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.
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