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Possible Sony Xperia Z4 candidate clears the FCC

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Possible Sony Xperia Z4 candidate clears the FCC
With all the Sony Xperia Z4 rumors and leaks that have piled up, it seems likely that the phone is coming sooner or later. We've seen early renders of it and the major blanks in its specs sheet have been all filled, pretty much. Before launching commercially, however, there's a hurdle that Sony's flagship will have to clear. We're talking about the handset passing through the FCC's rigorous testing procedures. But we think Sony might have this already covered.

The FCC has just approved a Sony phone with a code name PM-0780. While details about it in the papers are anything but plentiful, we know that it supports a broad range of LTE bands and that it has a non-removable battery. Furthermore, six different variants of it are being listed. They're identical in hardware, but differ slightly in the way their cellular radios are configured, presumably to be compatible network-wise with specific carriers and/or networks in different markets. 

The phone's dimensions are also listed in the FCC papers. It measures 73 by 146 millimeters (2.87 by 5.75 inches) which makes it almost identical in size to the Xperia Z3. In addition, the proportions line up well with the rumored Sony Xperia Z4 width and height. 

Interestingly, the FCC documents confirm the presence of a microSD slot on the Sony PM-0780. Rumors also suggest that Sony won't be abandoning the feature even though certain other manufacturers have dropped microSD card support from their flagships. Last but not least, the handset is listed as running an Android build number 26.1.A.0.79.

That's pretty much all the curious data revealed by the FCC documents. While they don't confirm that the PM-0780 is the rumored Xperia Z4, the possibility of this being the case is real indeed. To learn more about Sony's next Android flagship smartphone, keep an eye on our Xperia Z4 rumor round-up.


source: FCC

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posted on 01 Apr 2015, 04:57 6

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


Bigger screen in the same sized body would've been nice. Don't screw up! No phone has genuinely blown me yet!

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 05:49 2

4. KParks23 (Posts: 585; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


That last sentence! Hahaha!

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 09:51 1

30. faddi (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


That would have to be an extremely special phone to "blow" you.

:)

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 16:41

52. ozbolt (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Nov 2014)


agreed

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 05:07

2. fonelover (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


Sony copied the screen size of S6.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 05:26 2

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


Hhhhhh

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 06:37 10

7. dimas (Posts: 1968; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Yup, you also forgot that Sony copy Samsung with having android, battery, internal storage and touchscreens on their phones. Shame on Sony right?

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:42 2

24. singhkaran9830 (unregistered)


They even copied speakers.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 11:44 2

36. fonelover (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


S5 and S6 used screen size 5.1", so it's a Sammy proprietary size now. Sony should find their own.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 12:03

37. fonelover (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


Like HTC chose 5" and LG chose 5.5"

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 06:20 1

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


5.1" 1080p old school TFT screen? No OIS camera? What's new here? *Sigh* flop again Sony :(

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 06:34 1

6. dimas (Posts: 1968; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Not all people want QHD displays, 1080 TFT screens are power efficient. Most people buy Xperia for their large battery capacities that could last for days.

Maybe you haven't used Z3 so you bring that OIS camera issue. I forgot, you only use samsung.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 07:34 3

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


Z3 charging time is a disaster

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:00 1

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


Disaster? I never have to charge it during daytime cause it'll last me a day or two. We know you love samsung so please bring your pathetic comments on samsung article.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:16 1

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


Samsung charging times are faster because you need to charge them much more often

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:37 2

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


What if someone needs to charge it during daytime? Is the Z3 only designed for nighttime charger? LoL

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 12:18 1

41. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


1 hour charge should get you through the day. Sony's battery life is so good that you can estimate when you're going to need to charge your phone and do it earlier. It has one significant advantage - battery lasts for more cycles.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:19 1

19. dimas (Posts: 1968; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


True. Z3 don't have fast charging options but it's a fair trade considering it will last for days. I'd rather charge for an hour than be a wall hugger every 12-15 hours.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:32 1

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


For an hour? Don't be lying to yourself, dude. 230min to complete that cycle. LoL.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 09:53

31. faddi (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Feb 2015)


That's for full charge.

Even at 50% the Z3 will last at least a day.

Know your facts before commenting buddy.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 20:08

45. dimas (Posts: 1968; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


+1 to you. Our little sammy boy don't like other phones get compared to Samsung, it makes him sad mad.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 20:07

44. dimas (Posts: 1968; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I'm not lying. I use z3 compact, charge it for an hour then good for a day and a half or two. I don't top it off to 100% because it will be bad for battery's longevity. It doesn't go down to 10% even with heavy browsing and music playing. I go for facts and experience little boy.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 21:38 1

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


Yet it's still not compromise with that of the S6. 10min charging time to get 4h of usage. How about z3?

