As expected Sony announcing a vast array of devices minutes back at the IFA today. The Japanese OEM has brought with them two variants of the Xperia Z5 to showcase their smartphone lineup. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is the shorter brother of the original Z5.
Sony has been launching Compact variants of their flagship models for quite some time now, hence it wasn't quite a surprise to see the Z5 Compact being launched.
The Xperia Z5 Compact has a 4.6 inch Full HD (1920x1080) powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, featuring octa-core CPUs, 64 bit capabilities and ultra-fast 4G LTE speeds, letting users reach new levels of performance for video, photography and gaming.
Sony thankfully acclaims the fact that powerful smartphones demand smart power management. Hence the Xperia Z5 Compact is equipped with Sony's two day battery life stamina and innovative power-saving technology. This provides a superior long-lasting battery performance.
Additionally the device is Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 enabled thereby letting users get 5.5 hours usage with just 10 minutes of charging with a certified Quick Charge 2.0 charger, such as the Quick Charger UCH10!
To the side, a new integrated fingerprint sensor power button means each device is personal, protected and easily unlockable with a simple pick up and press in one natural movement. It will also support the FIDO standard; authentication via fingerprint for online payment services - with news on first partners shared closer to launch.
The USP of the Xperia Z5 Compact is the camera. The devices carries over the same camera from Z5, featuring Sony's brand new large 1/2.3 Exmor RS for mobile 23MP sensor and F2.0 G Lens - it's Sony's first completely re-imagined smartphone camera module since Xperia Z1, designed with Sony's interchangeable lens camera technology for clear, vivid imagery every time.
The camera is capable of the fastest autofocus in a smartphone, a powerful blend of speed and accuracy to capture split-second moments with ease. It delivers a ground-breaking speed of just 0.037 seconds - faster than the blink of a human eye (average 0.1 - 0.4 s), so whether you're jumping for the frisbee in the park, diving into the pool or catching air on the very ramp, you'll have the power to preserve spontaneous action in real-time.
A combination of the large 23MP Exmor RS for mobile sensor and advanced processing software lets you get close to subjects; whether it be a landmark, architecture or other objects of interest, with 5x clear image zoom with minimum loss of quality. And, advancements in low-light photography mean you can capture clearer photos at night or in darker surroundings with less noise and blur - perfect for capturing a sunrise or night skyline. In a word the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact is for those who prefer a compact smartphone.
It delivers uncompromised performance in a beautifully compact design with a 4.6" display, perfect for one-handed use. And, Z5 Compact lets you express personal style with fresh, vibrant colours including Yellow and Coral, in addition to White and Graphite Black.
Needless to say that the device represents the iconic Sony craftsmanship with premium materials throughout, including frosted glass finishing to the rear and a subtly etched Xperia logo side engraving, as well as capless USB for quick efficient connection and charging.
Sony's yet to announce any official price for the device. Expect an announcement in the coming few days!