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Fresh rumours suggest Sony may release two flagship smartphones this year, falling back to its traditional bi-annual upgrade cycle. There is no concrete evidence supporting the speculation, except that the information comes from a trusted source associated with Android Origin. Sony is yet to release the 2015 flagship, Xperia Z4, and the publication already has the news out about the release of Xperia Z5 later, this year, along with its potential specs.

According to the rumours, Sony will launch Xperia Z5 smartphone along with Xperia Z5 Ultra and Xperia Z5 Compact in Q4 2015. The publication also speculates the launch of Xperia Z4 to happen around mid-year, which makes it possible for Sony to stick to its bi-annual upgrade cycle with the Xperia Z5 release.

Sony is said to take a fresh approach towards its flagship design, as the Xperia Z5 is expected to be built up from the ground up. Under the hood, Xperia Z5 will likely feature a Snapdragon 820 processor, which may also be the cause for delay if the new chipset is not ready for mass production by end of this year. In that case, Sony might push the launch date of its Xperia Z5 to January 2016, the report adds.

Besides the most advanced processor and fresh design, Xperia Z5 is expected to come with a 2K screen, 4GB RAM and new camera sensors. Most importantly, Xperia Z5 will also ditch the flagship standard fingerprint scanning feature. Sony will instead use Qualcomm's Ultrasonic Sense ID in the Ultra variant of the flagship.

If the rumours are true, Sony will accompany Xperia Z5 launch with Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Ultra. Both variants of the flagship are expected to feature similar specs with expected changes in screen sizes to differentiate them from one another. All Sony fans, hoping for the radical change in the Xperia flagship, may need to keep their expectations low and take these rumours with a pinch of salt unless there is some concrete evidence supporting the same.

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