Brand new design, software and camera combo tipped for Sony's next Xperia flagship

Brand new design, software and camera combo tipped for Sony's next Xperia flagship
We've barely cooled off from the Xperia Z4 announcement the other day - an upgraded version of the Z3 that is so far scheduled for Japan only - when rumors about an eventual Z5 started flowing, and now a mysterious tip about a thorough Sony mobile camera overhaul appears.

Famed leakster Ricciolo, who has been spot on with his leaks and predictions so far, especially when it comes to Sony, tweeted what looks a deliberately smudged screenshot, touting a "new Camera/sensor/lens/software" combo, but also a fresh "design/identity" for an upcoming Sony flagship, too. We hope the brand new camera set and phone exterior will come sooner rather than later, as Ricciolo is also including the hashtag sequence #futureflagnotthatfar in the tweet. 

As for what will be new about the camera, we'd wager to guess it might include the fresh IMX230 sensor, and maybe optical image stabilization for the first time in a Sony handset. If the overhauled design looks anything like the dreamy renders that leaked not long ago, the future looks bright for Sony fans.

source: Ricciolo1

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38 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1694; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

so the camera is blurry? OK

2. Geek.T

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

lol u gave me cancer

16. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Well, judging by his username, we can definitely understand that. :P

18. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

If the picture in the article's header is true then i am getting crazy..... but hold on. That's just a fan-imagined concept.....

34. josephnero

Posts: 781; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

That's not fan made.it's from leaked E-mails and made by sony

35. Ashoaib

Posts: 3296; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

that picture is just a concept. Who will make a 12mm brick?

15. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Good observation mate.....

3. Geek.T

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

that will be interesting.now i m so excited for Z5

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I'm not. Not believing Sony anymore, I will wait to see Z5 before any excitement. Z4 is a joke and it's basically Z2 over and over again. I love Z3C though, but screen is too cold and camera is pretty average at best.

12. Oli98SM

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Sony wasn't selling well in Japan so they needed to make something to (kinda) bring back Japan' attention to Sony than to international brands.

33. buccob

Posts: 2972; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The camera is actually better than most of the competition... I have been testing a lot due to all the critics and so far is better than the iPhone 5, 5s, 6 and 6+ in many situations. It is also better than the Galaxy S5, S5 mini. Yes the screen is cold, but to be honest I got used to it after the first day... in compensation it is actually very bright, responsive and fast.

4. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Future flag not that far = minor changes?

17. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Yup....i guess Sony CEO will need a lot more painkiller Better luck next time sony

20. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

So, due to many negative feedback that you received for your previous iPhone selfie profile pic, you finally changed it? Good. Let's hope you behave, Corntoz.

22. bendgate unregistered

Haha, you got trolled.

26. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Better than your indonesian phone makerrr

27. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

He is just like SuperNova guy.

28. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Supernova guy is korean fanboy this corntoss is indonesian fanboy

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

It will run Android........too bad!

7. bendgate unregistered

Looks like your brain caught a malware.

24. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I don't like android anymore, Windows it is!

30. janno

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

I don't like you.

31. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I am hoping for a windows version too. That'll be the day. It's the only thing that will make me upgrade from my M8.

21. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

What other sane OS option is there?

8. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

To many rumors!. But hope this is true

36. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I already to restraint one's mind becuz the real is always not so wow. But if look on positive maybe the new one is the big change for sony.

9. Djz89

Posts: 444; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Oh yes, might be switching to sony afer all if this is true

10. dvassafor

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

If sony seriously release that Japanese version Z4 internationally, I don't reckon tell be around to release this Z5! Bring on the Z ultra (whatever digit) already! sheezus...

11. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

I think that new "Identity" means a new series different than the Z series

19. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

That makes no sense at all. Do you think they will ditch their Z series and start the Y series as their flagship? What's the point? The Z is definitely here to stay. "Y" is just a concept name for the concept design, no one ever said that the "Y" is a new series.

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