Sony is not just making PlayStation gaming consoles and Bravia LED screens, they are also known for their Xperia smartphones. But with an intense competition with top smartphone brands like Samsung and Apple, Sony is in need of a new flagship smartphone; enter the Xperia z5.
But not much info has been revealed to the public from Sony, but some sites are sharing some interesting info that could be happening for the new flagship phone.
Please do take note that the info provided are still rumors and are not confirmed to be official, so take it with a grain of salt.
According the rumored leaked image, the new Z5 will feature a much new design by having an edge-to-edge screen with sharp corners compared to the previous rounded corners of the Z3+. There is even a report that it will have two versions (codenamed Xperia S60 and S70) similar that from the iPhone 6 line where it has the version with a larger screen. The units will also have a fingerprint scanner, with the power button now featuring a flat button instead of the rounded circular button. The S60 will come in white, black and yellow, with the S70 launching in white, black, gold and green.
The Z5 will sport a 5.5 inch display with full 1080p HD with 401ppi compared to the smaller 5.2 inch screens from older models. Though the 401ppi would be inferior that from the 500ppi of LG and Samsung, let?s see what Sony can offer with the display quality.
Hardware and Software
Some speculated that it would be running with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, a memory of 3GB and the storage capacity of 32GB, the same specs from the Z3+, but with the overheating reports on the Z3+, there is a big chance that they will be using the second generation of Snapdragon 810. It is even rumored to have the reversible USB Type-C connector and 4500mAh battery. The operating system might be an Android 5.1 Lollipop, but only time will tell as the new Android M is also just around the corner.
With having one of the best camera phones in the market, it?s no surprise if Sony will go all out once again for the camera specs. Rumors claimed that the Z5 will have a 20.7-megapixel as its rear camera and 8-megapixel as its front. There are even reports that it will have a much better autofocus feature, it might also include a dedicated camera button.
Price and Release
There is no confirmation yet, but if basing from their Z3+ line up, expect to see the Z5 priced at around $400 and it is rumored to be available this September with a debut at the IFA Berlin- Consumer Electronics Fair in Berlin.