Sony announces Xperia 5 II with 120Hz display, SD 865 and more


Sony has announced the Xperia 5 II (Xperia 5 Mark 2) today, a compact version, and closer to Xperia 1 II, as the leak suggests previously. It is the first smartphone from Sony to support a 120Hz refresh rate display, Snapdragon 865 chipset, and more.

Xperia 5 II: Specs and Features

As per design and looks, it looks similar to the Xperia 1 II, but it in size; it’s more compact. The device features a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio, a pixel resolution of 1080×2520, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The device has a game enhancer mode, which lets you change the refresh rate, touch sampling rate, and motion blur. 

Under the hood, the Xperia 5 II is powered by Snapdragon 865 chipset, paired with up to 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, up to 1TB of expandable memory option via microSDXC card.

In terms of optics, the Xperia 5 II has a rear triple camera setup under the Zeiss brand. The triple camera setup includes a 12MP primary sensor with OIS support, a 12MP ultra-wide camera with Dual-pixel AF, a 12MP telephoto lens with 3X optical zoom with OIS support. All three cameras have different focal lengths and FOV. The camera also features the company’s Real-Tome Eye AF, which keeps the subject in focus while moving or focusing on the human eye. The device is capable of recording 4K HDR video at 120fps.

The Xperia 5 II packs a 4,000mAh battery with 18W USB-PD charging support and runs on Sony’s customized UI based on Android 10.

 Price and Availability

The Xperia 5 II prices $950 (~Rs. 69,958) and will be available on 29 September in the US with four color options- pink, blue, gray, and black. 

Moreover, Sony also mentioned that the device is coming in the fall in Europe and will cost 799/899 Euros.

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