Sony Announces the Compact Xperia 5 Flagship at IFA 2019

Hot off the heals of their flagship Xperia 1 release, Sony announces the compact Xperia 5 at IFA 2019. This is a smartphone that brings much of the larger Xperia 1’s key technologies into a much smaller, more manageable body. Key features include a 21:9 CinemaWide 6.1 inch Full HD+ OLED display, Dolby Atmos sound, and a triple camera system powered by BIONZ X .

Triple camera system with Eye Autofocus

Xperia 5 features an advanced triple camera system with 12 MP sensors on each module, as well as Sony’s powerful BIONZ X image processor for mobile and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. With a 16mm lens for super-wide angle shots, a versatile 26mm lens and a 52mm portrait and tele lens (35mm equiv.), you can capture great moments in any occasion.

For mobile cinematography, the new Xperia 5 features Cinema Pro “powered by CineAlta” application.  Cinema Pro “powered by CineAlta” allows users to create multiple video projects with different settings or looks, as well as offering more flexibility and customizability for video shooting by adjusting white balance, manual focus and audio recording levels. Individual clips can also trimmed and merged together.  These powerful capabilities compliment the ability of the Xperia 5 to record video in multiple high-resolution formats including full native 4K resolution.  

Experience superb content immersion with a 21:9 CinemaWide display and Dolby Atmos sound

Xperia 5 brings the 21:9 cinematic aspect ratio to a smaller form factor, for a viewing experience that is true to creators’ intent. 

The 21:9 CinemaWide 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display is powered by Sony’s award-winning BRAVIA TV technologies with X1 for mobile engine bringing HDR (High Dynamic Range) remastering technologies for more contrast, color and clarity.

The entertainment factor is further enhanced by Dolby Atmos, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, for an immersive entertainment experience that flows all around you with breath-taking realism when using headphones or Xperia 5’s built-in stereo speakers. While Sony’s audio technologies, Hi-Res audio for both wired and wireless, DSEE HX and Stereo speakers empowers you to hear music in its purest form.

The expansive 21:9 display also takes mobile gaming to the next level by offering a deeper unrestricted field-of-view of all your gameplay, while Game Enhancer optimizes the performance and blocks unwanted notifications, as well as enables you to record gameplay and find game tips online. In addition, you can now power up your gaming with improved Game enhancer allowing you to record your game play with burst screen capture at 20fps and synthesize your voice with Game enhancer’s voice changer feature.

Advanced technology in a sleek and compact design

Xperia 5 brings the best of Xperia 1 into a smaller footprint while keeping the 21:9 CinemaWide display. The sleek metal frame is protected with the help of durable Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back, while Xperia 5’s IP68/IP65 certified water resistance guards against the elements. The device will have Android 9 Pie pre-installed.

Stay connected and entertained all day

Xperia 5 features ‘Smart connectivity’ to make sure you’re connected to the most optimal network. It uses Sony’s deep learning engine (Neural Network Libraries) to analyze 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. 

Xperia 5 has the latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the integrated X24 LTE Modem for enhanced performance with gigabit LTE connectivity. It features 4 x 4 MIMO technology supporting all LTE bands, uniquely including low-bands, so you’re connected even in areas with weak signal coverage.

Xperia 5 also features Smart Stamina, USB PD fast charging and a 3140mAh battery to keep your device running all day.

Xperia 5 will be available in the United States at Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo & Video, and other participating retail outlets on November 2019 with a retail price of $799.99.  Xperia 5 is operable on GSM networks and certified to work on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.