The rumor mill is churning over Sony’s next flagship smartphone. Or rather its next three flagship smartphones – all variations on a theme, with the names of the devices thought to be the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Ultra, and Xperia Z5 Compact.
While Sony hasn’t confirmed any details whatsoever, or even that it has a new mobile device in development, the rumored devices would represent a logical development. Sony’s last flagship smartphone was the Xperia Z4, which itself followed the Xperia Z3+; and developing three different versions of the Xperia Z5 would echo the current trend seen in the offerings of competitors like Samsung, which released both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge at the same time, and Apple, which released both the iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus.
Interestingly, both of those rivals are expected to launch new flagship devices around this September, and the rumours suggest that the new Xperia devices will hit the market at the same time. Given the wild success of Samsung and Apple’s latest devices, the competitive positioning of Sony in such an event would be a bit of a gambit.
Other totally unsubstantiated details on the prospective devices include a rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, four GB of RAM, HDR and 4K video recording capabilities, and, of course, a fingerprint sensor.