IFA 2019: Sony unveils Xperia 5 smartphone

At a Sony press conference held in advance of IFA 2019’s official opening, the company unveiled the new Xperia 5 smartphone.

The Xperia 5, is a new addition to the flagship series that packs key features of Xperia 1. It supports HDR (high dynamic range) and combines a 21:9 aspect ratio with a 6.1-inch Full HD+ (2,520 x 1,080 pixels) OLED display.

The new model’s slim, 68mm wide design makes it highly portable while still featuring a 21:9 CinemaWide experience in a compact body that is 14 grams lighter than Xperia 1.

Xperia 5’s triple camera is equipped with 12 MP image sensors and optical image stabilization (OIS). Furthermore, the camera features Eye AF (Auto Focus) which uses algorithms from Sony’s α (Alpha) interchangeable lens camera to enable it to identify and keep focus on a human eye. Additionally, users can freely switch between the 26mm (F1.6) versatile lens, 52mm (F2.4) telescopic lens, and 16mm (F2.4) super-wide lens (35mm conversion), for even more creative photographic opportunities.

And with “X1 for mobile” – based on upscaling technology first achieved through BRAVIA – the display can convert SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content into HDR (High Dynamic Range) equivalent picture quality using HDR Remastering technologies. There is also and improved “Game enhancer” with expanded recording features.

Xperia 5 is also equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. New to Xperia 5 is “Smart connectivity” – deep learning technology which analyses Wi-Fi signals and predict near-future connectivity issues. Smart connectivity will automatically switch to LTE when it predicts any compromise in Wi-Fi connection to ensure you always have optimal connectivity.

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