Recently at IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany, Sony lifted the lid on its new flagship, the Sony XPERIA Z5. To the disappointment of many, it only offered a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). Sadly, Sony still doesn’t offer a device with a Quad HD screen (1440 x 2560 pixel-resolution), but this doesn’t mean that the Japanese firm doesn’t have anything better to offer, as its has just announced the Sony XPERIA Z5 Premium, a smartphone with an Ultra HD (4K) screen!
Sony XPERIA Z5 Premium sporting an Ultra HD screen
Let’s first talk about the Sony XPERIA Z5 Premium, a smartphone with the world’s first Ultra HD (4K) screen. It sports a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2160 x 3840 pixels, which works out to a pixel density of over 800 ppi. This will allow users to watch videos recorded in 4K.
When it comes to design, the Sony XPERIA Z5 Premium pretty much keeps Sony’s metal frame sandwiched in between two glass panels, but adds a few twists here and there. These include replacing the circular OmniBalance power/lock key with an elliptical button. The reason behind this is that the button doubles as a fingerprint scanner.
Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz, four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, and an Adreno 430 GPU, coupled with 3 GB of DDR4 RAM. We’re not exactly sure why Sony opted to go with this CPU, especially when it is the same processor that caused overheating issues with the XPERIA Z3 Plus/Z4. We’re hoping Sony has solved the overheating riddle of the Snapdragon 810, especially with that 4K screen.
The Sony XPERIA Z5 comes with 32 GB of internal memory. If you are in need of more storage space, it does come with a microSD card slot.
In the camera department, the Sony XPERIA Z5 sports a 23-megapixel Exmor RS rear-facing camera sensor, which Sony boasts can autofocus in a mere 0.03 seconds. It also comes with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Sony XPERIA Z5 comes with a massive 3,430 mAh battery, which Sony claims can keep the lights going for as much as two days. It measures 154.4 x 76.0 x 7.8 mm and weighs in at 180 g, which is pretty heavy, but at least you get a tough waterproof chassis.
Pricing is yet to be determined, but Sony says that the Sony XPERIA Z5 Premium will be launched globally sometime in November.
Want to know when you can get your hands on the Sony XPERIA Z5 Premium? Stay tuned here at Phones LTD for further announcements.