Sony teaser all but confirms that the Xperia Z5 series will come with a hybrid autofocus system

Sony teaser all but confirms that the Xperia Z5 series will come with a hybrid autofocus system
In the past month or so, the rumored Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact have often been at the center of alleged leaks and rumors. After previously announcing its presence at the IFA 2015 consumer electronics show next week in Berlin, earlier today, Sony confirmed that it's gearing up to launch a new smartphone at IFA 2015 in Berlin on September 2nd.

Sony's Great Britain arm recently published a teaser on Twitter that invites fans to "get ready for a smartphone with a greater focus". The smartphone in question is included in the teaser, but we can't really see the design all that well because of the blur. Take a look for yourself:


Now, while reason dictates that the phone in question will be the next Sony flagship, the standard Sony Xperia Z5, the size of the phone in relation to the hand of the user makes us believe that this could actually be the Xperia Z5 Compact. If you're oblivious to rumors and leaks, Sony is expected to unveil both a 5.5-inch Xperia Z5 and a 4.7-inch Xperia Z5 Compact next month at IFA in Berlin. Bear in mind that Sony unveiled its two last major smartphone updates, the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact, at the previous edition of IFA last fall.

Back to the teaser image, it's fairly obvious that the upcoming Sony Xperia smartphone will come with some type of fancy autofocus system. Unfortunately for some fans, this really doesn't say too much about the capabilities of the upcoming Xperia Z5 lineup. Remember that the mid-range Xperia M5 comes with a blazing-fast hybrid autofocus system, and this is a $400 phone we're talking about, not the flag-bearing Sony handset.

Hopefully, the Xperia Z5 line-up will also bring a new sensor (fingers crossed for the Sony IMX240 sensor that Samsung makes use of inside the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge) as well as an updated camera software. With just a little more than a week to go before Sony's IFA 2015 press event, it won't be long before we get to dive in all of the official details.

What do you guys make of this teaser?

source: Sony

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40 Comments

1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Let's hope it has ois and some sick new sensor (Sony always has great features in the camera, software still lacks....)

8. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I have Z3C and am eagerly waiting for Z5C. My hope for the Z5C: *1080p screen (HTC had 1080p on the 4.7" HTC one m7 back in 2013) *Snapdragon 805 - or anything other than the overheating 810 seen in the Z3+/Z4 *Metal frame *Wireless charging *Better camera software

14. TPenn

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

I really like the translucent frame of my z3 compact. Anyways, I DO believe that z5 compact is going to surprise me.

18. RajRicardo

Posts: 503; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

another flagship?? has it been 6 months since Z3+? :|

29. rtcinema

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

I don't know why people keep suggesting old microprocessors. I get it that the 810 had heating issues, but the 801, 805, and even 808 aren't even in the same league. 801/805 are stuck on the 32-bit standard with the rest of the industry moving towards a 64-bit standard. 808 uses DDR3 whereas the 810 uses DDR4 memory. Qualcomm messed up and arguably rushed the 810 to have massive upgrades over all the other chips out there. It proved to be too much in such a small package. They've improved on it and rereleased it, but the public's image has already been ruined. It doesn't mean the new chip is still problematic, but they'd have been better off rebranding it.

10. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'd say let's hope Sony slows the F down and let consumers enjoy their phones for more than a month or two before being outdated.

20. Pogma9

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

Stupid comment. ...what about those wanting to upgrade

27. mixedfish

Posts: 1565; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

All he cares about is being on top, because as you know the best way to show how rich you are is with a $700 phone everyone else also has.

37. RajRicardo

Posts: 503; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

That applies to people who upgrade also. At least let 'em enjoy the flagship status for a few months before being replaced. :\

33. fonelover123

Posts: 153; Member since: May 04, 2015

STILL LOOKS LIKE A BOX PHONE AND SLIPPERY WITH SO MUCH BEZELS

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Sd 810?

3. rsiders

Posts: 1996; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Oh yeah? But will it include OIS and full manual controls because those things exist you know Sony.

4. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I love my Z3 Compact, and will be looking at Sony closely to see if a worthy successor will come (compact or not.) That said, I'm not one for "brand loyalty" per say. I like Sony, and own many Sony products (TV, PS3, Z3 Compact, etc.) but have also owned (and own currently) many different brands as well, and will not hesitate to look elsewhere if Sony disappoints. I always look to buy what I feel is the best at the time, regardless of brand. I hope for the best from them. Competition is always beneficial to the consumer, especially with a strong player (historically) such as Sony. They have shown they are more than capable when it comes to putting out a great product, but, they've also shown that they can disappoint big time with their surprising lack of direction.

5. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Thanks but no thanks will wait for the Xperia Z6/Galaxy S7 with USB Type C and S820 chipset.

34. emperius

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

And when that comes out, another "thanks but no thanks" will be mentioned for the future 8XX chipset. THIS IS the phone you wanted when you said "thanks but no thanks" on the Z3 compact.

6. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

It'd still take bad pictures though, unlike other manufacturers that use their sensors.

9. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

yes, thumbed up for truth, I don't get why sony often make the sensors seen in the best camera phones but fail to deliver the same performance in their own devices using the same sensors.

15. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I know, I had a Sony Xperia Z series once but until they really wow me, never again will I touch an Xperia.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

the irony

7. apamau

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 29, 2014

Having a fastest focus is actually useless if you can't take and save the photo fast. I tried many times, even the new M5, yes, focus fast by it's slow to save the photos compared to any china made phone. sony need to buckle that up on this either hardware / software. it's a big draw back.

11. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Exynos 5433 Anyone, There's Just Know Way They Go With The 810 Right? And The 5433 Would Feel Right at Home In The 1080p Z5c The Performance Would Be Amazing. Hell Maybe Even The 7420 Cause Meizu MX5 Pro Plus Is Getting It.

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If it has a ugly Nokia pure view bump then Sony needs to close up shop right now. They don't understand the mobile market at all.

13. knoxred

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Loving my Z3C, I hope Z5C won't be disappointing

16. vicare2017

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Two slightly stupid questions: 1) What the hell is Grand Britain? 2) Should a Sony phone not take better picture then a lot of other phones? Is it not a Sony camera that is in a few of the Samsung Galaxy S6 phones? And is is not a Sony sensor that in some iPhones?

17. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is Great Britain but even better.

19. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Ultra or nothing.

21. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

For the love of me, pls stop growing the phone sizes, even just the screens! Enough! >_

30. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

If you don't like the "normal" size you have a option for the compact as they are just as good (at sony at least) and they save you 150-200 euros.

36. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

I know, but they grow the compact ones too, even just the screen. Z1C is 4.3". Z3C is 4.6". Z5C 4.7"? Z7C 5"? T_T

38. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

So you rather have a smaller screen in the same body?

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