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Sony Xperia Z5 dummy unit allegedly photographed in the wild

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Sony Xperia Z5 dummy unit allegedly photographed in the wild
Not long after we saw a promo image that may have revealed the back of the Xperia Z5 Compact, we can now take a look at several leaked photos that reportedly show a regular Xperia Z5 - more exactly, a dummy unit (which should be similar to the real device).

Appeared somewhere in China, the photos unfortunately show the alleged Z5 inside a protective case, though we can still see that the handset's overall design is not too different from that of the Xperia Z3+ / Z4 (but we were already expecting this anyway).

Rumors have it that, just like the Xperia Z3+, the Z5 will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. Other features may include a 21.5 MP rear camera (possibly the one that debuted on the Xperia M5), a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) screen, and 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM. Of course, for now we can't be sure of anything.

Sony might plan to announce the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact next month, at IFA 2015 (4 - 9 September). An Xperia Z5+ may also be unveiled then. All in all, September could be a very important month for Sony, and we'll be here to let you know all about the company's announcements.


via: Nowhereelse (translated)

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posted on 21 Aug 2015, 15:47

1. bur60 (Posts: 848; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Booooring. Better give the compact ois or I'm taking something else

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 15:48 13

2. ErikMurin (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Uh, I'm tired of this design. It's not bad by any means, but it's just getting old. It's the same situation like with One M9. It looks really good, but we already want something new.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 16:39 3

13. Finalflash (Posts: 3107; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I really couldn't care less what it looks like, as long as they can pull off that finger print sensor in the power button trick, then the Z5 compact is all mine.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 19:16 2

20. discharge (unregistered)


U.S. The m9 was a huge overrated device that flopped

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 00:42 5

29. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


M9 was never overrated.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 10:33 1

53. discharge (unregistered)


I work at t mobile and that out sold iPhone for a bit, till people realized it was crap same as the last and last before that and a crappy camera

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 03:47 5

33. TMach (Posts: 457; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


What a load of bull crap! Most OEMs have more or less retained the same design language for their top end phones, iPhones (just bigger than they used to be), Samsung Galaxy S line (the S6 only introduced premium materials but looks pretty much the same as S5), HTC, LG G2, G3 and G4 and so on. It is basically a large screen with a frame and innards so not sure what you people expect. Oh and the new iPhone will look exactly the same as the previous iterations yet Sony gets all the hate!

The Edge is the only new design in recent times, and save for the pretty much useless curved Edge still looks like the regular S6 for the most part. By the way, I use the S6 Edge but getting a Huawei P8 as my pay as you go phone, my cheap and cheerful knock around phone, if you like. Oh yeah, it looks identical to the Xperia Z line and bears a striking resemblance to the iPhone.....but more like the Xperia, camera and button placements.

Please do quit with your belly aching......most top end phones, and I repeat, are basically a large rectangular screen surrounded by plastic/metal/polycarbonate etc.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 15:50 2

3. Subie (Posts: 747; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Hope this is fake. I want to see type C connectors going forward. Also not sure how that power button would double as a fingerprint scanner. Unless there's a more dedicated one on the other side.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 19:39 5

21. buccob (Posts: 2566; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


The fingerprint scanner is behind the power button... It will use an ultrasonic scanner...
But people will still say it isn't revolutionary...

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 20:05 1

22. mixedfish (Posts: 1181; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


It's not revolutionary unless it's by Samsung or Apple, because they bought into those brands.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 20:41 4

25. TerryTerius (Posts: 1794; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


If I'm not mistaken, that type of fingerprint scanner was developed by Qualcomm. Not Sony.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 15:56 2

4. legiloca (Posts: 1391; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Sony never learned..

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 15:59 12

5. Exige85 (Posts: 143; Member since: 12 Aug 2015)


The C5 ultra has a better design

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 17:17 1

16. monoke (Posts: 351; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


You would think they would bring the side bezel-less look over to the newer models? I don't know why not. That's a hot look!

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 20:09 2

24. mixedfish (Posts: 1181; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


And all you guys were saying the C5 had an ugly asymmetrical look when it leaked LOL

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:15

36. Duskun (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 May 2015)


Agreed

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:34

41. maestri (Posts: 24; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


I like C5 Ultra too

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:50

46. ozbolt (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Nov 2014)


Yeah it's bezel - free

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 10:34

54. discharge (unregistered)


Ya its plastic just below the screen!! Cheeeeep!!

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 17:57 1

55. youngforever (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Apr 2015)


But C5 Ultra looks new and fresh, and that's what Sony should do to Z5, bring something new to the Z series which is getting a bit boring

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:58

49. TPenn (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


C5 Ultra could be the Made for Bond phone...

posted on 23 Aug 2015, 10:41

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


Yes Z5 ultra looks new and creative and that's what Sony has to bring to its flagship phone.

posted on 23 Aug 2015, 10:42

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


C5 Ultra I mean

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 15:59

6. carlemillward (unregistered)


Maybe Sony and HTC should swap designs, and TA-DA! Problem solved...
Just Kidding, but on a serious note, they cannot be doing this next year again at MWC2016.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 16:03 5

7. aBoss (Posts: 105; Member since: 15 Sep 2014)


Sony has the best design. Never change it unless you are making the bezels smaller.

