Sony has confirmed the Xperia Z5 will be the last smartphone under its premium Z series. The company will now focus on the Xperia X series, which it launched at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. This means Sony Xperia Z5 will be the final smartphone with Z moniker. Also Read - PlayStation 5 October restock in India: Where and where to pre-order PS5, price, shipping details
“Yes, you read that right: there will be no Xperia Z6. Instead the company is “turning to the next stage with the Xperia X series”, Sony Mobile’s senior product marketing manager Jun Makino told uSwitch. He added, “I can’t comment on the future, but we will not be releasing a Z6.” Also Read - Best TWS earbuds under Rs 2,000 in September: Realme Buds Q2, boAt Airdopes 281 Pro, and more
Xperia Blog quotes Sony as saying, “The Xperia Z line has reached its culmination – Xperia X series represents a new chapter and evolution of our product strategy. Whilst the Xperia Z series was all about bringing the best of Sony’s advanced technologies to smartphones, Xperia X series is based on bringing smart, adaptive Sony user experiences across camera, battery performance and hardware / software design.” Also Read - YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps stops working on these phones from today: Check if your phone is in the list
It may be recalled that Sony’s new Xperia X smartphones were believed to be the top end mid-range smartphones, and sit below the premium Xperia Z line up. At MWC 2016, Sony didn’t reveal full specifications of the new smartphones but promised better design, Xperia camera and battery management features.
The Sony Xperia X and Xperia XA come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor. The company also introduced a Xperia X Performance with Snapdragon 820 processor along with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Common features of these smartphones include 5-inch full HD display, 23-megapixel rear camera with Sony’s Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and 13-megapixel front facing camera.
Sony also introduced three new devices Xperia Ear, Xperia Eye and Xperia Projector. The Xperia Ear is a smart Bluetooth headset that can take voice commands, while the Xperia Eye is a wearable camera with voice and face recognition.