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The Sony Xperia Z5 Family Is Official

Sony Z5 Family

As expected, Sony has announced their next batch of flagship devices which includes the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium.  Let’s take a look at the specs of each:

Xperia Z5

  • 5.2″ 1080p Display
  • Snapdragon 810 Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • microSD Card Slot
  • 23MP Camera
  • 5MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2900 mAh Battery
  • IP68 Water/Dust Resistant
  • Fingerprint Reader

Xperia Z5 Compact

  • 4.6″ 720p Display
  • Snapdragon 810 Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • microSD Card Slot
  • 23MP Camera
  • 5MP Front Facing Camera
  • 2700 mAh Battery
  • IP68 Water/Dust Resistant
  • Fingerprint Reader

Xperia Z5 Premium

  • 5.5″ 4K Display
  • Snapdragon 810 Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • microSD Card Slot
  • 23MP Camera
  • 5MP Front Facing Camera
  • 3430 mAh Battery
  • IP68 Water/Dust Resistant
  • Fingerprint Reader

All three devices offer some pretty compelling, yet not unexpected, flagship level specs.  One of the key selling points that Sony highlighted at the event is their new camera sensor that features phase detection autofocus.  According to Sony, it has the world’s fastest autofocus which clocks in at a healthy 0.03s.  Sony has always had good sensors, but their camera software has always lagged behind a bit so hopefully they got things right this time around.

Another stand out feature on the Z5 Premium in particular is the 4K display.  Whether we need a 4K display on a handheld device is still a question many will debate but its here and I’m sure it’s going to look absolutely stunning.

As for Canadian availability, Sony has already announced that the Z5 and Z5 Premium will indeed be coming to Canada.  Pricing and specific timing were not provided but they did state that the devices would be ready for fall.  Unfortunately, the pint sized Z5 Compact is not coming to Canada at this time.  This is a bit surprising to me as previous generation of the Compact, the Z3 Compact, had made its way to Canada and there is really no strong competition in the pint sized market.  Hopefully Sony revisits this plan down the road and brings the entire Z5 family our way.

[Sony]