As announced last week, Sony’s new flagship smartphone, the Xperia 5 II, is now officially available.
As is typical for Sony’s smartphones, the Xperia 5 II has a strong photographic focus with a triple rear camera with three focal lengths: 16/24/70 millimeters. Obviously, Sony doesn’t think that megapixels are very important so they are never mentioned, but attention is paid to what these cameras can do. These include very fast recordings at 20 frames per second for these sports shots, zoom in and portrait shots as well as 4K HDR slow motion videos with 120 frames per second and 21: 9 videos with up to 60 frames per second.
In terms of design, the Xperia 5 II is quite an interesting phone as it isn’t as big as most Android phones these days. It has a 21: 9, 6.1-inch display, making it significantly smaller than the massive Xperia 1 II. Oh, and it’s an OLED with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which makes it comparable to other top phone displays although she still has an ugly chin up and down. Both the front and back are made of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Other specs are pretty good: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 with 5G, a 4,000 mAh battery with fast charge, stereo speakers, high definition sound, a 3.5 millimeter audio jack (YES!), IP65 / 68 water resistance.
Some specs were not disclosed, but Sony is smart not to focus on specs. In addition to the photographic functions of the phone, the company positions the Xperia 5 II as a slot machine. The phone has a touch scan rate of 240 Hz, a reduction in motion blur and a 35 percent improvement in touch response compared to the Xperia 1 II model. With its wide and narrow display, the Xperia 5 II should be ideal for horizontal games. However, you can also connect a PlayStation Dualshock controller to the phone for added convenience.
The Sony Xperia 5 II will be available in the fall for 899 euros. It is available in three colors: black, blue and gray, with color availability varying by country.