First Look at The Sony Xperia 5 Plus (1st Leaked Specs & Pictures)

By Richard Goodwin •  Updated: 01/10/20 •  3 min read

Pretty sure this is the first leak of the Sony Xperia 5 Plus to hit the wires; the phone will apparently feature an OLED display, a triple-lens camera, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner…

Sony’s phone division is still struggling to compete with the market’s leading brands, but that isn’t stopping it from making and releasing new hardware. The next Android-powered Sony phone we’re likely to see is the Sony Xperia 5 Plus – and we’ve now got pictures of it, thanks to @OnLeaks.

Sony has a rather distinct design language that it has used on a bunch of phones in 2019; slim, svelte, and smart-looking sums it up nicely. The Sony Xperia 5 Plus follows this trend, as you can see below, with a 6.6in OLED panel, dual front-facing speakers, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 3.5mm headphone jack located on the top of the device.

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As per usual, the Sony Xperia 5 Plus features metal frames on the outside of the device. Dimensions are said to be 168.2 x 71.6 x 8.1mm and there is believed to be an 8MP ToF camera on the front – perhaps for some form of advanced facial unlocking (this is rumored on the OnePlus 8 Pro). I’ve included a full breakdown of the rumored specs below:

Sony Xperia 5 Plus Specs

What’s Missing In The Leak?

There’s no word on RAM, storage, or specific details about the camera, save for ToF being present inside the front-facing camera. Could we see Sony’s IMX686 (a new 60MP sensor) included inside the Xperia 5 Plus? The IMX686 is slated to replace the existing 48MP IMX586 during 2020. The Xperia X5 will launch inside 2020, so it is certainly possible – camera tech is one of the #1 defining trends in the space right now which is why the most popular phones often have the best camera tech.

Sony Xperia 5 Release Date & Cost

There is also no word on when the Xperia 5 will get a release date or how much it will cost. Given the specs and premium design, however, I think it’s safe to assume this handset will retail for around £600-£800-mark. The current Sony Xperia 5 retails for £699.99, so if you add in a bunch of improvements, as the Xperia 5 Plus does, it’s likely we’ll see a price increase.

More details as we get them…

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Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.

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