Continuing with our leaks on Sony’s 2015 Xperia smartphone portfolio, today we have some new information to share about the Xperia Z4 Compact and the Xperia Z4 Ultra. As you might remember, we were the first to tell you that Sony was planning on launching the Xperia Z4 Compact and Z4 Ultra variants, along with its Z4 flagship smartphone and Xperia Z4 tablet. So let’s get straight to the new info.
Xperia Z4 Compact
Let’s start with the Xperia Z4 Compact. The successor to the Xperia Z3 Compact is going to be every bit as impressive as its predecessor and retain its main USP of flagship grade hardware in a smaller package. The Xperia Z4 Compact will be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset as the rest of the Xperia Z4 family, and it’ll come with 3GB RAM. The rest of the specs will also be very similar to the Z4: 32GB internal memory, 20.7MP rear camera, S-Master HX digital amplifier, improved stereo speakers, 5MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording, IP68 dust and water resistance, LTE Cat.9, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and wireless charging support. As mentioned in our previous leaks, the display on the Z4 Compact will be 4.7” and come with 1080p resolution. Battery size isn’t known yet but is expected to be around 3,000mAh.
Xperia Z4 Ultra
Sony is also going to concentrate on the phablet market next year, with the Xperia Z4 Ultra. As we told you in our previous leaks, the Z4 Ultra will sport a 6.44” display like its predecessor, but with Quad-HD resolution. The design is expected to be very similar to the Xperia Z3, so you can probably expect it to look like an oversized Xperia Z3. It will also have the Snapdragon 810 chipset and come with 3GB RAM. The camera on the back will be a 16MP unit, with a smaller sensor than the one on Xperia Z4. The battery capacity is said to be between 3,500 and 4,000mAh. The most interesting piece of info about the Z4 Ultra from our source is with regard to inclusion of stylus input. The original Xperia Z Ultra only came with pencil input support, but no stylus was included. The Z4 Ultra will reportedly include stylus support, just like the Galaxy Note series. Other specs are said to be similar to the Z4 and Z4 Compact.
Unfortunately, these two devices have reportedly been delayed and are not expected to show up around the same time as the Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Tablet anymore. This is apparently due to shortage of the Snapdragon 810 chipset. It isn’t clear when these devices will be launched, but our source seems to think that it could happen in Q2 of next year.