Sony announced the Sony Xperia 5 II, which is pronounced as Mark Two, and it will be available in Malaysia by the end of 2020. Apart from having a flagship processor, the Xperia 5 II still has some features hidden up its sleeves.
Sony Xperia 5 II
The Sony Xperia 5 II runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS-based storage, also expandable via microSD card. For its display, it still has the same 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with 21:9 cinematic aspect ratio, as found on the Xperia 5 Mark I.
The Sony Xperia 5 II is also the first Sony smartphone to feature a high refresh rate of 120Hz with a 240Hz touch sampling rate. To make the display even smoother, it also has a 240Hz Motion Blur Reduction feature which Sony claims can give the same visual effect as a 240Hz refresh rate screen. This is achieved by inserting a black frame in between each frame being output.
In the camera department, the triple camera setup on the Sony Xperia 5 II has a 12MP main sensor with a 1/1.7″ Exmor RS sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP telephoto sensor. As for the front, there will be a 8MP sensor in charge of selfies and video calls.
Photography and videography wise, it supports continous burst shooting up to 20fps with real-time Eye AF tracking for faster focusing. On top of that, the device can also film 4KHDR videos up to 120fps.
In terms of audio, the Sony Xperia 5 II has a dual stereo speaker system and the company still managed to retain the ever-loved 3.5mm audio jack. Connectivity wise, the device is 5G compatible and it has the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard.
Keeping the device powered is a 4,000mAh battery that supports US-PD fast charging via USB Type-C. According to the company, a 30 minute charge can give it a 50% charge. There is no wireless charging, but it does still have IP68 dust and water resistance like the Xperia 1.
Pricing And Availability
Sony Malaysia hasn’t revealed any local pricing information as of this writing, but the company did say that the Xperia 5 II will be arriving in December 2020. When it does become available, it will be available to purchase from Sony Stores in KLCC & The Curve, Sony Store Online and the Sony’s flagship Lazada store.