IFA 2015 – Sony Xperia Z5 range is now official

Thomas Wellburn
September 3, 2015

Sony has revealed a full refresh to its line of Xperia Z smartphones.

After yesterday morning’s revealing leak, Sony has at last showcased the new Z5 series to the public. Looking almost identical to their predecessors, you’d forgiven for thinking they exactly the same devices as before aside from some subtle changes like the power button alteration. This isn’t just a physical change, as the power button also doubles up as a fingerprint sensor on all devices. Other than the obvious size differences, they’re all identical in physical appearance. The company has released three devices: the Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium.

Similar specs across the range

The smallest Z5 of the bunch, the Compact has a 4.6-inch HD panel which equates to around 323 pixels-per-inch. The Z5 has a slightly larger 5.2-inch Full HD panel which is roughly 428 pixels-per-inch. Finishing up the trio is the Z5 Premium, which has the worlds first 4K smartphone display. With an insane resolution of 3840 x 2160, it has over 800 pixels-per-inch.

All devices run on the current flagship Snapdragon 810 chip, with the Compact receiving a slightly disappointing 2GB RAM and the others getting 3GB. One the plus side, they all the faster DDR 4 memory, which should help speed things up somewhat. MicroSD storage is available throughout the range, which is an added bonus

They also all contain the same 23 megapixel Exmor RS camera sensor, with a physical sensor size of 1/2.3 and a fixed aperture rating of f/2.0. The front camera for each device is a 5 megapixel 25mm wide-angle lens that has Full HD recording ability for Skype calls. Battery capacity for the Z5 and Z5 Premium is a reasonable 2,900mAh, while the Compact squeezes in a more impressive 2,700mAh considering its size.

The new Z5 range will be in available across the globe from October. All phones will run on Android 5.1.1 at launch.

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