Sony brings the Exmor T sensor to the compact Xperia 5 V

Sony brings the Exmor T camera sensor to the compact Xperia 5 V
Today Sony announced the new compact member of the Xperia family, the Xperia 5 Mark V. The phone follows the design language of its bigger brother, the Xperia 1 V, launched earlier this year, and stays true to Sony's 21:9 form factor.

This new flagship also brings interesting mobile camera tech to the compact Xperia 5 line. From late September onward, you will be able to get the latest Exmor T camera sensor, along with one of the most powerful and complete creator experiences in a phone, for around 999 euros. 

Check out our full Xperia 5 V review!

Xperia 5 V design

Sony has been reluctant to follow modern design trends ever since the inception of the Xperia line and has done things its own way. In a world where you can't tell smartphones from one another, this is definitely a good thing.

The Xperia 5 V is a product of the same philosophy, just modernized a bit. The main difference is that the camera bump has shrunk to house only two lenses. The main camera sensor takes on telephoto duties by using 2x crops, thanks to its high pixel count.

Other than that, the Xperia 5 V is unmistakably Sony, with its 21:9 aspect ratio, matte Gorilla Glass Victus back, rectangular frame, and symmetrical bezels top and bottom. The 3.5mm audio jack is still present to please audiophiles out there, as is the microSD card slot.

Xperia 5 V Camera

One of the key upgrades the Xperia 5 V brings compared to its predecessor is the main camera sensor. Sony has decided to add the new Exmor T sensor to its compact Xperia 5 line. This 48MP dual-layer transistor pixel sensor offers a new and improved design aimed at lowering noise and producing better images, especially in low-light conditions.

Sony's great pro-grade creator software sits on top of this hardware, allowing users to unleash their creativity while enjoying some clever tricks taken straight from Sony's critically acclaimed Alpha camera division. There's also a new Video Creator app to help people stitch together great short videos right on the phone.

Xperia 5 V Hardware specs

Here are the full Sony Xperia 5 V specs at a glance:


Xperia 5 V Price and Release Date

The Xperia 5 V will be available to buy from late September for approximately €999/£849, a competitive price compared to last year's Xperia 5 IV (1,049 euros), but pricing may vary by region, so stay tuned for more info on the subject soon.

Unfortunately, the Xperia 5 V will not be available to buy in US, the models to be released in each region are strategically determined in consideration of the market.

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