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Sony Xperia Z5 makes brief video appearance (UPDATE TO FULL LENGTH VIDEO)

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Sony Xperia Z5 makes brief video appearance (UPDATE TO FULL LENGTH VIDEO)
If a few seconds of seeing the Sony Xperia Z5 in action is enough to give you goosebumps, check out the video that accompanies this story. The Xperia Z5 and two other variations of the phone are expected to be unveiled at a media event being held by Sony on Wednesday. But before that could go through, a Sony marketing executive from France straight-up confirmed, in the video below, that the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is real, and is going to have the world's first 5.5-inch 4K smartphone screen. Possibly made by Sharp, the screen's pixel density adds up to some 805 pixels per inch.

To those worrying about all those extra pixels taking their toll on battery life, consider that it's very likely that 4K resolution is only triggered while viewing actual 4K resolution multimedia content. The Z5 Premium will stay at a lower resolution, either 1080p or 1440p, for the majority of daily use.

All three Xperia Z5 models whose announcement at IFA we're awaiting will have a new 23MP rear camera and a fingerprint scanner. The latter will be located along the right side of the phones, which forced Sony to put the power button and volume rocker further down the side of each model. And of course, each of the three phones will offer the dust and water proofing feature that has become a trademark of the Xperia Z line.

All three models will be powered by the Snapdragon 810 SoC, which means that they will feature an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. Back in June, Sony admitted that the Snapdragon 810 was running into overheating issues with the Sony Xperia Z3+ and Sony Xperia Z4. Users complained that their phone would heat up while watching Netflix in HD, filming a video, or while playing video games. A run through the CPU-Z system identification tool by the Xperia Z4 showed the device running hot at 154 degrees fahrenheit.

Perhaps Sony will address the issue with the Snapdragon 810 chipset on Wednesday. But go ahead and put all of that out of your mind so that you can enjoy this clip of Sony's new, screen resolution-busting flagship handset.


Here's a mirror in case the video is taken down by YouTube.


Thanks for the tip!

source: Xperia Blog

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posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:22 1

1. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 293; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Hmmmmmm. I thought the 4k version might feature a somewhat different design. But ok! Just from the video, it does not look like it has a larger screen though.

Anyway. I will definitely consider this my next phone.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 18:27 5

26. CamaroSS (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


I can see S6 & other phones can also hit >70c (158F) as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlnlW6sOP7w

So help me understand this sensational part

"A run through the CPU-Z system identification tool by the Xperia Z4 showed the device running hot at 154 degrees fahrenheit."

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 21:14 3

41. keithtae (Posts: 400; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Good trollin, keep trollin. :)

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 22:12 6

49. CamaroSS (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Good trollin, keep trollin. :)

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 03:23 1

63. Wiencon (Posts: 1826; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Keep trollin trollin trollin

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:25 5

2. smallworld (Posts: 484; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


4K display -_- omgg I fear for the battery life !! I thought the 2 day battery was one of main selling point of the Xperia range. Unless the Z5 Premium has a 4000mah battery it won't last a day specially with S810... I remember the first QHD smartphones had an horrible battery life so..

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:28 1

3. boosook (Posts: 1430; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


4k screen has not been confirmed, the latest rumors point to a QHD screen for the 5,5'' version.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:31 17

4. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 293; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


In the video, the phone gets introduced as the world's first 4k smartphone.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 17:40

24. bur60 (Posts: 841; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


In the full version of this video, he says the 4k version has 1 day batterylife instead of 2 days, and that it is the sacrifice the 4k version had to make to be 4k duh.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:01

30. techbuttcheex (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)


People are cross pollinating rumors here. The 4k phone was also stated to have a Snapdragon 820. Different model. This will have a quad HD screen.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 22:00 1

47. Swordylove (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


Who cares about the battery life? At least all the bacterias on the phone screen can now enjoy a sharp display.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 06:21

67. King_bilo (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 May 2015)


Hahahaha

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 01:51 2

59. Panino (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Aug 2015)


Video is in French, the guy confirms 2 days battery even with 4K display.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:32 5

5. Busyboy (Posts: 544; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Z5 Premium will fail. The processor will just overheat and the battery life will be 3h SOT if your lucky. I guess it's still innovation lol

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:33 11

6. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 293; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Lets wait for the test and judge then! So far, Sony is doing well in the battery department.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:45 3

10. Busyboy (Posts: 544; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


I hope they figure something out. And I really hope the rumoured chrome Z5 exists, that would be an instant buy

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:53 1

12. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 293; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


The chrome one looks pretty nice, I agree.I probably would buy the black one. I love that also the frame of the phone is black. I looks like crafted out of one piece.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 02:04

60. RajRicardo (Posts: 391; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Z3+ scored 7h in battery life department while Z3 scored a solid 10h. mind you Z3+ has a 1080p screen with SD810.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 16:07 1

17. bur60 (Posts: 841; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


It won't overheat. 5,5 inch phone has enough room to cool it down and its the v2.1. But Battery life is indeed questionable....

