Sony is set to release the world’s first 4K smartphone, if a new leak is to be believed.
On Thursday morning, a Facebook fan page called Sony Georgia said that the manufacturer will unveil three new Xperia smartphones at its upcoming IFA keynote on September 2nd.
The first two, the Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact, will feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display and a 4.6-inch 720p displays, respectively.
Then there’s the Xperia Z5 Premium, a phone we haven’t heard about before. According to the Facebook page, this phone will feature a 5.5-inch 3840 x 2160p display. This means that the Premium’s display will have a pixel density of 808 pixels per inch.
To put those numbers in perspective, the LG G4 with its 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 display has a pixel per inch density of 538.
Beyond the fact that we haven’t heard anything about Sony releasing a 4K phone prior to today, there’s also the fact that the Sony Georgia Facebook page is not an official account owned and operated by Sony.
That said, there are two things that work in the favour of the leak.
The post says that all three of the devices will have a fingerprint sensor, and a camera module that includes a 23 megapixel sensor, an F1.8 lens, and a faster system for autofocus. These are both things we’ve heard in the past; in fact, the fact that the Z5 family will feature an improved camera has been officially teased by Sony.
Another site, TechZoom, shows photos of the purported Xperia Z5 Plus, which include a fingerprint sensor on the side.
Adding to the validity of the report is the fact is that Evan Blass, one of the most accurate device leakers, says that the information matches with what he has heard.
.@evleaks Doesn’t seem to be an official account, but does jibe with what I’ve heard
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 27, 2015
What do you think?
[source]Sony Georgia Facebook[/source][via]Evan Blass[/via]