SONY's Flagship not quite ship shape or waterproof?

So I really thought that sonys plans for the Z3+ and especially the Z5 would be water tight. As it seems Sony are now falling on their sword as it were. As one of there major weapons they used to lead with has now become a weakness, and lets be honest about this. If it doesn't work probably shouldn't have mentioned it. Maybe they just weren't paying the guy that designed it enough.

Sony put out this statement on there official website:

‘Remember not to use the device underwater. If you accidentally get the device wet with non-fresh water, wash the device under a faucet.’
The site goes on to explain: ‘Sony devices that are tested for their waterproof abilities are placed gently inside a container filled with tap water and lowered to a depth of 1.5 meters.

‘After 30 minutes in the container, the device is gently taken out and its functions and features are tested.’

Seems there is cause for concern especially with the first sentence. Remember not to use the device underwater. Anyway it seemed a little bit gimmicky to me in the first place...but definitly useful if you accidentally dropped in the toilet by accident while trying to do two things at once. 

I reckon they should through the whole underwater thing in the toilet and throw on some solar panels. at least that would be a feature you would use everyday.

Check out the latest from Sony Xperia Z5 in classic WhatGear style. There's some really cool interesting new specs. The Z5 is shaping up to be a fantastic flagship phone....but is it cool enough for 007? watch this video and see.

Z5 picks Leaked ahead of the Berlin IFA

Barely two weeks before Sony’s IFA press conference, alleged photos showing a dummy Xperia Z5 unit have hit the web. The latest pictures confirm that the Xperia Z5 will arrive with a design very similar to the Xperia Z3+, with only a few minor changes.

The pictures show the Xperia Z5 dummy unit inside a protective case, so not all design details can be seen clearly. From whatever that is clearly visible, it appears that Sony has made some minor design changes that could help differentiate the Z5 from the company’s current flagship smartphone the Xperia Z3+. The most significant difference is the new power button. Gone is the distinctive circular power button that we have now grown familiar to. Instead, we see a more old school shaped power button, with an embedded fingerprint scanner.

Complete specs of the Xperia Z5 haven’t been revealed yet but the smartphone is expected to arrive with a 1080p resolution display, Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, and an upgraded rear camera.

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