Sony introduced its latest smartphone – the Xperia 5, as the company took the center stage at IFA 2019. The phone comes with 6.1 inch OLED panel with half Cinema Wide screen, effectively arriving as the compact sibling of the Xperia 1 flagship.
The Sony Xperia 5 comes with Snapdragon 855 chipset, but sadly, the 5 in the name has nothing to do with 5G. The chipset is coupled with the regular X24 LTE modem. The Xperia 5 borrowed the trio of cameras from the Xperia 1, which is made up of 12MP regular + 12MP ultra-wide-angle + 12MP telephoto. The only difference now is that the setup is placed in the upper left corner.
As the screen becomes smaller, Sony decided to cut down the resolution as well. The Xperia 5 has Full HD+ resolution, which translates into 2520 x 1080 pixels. Sony says the screen has been tuned “for a viewing experience true to creators’ intent.”
There is also Dolby Atmos-enhanced stereo sound with one speaker on the bottom and the earpiece acting as a second one for the stereo experience
Just like the Xperia 1, the Xperia 5 also brings Creator Mode. However, the Xperia 5 is one step ahead of its bigger brother with a new feature called “Smart connectivity”. It learns the phone’s behavior with LTE and Wi-Fi signal and automatically switches to LTE when it predicts any compromise in the wireless connectivity.
The Xperia 5 comes with only 3140mAh, but still supports Power Delivery charging, so there is no issue in topping it with 18W rates.
Initially, the smartphone will be bundled with the Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones, with pre-orders starting next week, while actual shipping is scheduled for October.