Sony Xperia Z5 press images confirm 23MP camera, water-resistant design

Xperia Z5 won't mind water. Photo: Sony

Xperia Z5 won’t mind water. Photo: Sony

A number of Sony press images for the upcoming Xperia Z5 have leaked out ahead of the handset’s official unveiling at IFA next week. The shots confirm the device will have a 23-megapixel camera with a six-element lens, and a water-resistant design just like its predecessors.

At first glance, the Xperia Z5 looks like previous Xperia Z devices, with the same simplistic glass design that doesn’t mind getting wet. It has rounded sides with the Xperia branding etched into it, and it will be available in a series of colors.

There will be plenty of improvements internally, too, one of the biggest of which will be its new 23-megapixel Exmor RS sensor, which has a six-element lens system. That would give the Xperia Z5 a higher megapixel count than any of its rivals, including the impressive Galaxy S6 and LG G4.

The Xperia Z5 is expected to be one of three Xperia Z5 variants, alongside a smaller Xperia Z5 Compact, and a larger Xperia Z5 Plus. It’s unclear whether all three devices will appear at the IFA trade show in Berlin next week, but we certainly expect the Xperia Z5 to be there.