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Sony Xperia 5 II: New renders of Sony's upcoming compact flagship are breathtaking

The Xperia 5 II could be a proper compact phone. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
The Xperia 5 II could be a proper compact phone. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
The Sony Xperia 5 II is expected to be Sony's first true compact flagship phone since the Xperia XZ2 Compact that was released in 2018. The phone is touted to sport a display in the region of 5.7", and new concept renders by Dutch outlet LetsGoDigital paint a compelling picture.
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While Sony is yet to release the Xperia 1 II, word on the grapevine claims the Japanese company is already working on yet another premium phone. The Xperia 5 II is expected to succeed the Xperia 5 that launched last year as the company's compact flagship for the year, and new renders by LetsGoDigital paint an impeccable picture of it.

It should be noted that these aren't official renders. They're essentially concept renders, and the phone is unlikely to take this exact form. The render showcases the phone with a nigh-bezel-less display, the only intrusion on the screen coming in the form of a centered hole punch, a la Samsung Galaxy S20 series. That's unlikely to be the case in reality, as the Xperia 1 II has no cut-outs at all, eschewing them for a traditional slim top bezel.

The render depicts the phone with a triple camera setup, positioned vertically at the middle of the phone. That design is a lot more feasible than the hole punch in the display. The Xperia 1 had a centered camera layout, while the Xperia 5 had its lenses at the top left. Roles could be reversed this time out. At the bottom of the phone is a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sony has brought back that feature with the Xperia 1 II, and we expect it to also make an appearance on the Xperia 5 II.

The Xperia 5 II is expected to sport a 21:9 display in the region of 5.6" to 5.8", which would make it the smallest premium Android device on the market. That's something for fans of compact phones to look forward to.

What are your thoughts on these renders? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-04-20 (Update: 2020-04-20)