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Sony Xperia Z5 tipped for September unveiling with SD 820, 4GB of RAM and 4500mAh battery inside?

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Sony Xperia Z5 tipped for September unveiling with SD 820, 4GB of RAM and 4500mAh battery inside?
For those of you who were underwhelmed by the Sony Xperia Z4 and the Sony Xperia Z3+, a fresh rumor has started making the rounds about the Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and the Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra. The latest buzz has Sony prepping all three handsets with the Xperia Z5 expected to be unveiled in Japan during September.

While the Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z3+ were evolutionary, the Xperia Z5 is revolutionary. Although there are no details about the display, the rumor has Sony counting on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC to power the phone. 4GB of RAM is inside and Sony will be employing a fingerprint scanner on the new model. A massive 4500mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The rear camera on the Xperia Z5 is expected to feature the latest 21MP Sony Exmor RS IMX230 CMOS sensor, which will support 4K video recording and HDR capabilities. The same OmniBalance design will be used, which might be a disappointment to some.

Back in April, a somewhat similar rumor had the Snapdragon 820 powering the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Ultra and Xperia Z5 Compact, with 4GB of RAM on board. While that rumor had all three models sporting 1440 x 2560 QHD screens, it also had the Qualcomm Ultrasonic Sense ID fingerprint scanner found on the Xperia Z5 Ultra only. This rumor suggested that the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Z5 Ultra would be completely redesigned and would not sport the OmniBalance design.

An image purportedly showing the Xperia Z5 was leaked, also during April. Clad in metal, the phone had the same camera placement seen on recent Xperia Z models, and featured the new Type-C USB port.

While we do believe in that old saw that says "where there is smoke there is fire," we still suggest taking this story with the proverbial grain of salt. There are some inconsistencies between the two rumors, especially when it comes to the design of the new handsets.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Technodify

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posted on 05 Jul 2015, 05:08 19

1. Ordinary (Posts: 2431; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


If Z5 Compact comes with 1080p expect a new battery flagship champion

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 05:19

3. My1cent (Posts: 370; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


If they got the better Lollipop by that time or the new M instead!

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 07:56 14

21. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


I think they should keep it at 720p.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 10:35

29. waddup121 (unregistered)


4.5k battery ... DOUBT THAT! Everything else tho is to be expected.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 10:42 1

30. kkmkk (Posts: 526; Member since: 06 May 2013)


no please i have the phone as a backup device and i can easily see pixels from not to close distance

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 11:06 5

31. jove39 (Posts: 1921; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


That must be samsung phone with amoled display.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 16:18 1

42. sgodsell (Posts: 4413; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


This Z5 sounds really sweet. The only things that could make the Z5 even better or perfect are two 20 mp cameras for 3D/VR video and camera shots. Also an IR blaster would be great as well.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 17:45 1

45. cheetah2k (Posts: 1700; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Lets hope they've got the thermal management of the 820 right. I'm afraid after the failings of the 810, Qualcomm will be hard to trust - especially when, according to Qualcomm, there is "nothing" wrong with the 810.......

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 19:27 1

48. Niva. (Posts: 431; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


LOL no, it's 2015, I'm against the 1440 trend but 1080 is a must for anything but a throwaway phone now.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 19:55 1

49. sniper1087 (Posts: 529; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


hmm why would you doubt that, there is already a phone with 10k battery available, meaning is not impossible.

posted on 07 Jul 2015, 08:04

60. osbert (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


LOL no

posted on 08 Jul 2015, 21:33 1

64. fyahking (Posts: 963; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


We should keep it 640p like the iPhone 5 and keep the screen 4inches. That's the perfect size for a smartphone screen. Also, make the bezels big and ugly like that as well.:)

posted on 09 Jul 2015, 09:07

65. bur60 (Posts: 876; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


There is a really good reason to go 1080p, my z3c resolution is too low to see my selfmade 20mp pictures good. 720p is not enough to display it.

posted on 25 Jul 2015, 23:58

69. techbuttcheex (Posts: 116; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)


It would be cool if they gave you the choice. Still I expect this to ship in Spring 2016, even Sony's track record.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 05:11

2. ChunkDiesel072014 (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)


I hope they keep the screen from the Z Ultra size up the camera to the same as the Z5 and compact and bring the fingerprint scanner to the Z5 ultra. Put in micro sd slot and we are good to go! Oh and a multiwindow style function wouldn't hurt.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 05:33 13

4. Chuck007 (Posts: 1274; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Finally Sony making some proper flagships! :)

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 05:39 1

5. tango_charlie (Posts: 314; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


That's fake. The details about design and battery capacity don't fit. Same old OmniBalance Design but a 1500mAh bigger battery?! Maybe that comes true in a bizarro universe.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 06:13 17

10. dimas (Posts: 2451; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


That's why the first sentence said "rumors" yes? I'll take you back to the real world: Gionee crammed up 6000mah battery on a 5.5 display device with thickness of 8.5mm so it doesn't hurt to wait what Sony can do in the future ok? Do the whining when the official announcement is made.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 06:36

12. tango_charlie (Posts: 314; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


1. sony shrank the battery size with the Z3+/Z4(Z3 3000mAh vs Z4 2900mAh)
2. The rumors says "same omniballance design" (like Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4). so how do you think a 1500mAh bigger battery would fit into that body? The Z5 Ultra with 4500mAh is possible BUT not the Z5.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 06:57 1

14. mixedfish (Posts: 1298; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Again, as the guy said above, it's a rumor. You don't know if the 'insider' has mixed up the reports and combined the information of several phones. Similar to how the first rumors of the 'Z4' was supposed to be sold as a 1080p and 2k version, except what we got was the Z3+ and Z4v. This can easily be a mix up of the Ultra having the 4500mAh battery and the Z5 having the same.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 07:32

19. tango_charlie (Posts: 314; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Like I already said, an Ultra with 4500mAh is quite possible, but not a Z5 with Z4 design having that battery. There is no room for that capacity. Beside that how credible is the "source"? Time will tell, but it's obviously fake

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 07:56

22. thesims2customs (Posts: 61; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


What's wrong with you, what's not possible? Maybe they upsize the display like 5.5 inch and fit the battery :|
Maybe it is fake, well it is a rumor, so don't take it too serious, dude.. chill out..

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 09:12 3

26. mike2959 (Posts: 570; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Gionee battery size is bs. Most Chinese listed battery sizes are way overstated. Don't believe it.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 21:11

52. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)


Overstated, like the collective intelligence of the human species.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 05:44

6. Djz89 (Posts: 340; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


If true, I will definitely buy it!

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 05:45

7. kobainez (Posts: 431; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


All about the specs are true except the battery

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 05:58

8. dimas (Posts: 2451; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


They can drop the z4/z3+ promotions anytime, it's already tainted with too much overheating issues. The "shi" japanese omen is just too strong on that model.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 06:04 1

9. lakki369 (Posts: 114; Member since: 10 Apr 2015)


C'mon PA.... You said the same about Z4.Series. But There was no Ultra or Compact. And the release date doesn't even fit. If its a September release it would be only 3-4 months gap betwwen z4 and z5. I know Sony is dumb... But I don't think Sony is dumb enough to release a flagship for every 3-4 months.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 06:26 1

11. Djz89 (Posts: 340; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Well, z3+ is not this year flaship so i am happy thay actualy realese a propper flaship this year.

posted on 05 Jul 2015, 16:05

41. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1266; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


And you don't think it's dumb to release a new flagship 3 months later?

The z3+ is a flagship, why do you think it has the latest spec and sold around the world? Sony is stupid but not that stupid I believe this will be the z ultra 2 or compact variant.

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