Sony unveils Xperia Z5 range

Flagship, compact, 4K handsets make up vendor’s 2015 premium smartphone range

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Sony unveils Xperia Z5 range Sony has released three separate Xperia Z5 models, including what it claims is ‘the world’s first 4K smartphone’.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 3, 2015

Sony Mobile today unveiled the Xperia Z5 range: the Z5 Dual, Z5 Compact, and the 4K Xperia Z5 Premium Dual, which Sony claims is the world's first 4K smartphone.

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"Smartphones are part of people's lives" said Hiroki Totoki, president and CEO at Sony Mobile Communications.

"Since users already create, share and enjoy most of their content on the go, we've set out to bring Sony's latest innovations in camera, design and display to ensure the Xperia Z5 series is the best possible lifestyle and entertainment platform."

Xperia Z5 Dual

Xperia Z5 Dual features Sony's 1/2.3 Exmor RS for mobile 23MP sensor and F2.0 G Lens. This is the first time since the Xperia Z1 that Sony has completely rebuilt its smartphone camera module. The Z5's component uses Sony's own interchangeable lens camera α technology.

The camera is capable of "the fastest autofocus in a smartphone", according to Sony, clocking in at just 0.037 seconds. Sony cites an average range of 0.1s - 0.4 s for the blink of a human eye, so that would make the autofocus faster.

"Whether you're jumping for the Frisbee in the park, diving into the pool or catching air on the vert ramp, you'll have the power to preserve spontaneous action in real-time," the company mused in a statement.

A combination of the sensor and specialised processing software allows 5x zoom with "minimum loss of quality", Sony claims. "And, advancements in low-light photography mean you can capture clearer photos at night or in darker surroundings with less noise and blur, perfect for capturing a sunrise or night skyline."

IN PICS: Sony's Xperia Z5 range

Also included is SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode for video, which is designed for smooth capture while, for example, riding a bike or skateboard.

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