World’s first 4K smartphone unveiled

Sony has launched its Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium smartphones at IFA in Berlin.

Where the Z5 and Z5 Compact feature 1080p and 720p HD displays, the Z5 Premium lays claim to being the world’s first 4K smartphone – with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160.

All the phones also feature a 23MP main camera.

Sony promises the fastest autofocus in a smartphone, saying the camera can focus and take a photo in 0.03 seconds.

The new Xperia Z5 range of smartphones also boast ingress protection ratings, with all the devices given an IP65+IP68 rating.

The Z5 and Z5 Compact will launch in October, and the Xperia Z5 Premium from November.

The Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium will be available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants. Not all markets will have access to all variants of the devices.

The specifications of the smartphones are summarised in the table below.

Specifications Sony Xperia Z5 Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Dimensions 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm 154.4 x 76.0 x 7.8 mm 127 x 65 x 8.9 mm
Weight 154g 180g 138g
Operating system Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop
Display 5.2” FHD 1080p Triluminos (1080×1920) 5.5″ 4K Triluminos (2160×3840) 4.6″ HD 720p (720×1280)
Rear camera 23MP 23MP 23MP
Front camera 5MP 5MP 5MP
Storage, internal 32GB 32GB 32GB
Storage, expandable microSD microSD microSD
RAM 3GB 3GB 2GB
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994)
Graphics Adreno 430 Adreno 430 Adreno 430
Battery 2,900mAh 3,430mAh 2,700mAh
Cellular data LTE / HSPA LTE / HSPA LTE / HSPA
SIM type Single/Dual SIM Single SIM Single/Dual SIM
IP Rating IP65 + IP68 IP65 + IP68 IP65 + IP68
Sony Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5
Xperia Z5
Sony Xperia Z5

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