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Sony Xperia Z5 specs and release date tipped

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Information concerning the Sony Xperia Z5 appears to have hit the internet, pointing to a September release date among other things.

Sony has made a bit of a mess with its Xperia Z range following the fine Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. It launched the Sony Xperia Z4, but only in its native Japan. We in the West got stuck with the modest overhaul that is the Sony Xperia Z3+.

But Sony seems to be making up for its sloppy work with the Sony Xperia Z5 - at least if recent rumours are to be believed. According to Technodify, the Sony Xperia Z5 will launch in Japan in September, followed by the Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Preimum (Ultra).

What's more, this new flagship phone will represent a significant bump up from previous iterations. Apparently, it will run on a Snapdragon 820 CPU with 4GB of RAM.

The report also claims that the Z5 will pack a fingerprint recognition system - a first for the range. Where this will fit in with Sony's typically unadorned, buttonless OmniBalance design is unclear.

It's also claimed that the Xperia Z5 will come packing the company's latest Sony Exmor RS IMX230 21-megapixel image sensor, which should mark a leap in image quality over the curiously underperforming Z3 range.

It seems Sony will maintain its reputation as the battery life master with a large 4,500mAh battery, too.

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Naturally these are all just tenuous rumours at present, so these specs are far from guaranteed.

Check out what we thought of the Sony Xperia Z3 in the video below.

fried_egg

July 7, 2015, 10:41 am

I thought the Qualcomm 820 was due 2nd half of the year and so unlikely to be in any handsets until the very end of the year / start of 2016... do you have an updated release date for the chip that powers all of this rumour?

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