Sony Xperia 5 II can be sold without 5G support in the USA

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Sony Xperia 5 IISony announced its new Xperia 5 II with good specifications, improved features, and a price considered “salty”. While the top of the line should cost 899 euros (~ R $ 5,578) in the European market, the Japanese manufacturer confirmed that in the USA the device will sell for the US $ 950 (~ R $ 5,002).

As the Snapdragon 865 processor brings a modem enabled to the 5G network, the price in the United States puts Sony’s option on an equal footing with competitors. However, to the surprise of many, the manufacturer’s website does not confirm the presence of 5G in the device that will be sold in the country.

Sony says in the promotional material that the new Xperia 5 II is compatible with the networks of operators Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T 4G LTE.

So far, Sony has yet to comment on the matter. Even so, the price of $ 950 becomes very problematic for a smartphone that does not have 5G. This is because competition has already presented more attractive options.

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The 5G network scenario in the United States is still very precarious . Consumers complain that the connection speed offered by T-Mobile or AT&T is not the best, something that may have influenced Sony’s decision to launch the Xperia 5 II without 5G or at least without great prominence for this feature.

Xperia 5 II

  • 6.1-inch OLED screen with FHD + resolution
  • 21: 9 aspect ratio display, 120 Hz refresh rate, HDR, and 240 Hz sampling
  • Snapdragon 865 processor
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 128 or 256 GB of internal storage
  • 8 MP front camera
  • Three rear cameras
    • 12 MP main sensor (f / 1.7 and 24 mm)
    • 12 MP wide-angle sensor (124º angle, f / 2.2 and 16 mm)
    • 12 MP tele sensor (f / 2.4 and 70 mm)
  • Digital reader on the side, 5G sub-6GHz, P2 input, stereo sound, Dolby Atmos, IP68, USB-C
  • 4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging
  • Android 10 running under the Sony interface
  • Dimensions: 158 x 68 x 8mm
  • Weight: 163g

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