After the all these leaks, we probably didn’t need it, however Sony has finally cut through the noise to officially announce the Xperia Z4 in Japan.
The successor to the Xperia Z3 of 2014 bears all the hallmarks of a Sony product. There will be no huge departure from company’s prior industrial design here and we probably weren’t expecting one. Instead the design will remain svelte and glossy, the chassis will still be IP rated for dust and water resistance, and the overall aesthetic of the device will be unchanged.
The Xperia Z4 is just 6.9mm thick, a slight narrowing of that dimension from the Z3, and will continue to deliver a 5.2″ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, contrary to many rumours were postulating a QHD display. Qualcomm much discussed Snapdragon 810 SoC will power the device along with 3GB of RAM and 32/64GB storage options with a microSD card slot for expandable storage up to 128GB.
On paper the Xperia Z4 is seemingly static in its deployment of the a 20.7 megapixel rear camera, however makes an improvement on the front facing camera to 5.1 megapixels. The battery meanwhile takes a slight hit, down to 2930mAh from the Z3’s 3100mAh.
Whilst the phone is indeed slimmer than it’s fore-bearers, many of the technical specifications remain the same. Sony are not known for sweeping changes in their mobile products and have once again delivered an iterative product to continue to build upon the foundation of its previous flagship devices.
There is currently no word on exact pricing of availability, however rumours (yes those things) still suggest a Q2 2015 date is slated for its release.
Link: Sony Japan