Sony Xperia 5 V shows itself in leaked promotional video with missing telephoto camera
The Xperia 5 V has broken cover, roughly two months before its presumed release. While the promotional video embedded below has not been verified or officially confirmed, it does not have the hallmarks of a fake or an elaborate Photoshop. Nonetheless, we cannot find an original source; the likes of Sumaho Digest reference a Reddit post from a comparatively unknown account.
If the promotional video is accurate, then it would appear Sony has slimmed down this year's smaller flagship compared to the Xperia 5 IV. Specifically, the Xperia 5 V has two rear-facing cameras, one fewer than its predecessor. As far as we can tell, Sony has dropped the telephoto camera that it included in the Xperia 5 IV. Instead, its successor will combine primary and rear-facing cameras that will retain ZEISS T* coatings to reduce reflections.
It is worth noting that the specifications for these cameras have not leaked yet. Thus, it is unclear whether Sony has employed any tricks to maximise camera performance as it has with the telephoto camera on the Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 1 V. Still, the Xperia 5 V appears to maintain Sony's recognisable 21:9 aspect ratio, a 3.5 mm jack and no punch-hole front-facing camera. Pricing and other specifications remain a mystery for the time being, but the Xperia 5 V will be available in at least three colour options. Based on previous years, it would seem that Sony is lining up the Xperia 5 V in September, likely during IFA 2023 in Berlin.