A growing body of evidence sure seemed to suggest that Sony was about to launch its latest Xperia Z-series smartphones, and just months following the release of the Xperia Z4, we found ourselves already looking at plenty of leaks identified as the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, and maybe even some other family members. Would Sony really be ready to introduce these handsets so soon, or were we just getting a taste of what was coming further down the road? At its IFA event today, Sony has put that mystery to rest, announcing its latest Android smartphones, including the flagship Xperia Z5.
So much about this smartphone has been leaked already, and today we get to confirm a number of those details. First up, Sony has indeed given the phone a fingerprint scanner, a side-mounted component integrated into the Z5’s power button.
Also just as rumored, the Z5 upgrades to a 23MP main camera, one with high-speed hybrid autofocus, a wide-angle lens, and the ability to capture 4K video. Sony says that users can look forward to exceptional low-light performance. The front-facer clocks in at 5MP.
Since this is Sony, of course the Xperia Z5 is water-and dust-proof. And thanks to a 2900mAh battery, you should be able to squeeze two days of battery life out of the handsets.
The Xperia Z5 offers a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, up to 32GB storage (with room for microSD expansion), and will be available in black, white, gold, and green.