Sony has launched its latest Xperia smartphone the Xperia 5 V (Pronounced Mark 5) at an online event, as expected. It has a 6.1-inch 21:9 FHD+ HDR display with 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch scanning rate, same as the predecessor, and a Side-mounted Fingerprint sensor. It runs on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor with 8GB of RAM, 256GB UFS 4.0 storage, and is based on Android 13.
The Xperia 5 V is equipped with the latest 52MP sensor, known as "Exmor T for mobile," yet it features only dual rear cameras that enable shooting at three different focal lengths: 16mm, 24mm, and 48mm. The 48mm focal length is particularly noteworthy as it is equivalent to a 2x optical focal length, ensuring that you can capture subjects in larger detail without compromising image quality, according to the company's statement.
This device also introduces S-Cinetone, a feature well-regarded by cinematographers, which has been optimized and integrated for mobile use. Additionally, it includes Creative Look, a feature found in Sony's Alpha series cameras, and high-performance real-time autofocus (AF).
The Xperia 5 V boasts Full-Stage stereo speakers, Sony's proprietary 360 Reality Audio, and Dolby Atmos sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment. Its front and back are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2, and it carries IP65/68 ratings for dust and water resistance. It is powered by a 5000mAh battery that supports fast charging and Qi wireless charging.
Sony Xperia 5 V Specifications -
|Display||6.1-inch (2520 x 1080) FHD+ OLED HDR Display with 21:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz Motion blur reduction, 240Hz Touch scanning rate, Creator mode “powered by CineAlta”—Inspired by Master Monitor color reproduction, DCI-P3 100%, ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020), Illuminant D65 White point, 10 bit tonal gradation, X1 for mobile, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection|
|Processor||Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 740 GPU|
|RAM/Storage||8GB LPDDR5X RAM, 256GB (UFS 4.0) internal memory, expandable memory up to 1TB via microSD card|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)|
|Rear Cameras||52MP rear camera with Exmor T sensor for mobile, 1/1.3.5″ sensor, f/1.9 aperture, Hybrid OIS/EIS, 12MP f/2.2 aperture 1/2.4″123° 16 mm ultra wide-angle camera, ZEISS T* coating, Real-Time Eye AF (Human, Animal), Real-Time Tracking, 4K HDR video recording up to 120fps|
|Front Camera||12MP front-facing camera with 1/2.9″ Exmor RS mobile sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 84° wide-angle lens, 4K video recording|
|Features||Side-mounted Fingerprint sensor, 3.5 mm audio jack, 360 Reality Audio, 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding, 360 Spatial Sound19, Full-Stage stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, DSEE Ultimate, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm aptX HD audio, Water resistant (IPX5/IPX8), Dustproof (IP6X)|
|Dimensions||154 x 68 x 8.6mm|
|Connectivity||5G (sub-6GHz) / 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11 ax (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2 x 2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS/ GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.2 Type-C|
|Battery/Charger||5000mAh Battery with 30W (USB PD) fast charging, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qi Wireless charging, Battery Share function|
Pricing and Availability -
The Sony Xperia 5 V comes in Black, Blue, and Platinum Silver colors, and the price is 999 Euros (USD 1,085 / Rs. 89,670 approx.) / 849 GBP for 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version. It will be available from late September across major UK retailers.
The Customers who purchase the phone from September 28th to October 26th, 2023, will receive a special Xperia 5 V launch bundle that includes the WH-CH720N headphones exclusively.