Sony Xperia Z5 dummy unit allegedly photographed in the wild

Sony Xperia Z5 dummy unit allegedly photographed in the wild
Not long after we saw a promo image that may have revealed the back of the Xperia Z5 Compact, we can now take a look at several leaked photos that reportedly show a regular Xperia Z5 - more exactly, a dummy unit (which should be similar to the real device).

Appeared somewhere in China, the photos unfortunately show the alleged Z5 inside a protective case, though we can still see that the handset's overall design is not too different from that of the Xperia Z3+ / Z4 (but we were already expecting this anyway).

Rumors have it that, just like the Xperia Z3+, the Z5 will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. Other features may include a 21.5 MP rear camera (possibly the one that debuted on the Xperia M5), a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) screen, and 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM. Of course, for now we can't be sure of anything.

Sony might plan to announce the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact next month, at IFA 2015 (4 - 9 September). An Xperia Z5+ may also be unveiled then. All in all, September could be a very important month for Sony, and we'll be here to let you know all about the company's announcements.

via: Nowhereelse (translated)

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Xperia Z5
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Booooring. Better give the compact ois or I'm taking something else

2. ErikMurin

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Uh, I'm tired of this design. It's not bad by any means, but it's just getting old. It's the same situation like with One M9. It looks really good, but we already want something new.

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I really couldn't care less what it looks like, as long as they can pull off that finger print sensor in the power button trick, then the Z5 compact is all mine.

20. discharge unregistered

U.S. The m9 was a huge overrated device that flopped

29. TyrionLannister unregistered

M9 was never overrated.

53. discharge unregistered

I work at t mobile and that out sold iPhone for a bit, till people realized it was crap same as the last and last before that and a crappy camera

33. TMach

Posts: 485; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

What a load of bull crap! Most OEMs have more or less retained the same design language for their top end phones, iPhones (just bigger than they used to be), Samsung Galaxy S line (the S6 only introduced premium materials but looks pretty much the same as S5), HTC, LG G2, G3 and G4 and so on. It is basically a large screen with a frame and innards so not sure what you people expect. Oh and the new iPhone will look exactly the same as the previous iterations yet Sony gets all the hate! The Edge is the only new design in recent times, and save for the pretty much useless curved Edge still looks like the regular S6 for the most part. By the way, I use the S6 Edge but getting a Huawei P8 as my pay as you go phone, my cheap and cheerful knock around phone, if you like. Oh yeah, it looks identical to the Xperia Z line and bears a striking resemblance to the iPhone.....but more like the Xperia, camera and button placements. Please do quit with your belly aching......most top end phones, and I repeat, are basically a large rectangular screen surrounded by plastic/metal/polycarbonate etc.

3. Subie

Posts: 2321; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Hope this is fake. I want to see type C connectors going forward. Also not sure how that power button would double as a fingerprint scanner. Unless there's a more dedicated one on the other side.

21. buccob

Posts: 2955; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The fingerprint scanner is behind the power button... It will use an ultrasonic scanner... But people will still say it isn't revolutionary...

22. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

It's not revolutionary unless it's by Samsung or Apple, because they bought into those brands.

25. TerryTerius unregistered

If I'm not mistaken, that type of fingerprint scanner was developed by Qualcomm. Not Sony.

4. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Sony never learned..

6. carlemillward unregistered

Maybe Sony and HTC should swap designs, and TA-DA! Problem solved... Just Kidding, but on a serious note, they cannot be doing this next year again at MWC2016.

7. aBoss

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

Sony has the best design. Never change it unless you are making the bezels smaller. Even tho this looks fake..

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You can only have the same exact design for so long before people get bored.

63. TMach

Posts: 485; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Its worked pretty well for most OEMs, Samsung, Apple, HtC, LG an so on. Materials have changed but the basic design for most top end phones remains the same!

8. Djz89

Posts: 441; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Boring design, but i think it will br a very capable and awesome device. Like most Xperia z series is. I own a z3 and i fakking love it, and i come from a Samsung gs5

42. gosselin

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I love my z3 compact

10. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Dummy is how I would describe the real Z5. Sony please stop trying with cell phones.

14. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

How on earth are you getting hurt by Sony releasing phones? Very egoistic and stupid comment, wanting less companies to push technology forward.

17. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

It's just basic fanboy mentality. They want their favorite brand to be most successful and want the competitors to fail cuz they feel threatened by them. They don't see how having less phone manufacturers is bad for consumers and the economy in the grand scheme.

34. TMach

Posts: 485; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Don't like it, don't buy it, fairly simple concept, I believe. I personally am all for variety and choice. Sony did inspire Apple after all as stated by Steve Jobs!

11. Tattari

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

can they please release a Z ultra successor ? with legit battery , a bit smaller size , and oh god please much less bezel?

12. banglazbless

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Note5 all everyday.

15. ikenvape

Posts: 306; Member since: May 28, 2014

Na uh! It's clearly a Z4 anyone can see that! No wait I mean Z3.. Z3+? OK Z2 and that's my final offer.

18. discharge unregistered

U.S. Sony will never get thing right!! It's been near the same phone, the Xperia z than z1s now z3 same s**t different toilet now z5 forget it!! I gave up on Apple iPhones too, go with Samsung galaxy series it's the best of all I've used!! And best camera and speed!!

19. discharge unregistered

Just got my note 5 and galaxy s6 edge + both great power horse of a device!!

23. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You bought two phones that are clones of each other except the latter is crapper. On top of that you nearly wasted two grand. Well done.

52. discharge unregistered

Thanks I'm a rep at t mobile for Samsung I paid less than 800, for both but yes they are so nice too beats any sony crap!!

26. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

I don't mind the same overall look, but they really need to move on from the same old tiny weak LED flash and move the headphone jack to the bottom.

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