A couple of weeks ago, Sony has announced its upcoming Xperia series smartphone, which is Sony Xperia 5 II. Finally, the wait is over as the company has launched the Sony Xperia 5 II in some selected regions including the US and the UK. This phone holds a pretty powerful processor for high-end gaming. Now let’s get into the specifications of this newly launched Sony Xperia 5 II.
The Sony Xperia 5 II is offered in four different color variants in the US (Black, Blue, Grey, and Pink), whereas three different color variants in the UK (Black, Blue, and Grey color). This phone runs on the Android 10 OS and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 865 SoC processor paired with 8GB RAM. This phone comes with only 8GB RAM variant. In terms of storage, this phone offers 128GB of UFS storage onboard that can be expanded via microSDXC card (up to 1TB).
Regarding the display, the Xperia 5 II features a 6.1-inch full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,520 pixels) OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz and 240Hz touch sampling rate. The display comes with a 21:9 aspect ratio and also supports HDR with 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space.
Coming to the camera section, this phone features a triple rear camera module, which includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens, a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 lens, and a 12-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle f/2.2 lens. Regarding the selfie, this phone offers an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 lens, housed in the top bezel on the front.
The Sony Xperia 5 II comes with a decent battery backup of 4,000mAH with the support of 18W fast charging. The company claims that the device can be charged to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. In terms of size, this phone has a dimension of 158mm x 68mm x 8mm and it weighs around 163 grams.
This phone supports all the connectivity facilities like 5G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Dolby Atmos audio, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for charging. There is also a support of the fingerprint sensor and face detection on this phone.
Regarding the pricing and the availability, this phone has a price range of EUR 899 (roughly Rs. 78,000) for the single 8GB + 128GB storage variant. This phone will go on sale from Autumn 2020 in the European market (the exact date is not confirmed yet by Sony). As per reports, the US pricing of this phone is around $949 (roughly Rs. 70,000), which will go on sale later this year (probably December 4).
Sony has also made an announcement of releasing two accessories for the phone – a Stand Cover (with a built-in kickstand) and a more traditional Style Cover. This phone also natively supports DualShock 4 controllers.