Sony unveils the Xperia Z5, Compact, and Premium

Sony wasted little time at IFA this week in Berlin, Germany – unveiling its latest flagship device for 2015. The Japanese company officially announced the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium.
The main version of the phone – the Xperia Z5 – offers the Xperia Z standard display at 5.2″ inches with a pixel density of 428 pixels per inch. The Xperia Z5 Compact offers a smaller screen size at 4.6″ with a 720p display.
Lastly, the Xperia Z5 Premium – which, by all accounts, should live up to its name and the rumours that preceded its launch – offers a 4K display in a 5.5″ form factor.

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The Xperia Z5 Premium offers a 4K display. Does that sound like madness? Image courtesy TechRadar

Both the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact feature the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor; the Z5 carries 3GBs of RAM, while the smaller Compact model will carry 2GBs.
Both phones arrive running Android 5.1 Lollipop, with 32GBs of internal storage, expandable up to 200GBs via a MicroSD card. Both the Z5 and Compact will feature the same 23MP primary camera with an Exmor RS image sensor that includes 4K video capture, alongside a front-facing 5MP snapper.
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The core Xperia Z5. Image courtesy TechRadar

The Z5 Premium will offer the same technical specifications as the core Z5, save for a larger 3,430mAh battery which the company claims will see the smartphone last nearly two days on one charge. That’s an audacious claim, and one we look forward to testing. You can here more of our thoughts on the Z5 Premium’s display on the latest episode of Bandwidth Blog On Air.
The Z5 Premium also brings a fingerprint scanner to the range – a worthwhile addition considering the fact that Android flagships will see imminent support for the international roll out of Android Pay.
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