Sony unveils next-generation smartphone camera with Xperia Z5 series

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Kuala Lumpur (29 October 2015) — Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today unveiled its next-generation Xperia Z5 Compact, and Xperia Z5 Dual, as well as the world’s first 4K smartphone, the Xperia Z5 Premium Dual – each engineered to make every day experiences better.

“Smartphones are a part of our daily life, improving our lives in many ways,” said Andrew Cheong, Country Director (Malaysia) at Sony Mobile. ”Users create, share and enjoy most of their content while on the go therefore, 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 instrument in our lives.”

As part of the celebration in bringing the Xperia Z5 Series to Malaysia, Sony Mobile hosted three different consumer sessions by invitation today. This once in a lifetime opportunity gave the public an exclusive preview of the devices and had the chance to immerse themselves in the Sony experience first-hand.

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A mobile camera experience unlike any other

Xperia Z5 Dual features Sony’s brand new large 1/2.3 Exmor RSTM for mobile 23MP sensor and F2.0 G Lens – it’s Sony’s first completely re-imagined smartphone camera module since Xperia Z1, designed with Sony’s interchangeable lens camera αTM technology for clear,  vivid imagery every time.

The camera is capable of the fastest autofocus in a smartphone, a powerful blend of speed and accuracy to capture split-second moments with ease. It delivers a ground-breaking speed of just 0.037 seconds – faster than the blink of a human eye (average 0.1 – 0.4 seconds), so whether you’re jumping for the frisbee in the park, diving into the pool or catching air on the vert ramp, you’ll have the power to preserve spontaneous action in real-time.

A combination of the large 23MP Exmor RSTM for mobile sensor and advanced processing software lets you get close to subjects; whether it be a landmark, architecture or other objects of interest, with 5x clear image zoom with minimum loss of quality. Advancements in low-light photography mean you can capture clearer photos at night or in darker surroundings with less noise and blur – perfect for capturing a sunrise or night skyline.

With the continued popularity of content capture for social media, Xperia Z5 series brings significant advancements in the evolution of Sony’s SteadyShotTM with Intelligent Active Mode for video. Further improvements mean you’ll be able to continuously capture action smoothly, such as riding a bike or skateboard, free from jolts or shudders. It also features better low-light performance without blur.

Xperia Z5 Premium Dual will upscale your favourite content to 4K, enhancing any native or third party videos or photos so you can view Netflix, YouTube or your holiday shots in rich, vibrant 4K detail. The Xperia Z5 Premium Dual is built to allow you to get creative by capturing in 4K and immediately enjoying the content on the Z5 Premium Dual, with the option of preserving any moment as an 8MP quality image.

Why not port the memory card from Sony’s 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V to the Xperia Z5 Premium Dual to enjoy your footage immediately – or simply connect to the big screen either wirelessly via DLNA or with MHL 3.0 to enjoy your content on a 4K TV.

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Designed for life, with the same flagship experiences in a choice of form factor

Designed by leading creatives at Sony’s Creative Center studios in Sweden and Japan, Xperia Z5 Dual presents a svelte continuous plate form, with a metal frame and frosted glass back. It’s striking, comfortable to hold and waterproof for everyday convenience. With a 5.2” display, sleek looks and Fall 2015 fashion and interior design cues, colours range from elegant to expressive for any personal style or taste; White, Graphite Black, Gold and Green.

For those who prefer a compact smartphone, Xperia Z5 Compact brings the same great camera technology and features in a pocket-friendly compact device. It delivers uncompromised performance in a beautifully compact design with a 4.6” display, perfect for one-handed use. The Z5 Compact let’s you express personal style with fresh, vibrant colours including Yellow and Coral, in addition to White and Graphite Black.

Both devices represent iconic Sony craftsmanship with premium materials throughout, including frosted glass finishing to the rear and a subtly etched Xperia logo side engraving, as well as capless USB for quick efficient connection and charging.

To the side, a new integrated fingerprint sensor power button means each device is personal, protected and easily unlockable with a simple pick up and press in one natural movement.

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Powerful performance that meets demands

Xperia Z5 Dual and Xperia Z5 Compact are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, featuring octa-core CPUs, 64 bit capabilities and ultra-fast 4G LTE speeds, letting you reach new levels of performance for video, photography and gaming. Whether you’re multi-tasking over Wi-Fi or the latest 4G network, both devices deliver the speed you need. Download email with attachments in seconds and enjoy video streaming with no delays or unwanted buffering.

Powerful smartphone features demand smart power management, Xperia Z5 Dual and Xperia Z5 Compact are equipped with Sony’s incredible up to two-day8 battery stamina and innovative power-saving technology, which gives you superior long-lasting battery performance. With Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0 enabled on the new devices, you can get 5.5 hours usage with just 10 minutes of charging with a certified Quick Charge™ 2.0 charger, such as the Quick Charger UCH10.

