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1st September 2022, Introducing Xperia 5 IV, a premium smartphone that can beautifully capture important moments. It has many of the powerful features found in the flagship Xperia, but in a compact design. Xperia 5 IV is the first Xperia 5 series smartphone that has Real-time Eye AF and Real-time tracking on all lenses for shooting perfect portrait images, 12MP front camera that enables great clear selfies and videos even in dark scenes, BRAVIA CORE for Xperia, wireless charging and battery share. With the latest chipset and powerful 5,000mAh battery, it keeps you creating impressive content and streaming or sharing them easily throughout the day.

Capture Moments like a Creator:

With technologies found in our flagship Xperia 1 IV smartphone and AlphaTM series cameras such as Eye AF and Object Tracking, Xperia 5 IV incorporates them into a compact design to ensure you never miss that special moment. The 120fps read-out speed image sensors on all 3 lenses realise 4K 120fps (up to 5 times) slow motion record, so you can cinematise your life like never before. Videography Pro also lets you livestream your content direct to streaming services[ii]. For shooting video selfies and vlogs, the new front camera has an improved 12MP sensor that enables 4K HDR content with outstanding contrast grading, as well as the ability to take clear selfies in tricky settings such as high glare or dark environments. Paired with the Vlog Monitor (XQZ-IV01, sold separately) you can have a flawless vlogging setup for even more creative control to easily tell your story. Xperia 5 IV is also equipped with an external monitor function. By connecting a mirrorless camera (such as Alpha series cameras[iii]), you can directly deliver high-quality images taken with Alpha while monitoring with Xperia 5 IV[iv].

Since 93/RCA platinum selling, up and coming music sensation Cat Burns has just announced her upcoming single ‘People Pleaser’ and has collaborated with Sony Xperia on a music video, shot entirely on Xperia 5 IV. Utilising creativity options through the manual settings in Videography Pro, ‘People Pleaser’ has been brought to life through capturing fly on the wall candid footage. “Eye AF and Object Tracking on Xperia 5 IV is phenomenal, there was a lot of movement in many of the scenes we shot and the Eye AF was always on point,” Jomar A O-Meally, Lead Videographer. “Creating content on Xperia 5 IV allows you to use your imagination, packing progressive technology into a compact device you can carry around allows everyday people to become filmmakers,” Nathan James Tettey, Director.  Whilst Music Pro was used to record an acapella of the chorus and was used in the video, Cat Burns praised its ease of use, “being able to record great audio and upload it straight away without having to use a laptop is such a great feature and saves time in my hectic schedule!”.

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Shoot Perfect Portraits:

With Xperia 5 IV our technology from Alpha series cameras really helps make your portrait pictures pop. In addition to Real-time Eye AF, Xperia 5 IV newly supports Real-time Tracking which helps track and keeps focus even if your subject is on the move – so you can capture memorable moments full of energy and expression. This is enabled by depth analysis using AI. With features such as the dedicated camera button that instantly open the camera app, you have creation instantly ready at your fingertips.

Discover an Immersive Viewing Experience

Viewing and experiencing content is improved on Xperia 5 IV with its stunning 6.1″ 21:9 FHD+ HDR OLED display which is up to 50% brighter than the previous 5 series. Plus Real Time HDR Drive[v] increases image quality by reproducing gradation of overexposed and underexposed areas and displays them smoothly. With these improvements, you can see your screen content clearly even in bright outdoor environments. You can also experience an immersive cinematic sound Dolby Atmos® in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment[vi] with the headphones or Full-stage stereo speakers.

Users of the BRAVIA CORE for Xperia[vii] app are able to choose from hundreds of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s latest releases and classic blockbusters and enjoy them in high-quality on Xperia 5 IV’s 21:9 wide display. Go behind the scenes with Studio Access, and experience IMAX® Enhanced titles and immersive audio by DTS[viii], all included with BRAVIA CORE for Xperia.

Compact Yet Powerful, Supporting Creativity All Day Long:

With a 5,000mAh battery with adaptive charging allowing the battery life to be extended up to 3 years[ix], the Xperia 5 IV offers plenty of power. When you need to give your battery a boost, you can fast charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes with the charger XQZ-UC1.[x] Xperia 5 IV supports wireless charging[xi] as well as offering battery share function, so you can easily keep all your devices charged and ready to go.

