Sony’s new Xperia Z5 range includes world’s first 4K smartphone

It’s hard to imagine, but Sony has somehow managed to push in a 4K display inside its new Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone. Along with this highest-end device, it has also launched the normal Xperia Z5 model and a smaller Z5 Compact variant.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

This highly impressive handset happens to be the first in the world to offer a 5.5-inch screen with a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. That’s four times the clarity of a 1080p full HD monitor, in case you need some perspective. This 4K Triluminos display happens to be of the IPS type and features a mind-numbing pixel density count of 806ppi.

The Xperia Z5 Premium runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and bears a stainless steel frame. Its body can be purchased in black, gold and chrome options, with the last one offering a unique a mirror finish. This phone is fully IP65/68 rated for dust and waterproofing, despite having a cap-less USB port.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

Coming to one of its most important attributes, its camera is a 23MP Sony-made unit which will be exclusive to the Japanese company for the time being. This 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor is accompanied by an f/2.0 Sony G Lens and some technology that’s borrowed from the firm’s Alpha cameras.

4K videos are offered by this shooter, apart from a focusing time of just 0.03 seconds. 5x digital zoom and an ISO range of 3200 to 12800 is also at your disposal through the Z5 Premium’s camera. Furthermore, its maker is boasting of Hi-Res audio support and a 5MP wide-angle selfie shooter.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Chrome

Sony has even equipped this phone with a fingerprint scanner that sits on its power button – another first from the company. This dual SIM LTE Cat. 6 device ships with a 64-bit octa core Snapdragon 810 chipset and 3GB worth of RAM. 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot are included in it as well.

Battery consumption is a concern, given that a 4K display sits atop its body, but its makers are still claiming it to offer two-day battery life via its 3430mAh power pack. Plus, there’s the STAMINA mode and Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 support as well.

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact

These two smartphones come with smaller displays and a few differences over the above mentioned device. The Z5 goes for a 5.2-inch 1080p full HD panel, while the Z5 Compact carries a 4.6-inch 720p HD display. Both of them feature aluminum frames and frosted back surfaces.

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony has crafted these devices well enough for them to get IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. The new side-mounted fingerprint scanner has made its way into these two handsets as well, apart from the above mentioned 23MP camera and 5MP selfie snapper.

These Xperia Z5 variants too run on the 64-bit octa core Snapdragon 810 chipset which is accompanied by 3GB or 2GB of RAM, depending on whether it’s the normal or Compact model. 32GB of storage and microSD support will remain standard.

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Compact

Sony has blessed the Z5 with a 2900mAh battery, and its Compact model with a 2700mAh cell. Both come with two-day battery life claims, and expectedly offer the STAMINA mode and Quick Charge 2.0 support.

Availability

The 4K display-equipped Sony Xperia Z5 Premium will be launched globally in November this year, whereas its lower-end Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact variants will be seen arriving in markets during October. Their pricing details are still to be revealed.