Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium will be launched in Canada, no word on a US release

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium will be launched in Canada, no word on a US release
Sony this week announced no less than three new Android smartphones, all unveiled at IFA 2015 in Berlin: Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Premium. Sony said that the Z5 and Z5 Compact would be released starting October, while the Z5 Premium should hit the market one month later, in November. The company didn't say if any of the new handsets would be available in the US, but we now know that two of them are going to be sold north of the border, in Canada.

Sony confirmed via Twitter that both the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium will be released in Canada sometime "later this fall." Pricing details haven't been announced, but, based on the handsets' prices for the UK and Europe, they could cost around $700 and $800, respectively.

As for the US market, CNET has it that, according to a T-Mobile spokeswoman, the carrier currently doesn't plan to offer any of the three Z5 handsets, while Verizon declined to comment. Of course, this doesn't mean that the new Xperia line can't make it to the US at some point.

Both the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium are dust- and water-resistant, feature fingerprint scanners, and are powered by octa-core Snapdragon 810 processors. However, while the regular Z5 sports a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the Z5 Premium has a 5.5-inch 4K (2160 x 3840 pixels) display, being the world's first smartphone to offer such a crazy screen resolution. You can find out more about the two handsets by checking out our Xperia Z5 hands-on, and our Xperia Z5 Premium hands-on.


sources: Sony Canada (Twitter), CNET via Xperia Blog

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Xperia Z5 Premium
  • Display 5.5 inches
    3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3430 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
Xperia Z5
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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