Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, Z5 and Z5 Compact tipped for joint IFA debut next week
We already know Sony has something up its sleeve for the IFA trade show in Berlin between September 4 and 9, and a number of recent teasers have aggressively promoted the advanced camera capabilities of the next Xperia phone or phones.
Thanks to a post on an unofficial Sony Georgia Facebook page, which apparently “jibes with” intel received by serial leaker @evleaks, we may finally have some answers. Three Android-powered Sony smartphones are allegedly headed to the capital of Germany, labeled Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium or Plus and Z5 Compact.
Now, Z5 Premium sounds a little awkward, so even if this sketchy rumor comes to pass, a Z5 Plus or Z5 Prime moniker feels more plausible. But the market name will become irrelevant once you hear the 5.5-incher is supposed to pave the way for 4K display smartphones.
That’s Ultra HD, not Quad HD, i.e. 3,840 x 2,160 pixels instead of 2,560 x 1,440. No other gadget around delivers such mind-blowing screen resolution at the moment, and Sony is yet to board even the 2K bandwagon.
Still, this is actually the second time we’re hearing about a direct leap to 4K, so perhaps there is some truth to the gossip. Meanwhile, the “standard” Xperia Z5 should adopt a more conventional 5.2-inch Full HD panel, and the 4.6-inch Z5 Compact may settle for HD, aka 1,280 x 720 resolution.
Other top-notch features reportedly offered across the board include 23MP cameras with 0.1-second hybrid autofocus and F1.8 aperture, as well as fingerprint scanners. That’s not so hard to believe, but it’s best to wait until Wednesday, September 2, and get the full, official story.