Like last year’s line-up, Sony will be revealing a third heavy hitter in their Xperia series with the second generation of the Xperia 5 smartphone. Sources have suggested that the company will reveal the device by mid September 2020, but it appears that we may not have to wait long to find out more about the phone.
The design of the Xperia 5 II was revealed in its full glory, thanks to a leaked promotional video obtained by Android Headlines. Much like last year’s model, the new smartphone retains the series’ tall design – complemented by a display with a 21:9 aspect ratio. According to the website, the phone features a 6.1-inch Full HD+ HDR OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and instead of a punch-hole cutout or a notch, its front-facing camera is located on the upper bezel of its screen.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 865 chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and an internal storage capacity of 128GB (expandable via microSD). Powering the Xperia 5 II is a 4,000mAh battery, but it’s still not known if it will feature any fast-charging capability. A USB-C port is located at the bottom of the phone, and a dedicated camera shutter button is situated on its lower right side. What sets it apart from last year’s model is the inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack on top.
Android Headlines noted that the Xperia 5 II’s cameras are seemingly identical to the ones included on the Xperia 1 II, complete with Zeiss T* lenses. Specifically, the phone features a triple-camera setup consisting of a 12MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide, and 12MP telephoto with 3x zoom capability. Unfortunately, no details were provided regarding its front-facing camera.
The site added that the Sony Xperia 5 II is expected to be officially revealed on 17 September. Last year’s Xperia 5 launched locally at the price of RM3,399, so there is a chance that the new smartphone will retail around that range.
(Source: Android Headlines)