Sony has to be the single worst manufacturer when it comes to leaking their own information. The company has done it again, with the Jordanian Facebook account accidentally confirming their announcement plans for IFA in Berlin next week (the info has since been removed).
Sony will supposedly look to launch not one, not 2, but 3 different smartphones. We’ve already heard about the Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, both of which will be the first Sony smartphones to use fingerprint scanners.
Today’s leak gives us an expectation as far as display specs go. The Z5 Compact is apparently coming with a 4.6-inch 720p display. The resolution on that doesn’t sound high, but at 4.6 inches it should be enough for a very clear and crisp image. The regular Xperia Z5 will come in at a respectable 5.2 inches with 1080p resolution.
A third device seems to have jumped into the fold. Sony is looking to bring out an Xperia Z5 “Premium” that should finally put their flagship on par with the likes of the LG G4 and Samsung Galaxy S6. It’ll do so with a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display, and Sony seems to hint that this’ll also make for an increased battery (which is a given with a bigger form factor).
All of the devices will look to share the same 23 megapixel camera sensor which can focus in just 0.1 seconds. The sensors will enjoy a best-in-class aperture of f/1.8, and have a lot of breathing room for light to get in with a 1 / 2.2-inch sensor size.
Finally, all three devices are said to be coming with a fingerprint scanner, which may or may not be awkward to use considering early prototypes had them side-mounted.
Sony took a lot of flak for their lack of innovation and progression with the Z4, so the Z5 Premium is what we get. Can’t say that’s a bad bargain at all.