SONY WILL APPARENTLY release the Xperia Z5 in September, owing to the problem-ridden launch of the Xperia Z3+.
The Xperia Z3+, or Xperia Z4 as its known in Japan, was released in the UK last month. However, the launch hasn't exactly gone to plan for Sony, which was forced to admit that the handset's Snapdragon 810 chip is causing the phone to overheat, in turn causing problems with performance and battery life.
With this in mind, Technodify reported that Sony will rush out its next top-end smartphone, the so-called Xperia Z5.
The Sony Xperia Z3 will reportedly ditch Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip in favour of the yet to be released Snapdragon 820, which will come with 4GB RAM. It will also have a 4,500mAh battery, beefier than the 2,930mAh unit in the Xperia Z3+.
The report claimed that the Xperia Z5 will feature the same OmniBalance design as its predecessor, but that it will be the first Sony smartphone to come with a fingerprint scanner.
This suggests that the smartphone will arrive running Google's Android M software, which comes with native fingerprint authentication included.
Beyond that, the rumour noted that the Sony Xperia Z5 will feature a 21MP Exmor RS IMX230-based CMOS sensor on the rear, with support for 4K video recording and HDR.
Along with the Sony Xperia Z5, Sony is also planning to bring the Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Ultra and other new variants in the market.
This release date also suggests that an unveiling at this year's IFA conference could be on the cards.
A Sony spokesperson told us that it does not comment on rumour or speculation. µ
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