Sony teases smartphone with “greater focus” for IFA

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The IFA rumors are heating up as we’re about 1 week away from the start of the show. Sony is widely expected to show off their Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact on media day which is September 2. Sony’s Twitter group from the UK posted a teaser earlier this morning that teases a “smartphone with greater focus.” It is highly likely that this is in reference to an upgraded Exmor RS sensor similar to that unveiled in the recently announced Xperia M5. Sony commented at the M5 release that the new sensor offers faster and more accurate focussing in all situations, even if the subject is moving. This would certainly be excellent news for smartphone camera fans as Sony’s flagship Xperia line already has one of the best cameras in the business.

We don’t have any confirmed specs for the Z5, but we expect a Snapdragon 810, 3-4 GB of RAM, and possibly a QHD display. In the leaks we have seen of the two phones we know the power button has been redesigned to accommodate a fingerprint scanner. Sony has not overhauled the design of the Xperia Z series much lately and it will be interesting to see what feature set they advertise to lure buyers to the phone. Lately Sony has not marketed to the US much at all, so we’ll have to see if the Z5 and Z5 Compact even show up over here. I’d definitely be down to try out the new camera if there are significant improvements. Anyone still interested in buying a Sony flagship?

Source: Twitter


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