[Update: Pre-orders now live in US, Europe] Sony debuts compact Xperia 5 w/ 21:9 FHD+ show, Snapdragon 855, extra

Sony has unveiled the Xperia 5 at an IFA 2019 keynote, with the machine aiming to offer a smaller form-factor expertise with out sacrificing energy or specs.

In essence, the Sony Xperia 5 is solely a smaller model of the Xperia 1 that was launched earlier this yr. That means it shares many of the internals of its greater counterpart.

Inside you discover a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of microSD expandable inner storage, and a fairly small 3,140 mAh battery. The 6.1-inch FHD+ AMOLED show retains the elongated 21:9 facet ratio discovered on the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 fashions.


[Update: 09/10]: Pre-orders are actually stay within the US and Europe for the small-but-tall Xperia 5. Pricing begins at $799 within the US from retailers reminiscent of B&HPhoto. In Europe, Sony seems to offer extra offers. You can decide up the Xperia 5 with a pair of the improbable WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones for simply €849 — though the free present is restricted to the primary 125 clients in France and Germany (through Android Authority).

The Xperia 5 is ready to ship within the US on November 5, whereas in Europe it is going to being transport barely earlier on October 2.


While that isn’t a small show by any means, Sony states that the Xperia 5 is designed particularly to cater for these with small arms. A slimmer profile additionally signifies that all the machine isn’t as huge as different similar-sized gadgets.

At the rear, additionally, you will discover the identical triple digital camera setup discovered on the Xperia 1. That means a vertical upper-left place with all three lenses set at 12 megapixels. Sony has set the focal lengths at 16 mm (ultra-wide), 26 mm (normal), and 52 mm (2x zoom), respectively. The front-facing selfie digital camera has an 8-megapixel sensor. That ought to provide sufficient picture and video choices for the avid smartphone digital camera consumer.

The Xperia 5 will ship with Android Pie out of the field, with no phrase but on if or when it is going to get up to date to the lately launched Android 10. You can decide up the Sony Xperia 5 in 4 distinct colours: black, grey, blue, and crimson. Pricing isn’t but recognized however it’s set to price considerably lower than the Xperia 1 however above the extra price range Xperia 10 and 10 Plus. Preorders open in Europe over the following few weeks.

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