Sony Releases Three Xperia Z5 Models

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Sony has just released three Xperia Z5 models, normal, Compact and the Premium with a 4K display. 

Sony started the Xperia Z5 keynote by talking about the camera. Sony sensors are not only used in Sony phones. Samsung and others have used Sony sensors for a while now and the new Xperia Z5 uses the latest version of the Exmor RS sensor. 23 megapixel camera also takes the image stabilization to the new level. The autofocus is Sony’s fastest yet with 30ms focusing. The camera should also be able to 5 times zoom in without loosing details and it should handle low light situations better. The front facing shooter is 5MP wide angle one and it can shoot 1080p video.

The most noticeable difference between the three model is the size. The Xperia Z5 has a 5.2″ 1080p display, the Z5 Compact packs a 4.6″ 720p display and the Premium model has a stunning 5.5″ 2160p 4K display with Sony’s 4K upscaling for sub-4K content. All the devices have the same 23 megapixel camera module, the side mounted fingerprint scanner and a two day battery life.

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The Xperia Z5 has an octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 2900mAh battery. The Z5 Premium packs a 3430mAh battery and the ridiculous 806 PPI 5.5″ 4K Triluminos display. The Compact model has only 2GB of RAM and a 2700mAh battery.

Sony hasn’t still been able to shrink down the bezels as all the models have the IP68 and IP65 certifications. The Z5 comes in 146 x 72 x 7.3mm and 154g, the Premium measures at 154.4 x 76.0 x 7.8mm and 180g and the Compact is smaller in 127 x 65 x 8.9mm and 138g.

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The color lineups differ between the models. The Z5 comes in Graphite Black, Gold, White and Green. The Z5 Premium will be available in Chrome, Black and Gold and the Compact has color options of Graphite Black, Yellow, White and Coral.

All the models support the LTE Cat 6 networks and the usual Bluetooth 4.1, NFC,MHL, DLNA and WiFi MIMO. The new Xperias also support MicroSD cards up to 200GB.

Sources: Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 Compact

Three Xperia Z5 Variants Leaked

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Sony is apparently bringing its new flagship in three different screen sizes. The Xperia Z5 Premium will have a 4K display.

An unofficial Sony Georgia Facebook site has released the picture above with a text that reveals new information about the upcoming Sony flagships.

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The original text is in Georgian but Evleaks has put it through Google Translate and found out that there’s some new information. By the looks of it, Sony will bring three variants of their next flagship instead of the usual two. With the normal sized and the Compact model there’s a new Premium model with bigger screen. The screen is not only larger but it has four times the pixels of the normal Z5. The Z5 is going to have a 5.2″ 1080p Full HD display and the Z5 Premium will have a 5.5″ 2160p 4K UHD display. Z5 Compact is going to have a 4.6″ 720p HD display.

The Facebook post also suggests a 23 megapixel camera with F1.8 aperture, OIS and super-fast focusing. As we already know from the previous leaks, the Z5 and the Z5 Compact will have a fingerprint scanner on the side and the post also confirms the same scanner in the Premium model. Previously there’s been leaks suggesting that the Z5 will have the Snapdragon 810 SoC and 3 or 4GB of RAM.

These leaks are very interesting. Sony was one of the firsts to put a 1080p display on a smartphone and now they are doing the same with 4K. The phones are presumably released next week and launched later. As usual, pricing and availability are a big question especially in the US. Sony doesn’t have very good record in bringing their devices to the States but hopefully they have figured it out. Personally I can say that if these leaks are true, the Premium model will most likely end up in my pocket as my daily driver.

Source: Sony Georgia Facebook

Via: Evleaks Twitter

Sony Teases Xperia Z5’s Camera

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Sony has teased their upcoming Xperia Z5 smartphone in Twitter. The Z5 will have a great camera with some special focusing features.

Sony is known for its amazing pocket cameras and DSLR’s and their smartphone cameras have always been great. We are waiting the Xperia Z5 to be released and now Sony has teased the upcoming flagship.

Sony Xperia GB released the photo above in Twitter with text: “Get ready for a smartphone with greater focus. All will become clear on 02.09.2015.” That means that the Z5 will be released just before IFA 2015.

According to rumors, the Z5 will pack a QHD display, Snapdragon 810, 3 or 4GB of RAM, fingerprint scanner on the side and the standard waterproof glass and aluminium sandwich Sony design.

Source: Twitter