 

Sony’s 4K leadership now in a mobile device – Xperia Z5 Premium Dual, the world’s first 4K smartphone

Xperia Z5 Premium Dual is the world’s first 4K smartphone with a sharp, vivid 5.5” 4K TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile and IPS, where breathtaking detail is depicted with pinpoint accuracy for the most natural images, at four times the resolution of Full HD.

Xperia Z5 Premium Dual will upscale your favourite content to 4K, enhancing any native or third party videos or photos so you can view Netflix, YouTube or your holiday shots in rich, vibrant 4K detail. The Xperia Z5 Premium Dual is built to allow you to get creative by capturing in 4K and immediately enjoying the content on the Z5 Premium Dual, with the option of preserving any moment as an 8MP quality image.

Why not port the memory card from Sony’s 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V to the Xperia Z5 Premium Dual to enjoy your footage immediately – or simply connect to the big screen either wirelessly via DLNA or with MHL 3.0 to enjoy your content on a 4K TV.

The Xperia Z5 Premium Dual is designed from the ground up as a high-performance mobile device, also powered by the Snapdragon 810 processor. A high capacity 3430 mAh battery lasting for up to two days, with quick charge capability eliminates the need for regular charging.

The Xperia Z5 Premium Dual features a large 32GB internal memory, with the capability to take a 200GB external microSD card, which offers extra room for 4K videos and movies, and images too. Xperia Z5 Premium Dual also features Sony’s innovative memory on display feature – the data transfer between processor and device is optimized so Xperia Z5 Dual’s display memory technology remembers the display of images seen on your smartphone and caches the image or video so that you don’t need to reload the full image each time you view it – preserving battery power in the process.

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A flagship series powered by an entertainment and content ecosystem

Across the Xperia Z5 series, Sony’s rich expertise in audio technologies lets you enjoy sound in incredible detail and clarity. High-Res Audio reproduces high frequency sound for a studio quality experience. DSEE HXTM upscales the audio fidelity of your existing MP3, AAC or Spotify tracks to near High-Res Audio quality. And for high quality wireless music listening, Sony’s LDAC™ codec transmits data three times more efficiently than legacy codec over Bluetooth.

And now for the first time, Sony’s new High-Resolution Audio Headset MDR-NC750 allows you to enjoy combined Hi-Res Audio music with Digital Noise Cancelling – your tunes as they were intended to be heard, with ambient background noise reduced by up to 98%.

Keep playing your favourite PlayStation®4 (PS4™) games wherever you are in the home with PS4 Remote Play10. Simply connect your Xperia Z5 series device to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller to ensure you never miss a minute of the action – whatever room you are in.

And to ensure you continue to enjoy the best experiences that Sony has to offer, all Xperia Z5 series users will benefit from access to Xperia Lounge Gold – delivering the world of Sony entertainment at your fingertips. Get access to exclusive competitions and offers; be among the first to try out new apps; and enjoy the latest movies, TV episodes and music included with your device.

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Smart style, with new accessories

A range of stylish and protective Style Cover Window cases will be available for each Xperia Z5 series model at launch, in respective corresponding device colours – each will let you access your favourite smartphone widgets through a smart window.

Stereo Bluetooth® Headset SBH54 is a versatile headset with a doubling handset function, designed for users who want a convenient companion device to a large screen smartphone, allowing you to take and make calls, see messages, play music and enjoy FM radio.

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Availability and specifications

Xperia Z5 Compact is available in single sim while the Xperia Z5 Dual and Z5 Premium Dual are both available in Dual SIM variants11. Xperia Z5 Compact and Z5 Dual will be available in Malaysia beginning November for RM2,299, and RM 2,699 respectively. The availability and pricing of Xperia Z5 Premium Dual will be announced later in the quarter.

The launch of the Z5 series also coincides with the Bond Spectre 007 Promotion beginning 31st October 2015. For any purchase of Xperia Z5 Compact and Z5 Dual, customers will receive limited edition Spectre merchandise which includes a round neck shirt (worth RM109), bottle opener (worth RM59) and Photobook (worth RM259). In addition, customers who purchase the Xperia M5 Dual or C5 Ultra Dual also will be walking away with the limited edition Spectre bottle opener. All while stocks last.

Xperia Lounge offers exclusive contents for Xperia Z5 Series users which includes three movie downloads worth RM229, Photobook worth RM259, Free calls and messaging by LINE, e-magazine by SPH Magazines, taxi ride discounts by MyTeksi worth RM45 and RM30 shopping voucher from Zalora. For further information, please visit Xperia Lounge application via mobile devices.

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