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:37 4

7. legiloca (Posts: 1373; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Sony never seemed to learn

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 17:32 1

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10443; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Nope. I have no sympathy for them no more. They said they were going to axe the 6 months cycle and here they go. But wait there's one more thing... a 4K screen when battery tech fails to catch up!

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 17:42 10

25. Busyboy (Posts: 544; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


They did axe the 6 month cycle. Now it's 3 months lol

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:50 2

55. dimas (Posts: 2044; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Do the bashing after the device is officially launched. Apple is also doing the 6 months cycle by adding an "s" after each device model. They're not forcing you to buy their phones every 6 months so you can shrug it under the carpet if you don't like their marketing plan.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:57 2

56. Busyboy (Posts: 544; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Apple releases a new phone every year, not 6 months.

posted on 31 Aug 2015, 05:35 1

66. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 779; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Sony fanboy

posted on 01 Sep 2015, 07:51

72. neela_akaash (Posts: 1157; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


it's not sony he is Blind Fanboy...

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:43 1

8. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Hmmm, that looks like their stock Android type UI. I like their old timescape or whatever they call it better. lol

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:44 2

9. mawhob2222 (Posts: 219; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Great phone

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:46 2

11. epdm2be (Posts: 482; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Djeez, they're digging their own grave. Fools!

Everyone with common sense avoid these SD810 phones like the plague yet those stupid f**ks keep churning out devices with them. Especially Sony whom ALREADY got the heat (pun intended) with their former SD810 equipped device (which was coincidentally the first to show heating problems!!!!). And then they wonder why their business hits rock-bottom!

Do these morrons ever read forums like thise and other? They they even read their OWN forums on their websites? Do they even HAVE a few functioning braincells left? If I was Sony I would HALT ANY device until a proper SoC becomes available to drive their tech properly AND definitely wouldn't use the same troublesome SoC TWICE!

FU Sony. The only "decent" device you ever got was the Z1 (and Z1 compact). The rest was compromise after compromise.

I will sit this one out. No SD810 devices for me... EVER!

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:55 2

14. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 293; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


It all depends on the cooling. If Sony managed to cool the SD810 right, Z5 will be a great performing phone. Look at tablets with SD810. They run fine.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:56 12

15. smallworld (Posts: 484; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Y'all need to stop bashing S810 as if you knew hardware better than Sony's engineers. We all know there are no alternatives this year for an high-end CPU other than S808 or a Mediatek one. If Sony choose the S810 you are going to cry about how the phone overheats, if they choose S808 you will to complain about how that processor is not powerful enough for a premium smartphone and if they decide to put a Mediatek CPU some will criticize them only because it's a chinese processor. You cry about a phone you're never going to buy. What a waste of time. In the end it's all Qualcomm's fault. They should compensate phone makers for all the bad publicity they got because of S810.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:53

13. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Video Doesn't Work.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 15:58

16. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


NVM Fixed It.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 16:11

19. Well-Manicured-Man (Posts: 293; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


How? Not that I am really interested in it.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 17:26

22. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Restarted My PC, When Videos Don't Work I Just Have To Restart To Fix Idk Why Tho. Closing Or Changing Browsers Don't Work.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 16:09 2

18. Feanor (Posts: 680; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


I may like Sony smartphones a lot but I still think that already a QHD display is overkill. A UHD display is plain stupidity considering the toll in battery life. And with the 810 processor on top of it.
Then again if the reviews are good, this is an instant buy for me. Particularly if the dark chrome colour proves to be true.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 16:29 7

20. carlemillward (unregistered)


You could show me the Z3 and say its the Z5 and I'll still believe you.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 16:31

21. msibinb (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


According to Riccolo the leaker z5 premium will have over 3400 mAh battery with full day usage check his twitter account. He confirms the 4k display also

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 18:28

27. afzalzainal (Posts: 56; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Gonna get the premium version...

