Sony is yet to reveal the mystery about its next flagship smartphone arriving later this year. A new report suggests that the model, Xperia Z5, is all set to feature in the next James Bond movie, "Spectre."

The news of Sony Xperia Z5 featuring in Spectre comes after a leaked image sourced out of China appeared online with a tagline "Made for Bond." The image showed Xperia Z5 printed on white and black backgrounds with the Z blurred out, raising questions if the company is gunning for a change in the flagship smartphone's naming strategy, SoftPedia reports.

The new model is set to debut at the prominent IFA 2015 conference in Berlin this September ahead of the movie's release in early November, German news site WinFuture reported. The timing of both the reports aligns with earlier rumours about Xperia Z5's release in Q4 2015.

However, the authenticity of the leaked image is yet to be proved. According to Tech Radar, this could be the work of "a bored Bond fan in Photoshop."

However, the existence of Xperia Z5 has been confirmed in the past. A recent UAP (user agent profile) posting on Sony's website suggested that Xperia Z5 will arrive with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC and the same screen resolution (1080p) as in Xperia Z4.

In addition, Sony is expected to pair the Xperia Z5 release with Xperia Z5 Compact, which is rumoured to come with 720p display and Snapdragon 810 processor, Xperia Blog reported. 

Both handsets will run Google's Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.

The upcoming model is expected to be available in black, white, yellow and coralie colours while the compact variant will get black, white, green and gold options, MNR Daily reports.

Going by some early rumours, the Xperia Z5 will come with full metal casing for added protection, a USB Type-C port, a fingerprint scanner, a 4,500mAh battery and a 21MP primary camera with 4K recording dual-tone flash.