Today may be Samsung’s day officially with the Unpacked event having gone on where the company unveiled the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5, but that doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be anything else worth seeing today. Sony has been rumored to have an upcoming flagship device in the pipeline and it’s said to be the Xperia Z5 which we may or may not get to take a look at during IFA in Berlin next month, alongside possible other variants like the Xperia Z5 compact and the Xperia Z5 Plus. As of today it seems we may have gotten our first look at a render of the Sony Xperia Z5 Plus device which is speculated to have a rather interesting feature.
The image seen below is thought to be the first render of the Sony Xperia Z5 Plus and it could potentially be housing a fingerprint sensor which would be Sony’s first device to have one implemented. Perhaps more interesting though is that there’s talk of it being placed on the side of the device as opposed to the front like on other smartphones such as the OnePlus 2 and this year’s flagship devices from Samsung. This new render which has surfaced is alongside another leak recently which stated Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z5 Ultra could feature a 4K display, something which has yet to show up on any smartphones to date. There were also some conceptual renders which surfaced earlier in a video that show off one designers vision of what they hope the Xperia Z5 will look like.
Today’s render comes from Chinese social media site Weibo, and is thought be from a Sony Mobile slide, and seems to match up with some of the earlier leaks which have been seen across the web for the plus model of Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone. While this may very well be the first render of the Xperia Z5 Plus, it’s hard to gather any detail which could be definitive enough to deem it as such. The image is small and the resolution is not strong enough to showcase the fingerprint sensor let alone any other defining features of a new device, but it does at the very least give a potential idea of what Sony’s new phone could look like when launched.