It was widespread knowledge that Sony had planned to refresh its flagship lineup at IFA 2015. While the leaks were omnipresent and the information strong, you are never really 100% sure until you see the device being launched. As expected, Sony announced the Xperia Z5 lineup of devices, which is its new flagship last night. Sony announced three phones in the lineup, called the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and the Z5 Premium. The difference between the devices is not a lot, other than the size and a few specs here and there.
The Xperia Z5 comes with a 5.2 inch FHD display with Triluminous display for mobile. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC and will come with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory. There is a slot for memory expansion which supports up to 200 GB card. The main camera of the phone is a 23 MP Sony Exmor RS sensor with hybrid focus. The front camera of the device is a 5 MP sensor with a wide angle lens of 25 mm. Xperia Z5 is a waterproof and dust tight device rated at IP65 and IP68 and weighs a pretty sweet 154 grams. The battery is a non removable 2900 mAh. It will be available in four colors namely: Graphite Black, White, Gold and Green. The only drawback is that the Z5 is a single SIM phone with a single nano SIM support with LTE. For the first time, Sony has also found space on the right flank of the device for a finger print scanner. This is a new implementation of finger print scanner on a phone with pretty much everyone preferring to go on either the front or back of the device.
The Z5 compact on the other hand comes with a 4.6 inch 720 P display, 2700 mAh battery and 2 GB of RAM while keeping rest of the specifications same. It is a tad bit lighter at 138 grams and smaller than the Xperia Z5 but possibly is the most powerful 4.6 inch smartphone out there. The Z5 Premium on the other hand is the world’s first 4K device and comes with 3430 mAh battery. Everything else remains the same, even though the device will be available in only Chrome, Black and Gold variants.
No prices have been specified for the devices, but it is expected all three phones will see a global launch with a Dual SIM variant also coming in the Z5 Premium and the normal Z5 device.