It seems like all the companies are offering multiple versions of their smartphones these days. There’s the iPhone 6 and then there’s the iPhone 6 Plus. There’s the Galaxy S6 edge and then there’s the bigger but practically identical Galaxy S6 edge+. Sony is no stranger to this and it looks like the upcoming Xperia Z5 could see as many as four different variants.

Rumored to be revealed at the company’s IFA keynote next week, the main Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone will follow the mold of its predecessors in many ways. It’ll likely still get the glass treatment with waterproofing to go along with its middle-of-the-road 5.2-inch 1080p display. And since we liked the idea behind the Xperia Z3 Compact so much, it’s good to hear that there will be a Xperia Z5 Compact too. The 4.6-inch screen will only be 720p though.

Where things start to get more compelling is with the rumored Xperia Z5 Premium. It’s not quite as huge as many of the phablets on the market, but it’s 5.5-inch screen will reportedly be a 4K display, boasting an effective resolution of 3840 x 2160p. That goes well above and beyond the 2560 x 1440 displays that currently rock the top of the market. The Xperia Z5 Premium would then have an effective pixel density of 808ppi, compared to the already impressive 515ppi on the Galaxy Note 5 or the 538ppi of the LG G4.

A separate leak revealed a phone described as a Sony Xperia Z5 Plus, which may or may not be separate from the Z5 Premium. All of the phones will reportedly get fingerprint sensors, 23MP f/1.8 cameras, faster autofocus and beefed up internals. We can probably expect the usual suite of Sony features, like the Mobile BRAVIA Engine and STAMINA mode. They will likely get the USB-C treatment too.

What do you think? Is this enough to bring Sony’s Xperia line back into the forefront of the Android conversation?


Via MobileSyrup

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