Sony’s Xperia Z4 launched with only a minimal amount of fanfare when it was announced back in April of this year, but if press images of the newest flagship from Sony are any indicator, then it would appear the Z4 probably was a stopgap device as the company prepped something new.
“New,” insofar that the new handset, as discovered by Xperia Blog view some press images, is indeed a new handset, even if it shares some obvious connections in design to its predecessor. According to the initial report, Sony’s calling the new phone the Z5, and it has a design that’s strikingly similar to the Z4, with at least one exception: The word “Xperia” is engraved into the side of the handset.
Of course, there are other changes, too. First and foremost, the camera has been upgraded to a 23-megapixel shooter, up from the 20.7-megapixel camera that was present in the Z4. The Z5 will also come in varying colors, as is usual for Sony, including a turquoise shade, white, and gold.
That’s not all the Xperia news, though. A recent post published by Sony Georgia, which has subsequently been removed, indicates that Sony will have quite the showing at this year’s IFA in September. According to that post, Sony will showcase the Z5 Compact with a 4.6-inch 720p HD display, the Z5 with a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, and, finally, a Z5 Premium with a 5.5-inch display with a 4k 2160p Ultra HD display. Finally, each of the handsets are said to be rocking the same 23-megapixel camera.
Nothing is official yet, but if it makes any Sony fans feel a bit better, these recent leaks reportedly line up with what serial leaker, Evan Blass, has heard from his own sources. So, take that for what it’s worth.
What do you think of the Z5?