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Latest rumors about the Sony Xperia Z4, Xperia Z4 Ultra, Xperia Z4 Compact and Xperia Z4 Tablet

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Latest rumors about the Sony Xperia Z4, Xperia Z4 Ultra, Xperia Z4 Compact and Xperia Z4 Tablet
A report published on Tuesday, looks at the latest speculation regarding the Sony Xperia Z4, Xperia Z4 Ultra, Xperia Z4 Compact and Xperia Z4 Tablet. The Sony Xperia Z4 should be the next flagship smartphone for the manufacturer, and those in a position to know what Sony has in mind, say that the device will include Qi wireless charging. Additionally, those in the know say that the flaps used on previous models to cover the microSD slot, will not be used. Sony has had the flap covering the slots going back to the Sony Xperia Z. But over time, the flaps on each model have loosened, which has lessened the ability of each phone to withstand contact with water.

Even without the flaps, the Sony Xperia Z4 is rumored to have an IP68 certification. That should allow the phone to be submerged in water to as deep as 4.9 feet, for as long as 30 minutes, and come out of the tank unscathed. The Sony Xperia Z4 will catch quite a buzz if it features the Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, as rumored.

The Sony Xperia Z4 Ultra is expected to feature a 6.4-inch screen, similar to the size of the glass on the original Sony Xperia Z Ultra. But instead of the 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, speculation has the Xperia Z4 Ultra coming with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen. The Sony Xperia Z4 compact is rumored to be continuing the 4.6-inch screen size used on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. But the resolution will reportedly get bumped up from 720 x 1280 to 1080 x 1920. That will improve the pixel density on the phone.

The latest rumors call for Sony to release the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet around the same time that the Xperia Z4 is launched. The slate is said to be equipped with a 10.1-inch screen. There is talk that Sony is testing the tablet with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, but the odds favor a 2560 x 1440 resolution on the final version of the slab. The buzz is that the Xperia Z4 Tablet will employ design language from the Xperia Z3 Tablet compact. That means thinner bezels than what we've seen on Sony's other 10-inch tablets. The upcoming slate should feature twin stereo speakers. Like the rumored specs for the Xperia Z4 handset, the Xperia Z4 Tablet will also be powered by the Snapdragon 810, include 4GB of RAM, and feature 32GB of native storage.

Again, all of this is speculation. If true, Sony is going to have some very popular mobile devices early in 2015.

Thanks for the tip!

source: AndroidOrigin

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posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:12 7

1. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Software. Get it right this time, Sony.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:44 14

5. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


It's been right for over a year now. Except the camera algorithms maybe.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:51 2

9. tech2 (Posts: 3388; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


It looks completely outdated with the bland choice of greys and blacks. Their software update record is not good either.

Almost all top OEM have given an updated modern visual look to their UI in the past year or two but Sony is only one who remains adamant. They haven't really added or even tried any new great features too recently. Their Xperia Z line has almost gotten stale with almost the same design and UI. They need do something refreshing.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:19 15

13. dimas (Posts: 1967; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Maybe they'll change/improve it the time they're going to use Android Lollipop. As a Z3 Compact user, I am comfortable with the UI. Maybe because this is my first Xperia phone coming from HTC and iPhone 4s.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 02:08 5

19. Djz89 (Posts: 283; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


What? Have you owend a xperia? My z2 has gotten many updates. The latest one changed the whole ui. It now look like z3 ui. Sony is actually getting their s**t together.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 07:44 4

38. nghtwng68 (Posts: 91; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


You seem to be describing Samsung Galaxy S line of devices. Same old bland, plastic hardware design and over kill of Touch Whiz.
They seem as bland. The Xperia line rocks!

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 12:10 2

43. 21babydoll12 (unregistered)


Why fix what isn't broken? And I enjoy people's comments regarding software updates, having own xperia's and galaxies line, I can say I enjoy the Timescape UI more. And it's simply bcuz it's the closest thing to vanilla andriod UI. After that, lg has my full respect when it comes to UI. Better then Sammy for sure.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 12:35

44. tech2 (Posts: 3388; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


That is not a logic you apply to a UI. You can say in case of OS but not UI.

If I apply your logic, then even Apple shouldn't have refreshed the new UI because it was still selling millions with its 6 year old ios6 UI, isn't it ? Why update it ?

Why even launch a new phone, if the old one is working good ?

You see your logic of don't fix if ain't broke is flawed. If you want to sell a new product you need to make people believe it really is 'new' and different from its predecessor. You actually need to give a strong reason if you want $800 from a customer.

Why do you think all OEMs have done that except sony ?

