Almost immediately after Android 7.0 is officially rolled out, the folks over at Sony Mobile has published a software upgrade roadmap for its current Xperia devices.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
The Sony Xperia Z5 series was launched in Malaysia recently but only the standard Xperia Z5 Dual and Xperia Z5 Compact have hit the shelves so far. Saving the best for last, Sony has finally opened pre-orders for the flagship Xperia Z5 Premium Dual that comes with the highest 4K resolution display on the smart phone.
As the name suggests, the device carries a premium price tag of RM3,099 inclusive of GST. However if you place your order today, Sony Mobile is giving you loads of freebies including an Android Wear smart watch.
UPDATE: Sony Malaysia will be launching the Xperia Z5 Compact Dual, Xperia Z5 Dual and Xperia Z5 Premium Dual.
Given their recent troubles, this will be a make or break device(s) for Japanese company; with the Z5 line has the potential of being their saving grace. The three devices are slated to make an official appearance in Malaysia on the 29th October during this special invite-only event (you can sign up here). If you’re lucky enough to score yourself these exclusive invites, you’ll be in store for some lucky draws, giveaways and door gifts.
February of 2014 brought the end of Sony’s VAIO spell, selling off their PC business to place a larger emphasis on its Mobile division. A year and a half later the CEO of Sony, Kazuo Hirai spoke to reporters saying that there has been constant restructuring in the smartphone department but if they fail to bring home the milk or at least self-sustain next year, they might have to scrap it all together.
IFA brought some great devices, but at the same time Sony was busy as well releasing their latest smart phones and the Xperia Z5 Premium was one of them. What blew most people away was the fact that Sony decided to pack a 4K display on the 5.5-inch device – a first in the smartphone industry. But it certainly isn’t cheap because native 4K content isn’t easy to find. Sony’s latest statement answers some questions but we’ll have to see how well it attempts to levitate this problem.
The big question here is can you trust the Ingress Protection (IP) ratings on Sony phones? These questions have popped up since Sony decidedly released its change of policy last week. So far customers are furious that the company whom advertises its phone as being submersible, suddenly ends up changing its stance on the matter. Since then, they’ve issued a statement on their new waterproof guide.
You’ve seen it in their ads and we’ve tested it out ourselves. The waterproof capability of Sony Xperia flagships lets you to take them where no other smart phones have gone before. With its current highest IP68 ingress rating, on paper you shouldn’t have anything to fear as it could withstand being submerged under 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes.
With the release of the Xperia Z5 series, it appears that Sony is taking a step back with its waterproof claims. This is quite unusual especially they have been pushing its “waterproof” claims as a killer unique feature
Qualcomm found itself in a cumbersome situation since releasing its flagship processor, the Snapdragon 810 – that’s been riddled with heat problems. Seeing this problem has placed smartphone manufacturers left to choose between mediating the overheating issue or omitting the infamous chipset all together. Weighing two sides of the coin, Sony has decided to take the riskier route.
The display is the most looked at component on a smart phone, and Sony’s latest and greatest has broken all conventions with the new Xperia Z5 Premium. It packs a 4K display at the front which is basically 3840×2160 pixels crammed into a 5.5″ screen, giving an insane pixel density of 806 pixels per inch. If you can’t imagine how big a deal this is, it is like squeezing 4x Full HD displays into a single smart phone.
This a huge leap not only for Sony but also for the smart phone industry where most players are still reluctant to jump onto the Quad HD bandwagon due to power and cost practicality.
Barely months since the Xperia Z4/Z3+ made its official debut in Malaysia, the new Xperia Z5 series will be launched this week at IFA 2015. This time it will be released in 3 sizes – a Z5 Compact, a mid-sized Z5 and a larger Z5 Premium version. Thanks to a couple of sources, we now have a clearer look at the new Xperia flagships ahead of its official announcement.