We are days away from the new Sony Xperia 5 V making its debut because right after the Xperia 1 V, (our review for this is on the way) – we get the 5 Series which takes some of the winning formula from the 1 with some compromises for the right reasons. But that said, the promo video has been floating around the internet space for a while and we can see that the upcoming Sony Xperia 5 V will be taking a different route from the 1 V. Perhaps its own winning formula?
Sony Xperia 5 V Rumors
As I mentioned earlier, the Sony Xperia 5 V doesn’t stray away from the usual 1 Series by a lot. After all, it’s a smaller flagship smartphone which is a segment that’s too precious to come across (especially with the recent ASUS Zenfone Division coming to an end). That said, the Sony Xperia 5 V gets the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 with 16 GB RAM and storage which should be as plentiful as any other Xperias we have seen so far. The colours these phones come with happen to be very pastel-pantone-like shades which I like. That said, what really happens to be the talk of the town are the cameras.
Now, Sony is proud of their Camera setup, in fact, going for a functional set of cameras with no unnecessary waste of resources. So, that triple-telephoto-ultrawide-and-normal-camera setup has been their thing regardless of any model. Now, the Xperia 5 V happens to be the first Xperia 5 to tout 2 cameras – based on the leaked promotional video at least. The Zeiss T coating is no different. However, for the first time, seeing it not have a Telephoto Sensor is going to shake up users who get the Xperia 5 Series.
Sony seems to have a workaround to it, where the brand is making up with software that will still give users the telephoto experience they need. Now, at the time of writing this, we aren’t too sure about how it will translate to real-world use cases, for that we will have to wait for the phone to be launched.
There’s also a chance of getting a higher Megapixel count sensor for the Xperia 5 V to compensate for the lack of telephoto – well, that’s what Notebookcheck thinks too. We do remember how Sony boldly claimed that their phones would be a replacement to DSLR cameras, which personally, I disagree with – however, this might be the stepping stones into something close to? Well, we will only know more about it for sure on the 1st of September along with the pricing.
Stay tuned to us till then.