Their design is almost the same since last four flagships and the UI is same too. Why would anyone pay money when one can't 'see' any improvements in first glance ? Just hardware bump is little a customer cares about. Some even don't notice.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:17

48. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


his logic is being a fan of sony. :) and I'm a fan too, for me, the design and ui is good enough for us, maybe to you it is not, so change it or not, it is not a bigdeal for us because in our eyes it is beautiful device, than other competitor, it's the companies problem why they don't sell we're just a consumer who is satisfied with their design. atleast we are not ripped off unlike the other brand that has bending issues and have 2012 specs. and now fugly design. :DDDDDDDDDDD

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 13:45 1

45. gundamexia450 (Posts: 27; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


Based on my experiences with Xperia(I own 3 xperias phone), the Xperia UI is based on simple and elegant design of the android os. That is a gud thing in some aspects while bland in other. Im sure that with android lollipop, the design will change to something better.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:53

10. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Software is kind of bland imo

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:14 2

11. dimas (Posts: 1967; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


What's wrong with the software? Nothing wrong with my Z3 Compact.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 03:02

22. Venkatramanan (Posts: 308; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Their software updates are full of bugs. They need to have a good testing team as well as software team. Their software spoils their excellent hardware.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 06:41

37. oister85 (Posts: 479; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


And please sony dont forget the ir blaster

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:14

2. Classique (Posts: 73; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


The laptop I'm on right now has 4gb of ram thats crazy

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:19

4. Planterz (Posts: 2035; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Ha, same here. Dual core 2.2GHz AMD. Crazy to think that phones are now more powerful than the computers we still use. Crazier still to think that I used to play Unreal Tournament and Half-life on a Pentium III 450MHz with 256MB RAM, and 8.4GB HDD.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:50

7. gelullabarr (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


P3 a with 256mb? Maybe 64mb max...

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:32

14. Planterz (Posts: 2035; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


No, I had 256mb. Originally 128mb, which I paid out the nose for in 1999 or 2000 because there was a RAM shortage and prices were absurdly high. When they went down, I bought another chip.

It was the first PC I built, and I bought it one piece at a time, like a Johnny Cash song. I shoulda just saved and bought everything all at once, because by the time I bought everything some pieces (like the P3 450) were outdated or better was available for the price I bought it at.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 05:17

33. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


I still play Unreal Tournament.. still a kick ass game

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:35 1

42. avalon2105 (Posts: 238; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


That is simply wrong. Even the best mobile CPU/GPU combos don't come near decent laptop CPU/GPUs in terms of performance, let alone desktop counterparts. Just because it is quad core and clocked at 2,5GHz doesn't make it anywhere near x86 cores at similar clock speeds. There is difference even between x86 cores since higher clocked AMD has weaker performance than Intel at lower clock speeds. Mobile computing has advanced a lot in last few years but it is still nowhere near PC levels.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:15

3. Planterz (Posts: 2035; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Sounds promising. I hope they can still implement a microSD card slot somehow, or at least give us 64gb (and/or 128gb) versions. 32gb is bare minimum these days if no microSD slot is included.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:16 1

12. dimas (Posts: 1967; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I think they won't remove sd slots. Removing it would definitely turn off android users in buying.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:33

15. Planterz (Posts: 2035; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


But if they're removing the flaps, and it's going to be a closed design like so many previous models, how would they implement it?

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 05:09

32. gws898 (Posts: 16; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Maybe they might use Micro SD / Nano SIM tray similar to HTC Butterfly 2 / HTC Desire Eye.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 08:04

39. Planterz (Posts: 2035; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I guess some sort of tray with rubber seals might be possible. I didn't even think about the SIM...gotta get a SIM in there and make it waterproof somehow, so the same would apply for a microSD card slot.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 02:58

47. Android89 (Posts: 21; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


I think possibly phone arena have made a error, it should be that the micro usb cover will be removed. So the micro usb will be like on the galaxy s5 mini where you dont need to keep opening a flap to charge it.

I read said article on gsm arena already and it says micro usb

this is what it reads:

[i]Sony Xperia Z4
The Sony Xperia Z4 is said to solve the messy cable situation of previous generation by dropping the magnetic charger and moving to Qi wireless charging. The microUSB port (which some users report loosens with time and compromises water resistance) will be the kind that survives water without any flap at all - like the one we've seen on some recent IP-rated smartphones. The phone will maintain its IP68 rating nonetheless, say the insiders.[/i]

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:47

6. realjjj (Posts: 362; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


No those won't be popular. Not only they don't actually stand out in any way but they'll be priced badly.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:51

8. Phonedingo (Posts: 388; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


I have a bad feeling the compact is gonna have the 805 instead if the 810.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:39 1

16. rency0722 (Posts: 155; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


When they rumor using the latest one, they will be using the latest one for sure. Just like the rumors of Z Ultra and Z1 having the first Snapdragon 800 SOC on phone.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:21

17. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


sony should improve its cam not so good,..

