First leaks suggest that the Sony Xperia Z4 will be a smartphone on steroids
It’s only been a short while since the launch of the Sony Xperia Z3 – just over a month to be exact – but Sony is already beavering away on its its successor.
A tipster who previously predicted the launch of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact has spilled the beans on the Sony Xperia Z4; interestingly the source tells GSM Arena that the rumoured Xperia Z3X, benchmarked earlier in the month, wil not be coming to market.
So, what can we expect from the Sony Xperia Z4, then? Design-wise, Sony isn't planning to rock the boat; the Z4 will reportedly use the same Omnibalance design language as its predecessors. The phone is said to pack a 5.5in display with QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, along with a new curved rear camera sensor – with the same 20.7MP resolution as seen on its predecessors.
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On the inside, the Xperia Z4 is expected to come with a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, with a 2.8 GHz octa-core CPU and 4GB RAM. The phone's minimum storage space will also be getting a boost, starting at 32GB (double that of what’s currently available for the Z3’s base model). The Z4 will also reportedly pack Cat.6 LTE connectivity, giving theoretical download speeds of up to 300Mbps, along with Bluetooth 4.1. Audiophiles will be pleased to hear that there's also a dedicated amp on board.
It’s also said that the Xperia Z4 will be released sometime in early 2015, most likely at March's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona; Sony is reportedly abandoning its current six-month release cycle in favour of releasing one flagship handset a year.
Although the source of these rumours apparently has past form, as always, it's best to take these reports with a pinch of salt until some more concrete evidence emerges.