With Samsung showing off the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ before IFA this year, there is a huge void in Android star power to fill. The latest leak from Vizileaks suggest that the Sony might be up to the challenge with a reveal of their newest flagship Xperia devices. There is no debating that Sony’s flagship design is getting a bit stale. I find it difficult to tell the difference between the Z2, Z3, and Z4 without looking very closely. The newly leaked photos show that Sony will apparently stick to the strategy of releasing a standard flagship along with a compact model for fans of smaller phones.
The most interesting feature detailed in the pictures is the apparent fingerprint sensor located on the power button of each phone. Typically fingerprint scanners appear alongside a physical home button of some sort, but it looks like Sony is planning to shake up that convention. The power button is also redesigned to accommodate the fingerprint sensor. I was never a big fan of the rounded power button on the Xperia series so this is a nice update in my opinion. Other than the new power button and fingerprint sensor the design looks pretty similar to previous iterations of the Xperia series. The phones appear quite thick in the picture as well, but that could be some type of casing to conceal prototype design. Hopefully Sony will inject some excitement into IFA in the absence of Samsung’s usual big announcements!
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