Sony’s flagship smartphones have stuck with 5.2 inch displays for some time, with the company deciding that this size sits in the sweet spot in terms of onscreen area and portable practicality. But now industry sources are claiming that the Xperia Z5 will launch with a larger 5.5 inch panel, rivalling the iPhone 6 Plus.
Sony will also echo the 1080p resolution of the aforementioned Apple handset, with its future top tier smartphone, according to Mobipicker, which suggests that the iPhone range may, once again, be setting trends within the market rather than merely following them.
The Xperia Z5 is thought to be making its debut as part of James Bond’s arsenal in the upcoming spy movie, Spectre, this October. It pins the release date neatly in the autumn window just after new phablets from Apple and Samsung will also have hit the scene.
Powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset and 3GB of RAM, with a 20.7 megapixel camera on the rear and a front-facing eight megapixel snapper, the Xperia Z5 will be a powerful contender, with perhaps the best selfie taking credentials on the market at the moment. A fingerprint scanner could also be included, allowing the phone to offer improved convenience and security.