Not that there was any doubt, but Sony Mobile has confirmed that a new smartphone “with greater focus” will launch at IFA 2015 on 2 September 2015. We expect that Sony will launch a new Xperia flagship, along with a smaller ‘compact’ sibling. Sony is most likely to market these as the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact. A phablet version is also expected by the end of 2015, but this may not be ready for an announcement at IFA.
The use of the words “greater focus” most likely points to the new flagship using a new camera sensor, similar to that seen in the recently announced Xperia M5, which will feature a Exmor RS sensor capable of 0.25-second Hybrid Autofocus utilising Phase detection AF (PDAF) for faster shutter speed response and Contrast detection AF for added precision. We’ll bring you more details as we have them.
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