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Sony Xperia Z5 officially teased with a focus on…focus

We’ve been waiting expectantly for news on Sony’s next flagship smartphone, but we won’t hear much ahead of the official launch.

Fortunately, Sony has released the first official teaser for its next Xperia handset.

The Japanese technology giant posted the following to its Xperia UK Twitter page:

The date referenced falls slap bang in the middle of Berlin’s IFA technology tradeshow, scheduled for the first week (and a bit) of September.

It’s a hot-bed of mobile device launches, and Sony is never shy about unveiling new products at the event.

Also, the arch pictured in the tweet is the Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks.

The tweet itself is rather ambiguous – “a smartphone with greater focus” tells us little other than the camera credentials of this mystery device might be impressive.

But what handset is the tweet actually referencing?

Well our best guess is the long-rumoured Sony Xperia Z5, a follow-up to the Xperia Z3+, which only launched in the UK a few months ago.

The new handset has been heavily rumoured to land at IFA, so this latest tweet certainly fits the bill.

It’s also worth noting that Sony is expected to release a second handset at IFA 2015, namely the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.

Just like last year’s Z3 and Z3 Compact, the Z5 Compact looks likely to be a sized-down version of the Z5, albeit without skimping on the internal specs.

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Don’t forget that Sony is also rumoured to be working on a third flagship smartphone, set to land before the year is out.

That’s the claimed Sony Xperia Z5+ – or Z5 Ultra, according to some leaks – which may turn up in October or November, depending on which rumoured-spinner you listen to.

At the very least, this is official confirmation from Sony that a new Xperia smartphone is coming in September. The TrustedReviews team will be on-hand at the event bringing you the latest from Berlin.

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