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Compact Sony Xperia 5 V to be slightly more compressed than the Xperia 5 IV

Compared to many flagship smartphones, Sony Xperia 5 models looks compact in the hand. (Image source: Sony (Xperia 5 IV) - edited)
Compared to many flagship smartphones, Sony Xperia 5 models looks compact in the hand. (Image source: Sony (Xperia 5 IV) - edited)
A new Twitter post about the upcoming Sony Xperia 5 V should slightly please those on the lookout for a compact smartphone. It appears the 2023 model will be more compressed than the Xperia 5 IV, but the predicted shrinkage is pretty much a minimal amount. The Xperia 5 V will likely be a prime example of the current definition of a compact phone.

An interesting tidbit about the Sony Xperia 5 V has been offered up by display specialist Ross Young. He recently tweeted, “Next Sony Xperia Compact will be 6.05”, and before anyone could get too excited about the prospect of a brand-new mysterious Xperia device or the hoped-for Xperia Ace IV, he also mentioned, “Part of 5 series” in a follow-up post. So, it seems the 2023 Mark 5 model of the Xperia 5 will get a 6.05-inch display size.

For those keeping an eye on Sony’s compactness claim, this is actually a bit smaller than the measurement for the 2022 model, which came in a comparatively lengthy 6.1-in format (actually 6.14 according to some sites). It may only be less than a tenth of an inch of reduction for the Xperia 5 V, but it is still a move in the right direction for those who balk at accepting the current definition of a compact smartphone being something that is over 6 inches.

Undoubtedly, Sony will market the Xperia 5 V as its compact offering, which in comparison with the flagship Xperia 1 line is understandable (6.5 inches and above). It might offend those who remember such models as the pocketable Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact from 2018 at just 5 inches or 2015’s Xperia Z5 Compact at a hand-friendly 4.6 inches, but unless Sony brings the more petite Ace line to an international market then a 6.05-in Xperia 5 V brimming with high-end components and a cutting-edge display will have to suffice.

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@DSCCRoss (1/2) via SumahoDigest (in Japanese)

Teaser image (edited): Sony

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Daniel R Deakin, 2023-04-11 (Update: 2023-04-13)