Sony Xperia 5 II release: SD865, 120Hz refresh rate, and 4K HDR 120FPS mode

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Today, Sony did a livestream event and unveiled their latest Xperia lineup. As speculated from rumours, the Xperia 5 II (Mark 2) made its debut as a flagship device and judging from the official tech specs and features, it's not that far off from the Xperia 1 II. Here's everything you need to know.

Starting with the basics, the Xperia 5 II features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset (yup, no plus), 8GB of RAM, alongside 128GB and 256GB internal storage option. The OLED display measures 6.1-inches and support up to 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, as well as retaining the 21:0 aspect ratio without any notches nor cutout front cameras.

Speaking of cameras, the Xperia 5 II packs the same triple rear camera with a 12MP sensor for each. On top of that, it also boasts the world's first 4K HDR 120FPS video recording mode, and all the cameras are using ZEISS lenses with anti-reflective coating. The main and telephoto camera get Optical Image Stabilizer and the ultrawide lens has Dual Pixel autofocus.

You can find the 4000mAh battery pack inside the device, supporting up to 21W fast charging technology and it's said that the charger adapter is an 18W USB Power Delivery charger. To take care of mobile gaming, the phone also has H.S. power control to reduce heat and there's Battery Care too to enable slower charging speed at 90% to avoid battery damage. Other notable features include Hi-Res and Dolby Atmos support, 3.5mm headphone audio jack, IP68/IPX5 water and dust resistance, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, and PlayStation DualShock 4 support.

Sony didn't announce any price and availability for the Xperia 5 II though, but it's said to be scheduled for Autumn this year. So what do you think about the phone? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more trending gadget news at

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