Saturday, 21 September, 2019

Sony's Xperia 5 is another long OLED smartphone

Sony's new 'compact' flagship has a 6.1-inch 21:9 display Sony unveils Xperia 5 smartphone with camera auto focus algorithms from Sony Alpha series
Cecil Davis | 05 September, 2019, 23:53

The Sony Xperia 5 is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

Along with a new smartphone, it's also likely we'll hear more news of Sony's range of 4K and 8K TVs and new wireless headphones could also be shown to the world. The company skipped a few and landed on the Xperia 5. This matches the details there were revealed by serial leakster Roland Quandt.

Camera-wise, Sony has gone for a triple-camera array, and the company says its eye AF feature will also come built-in. However, the Japanese tech giant sprang a surprise hours ago when it announced the Xperia 5 at IFA 2019 with all the dressing of the expected Xperia 2. Unless of course, the model name is just a temporary placeholder for its rehearsal which we think it is very unlikely. While the display resolution is lower, the Xperia 5 is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC as the bigger Xperia 1. "Xperia 5 continues to bring uncompromised performance and leading experiences to a smartphone, only possible with Sony".

Sony's new 'compact' flagship has a 6.1-inch 21:9 display
Sony Xperia 5 with a 6.1-inch 21:9 ratio OLED screen, Snapdragon 855 goes official

Xperia 5 will be available around the world from this autumn.

The screen on this device is a 6.1-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2520) OLED in that aspect ratio, making it smaller than the Xperia 1. The Xperia 5 will be available in four colors - black, blue, gray, and red - and will launch in Europe first in October with pre-orders beginning next week. For more of an idea of what you get with the Sony Xperia 5, and how it looks in use, check out the official promotional video below.

It means you get the main wide-angle (f/1.6, 26mm) camera along with a super-wide snapper (f/2.4, 16mm) with a 130 degree field of view and a telephoto lens (f/2.4, 52mm) offering a 2x optical zoom and data for portrait mode.

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