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Pictures of two new Xperia devices leak ahead of Sony's MWC announcements

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Pictures of two new Xperia devices leak ahead of Sony's MWC announcements
Well, MWC is right around the corner, and you know how things go – the leaks start multiplying. Now, we know Sony will be at the convention, and we've already seen that there is a Z4 Tablet in the works. There is also a rumor floating about, siggesting that a new Xperia handset will be making an appearance, but not a flagship one, rather, a model, dubbed M4 Aqua – the successor to the midrange M2 Aqua, though, why Sony would skip a number, we're not sure.

So, today, the guys at XperiaBlog have gotten a hold of a couple of pictures showing the devices, which Sony will be announcing at the MWC. One of them is a tab, possibly the Z4 Tablet, and the other is a smartphone, whose design language is very similar to the Xperia Z3. If this is the M4 Aqua, it would make sense – last year's M2 Aqua was also designed similar to the Sony flagship back then – the Xperia Z2.

So, in terms of specs, the leak that Sony accidentally spilled a while back revealed that the Z4 Tablet will be "extremely thin" and sport a "2K display", while it would be loaded with "the latest ultra fast processor" – we assume that would be the Snapdragon 810. Other leaks suggested 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage, and, of course, being loaded with Android 5.0 is expected. In fact – the photos show both devices running Google's Lollipop.

Unfortunately, reports suggest that Sony will not be unveiling a flagship at this MWC, and we wouldn't hold our breath, as some reliable leaks have hinted at a summer announcement for the Xperia Z4.


source: XperiaBlog

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posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:20 10

1. DONUT (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


been waiting for a red Sony phone since the SP. hopefully the M4 will be way better than the M2 was

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:45

28. ankiipankii (Posts: 81; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


guys is there any way to see saved wifi password on anroid without root??

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:28

64. kent-gaga (Posts: 489; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


as far as i know, no

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:59

32. cheetah2k (Posts: 1507; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Meh, look how the rear glass has popped on the top right corner... :(

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:25 8

39. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


It's glass, so it looks like popped, but it's not. Left side is illuminated by the light of the room that gets in and then out towards camera

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:30 5

40. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


So no shadow like the right side

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 07:55

46. BLikens1619 (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Apr 2008)


Sony had the Sony Xperia ZL in a red variant.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 10:20 1

55. DONUT (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


didnt the ZL get released before the SP tho?

READING IS THE GIFT KNOWLEDGE

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 21:02

63. ander204 (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Did any1 saw the micro usb is exposed? no need anymore cover???

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:22 13

2. SamsungEU (Posts: 147; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Dem bezels !

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 08:25

48. may_czos (Posts: 712; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


+1! Bezels, I can see bezels. No phone but bezels!

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:26 11

3. namesib (Posts: 96; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


I really don't understand why Samsung gets all the flak for using similar designs.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:34 4

5. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


bcz i think its just a trend to hate samsung design but seriously htc and sony also in the same league

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:52 20

11. havefunlets889 (Posts: 16; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


HTC and Sony's phone are more beautiful looking whereas Samsung phones are plain ugly. Samsung repetitively producing ugly looking phones that why maybe. Note 4 is the exception here. Note 4 looks good.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:00 11

18. tech2 (Posts: 3351; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


and who gets to decide whats ugly and whats beautiful ?

That is a subjective thing. Don't impose your opinion as facts. To me design isn't just 'pretty'. Its giving the consumers option to a user replaceable battery, MicroSD card at the same time having water and dust proofing. That's a well designed phone according to me. Design is a much wider term then just aesthetics.

and speaking of repetitve designs. Sony's been recycling its design since Z1 !! and the same goes for HTC which has been releasing the same design for M7, M8 and M9.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:16 8

22. havefunlets889 (Posts: 16; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Sony have same design from Z to Z2 but the Xperia Z3 has a different design while keeping the basic design (Omnibalance design). And the deference is quite noticeable.

HTC with the One series and Sony with Z series received much praise for their design. Both design language won several design awards where as Samsung has been criticized for its design language. Critics and reviewers called their design Ugly, Uninspiring and boring.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:29 5

24. tech2 (Posts: 3351; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Really ? I hardly notice anthing different.

http://goo.gl/1aiv8d
http://goo.gl/UEChNT

Those subtle changes are only visible when place them next to each other. A consumer would hardly notice the difference. By that logic, even I can prove that all the Galaxy phones have gone significant changes from S3 to S4 and to S5.

Again, what are the credentials of these 'experts' ? and who are they to tell me what is ugly and what is not ? DESIGN IS SUBJECTIVE !

