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Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 LCD digitizer leaks, screen pegged at 5.2" with Quad HD resolution

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Alleged Sony Xperia Z4 LCD digitizer leaks, screen pegged at 5.2
As is usual for the industry, the closer we get towards a release date of a major device, the more intel you can expect to leak through the cracks. In the case of Sony, there's an abundance of cracks, and its upcoming Xperia Z4 has been making the rounds for weeks now, each time more and more convincingly. Today is no different, for we just got word that somebody on the Sony-loving esato forum boards is claiming that several images of an Xperia-like LCD digitizer are, in fact, from the Z4.

Apparently, the information is based on a clue given by an unknown LCD displays supplier, that also claims that Sony will be making a jump to a 5.2" screen with a Quad HD resolution, or 1440 x 2560 pixels. That's the equivalent of 565 ppi, which is more than enough to ensure that even fighter pilots can't distinguish any individual pixels.

According to the various rumors and leaks that have been floating around, the full Xperia Z4 scoop looks like this: an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, Sony's newest IMX230 sensor with real-time HDR and phase detection auto focus, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on the software side. As for a release date, reports are a bit conflicting, but it does seem like a release within the next 3 months is possible.



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posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:04

1. vuyonc (Posts: 990; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


It better be efficient and bright as hell!

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:08 2

14. vuyonc (Posts: 990; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


And have a Full HD version ready as well!

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:17 4

17. Fynjy777 (Posts: 35; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


In terms of design I'm disapointed with this led dot like in Z3. I think it's very regular and boring. Sony should bring back led strip build in speaker as in Z2, or innovate, cause it's a premium flagship!
By the way, I'm glad that in Z4 is no regular and inefficient speakers like in Z3.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:03 3

32. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Z3 has the brightest and most efficient battery life.so will Z4

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 02:41

60. techperson211 (Posts: 1176; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Everytime Sony has leaked all this hater come out of nowhere. I never thought that the lone Japanese OEM has big impact to this people. Qhd is not necessary. We can't determine the difference if just on a 5 Inc screen. I'm sure battery life camera software ip certified sd card 32 gb minimum internal storage right pricing and availability globally should be the priority of Sony.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:12 4

2. Settings (Posts: 1494; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


I wonder if the camera sensor of Sony will be better than those of S6? In papers, Sony should do good as IMX230 is better than IMX240 but knowing Sony, they cant do their Xperia camera sensor algorithms right.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:21 4

4. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yea, Sony always keeps their best sensors for themselves
Samsung seems to always get better results due to their better software
Sony has been catching up though, their software isn't terrible any more
Maybe Lollipop's Camera2 API will help Sony close the gap even more
We'll have to wait and see

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:13 4

3. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Congrats Sony for following Samsung. Yeah, you're doing right to jump to QHD resolution in this era. Don't listen to those fanboys who blindly ignore your flaw. (:

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:47 9

7. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Tell me 1 positive thing about QHD on ~5 inch screen. Don't mention VR. 10% people will use it. Also VR should use separate screen with even higher resolution. From normal viewing distance you just can't see difference. Maybe 10% or less people can. Still you will loose around 2 hours on screen time and a lot of performance. If S6 would have "only" fullHD you would be writing now that fullHD is enough. QHD is step backward and deal with it. If you think that I am fanboy like you check my profile.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:03 1

13. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


im one of those 10% that can tell the difference in qhd and fhd on a 5in display qhd is better. but i agree that its not necessary on anything bellow 7in. id rather have longer battery life and better performance using a fhd 5in.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:10 2

15. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


And this is a good approach. Battery life and performance is more important than a little nicer edges (for those who see the differences). I could use even ~5' 720p screen device (my father has my old S3).

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:46

21. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


as apple has proven as long and the screen is 326ppi it can look just as good as a qhd screen at 550+ ppi.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:04 1

33. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I think that in this case they are right.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:14 5

16. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Samsung has proved otherwise. The Note 4 with QHD still beats a lot of FHD smartphones in term of battery life and performance. QHD screen will let you to easily view of 2k content (like webpage,etc...) at a glance without image distortion. Also, even when enlarging the screen, you will be able to see undistorted and much sharper text than FHD.

