While Sony has been kind of quiet on the smartphone front, at least compared to the likes of Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi, it doesn’t mean that they are no longer creating devices. In fact, if you are interested in getting your hands on a new Sony Xperia smartphone, then you might be interested to learn that the Xperia 5 has been officially announced.
This will make it the second flagship smartphone to come from Sony this year, where it seems that based on its specs, it will actually be a slightly smaller version of the Xperia 1 which was launched earlier this year. We’re not sure how Sony arrived on the Xperia 5 instead of the Xperia 2, but that’s the name that they are going with.
In terms of specs, we’re looking at a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display where it will continue to use Sony’s 21:9 CinemaWide aspect ratio, giving the phone a “longer” look compared to other aspect ratios. Under the hood, the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. It will also be packing a triple camera on the back that sports 12MP image sensors with optical image stabilization.
We’re also looking at a 3,140mAh battery and Android 9.0 Pie as its operating system of choice. It will be going on sale in October where pre-orders for the phone will be going live in Europe next week.