Even tho this looks fake..

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 16:07 3

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You can only have the same exact design for so long before people get bored.

posted on 23 Aug 2015, 12:02

63. TMach (Posts: 457; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Its worked pretty well for most OEMs, Samsung, Apple, HtC, LG an so on. Materials have changed but the basic design for most top end phones remains the same!

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 16:07 1

8. Djz89 (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Boring design, but i think it will br a very capable and awesome device. Like most Xperia z series is. I own a z3 and i fakking love it, and i come from a Samsung gs5

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:37 1

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


I love my z3 compact

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 16:08

10. jsjammu (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


Dummy is how I would describe the real Z5. Sony please stop trying with cell phones.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 16:55 5

14. wargreymon (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


How on earth are you getting hurt by Sony releasing phones? Very egoistic and stupid comment, wanting less companies to push technology forward.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 17:24 6

17. monoke (Posts: 351; Member since: 14 Mar 2015)


It's just basic fanboy mentality. They want their favorite brand to be most successful and want the competitors to fail cuz they feel threatened by them. They don't see how having less phone manufacturers is bad for consumers and the economy in the grand scheme.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 03:52

34. TMach (Posts: 457; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Don't like it, don't buy it, fairly simple concept, I believe. I personally am all for variety and choice. Sony did inspire Apple after all as stated by Steve Jobs!

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 16:10

11. Tattari (Posts: 24; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


can they please release a Z ultra successor ? with legit battery , a bit smaller size , and oh god please much less bezel?

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 16:21 2

12. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Note5 all everyday.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 17:11 1

15. ikenvape (Posts: 183; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Na uh! It's clearly a Z4 anyone can see that! No wait I mean Z3.. Z3+? OK Z2 and that's my final offer.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 19:13 3

18. discharge (unregistered)


U.S. Sony will never get thing right!! It's been near the same phone, the Xperia z than z1s now z3 same s**t different toilet now z5 forget it!! I gave up on Apple iPhones too, go with Samsung galaxy series it's the best of all I've used!! And best camera and speed!!

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 19:15 1

19. discharge (unregistered)


Just got my note 5 and galaxy s6 edge + both great power horse of a device!!

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 20:07 5

23. mixedfish (Posts: 1181; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


You bought two phones that are clones of each other except the latter is crapper. On top of that you nearly wasted two grand. Well done.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 10:31

52. discharge (unregistered)


Thanks I'm a rep at t mobile for Samsung I paid less than 800, for both but yes they are so nice too beats any sony crap!!

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 22:19

26. Swordylove (Posts: 198; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


I don't mind the same overall look, but they really need to move on from the same old tiny weak LED flash and move the headphone jack to the bottom.

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 23:45 2

27. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


When a die hard Sony fan like me says 'I am disappointed' looking at the very first picture, it means they're doing it wrong...

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 00:34

28. Loveneesh (Posts: 179; Member since: 14 Jul 2015)


Sony XPERIA z series carries same design because it's no need to change but they should to some hardwork in the hardware.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 01:24

30. willywanta (Posts: 291; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Oh dear. The same boring design everytime.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 02:59

31. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Z1 and Z2 are great phone with design at the time. No more since Z3 sony fans should stop defending them. Sd810 with Qhd lol?

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 03:37 1

32. Chuck007 (Posts: 1114; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Come on Sony that flash doesn't belong to a flagship..

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:05

35. goodenough (Posts: 82; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


Metal all way...

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:19 2

37. JKauzer (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Omni balance design is dated... Still no glass back? That is good

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:23

38. nycguy54 (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Dec 2014)


This is the Made for Bond phone? C5 Ultra looks much better

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 07:02

51. yanish (Posts: 49; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Because C5U is the one lol

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:28 3

39. Kozma (Posts: 8; Member since: 18 May 2015)


Not that good but not that bad I hope Z5C will impress us like Z3C did

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:44

44. ESilber (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Feb 2015)


Z3C is a great device

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:32 4

40. maestri (Posts: 24; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


Skip IFA and wait for 820

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:43

43. ESilber (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Feb 2015)


We don't know how things gonna turn out. I like metal though

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:47

45. woodsideguy (Posts: 23; Member since: 27 Nov 2014)


No one likes Omni balance any more

posted on 23 Aug 2015, 03:45

57. MoCommodore (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Aug 2015)


I do. In fact, it's the main reason I bought Z2 and will buy Z5 ;-)

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:52

47. dino1019 (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Dec 2014)


It looks nice to me

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 06:56

48. TPenn (Posts: 47; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


What makes you think it will come with QHD?

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 07:01 1

50. yanish (Posts: 49; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Sony has to know that they won't sell Xperia unless they ditch omni balance

posted on 23 Aug 2015, 03:54

58. MoCommodore (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Aug 2015)


As I said before, Omni Balance is the main reason I bought Z2 and will buy Z5 :-)

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