The Z4 (US & Japan) or Z3+ in other parts of the world, was released 11 June in Japan, 26 June in the UK but wasn’t viewed as an improvement over the previous Z3 version. Adding to this un-impressed introduction was an over-heating problem of the processor during camera usage. According to Sony the overheating is due to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, the soon to be released Z5 will come with a new Snapdragon 820.
Sony is to hold a press conference prior to Berlin’s IFA 2015 show 2 Sept where the Z5 is expected to make an appearance, its unknown if the Z3 over-heating problem prompted this appearance or not. After un-impressive upgrades to their last flagship phones, the Z5 is expected to impress with a strong showing that is much needed.
In addition to the processor update the Z5 will have 4GB of RAM, 4500mAh battery and main camera to be Sony’s latest 23Mp Exmor RS IMX230 CMOS sensor, which will support 4K video recording and HDR capabilities.
Bolstering an impressive Z5 launch it’s rumored that Sony will be introducing three Z5 models at the IFA, in addition to the Z5 standard is a compact & ultra.
Read Article (Shu On Kwok | androidpit.com | 08/15/2015)
Surprising that Sony did not detect and correct the heating problem prior to launch, very out-of-character but the lack-luster updates leading up to this was an indicator.
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