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Top leaker outs the Xperia 5 Plus, Sony's next flagship smartphone

The Xperia 5 Plus, or is it the Xperia 5.1? (Image source: Slashleaks & @OnLeaks)
The Xperia 5 Plus, or is it the Xperia 5.1? (Image source: Slashleaks & @OnLeaks)
CES 2020 remains underway, but that has not stopped OnLeaks from leaking Sony's next flagship smartphone. Potentially called the Xperia 5 Plus, referred to as the Xperia 5.1 in previous rumours, features a 6.6-inch OLED display that retains the 21:9 aspect ratio of last year's Xperia 5. The Xperia 5 Plus looks like a svelte flagship in our opinion, but what do you think?

The Xperia 5 Plus is here, albeit just in render form for the time being. As CES 2020 continues, OnLeaks is on hand again to deliver more renders of upcoming flagship smartphones. A successor to the Xperia 5 has been speculated about for a few months now, a device that Sony only released late last year, and we have may have been given a good look at it if OnLeaks is to be believed.

Gracing the Xperia 5 Plus, which may well still be called the Xperia 5.1, is a 6.6-inch OLED panel. The device appears to retain the 21:9 aspect ratio of its predecessor, with Sony seemingly reducing the size of its top and bottom bezels slightly. The panel remains flat in the age of curved and quad-curved OLED panels, though. Flanking the large display are two front-firing speakers and an 8 MP camera.

Meanwhile, the back of the device is adorned with three rear-facing cameras, along with a ToF camera, an LED flash and what looks like a laser autofocus. While triple rear-facing cameras became commonplace last year, the inclusion of a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3.5 mm jack is a surprise. There does not appear to be a dedicated power button though, so it seems that the latter will be integrated within the former.

Finally, OnLeaks claims that the Xperia 5 Plus will measure 168.2 x 71.6 x 8.1 mm, while its rear-facing camera housing will protrude by a further 1.2 mm from the back glass. A dedicated two-stage camera button will make an appearance too, as is the case with most Sony Xperia flagships.

Other specifications remain unknown at this stage, although it has been speculated that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 will underpin the Xperia 5 successor.

(Image source: Slashleaks & @OnLeaks)
(Image source: Slashleaks & @OnLeaks)
(Image source: Slashleaks & @OnLeaks)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-01- 6 (Update: 2020-01- 6)