Sony confirms Pink Xperia model coming on 12 January

by XB on 9th January 2016

in Rumours, Xperia Z5 series

Pink Sony XperiaDo you remember us recently reporting on a Pink Xperia Z5 rumoured to launch at the end of this month? Well Sony’s social media channels are confirming that something new will be arriving on 12 January. All of the pictures show off items with different shades of pink and confirm a 12 January reveal.

Instead of a Pink Xperia Z5, however, we could be seeing a completely new model judging by the wording used by Sony including “Follow us as we unveil seamless luxury”, “There are many shades of beauty” and “A pop of something new calls for a celebration!” This could tie in with the model we reported on earlier today – we’ll know for sure in a few days.

Follow us as we unveil seamless luxury. 12.01.16. #Xperia #ComingSoon #WatchThisSpace

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Thanks Ben!

  • HAWX

    Hope that it’s a 820 powered device. It would definitely be a good headstart for Sony after many years..

  • Marinko Agic

    Why not on CES?

  • ChilliPSco

    Well after the Z5, that will be my last Sony device ever! After emailing the UK Customer Service Director for the past 3 months, they seem to think the blurring on the left hand side of images taken with the Z5 camera is normal and acceptable. I’m afraid it isn’t. Here’s the email response I got this evening!

    Dear Mr ChilliPSco,

    I would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation allowing us to carry out testing on your original handset.

    As advised we forwarded the device to our specialist test team who undertook a series of tests on the camera related to the fault you reported.

    The results we have received back confirms our original diagnosis that the camera performs in line with our expected performance parameters. We appreciate that you have encountered issues with some images becoming blurred, however we believe these to be a result of a combination of the conditions, subject matter and settings rather than an issue with the camera itself.

    G*** A****
    Sony Mobile Communications

  • AnonymousZero

    Well my girlfriend would love this. if I have a girlfriend in the first place.

  • Utsav Shah

    how does the pictures look like?

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  • Utsav Shah

    I saw your samples and other z5 sample on flickr which also had blurriness at the corners. I think it’s because the phone is using the sensor up to it’s limit in 16:9 mode. And honestly it’s not that bad at all.

    Just my opinion.

  • ChilliPSco

    No you’re entitled to your opinion as is everybody else. It just doesn’t look right with me. I really don’t think that it should be blurry at all. I’ve seen images taken with a Xperia Z5 that have been clear and un-blurred and it does take amazing shots. So why do some handsets tale blurred photos and some don’t? It’s odd and disappointing.

  • Utsav Shah

    I agree that a device like Z5 should take crystal clear photos. And it’s Sony’s top job. But I do know that Sony would always fuck up something. Like in my Z3, they used a stupid lens that would get scratched within 3-4 months. and that thing compromises shots where there are strong light sources like streetlights. which annoys me a lot.

    I can understand your frustration as Camera is my prime preference when it comes to smartphones.

  • Svnjay

    My girlfriend is like a Ferrari. I don’t have a Ferrari.

  • El Capitan Morgan

    LOL…. you guys should hook up together since you both don’t have girlfriends :P

  • iia3ezu

    Probably a watered down device with specs closer to the C5. “Great front-facing camera, great selfies for you pink-loving selfie whores”… something along the lines of this sales pitch.

  • iia3ezu

    Right hand Xperia phone.
    Left hand: Madam Palm and her five daughters.

  • iia3ezu

    I bet it won’t be Snapdragon 820. Any top-of-the-line flagship phones will only be unveiled earliest at the MWC Barcelona in March, if at all.

    Sony is a very predictable company. After a while certain patterns emerge.

  • KIMI

    Your’s probably is a faulty model, I’ve heard several reports similar to what described above on the Z5C and it probably has to do with the lens alignment, try sending it to a nearby Sony centre.

    Tho I have to admit if Sony themselves decline the existence of the problem even after numerous reports, that’s quite an ass move from them

  • Svnjay

    I’d be down if AnonymousZero was a girl :P

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  • Mistywmiller

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  • Trevor

    Or a fleshlight.

  • Nav

    Will it be running on marshmallow, sony!

  • Ambitious Man

    No, May this year. MWC are mid-range models.

  • iia3ezu

    Imagine an Xperia phone being able to have that feature.

  • iia3ezu

    CES is for the real money makers: DSLRs, TVs, Playstation etc.

  • Christian Kogler

    In my opinion, Sony should fix their camera before pushing out new models or new colours. The camera (as one of the main advertised features) stays crap even in shiny pink casing.

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  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Maybe it was xperia m5 with pink color option.

  • ChilliPSco

    Thanks for the reply. I have already done that and I am currently on my 2nd handset which has the same issue. The original handset I sent back was sent over to Tokyo (apparently, not that I believe that for a second) and this was their response. So, yes it is an ass move from them and it’s upsetting quite a lot of their customers from other territories as well.

