Sony has already released two new smartphones to the market this year. The Xperia 1 V
, one of Sony’s most expensive flagship phones, was launched in May and just recently became available for purchase in the United States
. Additionally, the Japanese tech giant introduced the Xperia 10 V
, a budget-friendly option. Now, Sony is gearing up to reveal the next smartphone in its lineup, the Xperia 5 V.Traditionally, Sony releases phones from the Xperia 5 series in the second half of the year. Staying true to this pattern, the company has chosen September 1 as the launch date for the Xperia 5 V. The event will be live-streamed and will start at 16:00 Japan Time or 09:00 am CEST.
Rumors surrounding the Xperia 5 V
suggest that this time, unlike its predecessor, it will feature only two cameras, a main (wide) snapper and an ultra-wide lens. Interestingly, it’s likely that the phone will retain the 3.5mm earphone jack. Powering the Xperia 5 V is expected to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, the same one found in some of the best Android smartphones this year
, including the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
, Galaxy Z Fold 5
, and Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate
Earlier speculations indicated that the Xperia 5 V would boast 16GB of RAM, a significant upgrade from its predecessor, the Xperia 5 IV, which has 8GB of RAM paired with 128GB of onboard storage. The upcoming smartphone will probably come with Android 13 pre-installed.
While there haven’t been many leaks and rumors about the Xperia 5 V, it’s reasonable to assume that it will continue to sport a 6.1-inch OLED panel with an FHD+ (1080p) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Once again, a 5000mAh battery is expected to provide ample battery life. Of course, all these details will be confirmed in just a week.