The Sony Xperia 5 II hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we’d be very surprised if we didn’t see it later in the year, given Sony’s general pattern of smartphone releases.

In 2019 the company released the Xperia 1, Xperia 5 and Xperia 10, the first of which was its premium device, the middle was its ‘compact’ mid-ranger, and the last was its budget device, and following the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) and Xperia 10 II earlier this year, it seems the Xperia 5 II is very likely.

We call the Sony Xperia 5 ‘compact’ because it had a lot of specs in common with the Xperia 1, but was slightly smaller and had a few other tweaks. Therefore the Xperia 5 II will likely be similar to the Xperia 1 II but with a smaller frame and some fixes to that phone’s issues.

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Each of Sony’s 2019 smartphones felt close to greatness, but each fell short in their own way, and with the Xperia 1 II fixing plenty of its predecessor’s issues, it’s possible the Sony Xperia 5 II could be the first truly fantastic phone the company has put out in a few years.

The Sony Xperia 5 II hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we’d be very surprised if we didn’t see it later in the year, given Sony’s general pattern of smartphone releases.

In 2019 the company released the Xperia 1, Xperia 5 and Xperia 10, the first of which was its premium device, the middle was its ‘compact’ mid-ranger, and the last was its budget device, and following the Xperia 1 II (Mark 2) and Xperia 10 II earlier this year, it seems the Xperia 5 II is very likely.

We call the Sony Xperia 5 ‘compact’ because it had a lot of specs in common with the Xperia 1, but was slightly smaller and had a few other tweaks. Therefore the Xperia 5 II will likely be similar to the Xperia 1 II but with a smaller frame and some fixes to that phone’s issues.

  • These are the best Sony phones

Each of Sony’s 2019 smartphones felt close to greatness, but each fell short in their own way, and with the Xperia 1 II fixing plenty of its predecessor’s issues, it’s possible the Sony Xperia 5 II could be the first truly fantastic phone the company has put out in a few years.