Sony reveals new Xperia 5 IV compact smartphone

The latest Xperia 5 is a pint-sized phone with a mighty camera

Sony has announced a brand-new Xperia smartphone. The Xperia 5 IV was unveiled at IFA 2022 in Berlin: a compact sibling to Sony’s flagship Xperia 1 IV, the 5 IV has many of the same features packed into a smaller frame. Among other things, that means an unusual 21:9 display, a chunky rear camera with a video-capturing bias and – miraculously – a 3.5mm headphone jack.

But let’s start with the new features. Compared to the Xperia 5 III, the 5 IV is ever so slightly slimmer but a touch heavier, weighing in at 172g (vs 168g). It has a bigger battery – the same 5,000mAh one found inside the 1 IV – with wireless charging capabilities and uses the newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor (compared to the Snapdragon 888 found inside the 5 III).

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