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Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium Has an Absurd 4K Display

The Z5 Premium looks undeniably luxurious, but it's not clear if it has more to show beyond a rich, glossy finish.

The Verge

Sony has unveiled its new lineup of Xperia smartphones, and this year’s headline model is the Xperia Z5 Premium. Available in chrome, black, and gold, the Z5 Premium looks undeniably luxurious, and the company claims its 5.5-inch 4K display is a first for a smartphone. However, with internal specs that are identical to the smaller, more reserved Xperia Z5 (and not far off the “pocket friendly” Z5 Compact), it’s not clear if the Premium has more to show beyond a rich, glossy finish.

Like the Z5 and Z5 Compact, the Premium boasts a new fingerprint sensor built into a redesigned power button on the side of the device. (Sony says this location is marginally more convenient than a sensor at the bottom of the phone and I agree — marginally.)

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