Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: World's First 4K Display Launched at IFA 2015; Specifications, Availability Details
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: World's First 4K Display Launched at IFA 2015; Specifications, Availability Details.Sony Mobile Press kit

Consumer electronics giant Sony has launched the new Xperia Z5 series smartphones in India. Sony originally unveiled three Xperia Z5 series models- a premium model, a regular flagship and a compact variant at the internationally-acclaimed consumers electronics trade fair (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin 2015) in September.

However, among the three, the company is launching only two variants – Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium in India. Xperia Z5 Compact is expected to be released later in the year.

For the uninitiated, Xperia Z5 Premium is world's first smartphone to boast 4K resolution display. It features a 5.5-inch screen with a staggering pixel density of 806 ppi (pixels per inch), thus guaranteeing ultimate video viewing experience than any other smartphone in the market.

Under-the-hood, it houses a Snapdragon 810 processor, backed by 3GB RAM 32GB inbuilt memory and a high-capacity 3,430 mAh battery to power the high-resolution display. The company claims that the phone can run for close to two days with single full-charge. It also boasts QuickCharge v2.0 technology as well.

On the other hand, 5.2-inch based flagship Xperia Z5 model too features pretty much the same internal hardware seen inside the Premium model, only difference is that it packs a 2,900 mAh battery.

Both the devices boast top-notch camera hardware. They come with feature-rich 23MP camera with Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor, Hybrid Auto Focus 0.03 sec, 5 x Clear Image Zoom and a wide-angle 5mp snapper on the front. [Detailed camera details below]

Another noteworthy feature is that Xperia Z5 series are the first Sony smartphones to boast of finger-print sensor. It resides on the power button placed on the right side of the bezel.

Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Premium India release and price details:

The company has confirmed that the new Xperia Z5 costs Rs 52,990 and will hit stores on 23 October.

Whereas, the Xperia Z5 Premium will set you back by Rs 62,990, almost equivalent to the Apple iPhone 6S series base variant. It is said to be made available on 7 November.

Competition:

Sony's top-end model Xperia Z5 Premium will be up against Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+, Apple's new iPhone 6S Plus, Motorola Moto X Style and the Google Nexus 6P made by Huawei.

5.2-inch Xperia Z5 will be competing with the Galaxy S6 (S6 Edge) series, Apple iPhone 6S, G4 and Google Nexus 5X made by LG.

Key specifications of Sony Xperia Z5, Premium and Compact:

Models Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Sony Xperia Z5 Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Display 5.5-inch 4K UHD (3,840x2,160) display with Triluminos display for mobile, X-Reality for mobile, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer technology
  • Pixel density: 806 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.2-inch full HD (1,920x1,080p) display with Triluminos display for mobile technology
  • Pixel density: 428 ppi
4.6-inch HD 720p (1,280x720) display with Triluminos display for mobile technology
  • Pixel density: 323 ppi
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop (guaranteed to get v6.0 Marshmallow update) Android 5.1 Lollipop (guaranteed to get v6.0 Marshmallow update) Android 5.1 Lollipop (guaranteed to get v6.0 Marshmallow update)
Processor 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) Octa-core CPU 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) Octa-core CPU 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) Octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 430 Adreno 430 Adreno 430
RAM 3GB 3GB 2GB
Storage capacity 32GB, expandable up to 200GB 32GB, expandable up to 200GB 32GB, expandable up to 200GB
Camera Main: 23mp camera with Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor
  • Hybrid Auto Focus 0.03 sec *
  • 5 x Clear Image Zoom

Front: 5mp camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor

  • Full HD video, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation
  • Wide-angle lens (25 mm)
Main: 23mp camera with Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor
  • Hybrid Auto Focus 0.03 sec *
  • 5 x Clear Image Zoom

Front: 5mp camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor

  • Full HD video, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation
  • Wide-angle lens (25 mm)
Main: 23mp camera with Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor
  • Hybrid Auto Focus 0.03 sec *
  • 5 x Clear Image Zoom

Front: 5mp camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor

  • Full HD video, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation
  • Wide-angle lens (25 mm)
Additional Main Camera features Up to 8x Digital Zoom, Wide-angle G Lens (24 mm), Up to ISO 12800 Photo / 3200 Video, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation, 4K video recording, Pulse LED Flash Up to 8x Digital Zoom, Wide-angle G Lens (24 mm), Up to ISO 12800 Photo / 3200 Video, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation, 4K video recording, Pulse LED Flash Up to 8x Digital Zoom, Wide-angle G Lens (24 mm), Up to ISO 12800 Photo / 3200 Video, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode – video stabilisation, 4K video recording, Pulse LED Flash
Battery 3,430 mAh; up to 2 days under mixed usage
  • QuickCharge 2.0 technology incorporated
2,900 mAh; up to 2 days under mixed usage 2,700 mAh; up to 2 days under mixed usage
Network 4G-LTE Cat 4/ Cat 6 (depending on the markets) 4G-LTE Cat 4/ Cat 6 (depending on the markets) 4G-LTE Cat 4/ Cat 6 (depending on the markets)
Add-ons Finger-print sensor, PS4 Remote Play, Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68), Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS, Wi-Fi (MIMO), MHL 3.0, NFC, Finger-print sensor, PS4 Remote Play, Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68), Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS, Wi-Fi (MIMO), MHL 3.0, NFC, Finger-print sensor, PS4 Remote Play, Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68), Bluetooth v4.1, A-GPS, Wi-Fi (MIMO), MHL 3.0, NFC,
Sound system High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE HX, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling, Clear Audio+, S-Force Front Surround, Auto-headset compensation, Stereo Recording High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE HX, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling, Clear Audio+, S-Force Front Surround, Auto-headset compensation, Stereo Recording High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD), DSEE HX, LDAC, Digital Noise Cancelling, Clear Audio+, S-Force Front Surround, Auto-headset compensation, Stereo Recording
SIM (Type: Nano) Said to come in both Single-SIM and Dual-SIM models separately Said to come in both Single-SIM and Dual-SIM models separately Said to come in both Single-SIM and Dual-SIM models separately
Dimensions 154.4 x 76.0 x 7.8 mm 146.0 x 72.0 x 7.3 mm 127.0 x 65.0 x 8.9 mm
Weight 180 g 154 g 138 g
Colours Chrome, Black & Gold Graphite Black, White, Gold & Green Graphite Black, White, Yellow & Coral
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