Sony has created a bit of a mess with its most recent smartphones from the Xperia line. The company had initially announced the flagship Xperia Z4 only in Japan and a few other countries, but then it realized that wasn’t the smartest move and it unveiled the Xperia Z3+, which was pretty much the same Xperia Z4, only with a different name, and for a much broader audience.
But with the upcoming Xperia Z5, it seems that Sony is back to a healthier and easier to understand release schedule, as the handset is expected to be announced at this year’s IFA conference in Berlin, the same place where the Xperia Z3 trio was launched. While last year we saw two new smartphones and a new tablet being unveiled, this time it seems we’re going to witness the unveil of three handsets – the Z5, the Z5 Compact, and the Z5 Premium.
Sony Mobile’s social media channels have inadvertently published a couple of press pictures of the upcoming Xperia Z5 flagship and XperiaBlog publication was quick enough to snag them. As we can see, the pictures reveal the familiar design language that Sony has been using for its Xperia line of products.
The pictures seem to be on par with previous and confirm the 1/2.3-inch 23MP Exmor RS camera with a six-lens system. The leaked pictures suggest the device will be available in at least gold, white and dark turquoise. Other sources claim that the power button of the handset will seated on the righthand side and will integrate a fingerprint scanner, as well.
What most leaks and rumors seem to agree on is that there’s also going to be a Z5 Compact and a Z5 Premium smartphone, as well. The first is rumored to feature a 4.6-inch, 720p screen while the Z5 Premium is expected to have a 5.5-inch screen with an Ultra-HD 4K display and the regular Z5 should get a 5.2-inch 1080p screen. IFA is about to get started in a few days, so that’s when we will know for sure.