Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact leaked, showcasing fingerprint scanner!

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With 2014 having spawned the Xperia Z2 and Z3, it’s probable that the Xperia Z5 will follow the Z3+ / Z4 into the market before the year’s out. Thanks to a leak, we have a purported glimpse of the device alongside the Z5 Compact, with Apple’s iPhone 6 used as a sizing gauge.

Sony fingerprint scanner_2The fingerprint sensor has, over the past couple of years, established itself as a mainstay feature of the flagship sector. It hasn’t quite reached the realm of necessity as, say, a front camera or a full HD display, but many accustomed to having a scanner in-built would perhaps now struggle to go without.
‎A tipster operating under the handle @vizileaks on Twitter has shared an image of what may be the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact. Unannounced and unconfirmed at this stage, the snap gives a teaser of the fingerprint sensor that Sony looks poised to include, placed on the right side of each device and forcing the volume rocker to relocate lower down.

Sony announces the Xperia C5 Ultra and the Xperia M5!

Sony Mobile continues its innovation in imaging with the introduction of two best in class super mid-range smartphones

Sony has announced two new smartphones, the Xperia C5 Ultra and the Xperia M5.

The Xperia C5 Ultra is the successor to the Xperia C3 that was optimized for taking self portraits. The C5 Ultra has a 13 megapixel autofocus camera on the front and back, much like the HTC Desire EYE. The front camera also has 22mm focal length to fit more people in and also an LED flash like on the C3.

Other than the camera, the C5 Ultra has a 6-inch, 1920×1080 resolution IPS display with really thin bezels on the side, 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, LTE, 2930mAh battery with a promised battery life of up to two days, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Xperia M5 is what Sony calls the ‘super mid-range’ smartphone, and is quite similar to some of the Xperia Z series devices. It has the same OmniBalance design with metal on the sides and glass on the front and back. The M5 is also dust and waterproof with IP65 & IP68 certification.

The M5 also has a 5-inch 1920×1080 resolution IPS panel, MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory with microSD card slot, 21.5 megapixel camera on the back, 13 megapixel camera on the front, LTE, 2600mAh battery with two-day battery life, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Both the C5 Ultra and the M5 will be available in dual SIM variants in selected countries across emerging markets starting mid-August.

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Samsung S6 Edge Plus and Note 5 likely to be announced at the Unpacked event on August 13 (UPDATED)

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UPDATE: Gone are the days when Samsung was capable of keeping its wares under covers until the big reveal. The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have been leaking profusely and now ongoing inside info purveyor Evan Blass just opened the tap a little more.

@evleaks published what appear to be press images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, along with some of the key specifications of the S Pen-sporting device.

The images don’t reveal anything we haven’t seen in various leaks and renders before, though there’s one inconsistency that cast a shade of doubt over their accuracy: the capacitive keys on the Note 5 appear to be oversized, though that’s likely just a graphical error.

Moving on to a tweet that @evleaks put out just minutes ago, specs of the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920) allegedly include an Exynos 7420 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 5.66-inch 2560×1440 display, a 16MP rear camera (likely featuring the ISOCELL sensor that Samsung unveiled earlier this week), a 5MP front camera (probably wide angle), Android 5.1.1 and no microSD card.

Those who are familiar with Samsung’s mobile strategy know that the company likes to announce important devices during events called Galaxy Unpacked. Well, Samsung has just confirmed that a new Unpacked event will take place on August 13 in New York City.

While Samsung doesn’t say exactly what it’s going to show us on that day, rumors have it that August 13 will be the announcement date of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
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The simple image that Samsung is using as an invitation to the event – seen at the top of the post – suggests that we’re going to see a handset with a curved display (obviously, this should be the S6 Edge Plus). The image’s geometry reminds us of the teaser photos that the company used earlier this year before officially unveiling the Galaxy S6 edge.

Both the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 are expected to feature 5.7-inch displays with 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD), 16 MP rear cameras, 4 GB of RAM, and Exynos 7420 processors. Only the S6 Edge Plus will sport a curved screen, while the Note 5 should have the advantage of featuring an S Pen stylus.

Like many other announcements lately, the new Galaxy Unpacked event is going to be livestreamed, so anyone will be able to see what Samsung is announcing in real time.

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Here’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, coming on August 12 with an Auto-Eject S Pen?

galaxy-note-5-case-s-penToday a Galaxy Note 5 case from Ringke has caught our eye which raises a very important question about the S Pen. Note that  Samsung is going to announce the Galaxy Note 5 on August 12 instead of waiting till IFA 2015 in September.

The S Pen has always been a staple on the Galaxy Note lineup and Samsung is sticking with it this time around as well however it appears to have changed the way it’s ejected. Previously you would just push it out using your nail but in all renders of the device we have seen so far the S Pen appears to sit flushed with the frame thus making it impossible to eject it using that method.

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Is Samsung going with a push-to-release mechanism for the Galaxy Note 5 or will the S Pen be able to auto-eject? Lets not forget that Samsung does have a patent on auto-eject technology for the S Pen which would not only make things easier but would look certainly look cool.
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