September 28, 2020

This could be our first look at the Sony Xperia 5 II (Update: More renders)

Update: More renders confirm a slew of specs for Sony's smaller flagship.

sony xperia 5 ii headphone jack evan blass

Credit: Evan Blass

Update, August 31, 2020 (01:15 AM ET): New renders of the Sony Xperia 5 II have leaked out courtesy of Evan Blass. The tipster published a slew of new visuals, some of which confirm features mentioned in earlier leaks.

For starters, the one set of renders suggest the Xperia 5 II will feature a headphone jack positioned at the top of the phone with dual front-facing speakers.

Another batch suggests the triple-rear camera array may feature a 12MP snapper with a 16mm equivalent lens and f/2.2 aperture. It could be joined by another 12MP sensor with a 70mm equivalent lens and f/2.4 aperture. Finally, the array is rounded off by a 12MP sensor with a 24mm equivalent lens and f/1.7 aperture. Sony’s Xperia 1 II camera software will likely make an appearance too.

sony xperia 5 ii rugged case evan blass

Credit: Evan Blass

Finally, a nifty rugged case for the Xperia 5 II is showcased in its own set of renders (seen above). Water-resistance is also hinted at in another.

Last week, Evan Blass tweeted out two new renders of the unreleased smartphone in two new colorways: black and gray. You can see them below.

Sony Xperia 5 II Black
Sony Xperia 5 II Gray


Original article, August 26, 2020 (06:02 AM ET): The Sony Xperia 1 II might be the firm’s best flagship phone in years, building on the Xperia 1 with sensible upgrades across the board. Thankfully, it looks like the Xperia 5 could receive this same treatment too.

Veteran leaker Evan Blass has posted a render of the apparent Sony Xperia 5 II on his Patreon account, showing a phone that seems extremely similar to the Xperia 5 released last year. Check out the picture below.

Sony Xperia 5 II Evan Blass

Credit: Evan Blass

The image shows a phone with triple rear cameras once again as well as what appears to be a 21:9 screen with a bezel up top. One noteworthy change can be seen on the right edge of the screen though, as we’ve got a volume rocker, a fingerprint scanner, and two extra buttons near the bottom of the phone.

Sony’s Xperia 5 featured a volume rocker, a fingerprint scanner, a separate power button, and a camera shutter key (see the image at the top of the article). It looks like the fingerprint scanner doubles as a power button on the new phone, while one of the extra buttons is likely a camera shutter key. But what about the other button? It’s way too far down the phone for our liking for to be a power button, although I wouldn’t put it past Sony to do this. Hopefully it’s a remappable shortcut key or another camera-related key instead.

We don’t have any other details related to the Sony Xperia 5 II, but its predecessor was smaller than the Xperia 1. So it’s entirely possible that this model is smaller than the Xperia 1 II as well. Sony also brought the 3.5mm port back on its early 2020 flagship, so we’d expect the Japanese firm to do the same for the upcoming device.

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