The Xperia 5 is Sony’s return to compact phones


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The Xperia 5 is Sony’s return to making compact smartphones. Earlier this week, Sony teased that the new phone would be small enough to fit “in the palm of your hand,” and as expected it’s a relatively small device with a form-factor that’s smaller than many current flagships. Sony’s senior executive vice president Shigeki Ishizuka boasted that the new phone packs Sony’s advanced technologies into a “relatively compact” body.

However, there are a few upgrades in the device compared to Sony’s previous compact phones like the XZ2 Compact. It’s got a 6.1-inch 2,560 x 1,080 resolution OLED screen that supports HDR with the ability to upscale standard dynamic range content. Sony also says that the phone supports Dolby Atmos. Interestingly,…

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