Sony to introduce new flagships to its Xperia line – Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 Compact

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony is set to launch the Sony Xperia Z5 during its launch event in India on October 21st, and along with the flagship, an Xperia Z5 Premium will also be launched.

The Sony Xperia Z5 is said to pack in upgraded features such as a better battery life as well as the best camera in any smartphone, and it is ready to compete with other flagships such as Samsung Galaxy S6, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Huawei Nexus 6P, and many others.

The Sony Xperia Z5 features a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density pegged at 428 pixels per inch. The full-HD display is protected by a scratch-resistant glass with oleophobic coating. Its bigger brother, the Z5 Premium takes it to the next level with a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2160 x 3830 pixels and pixel density pegged at 806 pixels per inch. The full-HD display of the Xperia Z5 Premium is also protected by a scratch-resistant glass with oleophobic coating.

Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 Compact

From left: Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium
Source: PC Advisor

Both the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium are powered by octa-core Snapdragon 810 processors with 3GB of RAM. Internal memory is 32GB and can be expanded to 200GB with the use of a microSD slot. Both devices also run on Android Lollipop out-of-the-box with a planned upgrade to Android Marshmallow.

The camera on the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 premium are one of the most interesting things to note. There is a 23-megapixel camera at the back of each of the devices and a 5.1-megapixel selfie camera in front of them. The camera supports a powerful image zoom as a result of Sony’s Clear Image technology and can deliver a five times sharper zoom without the image losing its quality. With autofocus pegged at an impressive 0.03 second, taking photos is done faster. The cameras on both the Sony Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium feature image sensors that help in capturing images even in low light. With the remarkable camera, the Sony Xperia Z5 has gone on to become the smartphone with the best camera, beating even the iPhone 6s.


Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5
Source: Xperia Blog

The Xperia Z5 packs a 2900mAh non-removable battery that is said to last for two days on a full charge. The battery can also be recharged within 45 minutes through a quick charge feature. The Xperia Z5 Premium on the other hand packs a 3430mAh non-removable battery.

Another interesting feature is that the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium both have power buttons that also function as finger-print sensors.

Both the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 premium are clad in a metal frame and a frosted glass back and they have been made to be dust proof and water resistant.

Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium

From left: Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Premium
Source: Pocket.lint


If big phones are not your thing, Sony hasn’t forgotten you. There is an Xperia Z5 compact coming your way soon, with its 4.6-inch display. It has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and pixel density of 323 pixels per inch. The display is protected by a scratch-resistant glass with oleophobic coating. The Sony Xperia Z5 Compact shares basically the same features and specifications with its big brothers except for a couple of noticeable differences; the RAM of the Z5 Compact is pegged at 2GB and battery is 2700mAh.

There is no news on pricing yet, but by October 21st, we should have an idea how much Sony is willing to sell their newest Xperia flagships.

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