Sony Xperia Z5 Background
It was in 1900 that the foundation stone for Sony was laid in Korea and since then the company has come a long way wherein today it enjoys a dominant position in the niche of devices and gadgets. One of its creations has been the Sony Xperia series that had been launched in 2008 and eventually culminated into the Xperia Z which saw the light of the day for the first time in January, 2013.
So far there have been four models in the Xperia Z series namely Z, Z1, Z2 and Z3 and now, in 2015, this series is likely to undergo further extension courtesy of the launch of two more models namely the Z4 and the Z5. With the Z4 already having been launched, the path is now clear for the Z5 to be launched either later in 2015 or in early 2016.
Courtesy of smartphones being accorded the terminology ‘beast’, revolution is the byword that marks this industry. For companies like Sony which are in the fray, this implies that the challenge of producing better and more advanced smartphones at affordable prices gets tougher by the day.
Sony Xperia Z5 Features and Specs
Every brand has its core concept and for Sony it entails providing users with a variety of features and balance them vis-à-vis a wide range of prices. Technology is also an important concern and in Xperia Z5 and is intended to be manifested in form of auto-focus technology and a new color sampling sensor that would be capable of producing results in one-fourth the number of pixels without compromising on the quality of output.
Some of the main features of Sony Xperia Z5 are listed as follows:
Screen – Users of Sony Xperia Z5 will be able to enjoy a 4K screen measuring 5.5 inches in the standard model and 5.9 inches in the Ultra version.
Camera – There will be a front and rear cameras carrying specifications of 27 Megapixel and 6.1 Megapixel respectively. Amongst these, the primary camera is going to be equipped with G+ sensors not to mention the face detection feature of the front camera.
Memory – While the phone would have an internal storage capacity of 128 GB, there is an additional provision of 4 GB through RAM.
Processor – Based on the existent Android OS which is prevalent in 2016 in most gadgets of similar kind, the Xperia Z5 has been fitted with an octa-core processor of the Snapdragon Qualcomm 2.9 ghz.
Battery – A smartphone is a high-end device which is used by buyers for many activities in addition to making calls and receiving messages and for this to happen a robust battery that takes minimal re-charging time is a must. To this effect, this model is going to be equipped with a 4500 mAh battery which will enable the phone to recharge within 30 minutes rather than the usual two hours.
Sensors – Presence of several sensors is likely to render the phone sensitive to its environment. Provision has been made to include a sensor for detecting gravity, for sensing finger prints and also for scanning the retina. In addition, the phone would be immune to dust and shock too, thus rendering it durable.
Sony Xperia Z5 Rumours
Considering that the release date for Sony Xperia Z5 is still several months away, it might be too early for rumours to take any concrete shape but the fact remains that rumors have definitely surfaced and in fact are also providing strong indications of what should be expected.
One of the strongest rumours pertains to the date of release of this model it is based on Sony’s announcement of holding a bi-annual release in 2015. Subsequent to the launch of Xperia Z3, the company had indicated that it would launch two successive models within a short time-frame of each other in 2015. A direct implication of this was that the Xperia Z4 would be followed by Z5 towards the end of 2015. However, in recent updates issued by the company, it appears that the Z5 indeed may not be coming this year and is likely to be released in 2016 instead.
Another rumour pertains to two versions of Sony Xperia Z5 being released wherein one would be standard and the other would be premium and christened as Sony Xperia Z5 Ultra. There is also talk of the phone being integrated with other peripherals so that it acts like a one-stop shop for a variety of diverse functions. 5G connectivity is yet another contention and although Sony was the pioneer on this front, this technology is not likely to assume functionality before 2018 and hence is non-applicable as of now.
Sony Xperia Z5 Release Date
Owing to tough competition that marks the smartphone niche, Sony has been facing the problems pertaining to sales of its gadgets and has been suffering from lower profits. Therefore, the strategy of releasing one model per year is justified where this company is concerned as it has sufficient time on its hands to adjudge market sentiments and chalk out a suitable strategy.
As per this game plan, Sony Xperia Z5 will see the light of the day sometime during the first week of April in 2016 wherein it will be revealed to users in Hong Kong, Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea. Next in line for the release are supposed to be UK, USA, Canada and Brazil while the 3rd and 4th weeks would be the Sony Xperia Z5 release dates introducing the product to the rest of Europe (including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Portugal, San Marino, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) and Africa.
Sony Xperia Z5 Price
Amongst the two models that are going to be released simultaneously, the Xperia Z5 is likely to cost $100 more than the standard version. That said, the standard version is expected to fall into the same price spectrum as the other flagship brands like the G5 from LG and S7 from Samsung. Approximately, the Sony Xperia Z5 is likely to be pegged at USD 900 in USA, GBP 572 in Britain and Euro 730 in European countries. In China it will cost more than 5500 Yuan, in India more than INR 55,000 and in South Africa more than 10,000 ZAR. Users in Australia will have to pay AUD 1066, those in Canada would be required to pay 1024 CAD and those in Russia will be required to pay more than 48,000 Ruble.
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