Sony has recently launched two new smartphones in 2021, the Xperia 1 V and the Xperia 10 V. The Xperia 1 V, which is considered one of Sony’s high-end flagship phones, was released in May and is now available for purchase in the United States. On the other hand, the Xperia 10 V offers a more budget-friendly option for consumers. Now, Sony is preparing to unveil its next smartphone, the Xperia 5 V.
Traditionally, Sony releases phones from the Xperia 5 series in the second half of the year. In line with this pattern, the company has set September 1 as the launch date for the Xperia 5 V. The event will be live-streamed and is scheduled to start at 16:00 Japan Time or 09:00 am CEST.
There have been rumors circulating about the Xperia 5 V. Unlike its predecessor, it is speculated that the new phone will have only two cameras, a main (wide) snapper and an ultra-wide lens. Interestingly, the phone is likely to retain the 3.5mm earphone jack. The Xperia 5 V will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which is also present in other top Android smartphones of this year such as the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Asus ROG Phone 7 Ultimate.
Earlier speculations suggested that the Xperia 5 V would come with 16GB of RAM, a significant upgrade from its predecessor, the Xperia 5 IV, which offers 8GB of RAM paired with 128GB of onboard storage. Additionally, the upcoming smartphone will most likely come pre-installed with Android 13.
While there haven’t been many leaks and rumors about the Xperia 5 V, it is expected to continue featuring a 6.1-inch OLED panel with an FHD+ (1080p) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, a 5000mAh battery is anticipated to provide extended battery life. All these details will be officially confirmed in the upcoming week, and we will soon have a comprehensive understanding of the Xperia 5 V.