Sony has expanded its family of Xperia Z5 smartphones with the addition of a pink variety to the range.
The variant is presented in a warm shade of the hue, which is intended to round out the options for prospective owners of the Xperia Z5 who wish to express their own individual style through their choice of smartphone. The smartphone has the same frosted glass finish as its predecessors, combining this with a light and dusky pink colour palette.
Originally announced back in September 2015, the Xperia Z5 has already made an impact with smartphone users all over the world, with its high quality camera singled out for praise.
Indeed, the device immediately topped the DxOMark Mobile rankings – the recognised industry standard for camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings. It scored a total of 87 points, just ousting previous leader the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge's score of 86. The DxOMark testers noted that the handset achieved the best photo score they had ranked and commented favourably on the autofocus and flash.
In line with the existing versions of the Xperia Z5, the pink option still offers the same camera, as well as an integrated fingerprint sensor power button for intuitive and secure unlocking.
Its metal frame and frosted glass back are part of a svelte continuous plate form, which houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, octa-core CPUs, 64-bit capabilities and ultra-fast 4G LTE speeds. Another characteristic setting the Xperia Z5 from other smartphones is the long battery life, which can last for up to two days with the help of power-saving technology.
Rikke Gertsen Constein, lead designer on the Xperia Z5 project, explained that the decision to add a pink version of the handset to the range was not an arbitrary one, as choosing a colour is in fact a very detailed process.
“The material of the phone and the design of the curves and edges play an important role and has a great impact on which colour is best suited. We knew we wanted to add pink to the Z5 series from our very first moodboards and sketches as it seemed to compliment the colour palette to the rest of the range,” he commented.
Mr Constein added that it took some time to get the precise shade right so that it would complement the frosted glass and aluminium frame. “We researched many places in which the most beautiful shades of pink can be found, from nature and Japan's own Sakura cherry blossom right through to the colours in the sky during a beautiful sunset.”