Sony 2

You know it’s close to IFA time when the leaks start getting better, and this one is a beauty. It’s from what appears could be an official Sony Georgia page on Facebook, spotted by Evan Blass (who kindly translated the Georgian to English), has confirmed the three headline devices we expected to see from Sony in a week’s time at IFA 2015 in Berlin.

Three new smartphones are coming, in the form of the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact which have both been rumoured for a little while, and a surprise entrant, the Xperia Z5 Premium / Plus. The information below comes from the Facebook post, and fits nicely with the information we’ve heard from other sources thus far.

Here’s what we know:

  • Xperia Z5 Compact will be a 4.6″ screen with 720p HD display.
  • Xperia Z5 will be a 5.2″ display with 1080p Full HD.
  • Xperia Z5 Premium will be a 5.5″ display with 4K 2160p UltraHD, with an insane 800+ pixels per inch. In keeping with the premium tag, there’s every indication that this will be a smart looking device, with mirrored surfaces to complement its powerful display.

Across the range will be Sony’s in-house 23 megapixel camera (which we’re unlikely to see other manufacturers get their hands on), which features a super-fast 0.1-second autofocus, F/1.8 aperture to compete with the big boys, and 1/2.2 inch sensor. Details of the camera beyond this aren’t known in detail, but the range will feature optical image stabilisation and enhanced processing on-board for great performance across all situations, but a special focus on great low-light performance.

One of the other features which has been rumoured is the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor in the newly designed power button, enhanced battery capacities across the range and compact design.

Sony’s announcement at IFA 2015 is in just 7 days now, and both Daniel and Jason will be there to cover it first-hand, to fill in any gaps in what we already know about Sony’s new range of handsets.

Source: @evleaks.
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Ahhhggghh the wait for these is killing me. My Moto G is on its last legs and I need something with a good camera. Hurry up, release these phones and take my money Sony!


Hmmm, i’m liking the sound of the Sony Xperia Z.

Alex Gerontzos

The fact that there is a 5.5 inch high end Sony phone is enough to get me excited. All that camera needs is manual controls and I’ll start throwing money at Sony!!

Greg Blackshaw

Why are they putting a 4K screen in a 5.5in phone when they’re only putting a 2K screen in their 10in tablet?

And at this rate they’ll be released before the Z4 Tab is in Australia.


Not enjoying the news of a 720p screen on the compact. Give me 1080p on a smaller sony device!

Tony Soprano

You’ll literally never notice the difference at normal human viewing distances anyway. Unless you’re constantly pushing the screen as close to your face as humanly possible.


Which is actually the case with Google Cardboard and other VR devices now

Tony Soprano

A VR device isn’t a phone though.


Google Cardboard uses the screen from your phone

TheBagging Man

On a 4.6 inch screen it wont be noticable


I’m fairly certain that FB page is run by a user called ‘nodarsixar’ from Esato forums.

If so, take this info with a MASSIVE pinch of salt.


It could be, but from info we’ve heard from other sources that have nothing to do with that person, this leak is legit.


Yeah, I know the 3 handsets are real.

Just the specs I was questioning.


Oh, they’re confirmed.

Damon Lewis

4K is stupid. 2K is stupid. Most devices can’t even run proper games at 1080p.


Fricken 4K screen.
That’s mildly insane. Good for a bit of Cardboard VR though. That actually matters to me.

The big deal is hopefully they’ve finally got their camera shmitt together.