Sony Xperia Z5 makes brief video appearance (UPDATE TO FULL LENGTH VIDEO)

Sony Xperia Z5 makes brief video appearance (UPDATE TO FULL LENGTH VIDEO)
If a few seconds of seeing the Sony Xperia Z5 in action is enough to give you goosebumps, check out the video that accompanies this story. The Xperia Z5 and two other variations of the phone are expected to be unveiled at a media event being held by Sony on Wednesday. But before that could go through, a Sony marketing executive from France straight-up confirmed, in the video below, that the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is real, and is going to have the world's first 5.5-inch 4K smartphone screen. Possibly made by Sharp, the screen's pixel density adds up to some 805 pixels per inch.

To those worrying about all those extra pixels taking their toll on battery life, consider that it's very likely that 4K resolution is only triggered while viewing actual 4K resolution multimedia content. The Z5 Premium will stay at a lower resolution, either 1080p or 1440p, for the majority of daily use.

All three Xperia Z5 models whose announcement at IFA we're awaiting will have a new 23MP rear camera and a fingerprint scanner. The latter will be located along the right side of the phones, which forced Sony to put the power button and volume rocker further down the side of each model. And of course, each of the three phones will offer the dust and water proofing feature that has become a trademark of the Xperia Z line.

All three models will be powered by the Snapdragon 810 SoC, which means that they will feature an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. Back in June, Sony admitted that the Snapdragon 810 was running into overheating issues with the Sony Xperia Z3+ and Sony Xperia Z4. Users complained that their phone would heat up while watching Netflix in HD, filming a video, or while playing video games. A run through the CPU-Z system identification tool by the Xperia Z4 showed the device running hot at 154 degrees fahrenheit.

Perhaps Sony will address the issue with the Snapdragon 810 chipset on Wednesday. But go ahead and put all of that out of your mind so that you can enjoy this clip of Sony's new, screen resolution-busting flagship handset.


Here's a mirror in case the video is taken down by YouTube.


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source: Xperia Blog

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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)

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72 Comments

1. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Hmmmmmm. I thought the 4k version might feature a somewhat different design. But ok! Just from the video, it does not look like it has a larger screen though. Anyway. I will definitely consider this my next phone.

26. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

I can see S6 & other phones can also hit >70c (158F) as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlnlW6sOP7w So help me understand this sensational part "A run through the CPU-Z system identification tool by the Xperia Z4 showed the device running hot at 154 degrees fahrenheit."

41. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Good trollin, keep trollin. :)

49. CamaroSS

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

Good trollin, keep trollin. :)

63. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Keep trollin trollin trollin

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

4K display -_- omgg I fear for the battery life !! I thought the 2 day battery was one of main selling point of the Xperia range. Unless the Z5 Premium has a 4000mah battery it won't last a day specially with S810... I remember the first QHD smartphones had an horrible battery life so..

3. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

4k screen has not been confirmed, the latest rumors point to a QHD screen for the 5,5'' version.

4. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

In the video, the phone gets introduced as the world's first 4k smartphone.

24. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

In the full version of this video, he says the 4k version has 1 day batterylife instead of 2 days, and that it is the sacrifice the 4k version had to make to be 4k duh.

30. techbuttcheex

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

People are cross pollinating rumors here. The 4k phone was also stated to have a Snapdragon 820. Different model. This will have a quad HD screen.

47. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Who cares about the battery life? At least all the bacterias on the phone screen can now enjoy a sharp display.

67. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

Hahahaha

59. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Video is in French, the guy confirms 2 days battery even with 4K display.

5. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Z5 Premium will fail. The processor will just overheat and the battery life will be 3h SOT if your lucky. I guess it's still innovation lol

6. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Lets wait for the test and judge then! So far, Sony is doing well in the battery department.

10. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

I hope they figure something out. And I really hope the rumoured chrome Z5 exists, that would be an instant buy

12. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The chrome one looks pretty nice, I agree.I probably would buy the black one. I love that also the frame of the phone is black. I looks like crafted out of one piece.

60. RajRicardo

Posts: 500; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Z3+ scored 7h in battery life department while Z3 scored a solid 10h. mind you Z3+ has a 1080p screen with SD810.

17. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

It won't overheat. 5,5 inch phone has enough room to cool it down and its the v2.1. But Battery life is indeed questionable....

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Sony never seemed to learn

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nope. I have no sympathy for them no more. They said they were going to axe the 6 months cycle and here they go. But wait there's one more thing... a 4K screen when battery tech fails to catch up!

25. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

They did axe the 6 month cycle. Now it's 3 months lol

55. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Do the bashing after the device is officially launched. Apple is also doing the 6 months cycle by adding an "s" after each device model. They're not forcing you to buy their phones every 6 months so you can shrug it under the carpet if you don't like their marketing plan.

56. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Apple releases a new phone every year, not 6 months.

66. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Sony fanboy

72. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

it's not sony he is Blind Fanboy...

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hmmm, that looks like their stock Android type UI. I like their old timescape or whatever they call it better. lol

9. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Great phone

11. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Djeez, they're digging their own grave. Fools! Everyone with common sense avoid these SD810 phones like the plague yet those stupid f**ks keep churning out devices with them. Especially Sony whom ALREADY got the heat (pun intended) with their former SD810 equipped device (which was coincidentally the first to show heating problems!!!!). And then they wonder why their business hits rock-bottom! Do these morrons ever read forums like thise and other? They they even read their OWN forums on their websites? Do they even HAVE a few functioning braincells left? If I was Sony I would HALT ANY device until a proper SoC becomes available to drive their tech properly AND definitely wouldn't use the same troublesome SoC TWICE! FU Sony. The only "decent" device you ever got was the Z1 (and Z1 compact). The rest was compromise after compromise. I will sit this one out. No SD810 devices for me... EVER!

14. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

It all depends on the cooling. If Sony managed to cool the SD810 right, Z5 will be a great performing phone. Look at tablets with SD810. They run fine.

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