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:04 5

35. havefunlets889 (Posts: 16; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Design is subjective and Critics as well as reviewers subjectively find Samsung phones basic design language ugly whereas they subjective finds HTC and Sony's design language beautiful.

Sony Z ultra wins Red Dot product design award and HTC one wins iF design award. Go find their credentials of these experts on the internet.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:16 6

38. tech2 (Posts: 3351; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL...why would I want to find their credentials when you are the one believing them. I never believed them in the first place. Its not my problem that you'd rather take someone's OPINION as your decision.

The consumers are the real critics. If Samsung was so 'ugly' then me tell how is that phone the highest selling android phone ever ? Like I said designs extends from being just pretty or ugly. There is a lot more in the framework of design.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:58 8

41. havefunlets889 (Posts: 16; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


I shouldn't have reply to a completely J*****s hypocrite like you in the first place. When it comes to Apple Samsung fans says sells doesn't matter but when it comes to other OEM and platforms they says sells really matters. It's useless to argue hypocrites like you. Marketing, Availability, Brand value, Familiarity etc plays a vital roles when it comes to products sells. Samsung manages to sells tons of ugly looking android phone thanks to those factor I just mentioned. But Design plays a much important role in the long run.

Although Samsung manages to sells tons of android phones they failed to make any emotional connection with their customers, and critics blame their ugly design and UI for this which have failed to make any impression to the large amount of customers. And since Samsung failed to make strong connection with their customers, customers dumping their mid-low end phones for cheaper Chinese phones. Even though Samsung is the one who practically created the big screen phone market Apple able to snatch a big pie of their share by simply releasing a big screen phones. Even their homeland iPhones dominates note 4 sells number. In the high end phone market Apple is murdering Samsung. Instead of justifying Samsung's phones ugly design and UI you should criticize Samsung last remaining weakness - Design and UI.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 07:54 2

45. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


You can clearly see that people don't care about the design and UI these days. Most people buy Samsung phones because it's a Samsung, and some people will even choose a shitty low end Galaxy instead of better ones from other manufacturers.

But we all have our own opinions and preferences, we get the phone we want, no need to give a shit about the others. IMO, Note 4 and A series are the best looking Samsung phones so far.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:40 2

27. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Only idiots will like this comment hahaha,,

(I accept S3 and S5 are ugly phones)

S2 looks different from first gen, s3 looks different from s2, s4 and s5 also changed and they're more noticeable.

but you can hardly notice any difference comparing Z3 TO Z1 AND Z2 :D

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:06 1

21. clirim (Posts: 34; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


are you nuts , i really like Sony but bezels have keeped me away for a purchase, (and iphones for the price and what you get )the best choice for me has been samsung overall better design better specs reasonable price compared to apple so Samsung will rise even more if sony dont shrunk those bezels.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:08 5

36. havefunlets889 (Posts: 16; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Are you nuts? Z3 has less bazels than S5. Plus they have two front facing speaker and have large battery. What's S5 excuse for their extra bazels?

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:35 3

25. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Note 4 Alpha and the A series are all good looking phones haha, just added some

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:59 3

17. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


People find it cool to hate the topdog, and cheer on the underdogs
Which is why Samsung and Apple get the most hate out of the all the OEMs

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:27

23. BluRayPlayer (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Crabs. *pinch*

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:49 16

10. Scarambay (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Despite the same design, Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, all are aesthetically more good looking than the designs of Galaxy S, S2, S3, S4, S5 put together.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:02 7

19. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The Xperia Z, Z1 and Z2 have the same design
But the Xperia Z3 has a different design
Its very noticeable IMO

All I want Sony to do is to slim down the bezels to the Xperia ZL size

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 07:53 3

44. buccob (Posts: 2512; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


The thing is that Sony also competes for the slim title, and the ZL is actually a thick device in order to keep the bezels down. The camera was place directly behind the screen, while on the Z1-Z3 is actually behind the top bezel.

But I agree with you, even though the Z3 Compact is the perfect size-screen balance for me, a ZL-like device with newer specs would be awesome.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:52 9

12. danielxxi (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Samsung used ugly design for years since S3, meanwhile though sony, htc & apple using same design language for years as samsung did, they did it better with nicer design & better materials

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:58 10

14. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Because Sony and HTC use same great design. What Samsung does is evolve tiny its awful ugly design. If samsung makes a GORGEOUS S6 which I really hope then they have a great base that they can slowly evolve and no need to redesign each year.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:31

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


hope the m4 aqua was the leaked sony phone that have snap 615 chip inside. and hope this is the successor of the sp

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:48 1

8. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


I guess SD 615 has heating issues(htc 820 and Yu yureka). So lets hope it has a better processor.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 07:29 1

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


Yeah, the new snapdragon 415 maybe?

