Why Sony’s rumored Xperia Z5 Plus won’t feature a 4K display


The rumored Sony Xperia Z5 Plus could feature a 4K UHD 2160 x 3840 display and a Snapdragon 810 chipset, according to a user-agent profile. The device is codenamed E68XX (E6833, E6853 E6883), which is rumored to be a larger version of Sony’s H2 flagship. Unfortunately, this rumor has no credibility whatsoever.

The device is said to allegedly feature a 5.5-inch display packing a pixel density of 801ppi, according to Xperia Blog. Unfortunately, pushing this much power to the display could take a significant hit to battery life.



Most flagship smartphones today feature 2K displays, which already take up a large portion of battery life. It would no doubt be even worse on a 4K display pushing 801ppi.

Sony isn’t making a 4K smartphone

While Sony could be one of the first manufacturers to launch a device with a 4K UHD display, it really has no benefit to the device other than marketing tactics. After all, the human eye can only see so much detail on a smaller screen.

Secondly, it’s not likely that there will be much content available for a 4K display on your smartphone. It’s still a fairly new technology, and if you plan on streaming 4K content, chances are, the average person doesn’t have the bandwidth to support the ungodly amounts of data 4K content will chew through.

Keep in mind that this is merely a rumor. It’s highly unlikely to happen, given the cost of 4K technology. It’s also hard to believe that Sony will bring a 4K display to the rumored Z5 Plus considering that the Z4 didn’t even feature a 2K display. It would be quite a leap as far as technology goes, and most consumers would no doubt be able to afford that, especially with the risks that come with the Snapdragon 810 chipset.

Besides, Sony has said in the past that 2K is useless, so why would they have a 4K option in development? It doesn’t add up.

In other words, this is just another useless clickbait rumor making its rounds.

source: Xperia Blog

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