Sony India on Wednesday, as expected, launched the Xperia Z5 Dual and Xperia Z5 Premium Dual in INdia. The Xperia Z5 Dual has been priced at Rs. 52,990, and will go on sale from Friday, while the Xperia Z5 Premium Dual has been priced at Rs. 62,990, and will go on sale from November 7.
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The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Sony Xperia Z5 Dual and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual have been bundled with Sony's UCH10 quick charger, which is meant to deliver 5.5 hours of battery life with just 10 minutes of charging. Customers can also redeem a Smart Cover for their Xperia Z5 and Z5 Premium worth Rs. 3,500 from Xperia Lounge for free.
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Other offers include content (from Sony Liv, Sony Music, Amazon Kindle, and Hungama Play) worth Rs. 4,000 free with both the devices, and up to Rs. 5,000 cashback with HDFC bank cards. Users can also available of EMI options from Bajaj Finance, with a downpayment of Rs. 2,999. Users who pre-book the Xperia Z5 Premium before November 4 will get the MDR-EX31BN noise-cancellation headphones worth Rs. 5,490 for free.
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The Sony Xperia Z5 Dual will be available in Gold, Green, and Black colour variants. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual will be available in Gold and Chrome colour variants. In line with our IFA launch report, Sony has not brought the Xperia Z5 Compact to India, and will not be bringing it in the first phase of its flagship rollout.
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The highlight of the new flagship smartphones from Sony is the improved camera. The Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Premium feature a brand new 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS for mobile 23-megapixel sensor and F/2.0 G lens. Sony at the launch had claimed to have designed the camera inside its new flagship using the same technology that's seen in its Alpha range of interchangeable lens cameras.
Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium, on the other hand, is the 'world's first smartphone featuring a 4K display' as touted by the company. Its 5.5-inch comes with a resolution of 2160x3840 pixels and an impressive pixel density of 806ppi.
Apart from a smaller 5.2-inch display with a lower full-HD resolution, and a smaller battery, the Xperia Z5 is nearly identical to the Xperia Z5 Premium.
It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. Apart from the 23-megapixel rear camera, it bears a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Both smartphones come with 16GB of built-in storage, with support for expandability via microSD card (up to 2TB).
While the Xperia Z5 bears a 2900mAh battery, the Xperia Z5 Premium bears a 3430mAh battery.