It might shock you to hear this (and certainly, our scope of coverage today isn’t doing much to establish otherwise), but there’s actually smartphone news going on right now that isn’t at all related to new Samsung products. While we’re still very much basking in the post-launch glow of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, there’s movement elsewhere in this mobile tech world, and the latest development to catch our eye concerns a flagship from another Android OEM, with the discovery of what just might be the first published render of the Sony Xperia Z5+.
Remember those leaks we saw earlier this month, purporting to reveal the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact? This handset is supposed to be their bigger brother, and while there’s not a lot here that helps us establish a sense of scale, the same elongated power button on the phone’s edge (the one that looks like it will contain an integrated fingerprint scanner) shows up all the way over on the right here, suggesting this phone is very much related to those other two. Unfortunately, the only copy of the render available at the moment is the low-res one you see above, but it’s still clear enough to make out details like that.
If this is indeed the phone it appears to be, it could also be one of the first handsets to land with a 4K-class display – just yesterday we checked out a User Agent Profile that sure appeared to claim the Xperia Z5+ (going by the Sony ID E6833) would get a 3840 x 2160 resolution screen. We’re not yet sure just how large the phone might be, but based on the rumored name and that crazy-high resolution, this handset just might come in in Ultra territory – maybe even north of six inches.