[UPDATE] Sony Xperia 5 II launching on September 17 – Here’s all we know


In case you missed it, Sony recently announced that on September 17th, the company is launching a new smartphone which is very likely the Sony Xperia 5 II since we got quite a lot of details of it in the past few days.

Apart from Evan Blass sharing the renders of the phone in two colors, AndroidHeadlines shared the specifications & some more images. Well, in this article, we will be talking about everything that we know so far about the Xperia 5 II. As the name shows, it is the successor of last year’s Xperia 5 which also launched in September. That device had the Snapdragon 855 chipset, triple cameras, & an OLED panel.

Design-wise, the Xperia 5 II is very similar to the Xperia 1 II with a couple of differences. First, there isn’t a 3D ToF sensor on the back as on the Xperia 1 II & second, the Xperia 5 II has an extra button on the right. The Xperia 5 II doesn’t have that “Premium” vibe to it if we take a look at the renders & compare them with those of Xperia 1 II.

The phone is coming in at least three colors – White, Gray, and Blue.

Just like on the Xperia 1 II, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the Xperia 5 II & this is definitely interesting because last year, the Xperia 5 didn’t have one. There is a USB Type-C port on the bottom.

The specs of the phone are interesting because, for the very first time, Sony is going for a high-refresh-rate screen on its phone. The Sony Xperia 5 II has a 6.1-inch Full-HD+ OLED panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz & a touch-sampling-rate of 240Hz. So just like Samsung, Sony is going straight for the 120Hz refresh-rate from the normal 60Hz on previous flagships.

The triple camera setup on the back includes three 12 Megapixel sensors. The primary 12MP camera has f/1.7 aperture, the secondary 12 Megapixel camera is a telephoto unit with 3X Optical Zoom, & the third 12 Megapixel shooter has an ultrawide lens with 124-degree FOV. The phone offers 4K 120fps HDR video recording option & for better stabilization, there is OIS + EIS.

So the camera setup is pretty much the same as on the Xperia 1 II with the only exception being a lack of 3D ToF Sensor on the Xperia 5 II.

The Xperia 5 II is a flagship from Sony so it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SOC with 5G Support & under the hood, there is a 4,000mAh battery with PD Fast Charging. The phone comes with 8GB RAM, 128GB storage & the option to expand the storage via the microSD card.

Just like the Sony Xperia 1 II, the Xperia 5 II is a feature-packed flagship from Sony but in the end, it will all come down to the pricing, something that Sony is criticised for keeping very high. There is no information on the pricing yet so we will have to wait for some more information.