If you thought packing a small laptop with a 4K display was overkill, how would you feel about a phone topped with an ultra-HD screen? Search inside your heart and tell me what feelings come up when you look at the Sony Xperia Z5, the world’s first smartphone with a full 4K display.
That’s right, Sony is, apparently, the company that’s bonkers enough to grace the world with its first 4K smartphone. With a screen measuring just 5.5 inches, ultra HD means it’s cramming 806 pixels per inch, making for incredible levels of detail that, let’s be honest, we aren’t sure if the mind can really make out at this size.
The Sony Xperia Z5 won’t just play 4K content natively, it automatically upscales old photos and videos to 4K, too, potentially making for an entirely new experience when viewing old files in your camera roll. Naturally, it can capture 4K videos from the 23-megapixel rear camera, too, complete with a 25mm wide angle lens, super-fast 0.03-sec autofocus, and Sony’s SteadyShot tech to ensure shudder-free, ultra-HD recordings. Specs include a Snapdragon 810 SOC, 3GB of RAM, up to 32GB of onboard storage, microSD card expansion (up to 200GB), a 5-MP front-facing camera, a 3,430 mAh battery, and all the usual connectivity options. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.
New for the Xperia line is a fingerprint sensor power button, situated by the side of the phone, along with the usual waterproof and dust-proof enclosure. It comes in gold, black, and chrome trims.
No pricing was announced for the Sony Xperia Z5, but it will be available beginning October.