Overall, Samsung knows what they're doing. They would release a QHD device only if they can secure users satisfaction.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:46 5

20. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Imagine Note 4 with even better battery life and performance and still great sharpness in screen. Do you think Samsung can't make same quality (or better) screen with fullHD resolution?
Didn't I just write that only 10% people see difference between QHD and fullHD? So why we need QHD content? Most people won't see difference in screen sharpness, but they will see difference in battery life and performance.
Like I said before QHD on ~5 inch screen is just useless and deal with it. Or you are just number lover?

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 05:26 2

28. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Can't agree more. As far as power consumption is concerned, Samsung SuperAMOLED displays have been improved gradually in each generation. And the latest SoC are also designed to minimize this issue. So that's going to be parallel with regular FHD devices.

Forget that old theory, bro. We are moving the futuristic race which is leading by Samsung... (:

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:00 3

31. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I am Samsung (mostly Amoled) fan since first Galaxy S device (had it), but I just don't like number race. I like new CPU, memory and RAM. Even screen quality is great (much better than any LCD), but why they use useless QHD? In Note 4 it's not so bad, but on 5.1 inch screen it's just super useless. For me it's big disadvantage. If I would have a choice between S6 with even 720p screen (similar quality) and QHD I would choose 720p version. I think I would get 4-5 more hours on screen time and a lot more performance. From normal viewing distance (without "searching for pixels") it would be OK. I gave my father my old S3 and screen is sharp enough, but screen quality in S5 is much better.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:46

49. j2001m (Posts: 2828; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


You can not do a good quality screen at 720p with oled With oled it's better the more res unlike lcd. Due to the way they make the screens, I.e. Why it's the king of all screen like the note4, please tell me of any other screen on a phone that even gets close, it's the crap 750p screen of the iPhone, I.e. Lcd
I.e. Lcd is better at lower res and oled at hi res, that just how it works

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 11:05 1

54. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Not really. My S5 got bigger brightness than S6 in manual mode (in automatic S6 is brighter). According to GSMArena review.

S5 screen got just 1 flaw and this is not accurate colors. Easy to fix by software (if Samsung would want to do it). Also remember than screen in S6 is newer than in S5. So Samsung maybe could do even better fullHD screen today. As you can see your theory is wrong. Amoled is just better than LCD at higher resolution.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:04 1

34. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Really?check Galaxy S6 battery tests by GSMarena and compare it to Z3

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 08:40 1

44. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Did you even read the note at bottom? It's still a pre-released model. Come back again, Sony boy!

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:52 4

52. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


i will Korea girl.lololll

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:49

50. j2001m (Posts: 2828; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Ha hahahah, you have no idea what you are on about the z4 will have crap battery due to the 810, the m9 as got a bigger battery over the m8 and as crap battery over m8, I.e. The z4 will not have better battery then The s6, good day

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:38 1

36. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


super amoled is the best display tech

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:52 1

51. j2001m (Posts: 2828; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Yes it is, oled, better res the better the screen, with lcd you best off at 750p like iphone

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:54 1

24. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


yes thats true but if they had released a fhd note 4 then it would have out done its qhd brother in battery life and performance. im not saying that you cant make a badass qhd phone just that a great performing qhd phone would perform even better with a fhd screen and still look just a good. personally i don't care what the resolution is as long as the ppi is 326 and above.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:57 1

26. cmpunk (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


You nailed it, darling. But please avoid mocking Sony. Although I'm a big fan of Samsung, I still respect Sony for what they have been doing. I know that you don't like Japan, but how long are you going to keep your anger like this? I have a few Korean friends in LA, and they're kind and friendly. They don't hate Japan at all because the past is the past, we shouldn't bring it to get revenge or to get political benefit.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:50 1

8. LikeMyself (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


QHD in your face! You want to use your phone with a microscope or what? And you've just written this post on your dumb FHD or 720p or even worse resolution monitor!!
If it's really QHD, someone at Sony gonna eat his words from last year!!

