Sony Xperia 5 IV is Company’s New Flagship Phone That You May Never Buy

Sony Xperia 5 IV is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC.

Sony has launched a new flagship smartphone under the Xperia 5 lineup today. The brand has unveiled Sony Xperia 5 IV smartphone, which is the company’s latest camera-centric phone. The new addition to the Xperia series, the Xperia 5 IV sports 12MP triple rear cameras and it comes with a whole host of camera-centric features.

The Sony Xperia 5 IV is powered by Qualcomm’s last-gen flagship processor and it comes with some features like a 3.5mm headphone jack and support for a microSD card slot, which are rare to see in a flagship phone these days. Let’s take a look at the newly launched Xperia 5 IV in detail.

Sony Xperia 5 IV: Price and Availability

The Sony Xperia 5 IV is priced at $ 999  (~Rs 79,400) and it comes in Black and Green colour options. The phone will go on sale in October and will be available for pre-order starting today in the US.

Sony Xperia 5 IV: Specifications and Features

The Sony Xperia 5 IV sports a 6.1-inch HDR OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The phone is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, the latest protection for devices from Corning. Under the hood, the device is powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There is also support for microSD card for storage expansion.

In terms of optics, the Sony flagship phone comes with a triple rear camera on the back with a 12MP main camera with 1/1.7 Exmor RS for mobile sensor and f/1.7 aperture. There is a 12MP 1/3.5″ Exmor RS telephoto lens with f/2.4 and a 12MP, 1/2.5″ Exmor RS wid-angle camera with f/2.2. The phone features a 12MP 1/2.9″ Exmor RS selfie camera. Some key camera modes include 4K HDR 120 fps video recording, Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), ZEISS T* Coating, Real-Time Eye AF (Human, Animal), Real-Time Tracking, 4K HDR video recording, 2.5x optical zoom, and 7.5x hybrid zoom.

The Xperia 5 IV draws power from the 5,000mAh battery unit, which supports 30W fast charging. As for the software, the device runs on Android 12 OS. The phone weighs 172 grams and measures 8.2mm thick. Other key features include Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, dual SIM, NFC, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone jack, water resistance (IPX5/IPX8) and dust resistance (IP6X).

Since Sony has not launched any phones in the past couple of years in India, we are not expecting the Xperia 5 IV to arrive to the Indian market as well. Of course, you can get the phones shipped to India from markets where it is available but then you won’t get after sales support in the country.

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Srivatsa is a freelance writer at MySmartPrice. He likes to write and talk about Smartphones, Android, Cricket, and more. He has previously worked at TechRadar and AndroidPolice.