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Sony launches the Xperia 5 V

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In the ever-evolving world of smartphones, Sony has once again stepped up its game by unveiling its latest compact flagship, the Xperia 5 V. 

This sleek and stylish device introduces a range of exciting features that are sure to capture the hearts of tech enthusiasts and photography lovers alike.

Design and Build Quality

Weighing in at just 187g, the Xperia 5 V boasts a compact form factor, measuring 165mm by 71mm by 8.3mm. It’s designed to fit comfortably in your hand while offering a substantial 6.5-inch 21:9 wide display. 

The phone’s 4K HDR OLED (3840 x 1644) resolution display delivers breathtaking visuals, making it a treat for multimedia consumption.

Durability is a key focus, with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protecting the front and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus guarding the back. 

The Xperia 5 V is also water-resistant and dust-proof, boasting an impressive Ingress Protection rating of IP65/68.

Camera System

One of the most significant updates to the Xperia 5 V is its camera system. Sony has opted for a dual-camera setup at the back, featuring a 52MP (Full Aspect) / 48MP (Effective) primary sensor and a 12MP secondary sensor. 

This new configuration, coupled with an improved bokeh mode, elevates portrait photography to a professional level. Even in low light conditions, the Night Shooting feature ensures that you can capture stunning images that the naked eye might miss.

On the front, there’s a 12MP camera for high-quality selfies and video calls. The Xperia 5 V’s camera capabilities are truly remarkable, offering a versatile and impressive photography experience.

Performance and Battery

Under the hood, the Xperia 5 V is powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, accompanied by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. If you need more space, there’s a microSD card slot for expansion. 

Running on Android 13, the phone delivers a snappy and responsive user experience.

Despite retaining the same 5,000mAh battery capacity as its predecessor, the enhanced Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC promises improved battery life. Sony claims that with the 30W charger (available separately), you can get a 50% charge in just 30 minutes, ensuring that you stay connected throughout the day.

Availability and Pricing

The Sony Xperia 5 V is set to hit the market in late September and will be available in three stylish colours: Khaki Green, Platinum Silver, and Black. It comes with a price tag of €999 in Europe and £849 in the UK. 

While it may be a premium offering, the Xperia 5 V’s blend of cutting-edge technology, camera innovation, and compact design make it an enticing choice for those seeking a flagship experience in a more manageable form factor.

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