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Sony Launches Z5 Flagship Series in the Philippines

Sony Philippines has finally launched the company’s latest Z5 series of smartphones in the country which include the Z5, the Z5 Compact, and the high-end Z5 Premium which features the world’s first 4K resolution smartphone display.

“Smartphones are part of people’s lives,” said Noboyushi Otake, President and Managing Director of Sony Philippines. “Since users already create, share, and enjoy most of their content on the go – we’ve set out to bring Sony’s latest innovations in camera, design, and display to ensure the Xperia Z5 series is the best possible lifestyle and entertainment platform.”

The new Z5 series features a newly designed “svelte continuous plate form” body coupled with a metal frame and a frosted glass back. The whole body is IP68 certified making it both water- and dust-proof. The Z5 series body also features the first water- and dust-proof capless USB port making it both safe and convenient to charge and sync your device’s data. The side of the device also features a fingerprint sensor power button making each device more secure and convenient to access at the same time.

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The biggest feature of the Z5 series is the new 23-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture G Lens rear camera backed by a large 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor. The new camera module is Sony’s first fully re-designed camera module since the Xperia Z1. It is designed using the same technology as Sony’s Alpha interchangeable lens cameras. The new camera is capable of an autofocus speed of only 0.3 seconds making it easier to take action shots. It also features improved low-light/night shot performance and Sony’s proprietary SteadyShot technology. Up front the Z5 series devices feature a 5-megapixel Exmor R front-facing camera.

As previously mentioned, the Z5 Premium features the world’s first 4K resolution IPS smartphone display that measures 5.5-inches and features Sony’s TRILUMINOS display technology. The 4K display will automatically upscale full HD 1080p content to near 4K quality allowing users to enjoy almost any content at almost 4K quality. As for the rest of the Z5 series, the flagship Z5 features a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p resolution TRILUMINOS IPS display and the Z5 Compact is equipped with a 4.6-inch HD 720p resolution TRILUMINOS IPS display.

As for their insides, the Z5 series smartphones are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) 64-bit octa-core processor coupled with an Adreno 430 graphics chip as well as 2GB (Z5 Compact) or 3GB (Z5 and Z5 Premium) of RAM.  All of the devices feature a battery life of up to two days with battery capacities of 2700mAh, 2900mAh, and 3430mAh for the Z5 Compact, flagship Z5, and Z5 Premium, respectively. All three devices also support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. Lastly, all of them support 4G LTE connectivity and run Google’s latest Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.

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The Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will be available at all Sony Centres and Sony Mobile Stores nationwide starting October 23, 2015, with price tags of Php35,990 and Php29,990, respectively. The Xperia Z5 will be available in White, Graphite Black, Gold, and Green while the Z5 Compact will be available in Yellow, Coral, White, and Graphite Black. As for the Z5 Premium, it will be available starting December 3, 2015, at an unknown price tag. It will be available in Chrome, Black, and Gold.