Sony’s new flagship smartphone isn’t meant to make its debut until later this week, but that hasn’t stopped someone leaking a two-minute video showing off some of the phone’s better features.
The video (which has since been removed) looked like an interview between a journalist from French site Clubic, and a Sony media rep, who spends the video running through the features of Sony’s three new phones: the Z5 Compact, regular Z5, and 5.5-inch Z5 Premium.
The video was in French (and far from exhaustive), but a few details of the Z5 that had been previously rumoured are a little more confirmed: all three phones will have fingerprint sensors in the side, 23MP camera units with crazy-fast autofocus, and Sony’s traditional waterproofing and boxy Omnium design. Most interestingly, though, the Z5 Premium apparently has a 4K screen.
Combine that 4K resolution — which is 3840 x 2160 pixels, for those of you keeping score at home — with the Z5 Premium’s (rumoured) 5.5-inch screen, and you get a PPI of about 800. That’s ludicrously high compared to most other flagship smartphones, which run around 300-400 PPI.
It’s actually so high as to be pointless, except for one thing: virtual reality. Strap a 4K screen inches from your face, in some kind of device like Samsung’s Gear VR, and you’d be in for a fairly glorious time.
As always, leaked videos and rumours need to be taken with a fistful of salt: it’s always possible that someone with too much time on their hands is undertaking a very elaborate (and in this case, very foreign) troll. But in any case, we’ve only got until Wednesday until all will be revealed.