Sony has officially announced that it will be unveiling a new smartphone on Sept. 2 at the upcoming IFA 2015 tech trade event in Berlin, Germany. According to an official tweet from Sony, the upcoming smartphone will be coming advanced focus feature for its camera.
A tweet published on the Sony’s Great Britain Twitter account carries a blurry image, and the text that goes along with it states that a new handset with “greater focus” will be unleashed on Sept. 2. Phone Arena speculated that since the size of the handset appears to be small in relation the size of the hands holding it, the image may be featuring the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.
Sony is heavily rumored to unveil the Xperia Z5, a phablet device with 5.5 inches display and the Xperia Z5 Compact with 4.7 inches display. In 2014, Sony had showcased the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z2 Compact at the IFA event.
The recently launched Xperia M5 is enabled with a hybrid autofocus system, and it is only priced at $400. Hence, the Xperia Z5 is now expected to feature an even advanced autofocus system.
Rumors have it that the Sony Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact will feature the Sony IMX240 sensor. It is the same camera sensor, which is present on the recently released Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.
According to Pocket-Lint, both the handsets will feature a rear-facing camera of 20.7-megapixel and a front-facing camera of 8-megapixel. Rumors are rife that the Xperia Z5 will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset along with 3 GB of RAM.
The USB Type-C connector and fingerprint scanner are the two features that will be available on the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact. Both the handsets are likely to arrive with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and will also be the first Sony smartphones to receive Android M operating system.
Get ready for a smartphone with greater focus. All will become clear on 02.09.2015. pic.twitter.com/Mm7HjWKojA
— Sony Xperia GB (@sonyxperiagb) August 24, 2015