Leaked Xperia Z4 images point to a 5.2in screen

But will Sony's next flagship feature 2K tech?

The Sony Xperia Z4 rumour mill has been churning away for a good few months now. Many expected the flagship to be unveiled at CES 2015, but that didn't happen. Next on the tech agenda was MWC, but alas, still no Z4. Still, that hasn't slowed down the leaks and rumours from making the rounds online.

The latest leak comes from French website Nowhereelse.fr, who spotted Esato forum images allegedly showing off a genuine Z4 display. The pictures (which look like they weare captured on a wonky toaster) were apparently obtained from a worker in an electronics repair shop. The source says the screen is 5.2-inches and has a resolution of 2560 x 1440, or 2K.

While we always suggest taking these rumours with a pinch of salt, there is evidence to suggest Sony's next flagship will pack an eye-piercingly sharp screen. Sony has previously stuck with full HD 1080p screens for its previous smartphones, such as the Z3, because it didn't think there'd be a great added benefit to the consumer, and that it would use more battery.

But the recently released Xperia Z4 Tablet has a 2K screen, and we suspect Sony will want to improve on the already fantastic battery in the Z3. Previous rumours from Phone Arena and G for Games both point to a 2K screen as well.

A 2K screen would also put the Z4 in the same arena as the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy S6. However, for all we know, Sony might go against the rumours and stick with 1080p, focusing purely on battery life gains.

Other specs for the Z4 are expected to include the Snapdragon 810 processor, 21MP camera and 3 or 4GB of RAM. Stay tuned for more info, as and when we get it.

[via Nowhereelse.fr (translated)]