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:48 3

18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Basically every phone of 2014 except maybe the Galaxy Edge and Nexus 6 is going to look awfully old and outdated in 2015. 64-bit will be common place as will improved graphics and 3GB+ RAM. These two phones, while 32-bit, bring something to the table that is not available otherwise, i.e. the "edge" and timely Android L updates.

Sure 2014 phones will still work. But how many people buy a 32-bit PC these days? Not too many. Same thing will happen with phones over 2015-2016.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 04:13

28. Arte.8800 (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


4gb Ram. Note4, should've came with 4gb Ram. Pushing the boundaries.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 04:41 1

31. Suo.Eno (Posts: 489; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Some uber chip nerd told me that until someone (by someone he means SoC makers) can figure out how to deal w/ better LPDDR4 power draw, 4GB ain't gonna happen because not even Intel can push that one down on theirs. Apparently the next Exynos 7420 is where Samsung are attempting to right now to tackle this problem. Thus why 5433/7 Octa are definitely ootq.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 02:17 4

20. Djz89 (Posts: 283; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


I sm buying the z4!

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 02:59

21. boosook (Posts: 1428; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I passed on the Z3 compact for the 2GB of ram... if the Z4 compact will be at most 4,7'' but with a full hd display and 3GB of ram they could charge $1000 and I'd buy it anyway!

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:14 1

40. buccob (Posts: 2518; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Will you ever notice the bump on RAM?

With 2GB I can open every app installed and they will all be cached and still have space left... What do you do that needs more RAM? Im just curious

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 03:16 2

23. NightSurfer (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


2015 will be the best year for sony line up. All the best thing that I can wish for are all packed in one brand.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 03:17 1

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


improve the UI as well as the camera :)

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 03:33

25. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Well well well, these days we care more about software UI optimization and specs. Both of them, not only one.
Their UI was almost constant for 4 phones. Changes were minimal. And I see LG, Samsung, HTC and Motorola working on android 5.0 updates to their phones. Didn't hear anything about Sony?! So also their update-cycle is not that good also. But anyway we see a lot of amusements here like a 4 GB RAM and QHD screens, so that is a good start. I wish I can get the Xperia specs with a refreshed UI

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 04:00 2

26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4274; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Sony already said they would update their entire Xperia Z series (even the original from early 2013) to 5.0, they should all have the update by the end of the first half of 2015. I agree, Sony should remodel their UI, it's been the same for too long.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 04:13

27. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Where were you when Sony announced to update ALL there Z devices early 2015?

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 04:30 3

30. grozaleonard (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Nov 2014)


Sorry to disgrace your comment, but if you check out the sony site, you would see that already there is a android 5.0 AOSP update for the z1. They brought the 4.4.4 update on the z1 first. I am the proud owner of a z1 and I am very gratefull to have chosen sony. What other company supports their old flaghships like that. I had a galaxy sl when it appeard and after 2 months, samsung bailed on supporting my phone.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 04:15

29. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Yep. Next year is the time for me to replace my Xperia ZL.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 05:47 1

34. sergiobr (Posts: 694; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


What about camera improve ??? It´s a shame Sony

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 05:53 1

35. buccob (Posts: 2518; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Well... contrary to popular opinion, this news settles down my decision on getting the Z3C instead of the upcoming Z4C...

I recently bought a Sony Car Stereo that has the compatible magnetic pins for the Xperia Z line...

Qi is a lot more expensive than getting a cheap 10$ magnetic-pins-to-microUSB adapter

Unless they pull a truly magic display, 720p is already good enough for 4.6" and the battery is fenomenal... I doubt they can keep the same battery life with the unnecesary resolution bump.

The only thing that would make me doubt is if they decide to go for a more durable design, since I hate the glass back design...

Anyway Z3C 2015 batch it will be... late christmas for me

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 06:01 2

36. ryq24 (Posts: 695; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


if Sony wants to be successfull they should price them lower than samsung's and lg's flagship phone.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:54 4

41. isprobi (Posts: 635; Member since: 30 May 2011)


I want Z4 Ultra to replace my current Z Ultra. I hope they do not change the UI just for looks. New features added in the same style would be fine.The closer they stick to stock Android the quicker updates can roll out.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 17:19 2

46. Superman (Posts: 7; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Z4 Ultra FTW!!!, Ever since i bought the Z Ultra, i can never really see my self going back to a smaller screen. Z4 Ultra is just what the doctor ordered.

posted on 18 Nov 2014, 08:34

49. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


One other thought-in order to still have beautiful Glass Back but completely shatterprooSony can use the Glass from flexible screens.

The back will NOT be flexible, but the flexible glass on a fixed back be shatterproof due to it's flexibilty, and highly scratch resistant.

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