes from most of the modern phones, it is definitely on the smaller and "compact" side. Since the phone has a tall display, it is said to be ideal for split-screen mode but then again, not many make use of the split-screen mode and at least not that often.
Under the hood, the Xperia 5 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. It offers 128GB of internal storage along with microSD card support. It has the exact same triple rear camera setup that we saw with the Xperia 1. It means you will get three 12-megapixel sensors (standard, super wide-angle, and telephoto) but they have now been moved to the left side from the center.
The whole package is powered by a 3,140mAh battery with fast charging support and will be running Android 9 Pie. There is also Sony's Super Stamina mode that should help the battery last longer. The Xperia 5 will go on sale sometime in October 2019 but the pricing details are under wraps for now. It has been released in Blue, Magenta, White, and Black. All the buyers will also get free Sony WF-1000XM3 truly noise-canceling headphones with each purchase.