Remember the days when a 2k screen was top of line? It seems it was just yesterday. Actually it was. However now that Sony has upped the stakes with the announcement of the Xperia Z5 family. At the top of that family the Xperia Z5 Premium with a 4k screen.
This “super flagship smartphone” (Super flagship? Really, is that what other in the media are going to have to call it?) has a 5.5in 4K display, that boasts a pixel density of 801 pixels per inch (ppi). You might need to let that sink in for a moment.
On top of that you are going to get 32GB of storage, 3GB of Ram, a micro SD slot and the infamous Snapdragon 810 processor. Perfect for those winter mornings as you are travelling to work. And back again thanks to the massive 3430mAh battery. Quick Charging 2.0 is confirmed along with NFC and a fingerprint reader on the side of the phone.
Camera wise there is a 23MP camera with an Exmor RS sensor, that is the new Sony sensor which, according to Sony, integrates phase detection technology from the company’s Alpha cameras for the world’s fastest focus time of 0.03 seconds.
Moving on to the other smaller phones in the range the Xperia Z5 and the Z5 Compact both come with the same internals. It is only the screen where there is any difference. The Z5 will be fitted with a 5.2 inch 1080p screen and the Compact will be fitted with a 4.6 inch 720p screen.
The Z5 and the Z5 are due to launch in October, with the Z5 Premium launching a month later. The Premium will be shipping in black, chrome and gold. The Standard has the option of black, white, green and gold and the Compact comes in black, white, coral and yellow. No prices have been announced at this time.