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(Pocket-lint) - It's that time of year again, with IFA approaching in September, Sony is traditionally getting ready to reveal a new Xperia flagship smartphone.

Now render images of what are claimed to be the Sony Xperia Z5+ have leaked in what appears to be an official presentation slide. The leaked slide first appeared on Chinese blog site Weibo. The codenamed S70+ is expected to be marketed as the Xperia Z5+.

The image of the larger version of the Z5 shows that the design ethos is similar to that of the Z3+. That means the OmniBalance design plus what appears to be an option of three colours: Black, Gold and a new Chrome colour.

Despite the low resolution image, the handset appears to feature the same fingerprint scanner on its side as the Z5 and Z5 Compact leaks revealed.

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Previous leaks on the user-agent profile of the device showed a stunning 2160 x 3840 resolution display. That equates to an eye-watering 801ppi. This leak also suggested the Z5+ will run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.

Sony is expected to reveal its Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact phones at IFA from 2 September. Whether the Xperia Z5+ appears then or at a later date remains unclear.

READ: Sony Xperia Z5: What's the story so far?

Writing by Luke Edwards.