On Monday the Sony Xperia Z4 was officially announced in Japan and it’s going to remain in Japan, for a while. It doesn’t feel like an upgrade, but rather like a strange move from Sony. And now we get to see the first leaked photo of the Sony Xperia Z5, below.
Of course, it’s all blurry cam action and nothing clear is revealed, aside from maybe a flat back and glossy edges. Sources said the OmniBalance design would be gone with the Xperia Z5 model, but that doesn’t seem to be happening. The main camera is still in the corner and the lens is still smaller than what other flagships are offering, although Sony makes great camera sensors in the meantime.
It’s easy to see why Sony is reluctant to give up its glass case, especially since even Samsung adopted a similar approach, although a more iPhone 6-like one, if you look at the frame. However, Samsung’s way of integrating glass was better than Sony’s, in spite of the Japanese firm having so many years of experience of working with glass. I’m comparing right now in my mind the Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, Z4 and even the Z5 and I can’t find major differences between them. This is the Xperia Z4 by the way:
Even iPhones are more different throughout generations. This is a wake up call, Sony! And that’s made even sadder by the big number of fans this company has… Let’s try it with metal for once, maybe try some curved edges, an edge to edge screen from Sharp, launch a straight up modular phone, a new console phone, ANYTHING!