According to his appointment, the Japanese manufacturer Sony has taken advantage of the German IFA fair discover new smartphone high-end: Xperia 5. This is a device with very sophisticated features, many of them inherited from Xperia 1, announced during the MWC – but with dimensions that are somewhat lower than what has become standard in this segment.
"We have entered Xperia 5 what our Xperia 1 customers like, but in a smaller design with the latest and award-winning technology from Sony," said Mitsuya Kishida, president of Sony Mobile Communications, in an official statement issued. by the company
|screen||6.5 ", OLED, 4K panorama (1664p), 21: 9 format||6.1 ", OLED, FullHD + (1080p), 21: 9 format|
|Size||72 x 167 mm||68 x 158 mm|
|Thickness||8.2 mm||8.2 mm|
|Weight||178 grams||164 grams|
|Processor||Snapdragon 855, 7nm||Snapdragon 855, 7nm|
|RAM||6 GB||6 GB|
|Memory||64, 128 GB and microSD||128 GB and microSD|
|Main room||12 MP f / 1.6 Zoom 2x 12 MP f / 2.4 and 12 MP f / 2.4 angle||12 MP f / 1.6 Zoom 2x 12 MP f / 2.4 and 12 MP f / 2.4 angle|
|Frontal camera||8 MP f / 2.0, on the edge||8 MP * f / 2.0, on the edge|
|Drums||3,300 mAh, fast charge 18W||3,140 mAh, fast charge 18W|
|Biometrics||Side fingerprint sensor||Side fingerprint sensor|
|Connectivity||4G, wifi 5Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB C, without connectors, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou||4G, wifi 5Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB C, without connectors, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou|
|System||Android 9 Pastel||Android 9 Pastel|
|Launching||June 2019||October 2019|
|Official price||€ 949||€ 799|
The most differential element of Xperia 5, like the one already in Xperia 1, is 6.1-inch screen with Full HD + resolution, 21: 9 format and OLED technology. The manufacturer has chosen once again a panel that is somewhat higher than usual (21: 9 format) that promises, on the one hand, to offer a deeper cinematic experience, because this is the format used in cinemas, and, for on the other hand, a larger area to run two applications on a split screen.
CinemaWide panel too trying to stand out for loyalty in color rendering, and for this it uses technology that is already in the BRAVIA TV line and in the Main Monitor, a high-precision monitor, which is used by the film industry. In addition, this panel is compatible with ITU-R BT.2020 and DCI-P3 color spaces.
Sony bets again on the 21: 9 format, something that distinguishes them with the naked eye from the rest smartphones High-end
To complete this promising screen, Sony has decided to integrate Dolby Atmos sound technology, which makes the content played on this cell phone even more immersive. Xperia 5 users can enjoy this technology through the speakers installed in the device or, conversely, through compatible headphones.
They were also present, how could it be otherwise, the manufacturer's own audio technology, which improves the sound through the speaker and allows headphones designed by the company itself, such as the WF-1000XM3 or WH-1000XM3.
As for photography, Sony's proposal consists of three main sensors located in the posterior region. Its characteristics are the following:
- Standard camera: Resolution 12 megapixels, f / 1.6 and a few 1.4 micron pixels.
- Wide-angle camera: Resolution 12 megapixels and focal length equivalent to 16 mm (wide angle).
- Telephoto: 12 megapixel resolution and 52mm equivalent focal length.
Aperture f / 1.6 lens combination on the main camera with pixel size (1.4 microns), dual photodiode image sensor and RAW file-based noise suppression technology translate, according to Sony, into sharp images and attractive even in low light. The manufacturer also ensures that the updated focusing system, capable of maintaining focus during explosions of up to 10 FPS with AF / AE tracking, Produces sharp images even with moving subjects.
To enrich the experience and help users while taking pictures, Sony has integrated into Xperia 5 an assistant called Photography tips, which notifies the user about events such as capturing closed eyes or unintentional obstruction of purpose.
All of these systems are controlled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip, present in some high-class equipment that was announced throughout 2019. This battery is based on 3140 mAh batteries, much lower than the latest proposals such as Galaxy Note 10 (3,500 mAh) -, Smart Stamina power management system and USB PD fast charging protocol (Energy delivery)
Although it won't arrive in the store until October, customers are interested in buying Xperia 5 You can order it from next week. In addition, in some markets, the manufacturer will provide WF-1000XM3 headsets (valued at $ 230/250 euros) to all consumers who open their orders.