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 07:42

43. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Sure :)

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 08:26 1

49. may_czos (Posts: 712; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Xperiablog confirmed that it really is M4 Aqua and it's going to have Snapdragon 610 (4x1,5GHz) processor.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:41

6. wando77 (Posts: 808; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


So they should get flak for similar designs. Apple only release the iphone 4, 4s, 5 and 5s that looked the same

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:59

16. romeo1 (Posts: 705; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


You could put the 6 and 6 plus in the same list. There are just some small changes like the sides and the plastic lines. Oh and before i forget they got bigger.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:47 4

7. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


My god, that bazel.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 10:37 1

56. isprobi (Posts: 632; Member since: 30 May 2011)


If I give you a large phone that is very thin and has no bezel how do you hold it? Holding it by the thin edge is uncomfortable especially in landscape mode. Having a bezel on the left and right end is nice for landscape use. If you only use your phone in portrait mode then maybe bezels do not matter. Just buy a cheap WP.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:48 4

9. limporgyuk (Posts: 273; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


The Sony slab. Large bezels seems to be the trend, well at least untill the G4 is released.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:57 2

13. romeo1 (Posts: 705; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


Looks pretty good. Allot like the z3 which is imo the best looking phone at the moment.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 04:59 4

15. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Enjoy Sony fans, as it looks like this might be the last year that Sony is in the mobile industry. Even its CEO is saying its a strong possibility.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:04

20. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


That's a bad thing for employees. I don't think fans would care too much, they can get any other mobile and still be happy. Not happy time for employees if that's the case.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 09:07 3

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


Sony's CEO never said the word strong or anything that implies the sale is imminent. Actually what Kazuo Hirai said that a spin off does not necessarily means a sell off. And he also said '' The Company will also continue to explore potential alliances with other companies in these areas'' referring to their TV and mobile division. Sony is definitely not going to sell their mobile division in 2015 or even 2016. But if they keep loosing money, they'll look for potential partners. So please stop spreading this crap!

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 09:12 4

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


And to prove what I just said, here's what Sony Mobile posted on Twitter

"Lots of media speculation re: our future today – don’t believe the rumours. Looking forward to a busy & exciting MWC!

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:40 5

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


for mid range phone .. This is so stuning .. a very well done job sony

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:52

29. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


They should've gone for a matte plastic unibody so that you can the difference between this and the Z3. Also it would be cheaper. On the upside, the SD610 might experience less thermal throttling (because less CPU cores?) than the SD615 but with the same decent Adreno 405 GPU.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 08:28

50. may_czos (Posts: 712; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


SD610 is basically slightly overclocked 410 with better GPU. There are no A57 cores which are problematic in 810.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:53 1

30. Marduch (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Again and again middle class Sony phone totally disqualified on the market due to HUGE BEZELS.
T3, M2, C, C3 unispiring bezelfull design.
Someone still wondering why Sony has bad times?

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 14:42

59. Rhinoface (Posts: 176; Member since: 05 Dec 2014)


T2 Ultra.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 05:56 7

31. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


It looks beautiful! Since the M has adopted the flagship design, I think the Z4 will have a different design. Hope Sony do well this year, and please no more useless C and T series.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:00

33. dlsnhuff (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I notice that all phones doesn't have great design, according me. I think, the closet to a great design, is sharp aquos, but the bottom bezel has made a drawback. But that phone's just a basic for a great design. For a truly great design, there's a must for other 'features' like curves, different 1 'thick' bezel ( example : not at bottom / top, but at left / right ), colours, etc.
I think, the problems ain't come from OEM. The problems are lay from the companies that make the parts for the phone. As for the technical, they can be made, but i think, that companies are lazy to build something new ( because of the cost ).
And i think, a great design isn't lay just from the shape or what it look, but for the purposes. And that can't be call a gimmick ( like an 'edge' scheme ). I've been waiting for a true great design for years. And i confuse why OEMs not make it come true. :#

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:04

34. Djz89 (Posts: 272; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Probably will get the tab, but the aqua? Meh...

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 06:11

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


I can see asthetics are a bit different but the overall design looks pretty much like the Z3. Lets hope the insides are different.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 08:02

47. ishamesung (Posts: 46; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


is it the m4? Hope so...

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 08:28

51. may_czos (Posts: 712; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


It is.

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 12:44

58. ishamesung (Posts: 46; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Redesign z3 turns to be an m4?

posted on 27 Feb 2015, 10:17

54. isprobi (Posts: 632; Member since: 30 May 2011)


If I have to wait until summer for the nice Sony phones not this small cheap crap there is a good chance that I will choose something else. Sony should just stop making small cheap phones and do a couple of flagships. Leave the cheap stuff to Microsoft WP.

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