Standing tall, but carrying on the Sony ‘Compact’ lineage.
At IFA 2019, Sony just unveiled the Xperia 5, a smaller version of the Xperia 1 we reviewed earlier this year, with the same extra-tall 21:9 aspect ratio. It serves as a spiritual successor to the Xperia Compact series, with Sony’s familiar squared-off glass-and-metal design and a 6.1-inch OLED HDR display (topping out at Full HD+ resolution). Sony’s fine-tuned that CinemaWide display with the same Bravia technology used on its TVs for improved contrast and color reproduction.
All the three new headphones from Sony support both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants.
What you need to know
Sony has unveiled the Xperia 5 at an IFA 2019 keynote, with the device aiming to provide a smaller form-factor experience without sacrificing power or specs.
Small phones are hard to find nowadays, even from Sony, which has offered several options in the past for those wanting flagship specs in a smaller form factor. This week, an official teaser from Sony hints at a new Xperia Compact for 2019 that “fits in the palm of your hand.”