Sony Xperia 5 V goes official with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

The telephoto camera is gone!

Release Date
September 1, 2023
£849/ €999

Exactly one year ago, the Sony Xperia 5 IV was launched with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a triple 12MP camera setup, a 5,000mAh battery, and a price tag of $999 / £949 / €1,049. Today, Sony unveiled the successor, the Xperia 5 V. The phone comes with some interesting upgrades (and downgrades) from last year. Sony Xperia 5 V has a price tag of £849/ €999, so it is £100/€100 cheaper than the predecessor.

The most significant design change is on the rear, as the phone no longer has a triple camera setup and instead opts for a dual camera setup. The phone has the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection on the front and back and is IP68 certified. The 3.5mm headphone jack is on the top, the fingerprint scanner is on the side, and the SIM card tray is on the bottom. There are stereo front-firing speakers. The frame is metal, and the back has a matte finish.

Sony Xperia 5 V

The good old 21:9 display on the front has top and bottom bezels. The phone has the iconic shutter button on the side.

The display is a 6.1-inch 21:9 Full-HD+ HDR OLED with up to 120Hz refresh rate, the same as last year. The chip is upgraded to the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and Sony claims a 40% increase in the heat diffusion sheet for better thermal management.

The battery size is the same at 5,000mAh, and so is the charging speed at 30W. There is wireless and reverse wireless charging support, too.

The phone runs on Android 13 out of the box.

Sony Xperia 5 V

Finally, speaking of the cameras, there is a dual camera setup on the rear. The primary camera has a 52MP (48MP effective) 1/1.35-inch Exmor T for mobile sensor with 1.12 μm pixel size and OIS support. This is the same sensor that the Sony Xperia 1 V has. By default, the sensor outputs 12MP photos with a 24mm focal length, but you can take 2X zoom photos with a 48mm focal length. This sensor is paired with an f/1.9 lens.

The second rear camera is for ultrawide shots. It has a 12MP 1/2.5″ Exmor RS for mobile sensor with a 16mm lens and 1.4 μm pixel size. This is the same ultrawide camera that the Xperia 1 V and last year’s Xperia 5 IV had.

The selfie camera has a 12MP 1/2.9″ Exmor RS for mobile sensor with a 1.22 μm pixel size.

The phone will go on sale later this month.