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IFA 2015 | Sony unveils Xperia Z5 Premium smartphone

The Z5 Premium sports an incredible 4K resolution display.

At IFA 2015 on Monday, Sony revealed another addition to the Xperia Z5 lineup, the Z5 Premium. The most notable feature of the Z5 Premium is its display; Sony claims it is the very first 4K display on a smartphone. With size of 5.5 inches a resolution of 3840 x 2160, this is the highest resolution seen on a smartphone so far. The pixel density is over 800 ppi as well, unprecedented for a smartphone.

While having the world's first 4K smartphone display sounds great, many have been left wondering if users can even tell a difference in display quality at around ten inches, and it seems as though it is a hard distinction to make for most. The Z5 Premium has some other nice features, including a fingerprint scanner, waterproof coating, and front facing speakers. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor powers the device, along with 3GB of RAM, and the smartphone will come with Android 5.1 Lollipop as well. 

Regarding pictures and videos, the Z5 Premium will house an impressive 23MP rear-facing camera and 5MP front-facing camera. The battery will be quite large, with a capacity of 3,430mAh, but the device may not last quite so long because of the high resolution display. The phone will also release with 32GB of flash storage and the option to expand it as well. Though pricing has not been revealed yet, Sony said that the cost would reflect that of a premium quality smartphone. The Xperia Z5 Premium is set to release in November.


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Joseph Lambert, 2015-09- 8 (Update: 2015-09- 8)