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Sony Announces Xperia 5 II With 120 Hz Refresh Rate and 240 Hz Touch Scanning Rate

Sony has announced the Xperia 5 II, the latest entry in its Xperia line.

The Xperia 5 II comes with a notchless 21:9 6.1 inch FHD HDR OLED display. The screen has a 120 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch scanning rate. Inside the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and 4,000 mAh battery.

The device uses tech from the Alpha brand cameras and has continuous Autofocus that can perform AF/AE calculations “60 times per second and up to 20 FPS shooting”. It has a triple lens camera with ZEISS optics and 16 mm, 24 mm, and 70 mm focal lengths. Sony also claims that it is the first smartphone in the world to have 4K HDR 120 FPS slow-motion movie recording, with “playback up to 5x slow-motion when set at 24 fps”.

The Xperia 5 II will also have a Game Enhancer that allows for a 240 Hz motion blur reduction, as well as a HS Power Control for power management. For audio, it has front-facing stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

It’s currently unknown when the device will be available for purchase in Malaysia. For the US, it can be pre-ordered on 29 September and will ship on 4 December. It will cost $949.99 (~RM3,912) and come in black with Android 10 OS. Check out the product page here.


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