Sony has finally announced the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium for the Indian market. Both the devices were unveiled at the IFA 2015 in Berlin last month, and they will constitute Sony’s new flagship series. Both Xperia Z5 and the Z5 premium will retail in Dual SIM variants in India. Interestingly, Sony has decided not to bring the Xperia Z5 Compact to India.
As always, Xperia’s forte still remains the strong imaging capability thanks to the new ½.3 Exmor RS module which will replace the earlier 20.7-Megapixel G-Lens module. The autofocus is apparently so fast that you can take a snap in the Xperia Z5 in just under 0.03 second which is ironically lesser than the time taken to blink. Secondary camera comes in the form of a 5-Megapixel 25mm sensor with FHD and Steady Shot mode.
The Xperia Z5 is fitted with a 5.2-inch FHD display and is powered by the rather infamous Snapdragon 810 SoC paired with a 3GB of RAM. The fingerprint sensor in the Xperia Z5 is touted as the most accurate in the industry as it can register up to five fingerprints and the best part is the fact that the fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button which is ergonomically beneficial as opposed to the rear fingerprint sensor.
On the storage front the phones leave no stones unturned as they offer 32GB of Internal storage along with a microSD card slot that can accommodate a whopping 200GB of additional memory.
Unlike many other flagships Sony has not ditched the IP68 standards citing design limitations and the Xperia Z5 and the Z5 Premium are the few flagship premium smartphones that offer water resistant and dust proofing abilities. Unsurprisingly Sony has skipped the Xperia Z5 Compact for the Indian market and considering the fact that it came with compromises like 720p display it would have failed to attract the prospective buyers.
Furthermore, the LDAC codec promises to deliver a 3-fold improvement over the basic audio streaming and the device also comes with a pair of speakers at the front, somewhat similar to the HTC Boomsound.
Sony Xperia Z5 will be sold in Graphite black and gold Green colours whereas the Xperia Z5 Premium will come draped in Chrome and Gold colors. The Xperia Z5 premium will be priced at Rs 62,990 and the Z5 will be priced at Rs 52,990. Both the phones will be bundled with smart cover worth Rs 3500 along with digital content worth Rs 4000. The Xperia Z5 will be available starting October 23rd, whereas the Xperia Z5 Premium will start selling from November 7th.