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Leaked Sony Xperia Z5 images offer close-up of claimed flagship

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Sony’s next major smartphone release is seemingly right around the corner, so the usual pre-launch leak-athon is in full swing.

The latest on that front is a series of images purporting to show a dummy unit of the Xperia Z5.

The new images comes courtesy of French tech site Nowhereelse.fr, which is usually a reliable source for these sort of leaks.

Check out the images below:

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So what do these snaps tell us? Not much unfortunately, as it seems Sony has, once again, opted for its ‘Omnibalance’ design approach that we’ve seen on every Xperia smartphone ever.

We did spot one notable omission – there’s a Micro USB port, which means no new USB-C connection this time around. That’s if this leak is genuine, mind.

The power button has also increased in size, which gels with rumours that we’ll finally see a fingerprint sensor land on an Xperia smartphone.

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Sony is expected to unveil a trio of handsets in autumn 2015, two of which are tipped for launch at September’s IFA tradeshow in Berlin.

Both the Z5 and Z5 Compact are expected to land at the event, while a mysterious Xperia Z5+ is rumoured for an October/November launch.

Will you be buying Sony’s next flagship smartphone? Let us know in the comments.

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Dead Words

August 23, 2015, 2:37 pm

The only way I'd buy a Sony at this point is if they came out and said they were moving to an annual cycle and if the Z5 series had any noticeable improvements or got rid of what didn't work.

iFrank

August 23, 2015, 4:50 pm

Could be imminent, Z3 Compacts are disappearing from stock at a number of retailers!

Johnny Walker

August 24, 2015, 12:09 am

I would buy a Z5+ from Sony. Samsung has completely lost its game and refuses to go beyond 5.7 inches and abandoned the power user market. I want a 6 inch+ phablet with all the latest hardware. Boo Samsung.

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