Sony launched its flagship Xperia Z3+ smartphone in India, which is basically a global variant of the Xperia Z4. Now, rumors are doing around that the company is working on its next flagship that would be called the Xperia Z5. The phone is likely to be unveiled in Japan sometime in September this year.
Sony is not just planning to launch only the Xperia Z5, but also working on variants including the Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Ultra and original Xperia Z5. These phones will mainly vary on the basis of display size and screen resolution.
As expected, we came across many rumors and leaks that abound online. Lets take a look at the slider below to know about the upcoming rumored Xperia Z5 flagship smartphone by Sony.
We have not heard much about the display of the Sony Xperia Z5. However, AndroidOrigin listed that Sony will finally upgrade the display to QHD resolution for the regular Xperia Z5, while the Xperia Z5 Compact will still have the same 1080p display.
One of the key feature in all flagship smartphone is the fingerprint scanner. According to rumors, Sony will come up with Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology that Qualcomm announced recently. This will make the Xperia Z5 to be the first Xperia device to feature a fingerprint sensor. It is still unknown that where will Sony place the fingerprint scanner in the upcoming Xperia Z5.
Under the Hood
Rumors from various sources claims that the Xperia Z5 will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, which will be a significant upgrade from the Xperia X3+ that runs on Snapdragon 810 chipset.
As for its design, Sony has been using the OmniBalance design language for its flagship smartphones. But, Sony has been known for playing a key role in the 007 Bond movies. While, the company has shared an image last month. The image mentioned an Xperia device with the number 5 and "Made for Bond". This means the Xperia 5 will feature an all-new design.
Larger Power Button
Sony has not yet teased the Xperia Z5 image or about its design form fact. But, latest leaks from @vizileaks has twitted couple of Sony smartphone featuring the same square and sleek design. The devices in the leaked images still have a dedicated camera button, volume rocker and a larger power button.
There is not much information about the what operating system the Sony will use in the upcoming smartphone. Well, the Xperia Z5 is expected to come with the latest Android software, depending on its release date. It could run on Android Lollipop or the latest Android M.
On the imaging front, the Xperia Z5 is expected to come with latest Sony Exmor RS IMX230 based CMOS sensor with 21 megapixels and capable of recording 4K videos.
Rumors suggest that the Xperia Z5 will pack with a massive 4,500mAh battery, which should address to the battery issues faced by users.
Sony is good in producing smartphones with IPX certification rating that makes them waterproof and dust resistance. While, the current flagship Xperia Z3+ comes with waterproff, dust resistance as well as shock resistant cap with metallic coating design. However, the Xperia Z5 is also expected come with waterproof and dust and shock resistant. So far there is no leaks of rumors about the waterproof feature.
There is no confirmed announcement date for the smartphone. But, Sony to host a major press conference at IFA 2015, in Berlin. Most of the tech enthusiast hoping that the company might announce the smartphone on the September 2nd IFA 2015.