Sony Confirms Xperia 5 II with 120Hz Screen

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: September 18, 2020

With Xperia 5 II, Sony
is diverting the focus of its smartphone line on photography and video. The new
series is actually a continuation of the freakishly tall and unnecessarily
expensive Xperia 1 II model.

The latest phone is
actually cheaper, and the date on which the phone goes on sale is already
announced: 29th September! It’s definitely an improved version
considering it’s installed with a high-refresh-rate of 120Hz panel.

However, the only bad
news is that Sony won’t open shipping until December 4th. Another
weird aspect of the phone is that despite having 5G, it won’t work with any of
the US’s accessible 5G networks.

The design of Xperia 5
II is interesting – 21:9 screen but a 6.1 inches phone. It may sound exciting,
but let’s not get ahead of ourselves because a tall screen like this would only
compliment phones that are 2.68 inches wide. It’s considered to be a
pocket-friendly phone, unlike Xperia 1 II.

Let’s get down to the
specifications, shall we?

The new Xperia 5 II has
a Snapdragon 865 processor and a 4,000 mAh battery. There’s also a dual
front-facing stereo speaker along with a rather traditional headphone jack. And
– you may not approve of this one – but there’s no wireless charging.

As far as the camera is
concerned, the phone has 35mm focal length equivalents: 16mm, 24mm, and 70mm.
Through this device, you’ll also be able to record in slow motion – 120FPS in
4K HDR – Sony is claiming that it’s the first time a smartphone has achieved
this. You can also control the video settings with its pro video app, use it to
package clips into projects for simpler and convenient editing.

The star of the show
for Sony is the autofocus and capture speed feature of the smartphone; it can
apparently lock on to a human eye, keeping the focus sharp while maintaining
high speed.

Xperia 5 II also has
some wonderful gaming options! Hence, there’s a game enhancer mode with
genuinely useful options. This is a first for android phone.

Other than that, users
can set the screen’s refresh rate, motion blur, and touch response speed
according to their convenience. You can also find a power bypass feature which
permits you to draw power directly from USB-C cable, and that too, without
charging the battery! You know what this means: a significant drop in heating
and better silicon functioning.

The Final Verdict

Xperia 5 II seems like
a pretty good purchase, but it does come with a couple of drawbacks. So, if
you’re only eyeing a camera that offers great results in terms of photography, it sounds like a great choice! Again, it’s no
Xperia Pro, but it’s here and soon going on sale!


Updated September 18, 2020
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