There’s growing anticipation that Sony is preparing to launch a new range of smartphones at IFA next month and a new leaked promotional photo (above) of what appears to be the Xperia Z5 Compact has added further fuel to the fire.
The design is reminiscent of the usual Xperia style, especially when it comes to camera lens, LED flash and logo placement. However, we can spot an adjustment to the power button and volume rocker, which appears to have been moved down to the lower right hand side of the smartphone. A separate leak of an Xperia Z5 case drawing seems to confirm this design, along with a E6XXX model number.
The Xperia Z3 Compact is rumored to come with a fingerprint scanner built into the power button on the side of the handset, which may be an ergonomic solution to include a scanner while keeping a compact form factor. We recently saw a similar side-mounted fingerprint scanner design appear with the Huawei Honor 7i.
Other rumored specifications include a 4.7-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processing package, 3GB of RAM and a new 20.7 megapixel rear camera sensor, most likely Sony’s latest ExmorRS model, along with an 8 megapixel front facing camera.
IFA 2015 begins in the first week of September in Berlin and we will be there to see what Sony has to unveil.