Rumor: Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Ultra coming in Q4 with new design

Rumor: Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Ultra coming in Q4 with new design
The Sony Xperia Z4 has yet to be introduced, and already there is speculation brewing about the Sony Xperia Z5, Sony Xperia Z5 Compact and Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra. Better run to the spice rack and grab that tin of Morton's because you need to take this story with a grain of salt, maybe more. According to this report, which was published on Monday, the Sony Xperia Z4 is going to launch in the middle of this year. So far, so good.

But the story here is that the manufacturer is returning to its old ways and will be back with its next flagship model during the fourth quarter of this year. The Xperia Z5 could be pushed back to January 2016 if the Snapdragon 820 SoC is not ready for mass production in time for a fourth quarter 2015 launch.

Sony had been on a schedule that had it rolling out new flagship models every 6 months. But amid sluggish sales, the company had pulled back from that frenetic time schedule. If this rumor is legit, it would appear that Sony has had a change in mind.

According to the rumor, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Ultra will both be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset. It is unknown what will be under the hood of the Xperia Z5 Compact. Also, the Xperia Z5 Ultra phablet will be the first Sony model to feature a fingerprint scanner. Sony will allegedly employ the Ultrasonic Sense ID produced by Qualcomm for this task.

Unlike the Xperia Z4, which will carry a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen in some markets, the Sony Xperia Z5 and Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra will use the QHD screen in all regions where it will be available, and both models will come with 4GB of RAM inside. New cameras are coming with the Xperia Z5 line, although they will not offer OIS. The report says that Sony is still one to two years away from utilizing OIS in its smartphone cameras.

And for those who complain that Sony hasn't changed the design on their flagship models that much, this rumor says that a whole new look is coming with the Xperia Z5 line. We can imagine that there are plenty of Sony fans hoping that this rumor turns out to be true.

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source: AndroidOrigin

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50 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Updated Omnibalance design? Talk about FINALLY!

17. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Not updated. Ditched.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5718; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Xperia Z3 is updated Omnibalance design Though a minor update, an update none the less But personally I prefer the Xperia Z/Z1's design more than the Z3's

39. the_matchless

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Just a note, I've owned all Z, Z1 Z2 & Z3 and I must say in overall usage Z3's design is the best among them all followed by the Z2. Although I do agree that the pictures tell a rather different story. I dunno why the silver green version of the Z3 didn't get as much attention or Market cause I am probably one of the few who have seen the device in reality and I must say the pictures of the silver green device don't tell any thing. In my opinion it is the best and the most premium looking among them all.

47. cheetah2k

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The plastic corners on the Z3 is something I hate, but I get it - I dinged the metal corners on my Z1 too easily and it looked terrible after about 3 months of use - where as my Z3 with same treatment, still looks new In any case, I think the Z4 will not be a hit, the flawed 810 not good enough for me to upgrade. Lets see what the Z5 looks like later in the year

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Are you fucking serious? Now I've to wait until Q4 or 2016 Q1 for the new design and more flagship series? Dammit, if this is true, then the way Sony plan things are fucked up.

8. maherk

Posts: 6926; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You shouldn't take such news seriously. There is no way Sony is going to release 2 models of their main flagship in less than 6 months, Sony made it clear that it was quiting the 6 month refresh strategy for good back in September 2014, and based on the leaks of the Z4, the date on the homescreen is always pointing out on a Spetember 2015 release date for the Z4. This is just a rumor to repel potential Z4 buyers from going with their purchase.

18. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

They won't release two flagships in less than 6 months, Z3 Neo is expected in May and Z4 (not Z5) near the end of this year or even in 2016. There will be no flagship in September.

45. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I agree . Much of this makes no sense. Why would it take SONY 2 years to utilize OIS on their new IMX 230. We see great results from the IMX 240 on Note 4 and S6 with the large Sensor and 16 megapixels. I am hoping to see an upgraded Camera from Sony on Z4 Compact and Z4- they must come close or surpass S6 Camera for the impact they need IMO. And the window is open for their longer lasting Batteries on Z4 and Z4C.

9. maherk

Posts: 6926; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You shouldn't take such news seriously. There is no way Sony is going to release 2 models of their main flagship in less than 6 months, Sony made it clear that it was quiting the 6 month refresh strategy for good back in September 2014, and based on the leaks of the Z4, the date on the homescreen is always pointing out on a Spetember 2015 release date for the Z4. This is just a rumor to repel potential Z4 buyers from going with their purchase.

12. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Exactly. And I've actually seen a few leakers who said the Z4 leaks weren't of the Z4, but the Z3 Neo so you never know.

19. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It's just the name. The article is about the Z4.

29. KENTOZ

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Yep....same old boring design Sony has run out innovation and creativity Example: water resistant phone, are going to use it while take a shower + j*rking off??? or swimming in shallow water and taking pictures ???

33. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

@KENTOZ It's true they did the same design for many phone but about innovation ? They are the one of the best in the world. but they are just weak on marketing strategy maybe it's about japanese honour style.

35. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Nobody wants to hear your sick fantasies.

38. borischan

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

But I do both of these things already ;(

43. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

@mixedfish you talking to me or him ? I don't know but i think he is just said true story. =D

3. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Huh I wonder why Sony is having a tough time selling phones and tablets...

4. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Damnit. Can't buy a S6 edge yet.... I have to see what the Z5 compact will offer.

5. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Goood ..i like That ..now bring the z4 :)

6. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

This must be a rumor comming from the competition or a hater. The only thing this article does is hurt sony's sales. If there is a z4 ultra you can bet there won't be a z5 ultra same goes for the compact those models are released once a year. Sony said they'd be shifting away from the 6month cycle. So going back to it would be weird. I'll wait and see what kind of tablet compact they'll make or maybe even wait untill they get a big tablet with a magnetic port or wireless charging. Don't want to go back to micro usb charging.

7. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Sony said that leaving the 6 month cycle is a false rumor, they never went with that. They just delayed Z4 because of the lack of innovation. BTW z1 compact z3 compact, so next is z5 compact. This seems pretty legit

40. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Where did you read that sony said it was false? I only read the article about taiwan and that they'll extend the life cycle of a phone "at least" in taiwan. So maybe more. About the z1c you're right but i guess it's probably just because the flagship changed every 6months and the compact 1 a yr. I was expecting the ultra to do the same but got the tablet compact instead

20. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Ultra and Compact are going to debut between Q4 2015 and Q1 2016. Article is about them. Before that they're going to shot Z3 Neo (in May) and a couple of midrangers (probably at IFA).

41. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

ok but then they'll be called z5c/u? They say z5, z5 compact and z5 ultra in the title. Maybe they'll continue to release 2 devices a year until they are on the same number as samsung and apple? Maybe they'll drop the 4 and go straight to 5?

10. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Soo salty. I hope the compact is a 5 incher. Ill probaby be a G4 owner by the time these guys get released.

11. josephnero

Posts: 781; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

vizi leaks confiremed the leaked device is not Z4.it will be called Z3neo.Z4 will come at IFA along with Z4 compact and ultrahttps://twitter.com/vizileaks/status/587601278106206209

21. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

We won't see any new Sony's flagship at IFA.

13. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Z5? wtf sony

22. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

The article is about Z4. Before that we'll see updated Z3 called Z3 Neo.

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