Market landscapes can be really weird sometimes, and rumors about Sony prepping up an Xperia Z5 Compact Premium smartphone are evidence of this fact. Apparently, the company has deemed that the Japanese market won’t be settling for the usual variant of its new Compact handset, and has decided to grant it better specs.
And one of those better specs also happens to superior to that of the 4K display-equipped Z5 Premium handset that was unveiled for a global release a few days ago. We’re referring to the RAM of the Xperia Z5 Compact Premium which is expected to be a whopping 4GB module.
According to a Chinese site named CnBeta.com (via Android Authority), this new model of the Sony smartphone will be offered by carrier NTT DoCoMo. It will feature a 4.6-inch 1080p display and a 2900mAh battery. The international model of this phone kicks in a 4.6-inch 720p display and a 2700mAh power pack.
All the other specs of the Z5 Compact Premium will remain same as those of the regular Compact variant. So you’ll get a Snapdragon 810 chipset, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, the highly advanced 23MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie snapper.
Sony has launched for the international markets three new handsets under the Xperia Z5 branding. The top-end device from this range is the Z5 Premium that boasts of a 5.5-inch Ultra HD 4K display which is a first for any smartphone in the world. The mid-tier model on the other hand, goes for a 5.2-inch 1080p panel.
The credibility of the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Premium’s existence is still in doubt, but we have indeed seen such out-of-the-ordinary devices ending up in Japan in the past. Let us cool our heels for now until there’s some official word on the matter.