It’s been a few years since Sony reimagined its Xperia range and the company has begun to establish itself as an interesting alternative to run-of-the-mill Android phones. Next on the agenda for a Mark ii upgrade seems to be its mid-ranger, with the Sony Xperia 5 ii.
Sony’s Xperia phone range now consists of the 1, 5, and 10 – so, we aren’t surprised to see the follow-up to the Xperia 5 now emerge following the sequels to the other models. Our first look comes courtesy of a noted leaker who gives us an intriguing preview of the design and camera setup.
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One of the things that’s established the reimagined Xperia line is its focus on camera tech, and that seems to be sticking around for the Xperia 5 ii.
The camera setup appears to be identical to the Sony Xperia 1 ii, except for the lack of a 3D ToF sensor. In our Xperia 1 ii review, we said: “Shooting with this phone feels more like taking snaps and capturing video with an actual camera than any other phone.”
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So, for camera fans, a similar setup carrying over will be a huge bonus – the dedicated shutter button also looks to be sticking around too . If the setup is indeed the same as the Sony flagship, you’ll be getting a 12-megapixel f/1.7 main sensor, a 12-megapixel 3x telephoto zoom, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide.
Aside from that key camera tech, the Xperia 5 ii looks almost identical to its predecessor and its flagship, Xperia 1 ii, sibling. One thing that the 2020 model may be adding is a headphone jack. We’ll have to wait for confirmation of the rest of the internal specs but, if it follows a similar pattern to last year, you can expect a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage (expandable via Micro SD).