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Sony Xperia 5 II announced: Price, specs and other details

Sony Xperia 5

Sony has announced the Xperia 5 II which is a slightly toned-down version of the Xperia 1 II, but then it has a number of extra features which make it appealing in the current smartphone market. As things stand now, the phone has been launched only in the US and the UK and is priced at $949 and 899 euros respectively. There has been no announcement made as far as the India launch is concerned. 

The smartphone has been launched with a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch scanning rate and this will help in translating it to a superior gaming experience. The aspect ratio on the new Xperia phone is 21:9 as it extends supports HDR with 100 per cent coverage. The DCI-P3 colour space can also be turned off in the settings.

Sony Xperia 5 II is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and this is a change from the latest Snapdragon 865+. It is coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which can be expanded using microSDXC card by up to 1TB.

Sony Xperia 5 II has kept the headphone jack and this is not we regularly see in every flagship phone. It is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. Sony said that it can be be charged up to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes. However, it does not extend support to wireless charging.

Flip the phone and on the rear, there is a triple-camera setup and this includes a 12MP primary sensor and two more 12MP cameras which include an ultra-wide lens. On the front, there is an 8MP snapper which is placed in the upper bezel. 

However, it does not have an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Instead, there is a scanner which is placed on the side between a customisable Google Assistant button and a shutter button at the bottom.

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