Sony is on the verge of launching its Xperia Z5 phone at the IFA event in Berlin next week, and rumour tongues have already started wagging. Just like they did before the Z3+ was launched.
But unlike the Z3+ which featured very basic upgrades over the existing Xperia Z3, Xperia Z5 looks like arriving with a bang. Earlier today, Xperia Blog, an unofficial accumulator of news and leaks on Sony's mobile devices, turned up with images of the Z5, claiming that the upcoming Sony flagship will sport, among other things, a 23MP Exmor RS rear camera with six-lens system!
The powerful camera will be a major upgrade over the 20.7MP camera that the Xperia Z3+ features. Apart from it, the rest of the phone looks very similar to the existing flagship, and appeared in the images in white, gold and dark turquoise colours.
Serial tipster Evan Blass has also chipped in, claiming that Sony, through its Georgian Facebook page, has let out which all variants of the Xperia Z5 it intends to launch at the IFA event.
The leak suggests that Sony will be launching the 4.6-inch Xperia Z5 Compact with 720p HD display, 5.2-inch Xperia Z5 with a 1080p Full HD display and the 5.5-inch Xperia Z5 Premium with a 4k 2160p Ultra HD display.
The leak also says that all three variants of the Xperia Z5 will contain a 23MP primary camera with a f/1.8 aperture and a super-fast 0.1 second hybrid 192 PDAF autofocus.
While the leaked specs so far suggest that Sony is aiming to reach out to mid-range buyers as well as premium phone buyers, it will be interesting to see if the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium will be able to turn enough heads ahead of Apple's yearly iPhone launch which is scheduled for September 9. We expect the Z5 Premium to compete directly with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the iPhone 6s Plus.