Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra rumored to come in March 2016 with Snapdragon 820 on board

Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra rumored to come in March 2016 with Snapdragon 820 on board

According to a recent rumor, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, the world's first smartphone with a 4K display, is not the only ultra high-res smartphone that Sony is preparing. Although when Sony unveiled the Z5 Premium this past week at IFA 2015 in Berlin, many thought that this is the handset that was previously referred to Xperia Z5 Ultra, a new rumor suggests that Sony did not give up on releasing a large-screened phablet under the "Ultra" moniker.

If this new rumor is to be believed, the Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra will come with a 6.44-inch display running a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels (4K), the same 23MP primary camera that Sony has fitted inside the standard Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium, and a large 4000mAh battery to keep the lights on for as long as possible. Furthermore, the handset is said to come with Qualcomm's upcoming high-end mobile SoC, the Snapdragon 820. Paired with 4GB of RAM, which is the rumored amount of RAM that the Xperia Z5 Ultra will feature, the Snapdragon 820 should be able to handle virtually any task that an Android smartphone can perform.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra is said to be unveiled in March 2016. Interestingly. that's after the 2016 edition of Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile trade show of the Spring, which is scheduled for 22-25 February 2016. Given that the rumored unveiling date is six months away, make sure to digest this rumor with the proverbial grain of salt. Even if this is Sony's current strategy, it's not unthinkable for the manufacturer to have a change of heart until the day arrives.

What would you guys think of a 6.44-inch 4K phablet from Sony? 

source: PricePony via Phandroid

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63 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Please no Z6 'til next Q4. But I'm glad that the "Ultra" name remains...I thought they ditched it since the Z5 Premium. "the largest mobile trade show of the Spring, which is scheduled for 22-25 February 2016." Winter, actually.

40. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I hope sony will refresh their lineup with SD 820 asap. Hopefully with the 6th gen. and.... it would be Z5 ultra IF it launched in 2015. If it's in 1H2016, it will be Z6 ultra. For 2H2016 (next Q4) will be the 7th gen. i.e Z7, C7, M7, E7... That's how sony named their phone.

42. MSi_GS70 unregistered

They suppose to release it NOW with SD820 !! And with either 6'' or 6.5'' because of their 4K and then even cooling would be very efficient + 4500mAh or 5000mAh battery But this gonna cost a grand ! I bet ..

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Could Sony be starting an autumn release for normal flagships and spring release for phablet?

59. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

that would be a cool release cycle... still 6 months but different flagships..

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

they put 4k in the premium, but forgot to put 2k in the normal version...

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They didn't want to - the Z4v doesn't count.

15. J3amos

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 05, 2015

they know that fewer people would buy the premium if the regular had a 2k display make sense..

26. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

For many QHD is a waste, and like he said, if you want super PPI get the Premium.

62. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

i really don't care about 2k... 1080p is enough for me on a 5" (ish) phone... maybe the z6 will have it though.. either way i'm going to wait it out until the 820 comes.

4. mike2959

Posts: 692; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

March 2016?? 6 month's from now in the cell phone world is a long time. The 820 won't be top tier. Now don't freak out, I didn't say garbage, I said it won't be top tier.

8. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

The SD820 wont be too tier in 6 months? Seriously? That's when phones with SD820 will start being sold.

60. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

yeah... as much as i love the z5 i refuse to touch it because the 810.. the 820 has (reportedly) fixed all the issues they had before because of the smaller structure and custom core design.. i hope they release a refresh of the 5.2" z5 with the 820 though... and off topic.. maybe even the m9.. which no matter what anyone says is one of my favorite phones on the market. i'm tired of my m7 but i won't upgrade unless there's something worth upgrading to.

5. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

aaand I am officially skipping the Z5 Premium for this one..

31. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

it might not even be real

33. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Sorry I forgot to put 'If it's a real deal' lol

39. techbuttcheex

Posts: 202; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

It's so great how Sony always has a slate of phones lined up for me to predict my purchase of.

44. SonyOwner unregistered

Hope you have enough money to buy any sony flagship smartphone.

46. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'm not as broke as you are don't worry

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hope the design of the phone changes in 2016, just want to see something different in design.

28. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I feel the design is just perfect and distinct. Just reduce the upper and lower bezels and it will be more than perfect...

56. gosselin

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

True the less bezels the better

29. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Sony's flagships stand out in the crowd. And i am really happy with this thing.

9. Zylam

Posts: 1808; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

6.44 is a freaking tablet!!! LOL!

10. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I don't know.. the OG Z Ultra was considered a Phablet because people kept saying 7 inch onward are considered Tablets

13. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Letv one max is 6.33"

43. MSi_GS70 unregistered

no I have 6'' Huawei Mate 7 and it is perfect .. you'll get usd to it.. :)

11. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Take my money! !!

58. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

If Samsung doesn't have any flagship storage beyond 64GB, this might just be my next phone. If the current Z5's are able to get two days on the 20nm SD810, imagine what you could get with the 14/16nm SD 820 with a 4000mAh battery!

12. jasrockett

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I would leave Samsung and buy 2 of these, one for each hand

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