Sony XPERIA Z5 officially announced

Sony is among the many manufacturers in attendance at the IFA 2015 trade show happening as we speak. At its press event, the Japanese device maker has made its new flagship official – the Sony XPERIA Z5.

Sony XPERIA Z5 now official

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Just like the international Sony XPERIA Z3 Plus and its Japanese-exclusive counterpart, the Sony XPERIA Z4, the Sony XPERIA Z5 features Sony’s OmniBalance design. Like other XPERIA handsets, the metal frame houses a number of physical buttons. These include the camera shutter key, the volume rocker, and the power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. Like other Sony flagship before it, the Sony XPERIA Z5 is IP65/68. This simply means that the device is waterproof.

Most of today’s flagships come with Quad HD displays (resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels). Sadly, this is not the case with the Sony XPERIA Z5. Like its predecessor, it comes with a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). Its screen has a pixel density of 423 ppi.

A lot of Sony XPERIA Z3 Plus/Z4 owners were disappointed with their smartphones, mainly because the smartphone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz, four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, and an Adreno 430 GPU caused the device to overheat and crash. This is the same CPU under the hood of the Sony XPERIA Z5. It also comes with 3 GB of RAM. We’re hoping Sony has addressed the overheating issues of the CPU, before its new flagship is launched.

In the photography department, the Sony XPERIA Z5 comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with an Exmor R sensor and a wide-angle 25 mm lens for better selfies. Here’s where it gets more exciting. It’s main camera is a 23-megapixel rear-facing camera with Sony’s 1/2.3″ Exmor RS sensor. Sony boasts that this camera offers the world’s fastest autofocus (a mere 0.03 seconds). Other features include 5x Clear Image Zoom, up to ISO12800 for photos and ISO3200 for videos, improved Steady Shot features, and 4K video recording.

The Sony XPERIA Z5 comes with 32 GB of internal storage. If you need more storage space, it also comes with a microSD card slot. To keep the lights on, the smartphone sports a 2,900 mAh battery, which Sony claims can last up to two days. It runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box with Sony’s XPERIA UI slapped on top.

Sony is yet to announce pricing and availability, but we’re sure to get an announcement from the Japanese firm in the weeks to come.

Want to know when the Sony XPERIA Z5 will be available in the UK? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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