Sony Xperia 5 II (2020) will be the first 5G smartphone smaller than 6 inches.
Earlier this year, there were rumors on the Web about the existence of a large 6.6-inch flagship smartphone Sony Xperia 5 Plus. However, to date, this device has not been announced (and probably will not be announced). Yesterday, in the Japanese part of the Internet, another, no less interesting gadget is heard. We are talking about the Sony Xperia 5 II which, as GSMArena points out, referring to Japanese insiders, maybe the first smartphone smaller than 6 inches, but with support for 5G networks.
According to an insider, the device should be presented in Japan in the second half of this year. The device will receive a 5.6- or 5.8-inch screen. For Sony itself, this device will become the second smartphone (after Xperia 1 II), supporting work in the 5th generation wireless networks.
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Unless, of course, not counting a rather strange “experiment” in the form of Xperia Pro, which is hardly designed for the mass consumer.
The GSMArena resource indicates that the Sony Xperia 5 II can fit perfectly somewhere between the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 10 II models – it will be much more compact than the premium flagship, but more interesting than the average Xperia 10 II. But even if the device eventually gets 5G support, its status as a flagship device is still in question. Like the name.
A couple of months ago, there was talk that Sony was developing an Xperia 9 smartphone that runs on the Snapdragon 765G processor, which has a built-in 5G modem. This model in December 2019 even “lit up” in the synthetic test. But since then there is no rumor or spirit about this device.
The latest insider data does not contain information about the Xperia 5 II chipset, however, the current flagship Xperia 5 uses the Snapdragon 855 processor, which may be another reason for choosing a different name.