After launching the Sony Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 10 IV smartphones back in June this year, Sony is now back with another high-end model dubbed as the Xperia 5 IV which sits in between the two devices in terms of specs.
This model retains the same compact design as last year’s Xperia 5 III, sporting an overall dimension measuring 156 x 67 x 8.2 mm. In fact, it’s similarities extend to the same 6.1” screen size for it’s OLED panel with FHD+ screen resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.
On the imaging front, it shares the same triple-cam setup as the Xperia 1 IV with a 12 megapixels (f/1.7 aperture) main camera leading the pack. This will be accompanied by a 12 megapixels (f/2.2 aperture) ultra-wide camera as well as another 12 megapixels (f/2.4 aperture) telephoto unit with 2.5x optical zoom.
The main and telephoto cameras as usual, come with OIS stabilization which allow the camera to record shake-free footages as it works in tandem other advanced AI features such as Optical SteadyShot and FlawlessEye. More impressively, all three cameras are also able able to support 4k HDR recording @ 120fps which make it an ideal phone for content creators.
Sitting under the hood is an octa-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset which will be paired with 8GB RAM as well as an option between 128GB or 256GB onboard storage. Interestingly, Sony continues to retain a microSD slot on the new Xperia 5 IV for storage expansion. That’s a (highly coveted) feature we no longer see among flagship phones.
Other than that, there’s also a respectable 5,000mAh battery which is a tad larger than the 4,500mAh battery on last year’s model. As far as charging is concerned, the phone also supports 30W fast wired charging that’s able to refill a completely flat battery to 50% in approximately 30 minutes via a compatible PD charger. Wireless charging is available too, though the actual charging speed wasn’t revealed.
For those who’re interested, the Sony Xperia 5 IV is available in three different colors such as Green, Black and Ecru White. It’ll be priced starting from $999 in the U.S. market and €1,049 in the European countries.
*Sony has yet to announce the local (Singapore) pricing and availability at the time of writing.