Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia Z3, has just started arriving in markets across the world, but Sony is busy preparing its next flagship device, aka the Xperia Z4, for 2015. Our trusted sources have shared some interesting bits of information about Sony’s next flagship device scheduled to arrive early next year.
Sony Xperia Z3X Doesn’t Exist
There have been rumors about the Xperia Z3X floating around the web in the recent past, and according to our sources, the Z3X doesn’t really exist. Instead, Sony is working on the Xperia Z4 that it’s set to debut in March next year, probably at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
No more bi-annual flagship releases
What’s more interesting is that the Xperia Z4 will be the only flagship device from Sony for 2015. The Japanese company is reportedly dropping the idea of bi-annual flagships it adopted from last year with the Xperia Z and Z1. A major reason could be the fact that flagship devices have reached a sort of saturation point and there aren’t any huge advancements that can be made in a six-month period. The upgrade from Xperia Z2 to Xperia Z3 this year was quite marginal and the only changes were related to software and hardware optimization.
Sony Xperia Z4 Specs: 4GB RAM, Exmor RS CMOS Sensor, 32GB storage
Moving on to the specifications of the Z4, the device is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit chipset clocked at 2.8GHz, and the all-new Adreno 430 GPU. The 16GB internal storage that’s been the norm on Xperia flagships, right from Xperia T to the recent Z3, will finally be upgraded to 32GB. The RAM is reportedly going to be 4GB. It will also be the first Xperia smartphone to come with LTE Cat.6 connectivity and Bluetooth 4.1. The camera will finally be upgraded from the IMX220 20.7MP sensor Sony has been using since the Z1. The Z4 will utilize a curved Exmor RS CMOS sensor with a similar resolution as the previous three Z-series flagships.
Xperia Z4’s Design & Display
The next bit of information could be disappointing for a lot of you. Our source claims the Z4 will feature the same omni-balance design language and be very similar to the Xperia Z3 in terms of appearance. The display will see a good upgrade though, both in size and resolution. The Z4 is said to come with a 5.5-inch display with a Quad-HD 2560 x 1440 resolution. Our source also claims there will be a dedicated amp on the Z4, with a strong stress on audio quality.
It appears that Sony might finally deliver on what many Android users crave. What do you think of the leak? Does the Z4 sound exciting enough?
P.S. – This leak comes from the same source who leaked the Xperia Z3 Compact, and it was spot on. We’re expecting the same for this leak.