Rumors: Xperia 5 II will be the first 5G smartphone smaller than 6 inches
In the beginning of the year in the Network there were rumors about the existence of a large and 6.6-inch flagship smartphone Sony Xperia 5 Plus. However, to date this device has not been announced (and probably announce). At the hearing today in the Japanese part of the Internet another interesting gadget. We are talking about Xperia 5 II which, as pointed out by GSMArena, referring to Japanese insiders, could become the first smartphone smaller than 6 inches, but with support for 5G networks.
According to an insider, the machine must be present in Japan in the second half of this year. The device will receive a 5,6 -, or 5.8-inch screen. For Sony, this device will be the second smartphone (after Xperia 1 II) — aware wireless networks 5th generation. Unless you consider the rather strange «experiment» in the form of the Xperia Pro, which is hardly designed for the mass market.
Resource GSMArena indicates that 5 Xperia II can fit somewhere between the Xperia models and 10 1 II II — it will be much more of a premium flagship, but more interesting than middling Xperia 10 II. But even if the device will eventually receive the support of 5G, its status as a flagship device is still under question. As the title suggests.
A couple of months ago there was talk that Sony is developing Xperia 9, operating on the basis of processor Snapdragon 765G, which has a built in 5G modem. This model is in December 2019 even «lit up» in the synthetic test. But since on this device there is neither hearing, nor spirit.
In the latest data from the insider there is no information about the chipset Xperia 5 II, however, the current flagship Xperia 5 uses a Snapdragon processor 855 that may be another reason to choose a different name.