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 19:26

28. Chuck007 (Posts: 1090; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Doesn't look all that bad but the SD810 is giving all potential buyers the finger.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 19:56

29. therons (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


i don't get it..why sony make it to SD 810?
better using Exynos or Mediatek Helio. or Wait for SD 820 as well.
i waiting for Z5 to replacing my Samsung S6.
I love Sony omni balance design. feels more premium than Samsung S6.
Sony battery life is awesome. . like the waterproof.
Improve camera sensor (software hopefully also), fingerprint, external memori slot and new UI would be better.
or just wait for Z6 next year on February.
I like Samsung S6, but overheat problem (when playing game and using camera) and fast drain battery life is a little bit annoying.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 21:26 1

42. may_czos (Posts: 721; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Exynos is not available for Sony, Mediateks are rubbish compared to SD810. SD820? They'd have to wait for too long, too close to Z6's scheduled launch.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 22:46

50. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I think Sony could buy Exynos chips if they really wanted to, probably costs a lot more than the Qualcomm chips though since Meizu is the only buyer and even Samsung themselves would rather use the Qualcomm chips if they are good enough.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:09

31. Clars123 (Posts: 677; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


For those who don't speak french...Z5 premium with 5.5 inch $k screen confirmed...oh and the Snapdragon 810 as well. The guy also mentions that "2-day" battery life of the Z series is the only sacrifice for the 4K screen on the premium

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 22:08

48. abdoualgeria (Posts: 382; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


Il n'a pas mentionné le processeur

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:14 4

32. xtradax (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Dec 2014)


From the latest video,
sony xperia z5 premuim will be :
1- the first 4k smartphone in the world,
2- 2 days bettery,
3- excellent design,
4- super fast camera's auto focus and x5 zoom

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:18 1

34. Clars123 (Posts: 677; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


dude the guys clearly says it has one day battery life...and that the reduction in battery life is the only drawback of the 4K screen

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:28 2

36. xtradax (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Dec 2014)


You are wrong mate ! , he clearly said "on a jusqu'à 2 jours d'autonomie" which means we have till 2 days of autonomy,but of course in real life usage it will be around one day : )

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:33 1

37. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


Tis what I understood as well.
"Malgres tous cet amelioration nous avons toujours conserve jusqu'a 2 jours d'autonomie'
so in other words 'Even with the improvements we still manage to conserve a 2 days battery life'

something we missed, is he also mentions that the camera module will be able to take optically stabilized pictures. -> 'les images seront optical'

And the auto focus at 0.03.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:39 1

38. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


'les photo tous assez optimal'**

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:29

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


2-day battery is amazing

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:17

33. xtradax (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Dec 2014)


Oh and i forgot the display size will be 5.5 inch for premuim and 5.2 inch for z5

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:26

35. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


Yup, as Clars123
He pretty much confirms that the Sony Z5 Premium will indeed have a 4K screen resolution at 5.5 inches.
He does note that Sony opted to keep the same omni balance design with a few refinements.
Maybe I misunderstood, Clars123, but I thought he said that even with the 4K screen, they still manage to conserve the Z series signature a 2 day battery life? "Malgre la haut resolution, nous avons reussi a conserve une vie autonomie de 2 jours"? Doesn't he say something similar to that?

I'm liking the fact that you can take Superior Auto Pics at over 8 megapixels.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 21:28

45. may_czos (Posts: 721; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


2 day battery life in Z5 and Z5C, one day in Z5 Premium.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 20:57 2

39. ander204 (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Finally can take more than 8MP in superior auto mode =.=

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 21:49

46. JetMK (Posts: 91; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


Tis what excites me as well.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 21:04 1

40. gosselin (Posts: 87; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


In Xperia blog, some people, who I trust because of their previous accurate info, claim that Z5 will come with SD 820 and Z5C with FHD. Can anyone confirm that?

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 21:27 1

43. may_czos (Posts: 721; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


SD820 in 2015? No way.

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:28

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


50% of Z5 with 820, 20% of Z5 with 810, the rest with another processor, depending on where you live. I hope 820 version will come to the US

posted on 30 Aug 2015, 23:35

54. knoxred (Posts: 29; Member since: 23 Aug 2015)


Leaked info keeps changing now. Actually it's getting better and better, fingers crossed

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