Alleged Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact leak again, no USB Type-C on board

Alleged Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact leak again, no USB Type-C on board
There have been a lot of leaks regarding two upcoming Sony devices in the past few days, which will most probably end up being the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact. First, we say them alongside an iPhone 6, then a few days later we had a good look at the fingerprint scanners, which will reportedly be embedded into the power button on the side.

A new leak by the same source popped up today, showing us the alleged Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact from the bottom. Thanks to the newest pictures it becomes clear that these devices won't sport USB Type-C ports but will resort to regular microUSB ones. 

There are also no visible flaps on the ports, which could mean two things: either the devices won't be dust-, water-proof, or Sony will employ the same technology that can be found on the Xperia M5 (flapless port and water-resistant phone).

As far as the duo unannounced Sony devices are concerned, there's the chance that we will see them unveiled at this year's IFA trade show. Actually, Sony has already revealed it will host a keynote on September 2, which fills us with hope that the two devices below will debut on that date.
Here's to hoping.


source: @ViziLeaks

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44 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Sony always late when it comes to features so no surprised to see no USB type c Minimum innovation yet maximum price tag.

4. TMach unregistered

Interested to learn how many phones currently on the market have Type C USB ports! Please advise!!

15. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Advise? Oh sure, he might reply you with his second account called "UncleSamWantsYou"...or not, because trolls are pu**ies.

18. gaming64 unregistered

Pussycats indeed.

25. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Is there two different ports on the bigger model?

29. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I don't think so, it is more likely the Eyelet for Straps... every Sony phone has one since its sony-ericsson era... However the Compact doesn't seem to have one and, believe it or not, if it doesn't come with one, it might be a dealbreaker for me... I can live without a case, but ever since I started using a Wrist Strap for my phones, it is a MUST have for me.... In my opinion, a case only provide protection when the phone gets drop, but it is no guaranteed to survive... But a Wrist Strap prevents the falls in the first place...

41. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Yes i agree. Even my Z2 has one hole for straps...

20. ander204

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

no quick charge on USB type c. den its a NO! USB type c is actually downgrade from z3+ in this! well. except there is quick charge 2.5 for USB type C. =D

35. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Any phone that comes out this year with type c will only be 2.0 or 2.1 or 3.0 USB, so you just looking for cable and get nothing new The sd 810 as no USB 3.1 support and going by the specs the ther say no support for 820, so we find out in aug if there will be any phones with 3.1 support for next year But you 100% do not just need a type c port on any phone this year, apart from if it's got may be 3.0 as it's a smaller port but then you need all new cables and normal USB will not work unlike the 3.0 port

5. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Yes i know, just like the s6, m9 and Ip.

14. surethom

Posts: 1667; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

All the high end phones that are being released from last month are having USB-C, S6 was launched ages ago.

21. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

You meen the chinese phones then? I think this is more finding somthing wrong and to hate. All well known ( atleast for the west) like samsung, Apple htc, LG and MS dossent have it either, is the upcomming S6+ comming with it or the 6s? or the note 5 ? if so, mabye they should hurry. But for now i dont see why that suddenly got so imoprtant to wine about. there is more important things to focus on when it commes to the z5 than a fakking USB-c

33. msibinb

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

A few month is ages for u?. Check out for the latest flagship from samsung which they r goin to introduce with micro usb

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope 1+2 as type c with USB 2.0' hm why, what a load of misleading crap

7. msibinb

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Not sony even samsung also with their note 5/s6 edge plus. From the leaks these two also have micro usb

9. mixedfish

Posts: 1552; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Hands up who'd buy any of the other Chinese alternatives instead? *Crickets chirping* Yeah I thought so.

13. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Yeah, because USB-C is a must-have for every phone. Just like the OnePlus 2 with the USB-C 2.0 port, stop crying.

19. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

what do people really consider "innovation" these days? do you want your specs doubled every generation? do you want some wild new technology every generation? do you understand how these things work? we've hit a plateau this year on available phone technologies and instead of being satisfied with a similar upgrade schedule as the past few years (although it HAS slowed down a bit.. still not as drastically as people like to pretend) some people simply MUST flame every company for not including a fishing sensor.. or somehow being able to track heart rate accurately from your phone. or a way to create instant camp fires like the boy scouts. what is it really that you expect from this 'innovation' ? you do realize samsung alone spends BILLIONS on R&D so you can throw up your hands and be like "PSH no innovation samsung. give it to me or you're a dead company"

27. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Although I agree with you the companies are also to blame here. They expect the consumer to pay highly inflated prices on their tech. If I'm paying top dollar I better be getting something better than what I had last year. If Samsung for instance released the S6 for the same cost of the previous generation they probably would have had better sales. Instead they raised the prices similar to what Apple did with the iPhone. The problem here is the Apple has no competition with selling phones that run IOS. Samsung has plenty of competition selling a phone with the same OS as others do. (Apples to Oranges)

26. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

There's no need for C yet. Fast charge is much more appealing feature than a dual sided USB port, which is what it is atm cuz no one is taking advantage of the rest of it yet, atleast not this year, so what's the point? One thing that is terrible is the giant bezels still. Nexus 6 and LG G series has shown that this is pointless now.

39. yajia1

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Im fine with the bezels as long as they have front firing speakers.

2. MattEagle

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

No we did not see them alongside an iphone 6

3. TMach unregistered

You allegedly saw them alongside the iPhone 5 not iPhone 6.......and you guys are supposedly the experts...!

6. msibinb

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Experts maybe b4 not now! now their eyes r plauged by iphone6 and s6. See their explanation for capless usb port. Sony for the last couple of device they r using capless usb and still it is dust and waterproof. Phonearena is acting like they dont know it!!

8. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Slab?

10. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Sony and other Japanese phones just look the same. That boxy design is getting old and pretty damn boring. Come up with something new or quit your mobile business.

11. mixedfish

Posts: 1552; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

We all know you're SuperNova, you can stop wanking yourself. Gosh why are Chinese and Korean phone lovers so annoying here.

24. kabiluddin

Posts: 275; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

This fella is a shameless person. He created god knows how many accounts here on PA. If I have to guess I'll say at least 50. Phonearena keeps banning this person but shamelessly he keeps coming here to troll. His other accounts SuperNova is already banned. Here take a look -http://www.phonearena.com/user/SuperNova He is such a shameless loser. I believe HugoBarraCyanogenmod and all other patriot account is also his accounts. To PA please banned this Racist Bastard who always use his Country/Race to belittle other person and their choice.

30. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Sony fanboys are actually the ones getting so annoying... c'mon with just a bit of criticism and we all know that if this is really the Z5 then Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4 and Z5 just look the same.. accept it!

16. gaming64 unregistered

SuperNova, don't you ever shut your mouth. Your countrymen are very generous and you ain't one of 'em.

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