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Audio Tuned in Collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment:

Immerse yourself with high-resolution audio or Sony’s 360 Reality Audio in the palm of your hand. Whether you prefer a wired or non-wired headphone, Xperia 5 IV gives you exceptional sound quality with its 3.5mm audio jack or wireless connection. By combining “DSEE Ultimate” and LDAC support, you can enjoy streaming services with high resolution sound quality. Xperia 5 IV also supports the latest Bluetooth LE Audio xii.

You can even use the Xperia 5 IV to record music like you are in a professional studio with new Music Proxiiixiv . By uploading sound you recorded to the cloud, the external noise is removed using our unique sound source separation technology, and reproduces a delicate and high-quality sound as if it were recorded with professional equipment in a studio. You can also separate the vocal and acoustic guitar sounds and mix them at any volume balance.

Play Like a Pro, Share your Winning Moments:

Xperia 5 IV offers all the speed, performance and reliability required for mobile gaming at the highest level. Native 120Hz display and 240Hz Motion blur reduction displays the game clearly and smoothly. With the support of 240Hz touch scanning rate, fast, precise moves, with the action happening exactly as you intended support your game play. Plus Game enhancer allows you to get the edge on competition by customising picture and sound settings to create the perfect player experience. In addition, live streaming on SNS[ii] is also possible. You can check viewer’s comments in real time, and game commentary is easy to implement[xv]. Thanks to high-frame recording up to 120fps, you can share your winning moments in all their glory.

Powered for your Everyday Needs:

The Xperia 5 IV combines powerful, reliable performance with a range of practical features to enhance everyday life.​ The Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform[xvi] delivers ground-breaking performance and innovation in AI, gaming, and connectivity for a premium experience.

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Bring it Anywhere and Everywhere:

To give you more creative freedom, the Xperia 5 IV features IP65/68[xvii] water resistance and protection against dust.​ Tough enough for any situation with Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® on its front and back.

More Reasons to Choose Xperia:

As part of Sony’s sustainability drive, the Xperia 5 IV features no plastic in packaging[xviii], with plastic components either eliminated or replaced with paper materials.

Pricing and Availability

The Xperia 5 IV will be available to buy from mid-late September 2022 (availability will vary by country and region) for approximately €1049. It will be available in Black, Green and Ecru White.

A product announcement video on the new Xperia 5 IV can be viewed HERE. 

Full product video can be viewed HERE.

For more information and images please contact Claire.Laverick@sony.com

[i] All rear lenses

[ii] Please use this feature by following the terms of use and the requirements related to live streaming determined by the live streaming service you use. Depending on the live streaming service you use, the conditions and specifications for live streaming may be added or to be changed unexpectedly. Live streaming restrictions may apply.

[iii] Sony’s interchangeable lens camera or compact digital camera with UVC support are recommended.

[iv] Camera compatibility may vary

[v] Applicable for HDR10 contents viewing only.

[vi] Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are among the registered and unregistered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

[vii] For details on “BRAVIA CORE for Xperia”, please visit here(https://www.sony.net/bravia-core-for-xperia). Service availability may vary by market

[viii] DTS technology brings the highest quality audio to your favorite entertainment and devices.

[ix] Simulated result by Sony Corporation, based on actual usage profile using the same type of battery and USB charging. The life span of the battery depends on your usage.

[x] Sold separately.  We recommend using genuine chargers and cables as XQZ-UC1 (charge and cable bundle).

[xi] Wireless charger sold separately and compatibility may vary.

[xii] Bluetooth® LE Audio support will come as software update (Software updates are a phased process – timing and availability will vary by market and/or operator

[xiii] Music Pro is a service for recording your music without any external equipment, and features recording, editing and studio tuning. The studio tuning is applicable only for vocal. Music recording and editing is free of charge. Studio tuning requires a paid subscription. The costs for monthly subscription may differ depending on market.

[xiv] Some features may not be available for all services and contents. The effect may vary depending on the contents.

[xv] Some features may not be available for all services and contents

[xvi] Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Snapdragon is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.

[xvii] This device is water-resistant and protected against dust. All ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. Do not put the device completely underwater or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water, or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of the device will invalidate the warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. Sony devices that are tested for their water-resistant abilities are placed gently inside a container filled with tap water and lowered to a depth of 1.5 metres. After 30 minutes in the container, the device is gently taken out and its functions and features are tested. Note this model has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging.

[xviii] Packaging refers to the individual product box, as well as components such as in-box trays, spacers, wraps and sleeves.

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