Sony earlier today has taken the drape off its new smartphone, the Xperia 5 at its IFA 2019’s press conference. You might already know how it looks like, thanks to last night’s leak but still, now it is time to check out the phone’s full specifications.
At a glance, the phone looked so identical to Xperia 1 which is why the phone was originally rumoured as its successor that is fondly referred to as Xperia 2. However, the Xperia 5 actually has a smaller display at 6.1-inch and a native resolution of Full HD+ as compared to the 6.4-inch 4K display on Xperia 1.
As for the rest of the phone, Sony has retained plenty of features from Xperia 1 for the new Xperia 5. Among them are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB UFS storage, the 21:9 aspect ratio on its OLED display and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Same goes for Xperia 5’s triple rear camera system which includes three 12MP sensors with different sizes and lens. For example, the main camera utilizes a 1/2.6-inch sensor and f/1.6 26mm lens while for portrait and telephoto images, the Xperia 5 relies on a 1/3.4-inch sensor and f/2.4 52mm lens instead.
There is also another 1/3.4-inch sensor with f/2.4 16mm lens and fixed focus setup that is designed to capture super wide-angle images. Sony has also implemented Eye AF technology and optical image stabilization on Xperia 5’s main and portrait/tele cameras.
For selfies, the Xperia 5 also uses the same 8MP f/2.0 camera with SteadyShot stabilization and HDR support from Xperia 1. If you feel that the 3330mAh battery on Xperia 1 is quite small, Xperia 5’s battery has even smaller capacity at 3140mAh.
Pre-installed with Android 9, the Xperia 5 will be made available in select markets starting from October onwards. However, Sony is keeping the phone’s price tag a secret for now though and there is also no indication that the Xperia 5 will be making its way to Malaysia too.