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5.5-inch Sony Xperia Z5 due in September, report says

If a recent report proves accurate, Sony's next flagship will debut less than a half year after its predecessor.

New rumors suggest the Xperia Z5 might not be all that different from the Xperia Z3 (pictured). Andrew Hoyle/CNET

Sony's next big smartphone could come in the form of the 5.5-inch Xperia Z5 and may be here as soon as September, at least according to one rumor.

The Mobipicker site claims that this Xperia Z5 will feature a 1080p HD display, a 20.7-megapixel rear camera, and 32GB of internal storage. Like its predecessor, the Xperia Z4, this Z5 could also draw power from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.

While these supposed specs are enough to keep pace with many of today's top Android phones, like this, the Xperia Z5 would have a tough time contending with tomorrow's key devices. In fact, there's nothing in the hardware that raises the bar from the Xperia Z4.

This particular rumor doesn't seem totally compelling. If it's true, there would only be six months separating the launch of the Z4 and Z5, and the two would be nearly identical specs-wise, with just a jump from a 5.2-inch to 5.5-inch display, making for a very minor hardware evolution.

Where we could see a change, however, is in the form of general aesthetics. Rumors surfacing back in April indicated that Sony might be ready to scrap the cold, angular design of its smartphones. These older rumors also said that the Z5 would include a beefier Snapdragon 820 CPU (which isn't officially out yet), 4GB RAM, and a fingerprint scanner. In other words, the new gossip doesn't line up with the old.

A September launch would place a new Sony smartphone on the market at the same time we see Apple and Samsung's latest products. What's more, LG is allegedly prepping its next killer phone for the second half of 2015 too.

Sony didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.