Images of the soon-to-be-released fifth generation Sony Xperia Z has surfaced online ahead of the rumoured launch on 2 September at the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2015.

Sony community website Xperia Blog got hold of the promotional snapshots of Sony's rumoured Xperia Z5 revealing key design elements and camera details.

One of the images shows the Xperia Z5 with curved corners, different from its predecessor Z3+ (aka Z4), which had a dull, rectangular brick shape.

The image also shows the Xperia Z5 has a golden colour metal chassis. Water droplets have been sprinkled on the display, hinting that the device will have water-repellent features.

In the second image, the phone's camera has been graphically split into multiple layers to show that the device will have a six physical lens-based camera. On close observation, one can see the engraving, confirming the presence of a 23mp camera with f1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor and G-Lens technology. It's a big upgrade over its predecessor, which had a 20.7mp snapper [View the images of Sony Xperia Z5, HERE].

The teaser posted by Sony on Twitter a couple of days ago also hinted at the top-notch camera.

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The leaked photos do not offer any new information with regard to the front camera, but recent reports suggest that Sony might incorporate wide-angle lens-based 8mp camera on the front to impress selfie aficionados.

The Sony Xperia Z5 is expected to have a 5.2-inch screen with finger-print sensors and house a new v2.1 Snapdragon 810 series Octa-core SoC (System on Chip).

It is being rumoured that Sony is also planning to launch a smaller flagship device, the Xperia Z5 Compact. It is likely to feature the same hardware as seen in its bigger sibling, except the screen size.