  • Snorky112

    I don’t see where the problem is ?

  • ChilliPSco

    Without meaning to sound funny, but I would look again, at BOTH albums. There is a horrible smudging/blur. Left hand side and it’s more noticeable with shots of vegetation/plants/trees.

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  • Geese Howard

    Go play the upcoming Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, plenty of girlfriends for you to choose from there! They come in all ‘sizes’, so make sure you get ‘her’ that pink phone!

  • Matt

    Sure, let’s just hope so

  • Matt

    Does the same thing appeared with 4:3?

    Hufft the wide ass lens is more of a curse than blessing. Hope your problem can be solved soon, can you still return the phone?

  • Timel

    I wanna know just one question before Sony launch this model!

    What’s about the shitty superior auto?

  • ChilliPSco

    Yes Matt, it does.

    I can return my replacement Z5, but only for a repair. Going off Sony’s latest response it would seem there is nothing to repair according to them. However, my mobile network will allow me to swap to a different handset from another manufacturer should a repair not fix the issue. However, due to the numerous reasons why I have bought my Sony Xperia Z5 (Waterproofing, Playstation Remote Play, **Camera**, Simple UI) I feel it is unfair that I should suffer obtaining a handset from another manufacturer that is less adequate than the specifications than I bought my Xperia Z5 for.

    Sure you can probably get Remote Play app on other handsets via a root, but waterproofing, dustproofing and a simple UI? My only wish is for XPERIAblog to highlight this issue on this site, put pressure on Sony and hopefully crack the case. I appreciate XB are really busy and have other articles to publish, but all these people over at Sony Mobiles forums cannot be wrong, can they?

  • Timel

    Hope for much better camera auto mode (camera)
    Hope for better color accuracy (display)
    Hope for new design with slimmer bezels (design)
    Hope for new UI, the current Xperia is lack of fluent animations (software)
    Hope for more internal storage (storage)
    Hope for Sony’s high quality Audio chip and better speakers quality (sound quality)

  • Matt

    so here goes, as much as we think this is a flaw , its not uncommon that the corner of the lens do blurred out .

    i collect old SLR lens to use on my DSLR , and supwerwides are prone to this thing. I suspect sony uses such a wide angle lens because they needed it for steadyshot , if you put the phone on video mode, the corner will be out of the frame i suspect.
    (its jsut information to share).

    as i see in your sample Photos, the blurred area are far left in the corner, (the leaf shot) is just probable focusing error.

    I do hope you at least get a new unit or have the camera module replaced somehow, keep pondering , they will listen :=)

    i myself are extremely pleased with my z3, and will go for another sony device in 1 year, i cant see myself buying a non waterproof phone now , its just too good to let go.

    side question, what colour of z5 do you have ? please be the green one

  • ChilliPSco

    See there lies the issue. There are many Z5 users over at Sony’s forums that have perfectly fine blur/smudge free shots and they use the exact same settings as I and others have used. It seems the blur/smudge is more prominent in 16:9. At lot of people have said exactly (or similar) things to what you have said, but then I have to ask why is the blur/smudge worse on other people’s photographs (compared to mine) and some people have absolutely no blur/smudge what so ever?

    In terms of colour. I was going to go for the green one, but I originally took the black one and my replacement was white. I much preferred the black if I’m honest. However, I loved the white Z1 and still have my Z1. I actually also wanted the gold one too, but Sony didn’t have any stock left of the gold Z5. I will keep pestering away. Some professional photographers I have spoken to have suggested a de-centred lens. In any case I will request further and better particulars of the conditions under which blurring occurs, a copy of the report by Sony’s experts and what Sony’s expected performance parameters are.

    I appreciate everyone’s opinions. I am not saying that I’m right and others are wrong and vice versa. It’s just really odd that some photographs taken with the exact same settings are blur/smudge free and some aren’t. Some blur/smudging is worse than others. There just seems to be no continuity regarding this. (Is continuity the right word to use?).

    I think for everyone who is experiencing this issue they need clarity and confirmation and Sony isn’t helping much at all. Neither are any of the well known tech sites.

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  • John McClane

    My girlfriend dumped me on new year’s day… beach… coming back to subject, I’d really like to get sharper images from the camera. Colors are fine, but when I compare the pictures with pictures from iPhones or Samsungs, or even my old 1020 or N8, they look kind of blurry and lame even in broad daylight… I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong, but that’s about the only improvement I can think of as far as functionality goes.

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  • wtf Sony forget that damn colors please bring the z5 to verizon already.

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  • Trevor

    It would certainly be their best seller. It could give them the positive profits they’ve always yearned for!

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