Alleged Xperia Z4 screens peg the phone with a 5.2" display diagonal, upgraded chipset
Sony Xperia Z4 rumors have been spanning the gamut so far - from a fully decked-out piece, to a more modest upgrade, but the consensus now seems to be towards the latter, as we've been receiving tips from two sources that Sony won't be pulling all the stops with larger displays and the like for the Z4.
First, a fairly aggravated Sony insider sent us a screenshot from what they claim is an internal presentation about the Z4, where the phone is shown to have a 5.2" 1080p display, apparently in response to the wild rumors about a 5.4" Quad HD Triluminos display, or the 5.5" one we heard about before. The presentation had the word "battery" misspelled a bit, though, so we dismissed it, despite the fact that these internal docs are often riddled with typos, especially if English is not the native language of their creators.
Now, however, from the source that leaked some iPhone 6 schematics before, and a few other tips, comes a leak about the Xperia Z4 that claims the same screen diagonal. These are allegedly screenshots from computers in a Sony lab, and the handset is apparently shaping up to have a 5.2" display, just like the Z3. The jury is still out on the resolution, though, as the new leak pegs it at Quad HD again, but it will definitely up the ante in the processing department, it seems. Our first source, however, said that the handset will be laden with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chipset, while here it is listed with 805, like the one in the Note 4. We find 810 harder to believe, given that the Xperia Z4 will likely be making a cameo in less than a month, at the CES expo in Las Vegas. In any case, we'll be there, and will let you know firsthand how it all pans out.
What we are more curious about, though, is the alleged new 21 MP Exmor IMX230 camera sensor, as so far Sony's flagships have failed to occupy the top of our camera comparisons. If Sony manages to pull an excellent camera performance in all situations this time, and when we add the company's renowned record battery life for the category, the Z4 might be one of the best Androids to get early next year.
Thanks for the tips!