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Sony announce new Xperia 5 smartphone

Here in Berlin, Sony have just announced a new Android smartphone called the Xperia 5.

Preorders will start next week with a launch due next month in Europe.

Specifications include a 6.1 inch display with Full HD resolution, a triple camera setup with 12 megapixel lenses for some amazing photography on the go and a Snapdragon 855 processor making everything run as smooth as possible .

Having some brief hands on time with the device we are able to bring some hands on photos of the new device until review units become available.

More information coming shortly….

Press Release

Sony unveiled Xperia 5, a new addition to the flagship series that packs key features of Xperia 1, bringing together Sony’s technologies from the professional broadcasting and cinematography businesses, into a sleek and compact design. Xperia 5 will be launched in various countries and regions from this autumn*1.

Xperia 5 also supports HDR (high dynamic range) and combines a 21:9*2 aspect ratio with a 6.1-inch Full HD+ (2,520 x 1,080 pixels) OLED display. The new model’s slim, 68mm wide design makes it highly portable and easy to use, while still featuring a 21:9 CinemaWide™ experience in a compact body that is 14 grams lighter than Xperia 1.

Xperia 5’s triple camera is equipped with 12 MP image sensors and optical image stabilization (OIS). Furthermore, the camera features Eye AF (Auto Focus) which uses algorithms from Sony’s α™ (Alpha™) interchangeable lens camera to enable it to identify and keep focus on a human eye. Additionally, users can freely switch between the 26mm (F1.6) versatile lens, 52mm (F2.4) telescopic lens, and 16mm (F2.4) super-wide lens (35mm conversion), for even more creative photographic opportunities.

And with “X1™ for mobile,” based on upscaling technology first achieved through BRAVIA®, the display can convert SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content into beautiful, HDR (High Dynamic Range) equivalent picture quality using HDR Remastering technologies. This allows users to view even online video content with more contrast, color, and clarity. Additionally, improved “Game enhancer” boasts expanded recording features, as well as allowing users to enjoy immersive 21:9*2 and optimized gaming experiences.

Xperia 5 is also equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, the latest offering from Qualcomm. Finally, new to Xperia 5 is “Smart connectivity,” deep learning technology which analyses Wi-Fi signals and predict near-future connectivity issues. Smart connectivity will automatically switch to LTE when it predicts any compromise in Wi-Fi connection to ensure you always have optimal connectivity.

*1: Availability will vary by country or regions.

*2: Aspect ratio varies by content format.

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