Sony Xperia Z5 could launch with Spectre movie… and keep current CPU
No Mr Bond, I expect you to upgrade!
One of the benefits of being a multinational conglomerate with both a movie studio and a mobile phone division is that you can use one subsidiary to promote another – and it sounds like that’s exactly what Sony plans to do.
Leaked images from China suggest the upcoming Sony Xperia Z5 is going to be “Made for Bond” – in other words, the company’s next flagship phone will feature heavily in the Spectre movie and launch alongside it.
That means an arrival in late October or early November depending on where in the world you are. Intriguingly, the images blur out the “Z” part of the Z5, suggesting Sony might be ditching its long-time naming strategy.
Out with the old?
The images may have been mocked up by a bored Bond fan in Photoshop but the timing and the strategy make sense, so we thought they were worth reporting. They’re not the only Xperia rumours doing the rounds this weekend either.
User agent profiles spotted on the Sony website suggest there are indeed two new flagships coming this year – potentially the Z5 and Z5 Compact – but these profiles keep the Snapdragon 810 CPU of existing models, and the same screen resolutions too.
Would Sony bother with such an incremental upgrade for its next flagship phones? Or does it just want new handsets to tie in with the upcoming Bond film? Our spies will keep their ears close to the ground.