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As expected, Japanese tech major Sony announced three variants of its next-generation Xperia Z5 smartphone on Wednesday at its IFA press event in Berlin. The next-gen Xperia Z5 phones have been christened the Z5 (standard), the Z5 Compact and the Z5 Premium.While the Z5 (standard) is what you call the regular Z5, the Compact as the name suggests is a compact-sized version of the standard edition. The Z5 Premium on the other hand is Sony’s ‘super’ flagship phone, hence the ‘premium’ tagline.The Xperia Z5 Premium holds the distinction of being the world’s first 4K UHD smartphone that will support 4K Ultra HD upscaling technology. This means users will be able to stream and watch 4K content directly on the Z5 Premium.Let’s take a look at all the three new phones one by one:The Xperia Z5 (standard) is the successor to the Xperia Z3+. It comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD IPS display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The display comes packed with Sony’s proprietary Triluminous and X-reality technologies. The Z5 is powered by the 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB RAM along with 32GB of internal memory expandable by up to 200GB via microSD card.The Z5 will have singleSIM and dualSIM variants depending on region. The flagship runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box with the company’s custom skin on top.According to Sony, the Xperia Z5 (and Z5 Compact) has the company’s first re-imagined smartphone camera module since the Xperia Z1. Simply put, the company has emphasised a great deal on the Z5’s camera prowess. The rear camera — a 23-megapixel sensor with F2.0 G lens — has been designed with Sony’s interchangeable lens camera alpha technology, it says.advertisementThe Z5’s rear sensor has the ‘fastest’ autofocus in a smartphone to date: it can focus in just 0.03 seconds, it claims. The rear snapper comes with ‘Pulse’ LED flash and SteadyShot technologies. 4K video recording is supported.On the front, the Z5 sports a 5-megapixel camera that has a 25mm wide-angle lens and supports FullHD video recording. The 4G LTE capable Z5 is backed by a 2,900mAh battery that promises up to two-days of battery life. The Z5 also supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.The Z5 builds upon the original design scheme of Sony’s Omni-balance concept featuring glass and metal with a slight twist. You no longer have the silver circular power button on this one. Instead, it’s a regular button that now houses a fingerprint scanner for added security. The Z5 will also support the FIDO standard for online payment services. Information about its first partners will be shared by the company closer to launch.The Xperia Z5 will be water and dust resistant and will be available in the colours White, Graphite Black, Gold and Green.The Z5 Compact as mentioned earlier is a compact-sized version of the Z5 (standard). It comes with a smaller 4.6-inch HD display with a 1280×720 pixels resolution supporting Sony’s Triluminous and X-reality technologies.It is also powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor, but with 2GB RAM. It comes with 32GB internal memory which is expandable by up to 200GB via microSD.The Z5 Compact comes with the same camera specifics as the original Z5: a 23-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. It also runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with water and dust-resistant properties. The Z5 Compact uses a smaller 2,700mAh battery. You still get the fingerprint scanner on the side on this one. The Z5 Compact will be available in the colours Yellow, Coral, White and Graphite Black.The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium — the world’s first 4K smartphone — comes with a 5.5-inch 4K UHD display with a 3840×2160 pixels resolution and 806ppi pixel density.The phone “can upscale your content to 4K, enhancing any native or third party videos or photos so you can view them in rich, vibrant 4K detail” according to the company.The phone uses the same Snapdragon 810 processor as the other Z5s. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage (expandable by up to 200GB via microSD).The 4G LTE phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and comes with the same camera capabilities as the other two Z5s, as also the integrated fingerprint scanner. It uses a larger 3,430mAh battery. The Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact will launch globally in October 2015, while the Xperia Z5 Premium will launch in November 2015.