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Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra rumored to come in March 2016 with Snapdragon 820 on board

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Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra rumored to come in March 2016 with Snapdragon 820 on board

According to a recent rumor, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, the world's first smartphone with a 4K display, is not the only ultra high-res smartphone that Sony is preparing. Although when Sony unveiled the Z5 Premium this past week at IFA 2015 in Berlin, many thought that this is the handset that was previously referred to Xperia Z5 Ultra, a new rumor suggests that Sony did not give up on releasing a large-screened phablet under the "Ultra" moniker.

If this new rumor is to be believed, the Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra will come with a 6.44-inch display running a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels (4K), the same 23MP primary camera that Sony has fitted inside the standard Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium, and a large 4000mAh battery to keep the lights on for as long as possible. Furthermore, the handset is said to come with Qualcomm's upcoming high-end mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 820. Paired with 4GB of RAM, which is the rumored amount of RAM that the Xperia Z5 Ultra will feature, the Snapdragon 820 should be able to handle virtually any task that an Android smartphone can perform.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra is said to be unveiled in March 2016. Interestingly. that's after the 2016 edition of Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile trade show of the Spring, which is scheduled for 22-25 February 2016. Given that the rumored unveiling date is six months away, make sure to digest this rumor with the proverbial grain of salt. Even if this is Sony's current strategy, it's not unthinkable for the manufacturer to have a change of heart until the day arrives.

What would you guys think of a 6.44-inch 4K phablet from Sony? 

source: PricePony via Phandroid

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posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:25 7

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Please no Z6 'til next Q4. But I'm glad that the "Ultra" name remains...I thought they ditched it since the Z5 Premium.

"the largest mobile trade show of the Spring, which is scheduled for 22-25 February 2016."
Winter, actually.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 23:30 2

40. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


I hope sony will refresh their lineup with SD 820 asap. Hopefully with the 6th gen.

and....
it would be Z5 ultra IF it launched in 2015.
If it's in 1H2016, it will be Z6 ultra.
For 2H2016 (next Q4) will be the 7th gen. i.e Z7, C7, M7, E7... That's how sony named their phone.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 23:47 1

42. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


They suppose to release it NOW with SD820 !!
And with either 6'' or 6.5'' because of their 4K and then even cooling would be very efficient + 4500mAh or 5000mAh battery
But this gonna cost a grand ! I bet ..

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:26 5

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Could Sony be starting an autumn release for normal flagships and spring release for phablet?

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:32

59. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


that would be a cool release cycle... still 6 months but different flagships..

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:26 1

3. joevsyou (Posts: 849; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


they put 4k in the premium, but forgot to put 2k in the normal version...

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:29

7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


They didn't want to - the Z4v doesn't count.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 20:32 1

15. J3amos (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Sep 2015)


they know that fewer people would buy the premium if the regular had a 2k display make sense..

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 21:17 1

26. MuddyCow (Posts: 67; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


For many QHD is a waste, and like he said, if you want super PPI get the Premium.

posted on 11 Sep 2015, 08:04

62. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


i really don't care about 2k... 1080p is enough for me on a 5" (ish) phone... maybe the z6 will have it though.. either way i'm going to wait it out until the 820 comes.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:28

4. mike2959 (Posts: 560; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


March 2016?? 6 month's from now in the cell phone world is a long time. The 820 won't be top tier. Now don't freak out, I didn't say garbage, I said it won't be top tier.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:33 5

8. Busyboy (Posts: 570; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


The SD820 wont be too tier in 6 months? Seriously? That's when phones with SD820 will start being sold.

posted on 09 Sep 2015, 08:34

60. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


yeah... as much as i love the z5 i refuse to touch it because the 810.. the 820 has (reportedly) fixed all the issues they had before because of the smaller structure and custom core design.. i hope they release a refresh of the 5.2" z5 with the 820 though... and off topic.. maybe even the m9.. which no matter what anyone says is one of my favorite phones on the market. i'm tired of my m7 but i won't upgrade unless there's something worth upgrading to.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:28 9

5. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


aaand I am officially skipping the Z5 Premium for this one..

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 21:39

31. kent-gaga (Posts: 505; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


it might not even be real

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 21:46 1

33. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Sorry I forgot to put 'If it's a real deal' lol

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 23:22

39. techbuttcheex (Posts: 60; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)


It's so great how Sony always has a slate of phones lined up for me to predict my purchase of.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 00:08

44. SonyOwner (Posts: 87; Member since: 21 Aug 2015)


Hope you have enough money to buy any sony flagship smartphone.

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 01:56 2

46. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


I'm not as broke as you are don't worry

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:29 1

6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2117; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


hope the design of the phone changes in 2016, just want to see something different in design.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 21:33 3

28. neela_akaash (Posts: 1216; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I feel the design is just perfect and distinct. Just reduce the upper and lower bezels and it will be more than perfect...

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 10:22

56. gosselin (Posts: 89; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


True the less bezels the better

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 21:34

29. neela_akaash (Posts: 1216; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Sony's flagships stand out in the crowd. And i am really happy with this thing.

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:37 4

9. Zylam (Posts: 843; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


6.44 is a freaking tablet!!! LOL!

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:48 2

10. legiloca (Posts: 1410; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


I don't know.. the OG Z Ultra was considered a Phablet because people kept saying 7 inch onward are considered Tablets

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 20:13 1

13. abdoualgeria (Posts: 459; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Letv one max is 6.33"

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 23:52

43. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


no I have 6'' Huawei Mate 7 and it is perfect .. you'll get usd to it.. :)

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 19:50 4

11. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 594; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Take my money! !!

posted on 08 Sep 2015, 14:06

58. Techist (Posts: 246; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


If Samsung doesn't have any flagship storage beyond 64GB, this might just be my next phone. If the current Z5's are able to get two days on the 20nm SD810, imagine what you could get with the 14/16nm SD 820 with a 4000mAh battery!

posted on 07 Sep 2015, 20:05 6

12. jasrockett (Posts: 78; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I would leave Samsung and buy 2 of these, one for each hand

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