Sony's hardware designers have given themselves another year off it would seem, if this image of the forthcoming Xperia Z5+ really is an image of the forthcoming Xperia Z5+, as it shows Sony using the same angular design, flat glossy back and tapered edges as have become the norm in the Z series. Which is either a good or bad thing, depending on your smartphone allegiances and historical feelings about Sony.
This image emerged from a Chinese forum, where it was described as being a device codenamed S70+. Other new models in the forthcoming high-end Xperia update have been rumoured under the model names Xperia 60 and Xperia 70 -- the full size and compact models we usually see -- leading people with pages of tech sites to fill postulating that this S70+ is an Xperia Z5+ or Ultra that could appear alongside the two new Z5 models later this year.
That said, the apparent "render" is a bit of a mess. It shows various models all heaped up atop each other, which rather goes against the rules of Sony's usual promotional imagery. Plus the conveniently low resolution pic could be a classic bit of obfuscation to mask the Photoshop work of the leaker. Oh, how cynical the internet has made us. [Xperia Blog]