Sony Xperia 5 II launched: Alpha camera phone with gaming capabilities

Sony Xperia 5 II Unveiled specs price Nepal availability launch

Sony has everyone talking with the announcement of its latest flagship smartphones – Xperia 5 II. It is a compact flagship phone designed for gamers and photographers. Read along to know more about the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Sony Xperia 5 II in Nepal.

Sony Xperia 5 II Overview

Design and Display

Sony’s flagship smartphones can be easily distinguished from devices by other brands as they still feature top and bottom bezels. This allows the company to insert front-facing stereo speakers that the company claims will sound better than other mainstream smartphones. The Xperia 5 II features a 6.1-inch AMOLED screen. The display in itself isn’t a big one but it comes with a tall aspect ratio of 21:9. It is actually wider than many of the phones out in the market today.Sony Xperia 5 II Display Xperia 5 II is officially the first phone from Sony to feature a higher refresh rate. The panel supports a 120 refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. Earlier, Sony claimed that its display on the Xperia 1 II with its “Motion Blur Reduction” feature was comparable to mainstream 90Hz panels. On top of the higher refresh rate, Xperia has included 240Hz Motion Blur Reduction technology for a blur-free experience.

Performance and Memory

Sony Xperia 5 II is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC, which is a popular choice for 2020’s flagships. But looking at the price and the gaming features that the company has packed in the phone, we are left to wonder what stopped Sony from including the more powerful SD 865+. You can manually set the parameters like refresh rate, touch sampling rate, and motion blur for the game you wish to play. Sony Xperia 5 II GamingCompared to the Xperia 1 II, the 5 II comes with an improved cooling arrangement that consists of a graphite heat sink. Another useful feature in the Xperia 5 II is the HS Power Control feature, which lets the charger power the phone directly without first routing power through the battery. This feature is said to stop the device from heating during longer gaming sessions.

Other gaming-centric feature includes support for PS4 Remote Play and Dual-Shock Controller compatibility.

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Camera

Another area where the Xperia 5 II excels is the camera department. The camera setup is almost similar to that of the Xperia 1 II, except that the latter includes an additional ToF sensor. There are three 12MP Zeiss powered sensors arranged vertically inside a pill-shaped camera module. The primary lens uses a 1/1.7” Exmor RS (mobile) sensor with an 82-degree Field of View. Similarly, the ultra-wide-angle camera extends the Field of View up to 124-degree. The third sensor comes with a 3x zoom capability.

Sony Xperia 5 II Camera Setup

Sony claims that the device is capable of recording slow-mo videos at 120fps and 4K HDR videos up to 60fps. They could also be used for zooming in and zooming out. The primary camera supports OIS while the zoom lens can make us of both OIS and EIS. Under the Steady shot, the primary camera also supports 5-axis stabilization.

The 8MP front-facing camera uses a 1/4″ sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. It comes with support for HDR, Steady Shot, display flash, hand, and smile shutter.

Rest of the specs

The whole setup is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with support 21W USB PD charging. It can charge the device up to 50% inside 30 minutes. The traditional design of the phone means that Sony can fit in the 3.5mm headphone jack, which is a rare feature in the premium market segment.

There is a dual-stereo speaker on the front of the device. The device supports Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio (TIDAL and other compatible services). Thanks to DSEE Ultimate, users can enjoy Hi-Res like audio by connecting to the device to their favorite earphones, whether wired or wireless.

Sony Xperia 5 II headphone jack

Sony Xperia 5 II Specifications:

  • Dimension: 158 x 68 x 8mm; 163g
  • Display: 6.1-inches OLED panel; 120Hz; 240Hz touch sampling; 240Hz Motion Blur reduction, HDR support; 100% DCI-P3; Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865; 7nm Mobile Platform
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB UFS (expandable up to 1TB via a hybrid SD card slot)
  • Software: Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Triple-camera;
    – 12MP the primary shooter
    – 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens (124-degree FOV)
    – 3X telephoto lens
    – Dedicated shutter button
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera (f/2.0)
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor
  • Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, Hi-RES, 360 Reality Audio, Dolby Atmos, Dual stereo speakers
  • Connectivity: Dual hybrid sim, 5G/4G/3G/2G, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/n(2.4GHz / 5GHz)/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, A-GPS/A-GLONASS/Beidou/Galileo/QZSS, NFC, Type-C
  • Battery: 4000 mAh battery with 21W USB PD fast charging

Sony Xperia 5 II Price in Nepal and Availability

Sony Xperia 5 II bears a price tag of $949 and it will go on sale from December 4 with pre-order starting from September 29. If it launches here, we expect the price of Sony Xperia 5 II in Nepal to be around NPR 120,000.

Smartphone model International Pricing Price in Nepal (Expected)
Sony Xperia 5 II $949 NPR 120,000
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