The Xperia 5 comes with a 6.1-inch OLED display in 21: 9 format used by the film industry and, for photographers and video bloggers, packs a 12-megapixel triple camera.
The Android device, a lower-priced iteration of the Xperia 1 launched in June, will go on sale in October for € 799 with pre-order next week, Sony CEO Shigeki Ishizuka told an IFA presentation.
Sony launched the Xperia 5, a slimmer version of its smartphone, at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin on Thursday as it seeks to bolster its appeal to its delightful audience of video, movie and music fans.
Despite the number in the name, it was not mentioned whether the device will be able to operate on 5G networks, which are beginning to roll out in places like Japan, Korea and the United States.
Apple plans to unveil its latest generation of iPhones on September 10, while China’s Huawei Technologies, the world’s No. 2 smartphone maker, will unveil its Mate 30 ready 5G packages in Munich on 19 September.
Sales have plummeted in the smartphone market, with trade disputes between the United States and China weighing on consumer and industry sentiment.