Sony revealed Smartphone Xperia 5V With some great features and a lower camera, plus a slightly lower price. The company also promises an “extraordinary music and video experience” thanks to an HDR display, updated speakers, and more – all for a slightly lower price than the previous Xperia 5 IV model.
Sony smartphones are all about the cameras, and there’s good news in that regard, despite what looks like a worse camera suite. The Xperia 5 V (yes that’s a “five-five”) has the same 1/1.35″ type 52MP Exmor T rear-illuminated (BSI) sensor as the Xperia 1 V, which means it’s very fast and very good in low light. In addition, Sony has improved its AI-powered “bokeh mode” to get images “closer to the standards for interchangeable-lens cameras,” the company said.
As the image above shows, there are now only two rear cameras – the 48MP Exmor T and the 12MP 16mm Ultra Wide Camera – instead of three as on the Xperia 5 IV. However, the primary sensor has a much higher resolution than the previous 12MP telephoto camera, and can dynamically switch between 24mm and 48mm focal lengths (about 48mm and 96mm 35mm), so you still get a 2X equivalent (lossless) optical zoom. ) should take sharper pictures.
As before, you can shoot 4K video at up to 120fps in HDR, and it comes with optical image stabilization, along with 5-axis gyro electronic stabilization for maximum smoothness. Other features include HDR recording, eye tracking, Creative Look color presets, and a new Video Creator app that automatically creates a final video based on your choice of footage and music. And for sound creators, it has a dedicated vocal recording microphone that “picks up your voice even with other sounds and environmental sounds in the surroundings,” Sony says.
It’s also designed as an entertainment device, starting with a 6.1-inch (1080 x 2520) OLED HD+ display (same specs as the last model). For watching movies, it comes with Sony’s TV Bravia X1 picture quality engine for mobile, as well as a newly developed front-facing speaker system that provides “deep, powerful bass” and eliminates the need for external speakers, Sony claims. And thanks to energy-saving technology, the 5,000mAh battery can last more than 24 hours on a charge and maintain a capacity of 80 percent or higher after three years, according to the company. (This is a careful dig at iPhone 14 from Applein case you hadn’t noticed.)
The Xperia 5 V should also be powerful for gaming, thanks to its flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen2 processor, 120Hz screen refresh rate and larger heatsink (it’s available in 8GB or 12GB of RAM, plus 128GB of expandable storage). . Meanwhile, the game optimizer adds features like equalizer, voice chat microphone, and screen recording function.
Despite the slight price drop in Europe, the Xperia 5 V doesn’t come cheap. It’s priced at £849 / €999 in the UK/Europe, with availability ‘late September’. There’s no word on pricing or availability in the US, but we should hear something soon — and as a reminder, the Xperia 5 IV will cost $1,000 at launch.
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