Possible Sony Xperia 5 Plus leaks with headphone jack, triple cameras, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
Sony has been trying out taller than usual smartphones for the last year or so. Their previous two models, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5, both have a tall aspect ratio of 21:9. It seems like the company is going to continue with this design trend in 2020, as leaked CAD renders of what’s allegedly the Sony Xperia 5 Plus show a display with a similar dimension. It also shares other characteristic design choices with Sony’s previous flagship models.
New renders courtesy of OnLeaks show a tall 6.6-inch OLED display with very small bezels on top and bottom. Thankfully, these bezels are filled with dual front-facing stereo speakers. OLED displays are something Sony’s previous mid-rangers didn’t have, which makes us think this device is indeed a flagship. On the front, you’ll find a 8MP selfie camera while on the rear, a triple camera module and a Time-of-Flight sensor. Sony kept the boxy/rectangular look of the previous two flagships that I’ve mentioned above.
Besides the TOF camera, what sets this phone apart from the Xperia 1 and the Xperia 5 is the fact that it has a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top frame. The addition of the headphone jack was a surprise for me, as it’s a feature often found in mid-range or budget devices, and this device looks like a flagship. We may have a bigger display to thank for that addition, as it adds a little bit of additional space inside the device frame. Another thing we can see is the side-mounted fingerprint scanner, which means Sony is still not hopping on the under-display fingerprint scanner or Face Unlock hardware trend just yet.
That’s basically everything we know about this device right now. Keep in mind that “Sony Xperia 5 Plus” may not even be the real name of the device. It goes without saying that the release date and price of this device are also unknown to us. It’s unlikely to be revealed at CES 2020 this week, but keep an eye out for MWC next month.