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:57 3

25. Omarion07 (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Galaxy S6 has a 2k display and it still managed to have better performance than HTC M9 which has FHD. And they both have a similar price tag. So why would I want to pay 650 $ to get a phone with lower screen resolution and lower performance when I can get something with higher screen resolution and better performance! I'm a Sony btw

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:58 2

27. Omarion07 (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


*sony fan

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:57

53. j2001m (Posts: 2828; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sony going to me hit this year the sa,e as htc because of the 810, and May be some more due to the size of screen, it's not good for Sony at all just like htc, htc are going out of busness this year

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:54 4

11. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Following Samsung. i think lg did it first .. G3 :) .. Phonearena should really ban u ,u are everywhere with ur kids com

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:21 4

18. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


LoL. Sony see the success of Samsung QHD concept that's why they follow Samsung with Z4. Ban me for criticizing bad points of Sony? This is why Sony is struggling. (:

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:59

45. Supraman21 (Posts: 314; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


But LG did it first. Samsung is following LG

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:26 1

46. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


LG and Samsung share the same blood. You won't believe it if you're not inside their business. All patents and R&D documents from both are asked to hand over to the South Korean Government to maintain the mainstream value of Korea Technology Center.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:55 1

12. Asa17 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


And how is having a full HD screen on a 5 inch device a flaw again? Right, it isn't.

On topic:
I thought that Sony would at least hold out with the step to 2K until after the Z4, guess I was wrong. It's too bad though, because even now I still don't see any benefits of smartphone having a 2K screen.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:25 1

19. ninja_master (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


then samsung is following lg g3

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:48 2

22. Omarion07 (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I totally agree with you.. The Z4 has to be equipped with 2k display in order to feel there's real upgrade over the Z3. Most of these fanboys who cry about not wanting a 2k display will most likely end up not buying an xperia phone either way! I have a Z3 compact btw

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 07:34

38. Supraman21 (Posts: 314; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


How is Sony following Samsung? They weren't the first OEM to implement QHD screens into phones.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:35

47. refillable (Posts: 1045; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


So anyone who uses QHD after the Note 4 is copying Samsung to you and Sony fans are blindly ignoring flaws, which one are them? Please clarify these stament.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 11:18 1

55. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Well, you didn't get my point. I just appreciated Sony that it's turning its way to QHD like Samsung have done.

"Sony fans are blindly ignoring flaws" - Yes, I mean Sony devices do have flaws, don't you think of any? Let me point out some big ones like this QHD concept which sony fans are strongly opposing to it. Not to mention their screen quality which is sub par compared to others. Camera without OIS which is one of the most important things in mobile race today, but they said its okay. Theri UI which is widely known as boring from most reviewers....

Despite all of these, Sony fans still defend their brand unconditionally.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:19

61. techperson211 (Posts: 1176; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


And samsung is so perfect? Not because a product sells more means it's better than the other. Everybody is entitled to choose whatever smartphone they want.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 10:57

62. refillable (Posts: 1045; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


'for following Samsung', which means that you are not appreciating QHD, but appreciating Samsung. If you said 'for the QHD screen like Samsung', it'll be more reasonable.

Every devices have flaws and every fanboys blindly ignore them, Why do you have to comment on Sony's fanboys? Other fans has nothing special against them, unless you'd like to tell why.

There is no point of personally hating a company for the wrong reason. I hate apple but I will appreciate them if they're nice.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:52 1

9. kumarabhishek591 (Posts: 67; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


I think Both QHD and FHD variants will be available
I am hapoy with full hd

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 03:53

10. kumarabhishek591 (Posts: 67; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


I think Both QHD and FHD variants will be available
I am happy with full hd

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 04:51 1

23. Omarion07 (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I'm happy with 2k display

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 05:27 3

29. tiara6918 (Posts: 2026; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


This phone will be blazing hot with snapdragon 810 and quad hd

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 13:57

58. Genza (Posts: 537; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Are you talking about your beloved M9 with the biggest bezells on earth?? Oh sorry your beloved M9 is not using QHD but the M9 still turn into oven.
http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_one_m9_found_to_overheat_in_benchmark_test-news-11571.php

I'm sorry tiara but until now I have never heard Xperia Z4 Tablet has a problem with overheating.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:24 1

35. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


QHD is okay, atleast you will see an upgrade over the z3, but they should avoid the 810.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:52

37. mawhob2222 (Posts: 219; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


2K not QHD

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 08:01 2

40. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Still better screen to body ratio than S6
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z3-6539.php
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6-6849.php

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 08:31

42. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


The Sony logo looks to be transparent. Maybe it doubles as notification light?

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 08:35 2

43. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Time to upgrade from my Z1 ;)

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 11:36 1

57. xperian (Posts: 307; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


What's the point in increasing resolution. FHD is already more than enough. QHD only makes the screen dimmer, lowers the performance and drains more battery without any visible increase in detail. They should better improve colors, contrast and other stuff instead of increasing resolution.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 16:06

59. goodenough (Posts: 82; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


I wanna see thinner bezels...

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