The IFA Berlin tradeshow is traditionally where Sony launches its new devices in the second half of the year. IFA is taking place from 3 – 5 September 2020, therefore it is not surprising to see the first renders leak of a new Xperia smartphone. Sony launched the Xperia 5 at IFA 2019, so it doesn’t take huge elements of deduction to figure that the Xperia 5 II (Mark 2) is likely to arrive at IFA 2020.
This much has been confirmed by Evan Blass (@evleaks), who has posted the first image of the Xperia 5 II behind his Patreon paywall (check out XDA for the image). For those hoping that the straight lines of the Xperia 1 II would carry through to the Xperia 5 II may be disappointed. The phone looks pretty much identical to last year’s Xperia 5.
Despite the similar looks, it will be interesting to hear about what changes underneath the chassis Sony has brought. What we can tell from the image alone is that the camera has the ZEISS T* lenses found in the Xperia 1 II, but unfortunately there is no 3D ToF camera sensor. On a positive note, it’s great to see that the 3.5mm headphone jack is making a return.
It shouldn’t be too much longer before we have some official info on the device. We’ll bring you more news as we have it.
Thanks Mister S!