S6 edge: - battery life: 8h11min
Z3: - battery life: 9h29min (so closed)

S6 edge: - charging time: 83min
Z3: - charging time: 235min (3x longer, LOL)

Admit it, Sony boy! Z3 batter still lags behind S6/edge, not to mention S6 has much smaller capacity but higher spec. (QHD resolution). You just a diehard fanboy who denies everything and never give credit to Samsung for their better devices. :)

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:38 2

23. AndreaWijayanti (Posts: 68; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)


I'd rather charging for 83 minutes than 235 minutes. Gosh!! 235 minutes waiting for charging a phone. That's disaster for me

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 09:45 1

29. Obie-Wan (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Not when u're sleeping.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 12:18 1

42. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Why, you don't sleep?

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 21:22

47. Xenaz (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


When S2 ~ S5 have SDcard support and removable battery, Samsung Fanbxy bash all phone that doesn't have SDcard and removable battery is a disaster, but right after the S6....

And now they bash for Fast Charging?! Fanbxy are just so pathetic and blind regardless which brand they are following.....

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 06:47 1

10. Xenaz (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Said the man who don't even know what is TFT.....

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 07:51 1

14. A.o.D (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Mar 2015)


Sony has been using IPS LCD since 2014

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:34

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


Yet they are still sub par compared with other LCD from LG, HTC, Nokia :)

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:43

25. A.o.D (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Mar 2015)


That's not a fact...its just your personal opinion. Maybe you haven't seen the display on z3

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 08:55 2

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


All reviews from famous tech sites claimed that Sony display can't match that of LG, HTC... Face the truth, dude.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 09:18

27. A.o.D (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Mar 2015)


Which tech sites are you talking about? The ones which are paid? Or the ones which are run by some fanboys?
Displays are actually a matter of personal taste buddy. For example I like samsung amoleds the most and then I like the ips display of xperias with super vivid mode on

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 12:15

40. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Z3's screen is poorly calibrated, it's too cold (~10000K, white is blueish) and colors are off.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 11:01

34. Awesoman64 (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


I want to know that website. Otherwise, they are just biased, like you biased fanboys.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 12:14

39. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


IPS is also TFT.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 13:01

43. A.o.D (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Mar 2015)


lol... IPS is not TFT. Both IPS (in plane switching) and TFT are two different technologies used in LCDs

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 06:46

9. DonChoi (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I guess Sony Z4 has a fingerprint scanner integrated with power button on side border.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 06:58 2

11. rotkiv3451 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Where on earth did you get that from?

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 07:51 1

15. sasmax (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Just take my money and give me Z4
Waterproof makes all the difference
Never compromise
Screw those with protruding lens

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 09:38

28. Tricell1991 (Posts: 75; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


@ SuperNova Some south korea people resist japan product becuz you are just prejudice what they did to you in WW2. I know how worst is it. but you should not to do this and don't think your country will superiority than japan industry and technology.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 11:02

35. Awesoman64 (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


No need to feed the troll kiddo

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 21:46

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


You're just too biased toward Korea. And I'm here to speak out my opinion how Sony is doing, what's new in Z4... And you guys just perceived me that way. Yes, most Koreans don't like Japanese, the same for Japanese don't like Koreans. That's because Japan still denies their warcrime and never officially apology to us.There is nothing to be surprised here. But my talk always sticks to the topic, tech discussion.

posted on 04 Apr 2015, 02:21

53. marlowe10011 (Posts: 16; Member since: 23 Aug 2014)


I'm not on to any predilection; however, the way you present your argument is partisan to Samsung. Why, because you did not researched the IPS screen which is the present screen since xperia z2, but you jump directly to your conclusion of using the same TFT. Ipso facto, I can unequivocally sense your frustration to Sony because it is owned by a Japanese manufacturer company. Please be fair and make your argument equal to the both parties.

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 10:29

32. gosselin (Posts: 87; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Finally we will see Z4 with Micro sd cool

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 12:12

38. may_czos (Posts: 716; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Some leaks. Is that you Z4?
http://oi57.tinypic.com/15hncpd.jpg

Image quality comparison:
https://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1895/6491/original.jpg

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 20:35

46. ESilber (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Feb 2015)


6 variants......they must include the one with QHD. and there is a micro SD slot, that's a good news

posted on 01 Apr 2015, 23:01

50. maestri (Posts: 24; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


micro SD survives. That's great. But the size... If screen size goes down to 5.1, then the body size should get smaller too. btw, do you have any info regarding the Z4 compact which I'm waiting for??

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 16:38

51. ozbolt (Posts: 45; Member since: 26 Nov 2014)


looks like Z4is almost there. I hope we'll see Z4 Compact as well. I don't afford to buy 2 phones lol.

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