Sony Xperia Z5 IFA 2015 event liveblog

Sony is rumored to have brought the big guns at IFA 2015: an all new Sony Xperia Z5 family is waiting to get officially revealed and rumors claim that among the new phones are the Xperia Z5 Premium, Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is definitely the phone to watch among these three: it's rumored to become the first smartphone with a 4K Ultra HD display (3840 x 2160 pixels of resolution). Do you really need such a high resolution on a phone? That's an open question and we certainly hope that Sony provides a reason that is different that 'more for the sake of having more'.

Apart from that, the new Xperia Z5 is expected to arrive with the regular bump in processor and performance, and we're also stoked about the new Xperia Z5 Compact that is expected to feature a top of the line chip in a compact body. Isn't the latter something that's been sorely missing from the smartphone world?

Let's see if all of those predictions come true. Follow our liveblog of the Sony Xperia Z5 IFA 2015 official event right here.



1. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

They are still promising 2 day battery life with 4K screen. Really want to see them pull this off. Go Sony!

2. scramasax

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 07, 2015

I am just the same: What kind of battery size and battery optimization can they get to guarantee 2 day battery life with 4K screen ?!...

10. rtcinema

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Everyone seems to misunderstand battery drain from a screen doesn't scale linearly with more pixels. The bulk of your battery drain in a screen comes from backlighting. The backlighting has nothing to do with the resolution. The energy used in pixel switching is a small amount in comparison to the lighting. With a 4k resolution it means the transistors will be even smaller and more efficient.

3. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

it's all about the premium today, nobody cares about another Z3+ with different body, the premium is the only one capable of bringing something new to the table

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

New isn't always great. 4K might be new on a phone but its beyond unnecessary and battery killer

5. Dark-Ice

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Well I bought a Z3 Compact a few weeks ago and I'm really satisfied with it. Probably next year I'll be aiming to the new Z5 Compact, purely because I f**king love it's size, and if the performance is almost excellent in the Z3C I'm sure this one will surely rock.

6. AZNHA unregistered

first smartphone with 4K display ? wow how about battery life ?

11. rtcinema

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Still advertised at 2 days. Not surprising since the screen will remain around the same brightness. 4x the resolution != 4x the battery drain.

7. sportsmc3

Posts: 21; Member since: May 25, 2015

the phones will definitely be expensive, which will be bad for sales :/ but the new phones looked really nice.

8. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

1080p lovers seriously you guys need to move on! We all know that there is hardly any difference between 1080p, 2k and 4k but it will definitely be forced on us so move on!

9. dimas

Posts: 3384; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

s**t they really did went for the 810. Gonna watch btekt's reviews in the future before buying this.

12. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Yeah despite all the bad vibe about SD810 they're still using it. Also 4K screen is just overkill.

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