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Sony Xperia 5 II unveiled, features Snapdragon 865 and 120Hz OLED display


The Sony Xperia 5 II has just been launched by the company. It is a new compact flagship from Sony and features top notch specs like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and a high refresh rate OLED panel.

Xperia 5 II

For those unaware, the new high end device is the spiritual successor to Sony’s Compact series. The Xperia 5 arrives as the compact version of the Xperia 1 2019 flagship, while the Xperia 5 II is the compact version of the Xperia 1 II, which was launched earlier this year. With smartphone sizes having become rather unwieldy and heavy for single handed use, the small form factor device will be a comfortable pick for many.


Xperia 5 II Specifications

Under the hood, the latest flagship from Sony features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset. At the moment, the RAM and storage configuration is currently unknown. Although, we do know that the device is powered by a 4,000mAh battery pack. On the front, the smartphone sports a 6.1 inch FHD+ OLED display panel, which supports a 120Hz high refresh rate. This display has an aspect ratio of 21:9 and offers HDR support with Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

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Unfortunately, the Sony press release has left out a bunch of details regarding the newly unveiled device. Although, it is confirmed that the Xperia 5 II features a triple camera setup, comprising of a 12MP f/1.7 primary sensor, a 12MP f/2.2 ultra wide angle camera, and another 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. However, the specs of the selfie shooter are currently unknown. But, Sony has highlighted that the device will be capable of shooting 4K HDR videos at 120fps, which can also be played back at 5x slow motion at 24fps.


Pricing and Availability

The Sony Xperia 5 II will be available in an unlocked Black color variant in the US, with variants compatible for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Cricket. Pre orders for the device will start from 29th September 2020 with a price tag of 950 US Dollars, with shipping starting from 4th December 2020. For those that order before 29th November 2020, they will receive a gaming bundle comprising of a gaming headset, a 10,000mAh power bank, and 21,600 Call of Duty Mobile points.

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