"With Xperia 5 we've brought what our customers loved from Xperia 1 into a smaller design with the latest award-winning technology from Sony", said Mitsuya Kishida, President, Sony Mobile Communications.
Xperia 5 will be available around the world from this autumn. The Xperia 1 was a great phone for watching movies on and we'll expect much the same from this new device. The Xperia 5 is outfitted with a 6.1-inch 1080 x 2520 OLED display, which boasts a 21:9 "CinemaWide" aspect ratio.
The Xperia 5 will be available starting next month, with pre-orders kicking off next week in select markets in Europe, and Sony throws in a pair of WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. If you feel that the 3330mAh battery on Xperia 1 is quite small, Xperia 5's battery has even smaller capacity at 3140mAh.
The back of the phone is glass, and the device comes in either blue, back, grey or red.
There's a power button on the right hand side of the device, which includes the fingerprint scanner - making it easy to reach when it comes to unlocking.
The Xperia 5 phone goes on sale in Europe in October but as yet we don't have a USA release date. It is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There's also built-in support for PlayStation Dualshock 4 controllers - a feature also being rolled out on the Xperia 1 - so that should make gaming on the go a little more intuitive. The Sony Xperia 5 is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.
Those looking for smaller Android alternatives may be happy to see Sony offer another compact phone, but we're not sure it's small enough to impress those who want to see a return of the firm's popular one-handed form factor.