18 November 2020
Update: September 9, 2020
A promotional video of the Sony Xperia 5 II has surfaced, courtesy of the very popular Evan Blass aka @evleaks. Evan has published the video on his private YouTube account. The video is over 3-minute long and it covers some of the key aspects of the phone, including photography, gaming. The video emphasizes that the phone is "perfect" for capturing, viewing, listening as well, thanks to 120Hz refresh rate display, dual front-facing stereo speakers, and gaming enhancement software.
The video also highlights that the Xperia 5 II can shoot slow-motion 4K videos in 120fps, offers burst shooting with AF at up to 20 frames per second.
Furthermore, the FCC listing of the phone has confirmed it is going to support 18W fast-charging. As per the listing, the phone will come with a Sony UCH32 charger – an 18W charger.
Original Post (August 26, 2020)
Sony is apparently gearing up to launch a new phone as the render of the same has surfaced online. The well-known leakster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has shared a new render of a phone that goes by the name Sony Xperia 5 II. The leakster has shared no other details of the device but we can learn many things by just taking a look at the render.
As apparent the alleged render of the Sony Xperia 5 II shows there are three cameras on the back panel and the phone is still retaining the top and bottom bezels. There is no notch or camera cutout on the display and this brings up a very old design. Overall, the device looks quite similar to Sony Xperia 1 II that was launched back in February this year. The alignment of back cameras is the same and the front camera is also housed on the top left corner of the display. But it looks like the new Sony Xperia 5 II lacks a 3D Time-of-Flight sensor as well.
The top and bottom bezels are quite significant, though the device maintains a zero side bezels profile. There are in total of four buttons on the right side of the device. The top button looks to be volume rocker and the second one is a power button that may work as a fingerprint scanner as well. There are two more physical buttons below to them and it appears the third one is a dedicated shutter button for the camera, just the one available on the Sony Xperia 1 II. The function of the fourth button is unknown, though it is assumed this is a dedicated button to start shooting videos.
The Sony Xperia 5 II also appears to have the same tall 21:9 aspect ratio as Xperia 1 II. We can’t comment on other detail right now as there is no information available yet but expect to see Snapdragon 865 processor and 8GB RAM.