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Sony Pictures leak allegedly reveals the Xperia Z4 (or an early design of it)

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Sony Pictures leak allegedly reveals the Xperia Z4 (or an early design of it)
Early designs of Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 smartphone may have been revealed in a leaked product placement pitch. Allegedly sent by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Executive VP of Consumer Marketing (George Leon) to the company’ CEO (Michael Lynton), the pitch mentions the possibility of Sony placing “the new Z4 phones” in Spectre - the new Bond movie that’s set to debut next year.

In an email from Leon to Lynton, it’s said that “these phones” are planned for May / November next year. That’s surprising, because we were expecting the Z4 to be introduced in January at CES. In any case, since multiple handsets are mentioned, it’s likely that two of them are the rumored Xperia Z4 Compact and Xperia Z4 Ultra - which should be unveiled alongside the regular Z4.

The email contains “visuals” of the Z4 handsets, but only one of them shows a proper render - the first one embedded below - revealing a slim device that could certainly be the follow up to the Xperia Z3. Most likely, this design is not final, though we can't be sure of anything yet.

Initial rumors had it that the Xperia Z4 would sport a 5.4-inch display. However, the handset might end up having a 5.2-inch screen, just like the Z3. Well, we'll bring more on this as soon as new details arrive.


source: Gizmodo

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posted on 18 Dec 2014, 19:25 10

1. Mobilephile (Posts: 144; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Sony is back in full force! Brings me back to the Sony Ericsson Esato forum days

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 21:13 8

7. irellemot (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Looks like Sony's gonna go strong with the S810, on a comeback.

posted on 21 Dec 2014, 09:35

50. steodoreben (Posts: 227; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


FINGERPRINT MAGNET. I NEED MORE WIPERS.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 08:03

38. paulislegend (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


that round button on the side is awful...asthetically that is.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:50

40. may_czos (Posts: 709; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


It''s just your opinion.

posted on 20 Dec 2014, 00:34

49. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


That round button on the side looks awesome ! Classic !!!!

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 19:27

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


So the Z3 is still in line as the flagship? That's a change for Sony.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 19:45 2

3. rency0722 (Posts: 152; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Why MAY/NOVEMBER? Does that mean they will still unveil two flagships next year? WTF.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 20:42 6

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


may = z4, november = z4 compact and ultra. just my hunch

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:34

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


I agree

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:44

25. dino1019 (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Dec 2014)


I DO agree

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 19:49 7

4. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Yup, those bezels look about right for a Sony device...

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 21:47 1

8. vuyonc (Posts: 983; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


No complaints. Big battery, good enough speakers, large camera sensor, probably good durability.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 05:23

35. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1368; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I agree with you. BUT thats not enough now days. And that large sensor is overshadowed by horrible sony software optimization. I would be ASHAMED to be working for sony, producing the best camera sensors and my own phones not having the best overall cameras on phones.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 21:02 3

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


That's what I am talking about..... Sony

Looks classy and slick.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 00:50 2

29. Wiencon (Posts: 1719; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


And software will still suck. Damn you Sony!

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:51 1

41. may_czos (Posts: 709; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Why? Software is very close to clean Androis, praised in Motorolas or Nexuses.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 22:02 1

9. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 87; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


That looks so sexy & slick. Releasing on October or November where SPECTRE is releasing on November 6 Globally. So yeah =D
Time for SONY to raise $$$ for a successful Mobile Industry.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 22:03 5

10. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Isn't about time Sony change the design of their Z line?
And Sony fan have the guts to call Samsung, Samesung? Wow!

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:09 3

15. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Why change? That design language sets Sony apart from others. When you see it you'll know it's a Sony. Same as for the other companies.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:47 1

26. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It used to be set it apart from others in a good way, but not anymore. Their last 4 flagships looks identical, add to them the shrunken minis, and streched out tablets! Same power button and exact same design for the past 2 years. One more thing, Sony Z phones has always looked gorgeous when they are clean, not so much when you dare and hold them because we all know what a fingerprint and smudges magnet the back of it is.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 05:45

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


xperia z line still looks appealing for me, than samsung s line, because sony designs their low end - high end very differently, unlike samsung when you display their models and they are all turned off, you don't know which models are low end and which model are high end, so i find samsung's design very generic, the only bummer to sony, they suck bigtime on low end to mid range segement their pricing are much higher on what their handsets offer. and they lack dev support. xperia SP was a hit, but they forgot about it, such a shame.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 22:26 1

11. Odiin (Posts: 340; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


Wow Sony! Just beautiful!

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 22:35

12. Nkolsen (Posts: 60; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Wow talking about standing in the same spot for years. ....

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 22:46

13. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


DAMN. that's sexy. Just make the back metallic and not glass and we have a deal

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:07 1

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


nice. I think Sony will introduce Z4 in May and Z4 Compact in November, perfect dates

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:15 1

16. nycguy54 (Posts: 58; Member since: 13 Dec 2014)


It looks really beautiful.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:15 1

17. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That has my interest, nice work.

Though when its a tangible item it'll be better.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:16 4

18. Donone41 (Posts: 63; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


Wow! It Looks like the z, z1, z2, z3. I don't get what's all the big commotion is about? I don't see anything exciting here.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 01:48

31. tiara6918 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


exactly, it looks like any xperia phone, there are so many blind sony fans here that are excited about a plain boring device

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:29 1

19. Feanor (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


So beautiful!!!

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:32 1

20. RajRicardo (Posts: 372; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


They wont be skipping the snapdragon 805. I am sure that Z4 will come with a snapdragon 805.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:52

42. may_czos (Posts: 709; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


If they're going to release it in January, it will have 805. But around May I'm pretty sure it's going to have S810, there's no point fo going back.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:33 1

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


Z4 looks cool in the photo... Please keep us posted. Also I have never been interested in tablets, but I AM into Z4 Tablet Ultra, which many websites call "insanly powerful." true?

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:41 2

23. greenelektron (Posts: 528; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Probably very expensive. You know sony..

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:53

43. may_czos (Posts: 709; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Nowhere near Iphones, and probably close to Samsungs.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:43

24. dino1019 (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Dec 2014)


You guys, phonearena, keep saying z4 will be launched in January lol. No way. I think May is the right timing to introduce Z4. We'll see. Z4's concept design(is it?) looks so attractive.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 00:31 2

27. Feanor (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


I also believe that the Z4 will appear much later. If Sony moves to a one flagship per year cycle, they will not want their flagship to come too early and be almost obsolete by September when the next iPhone and Note will be out. Also this time frame gives the Z3 series some room to breathe and also makes the inclusion of Snapdragon 810 more possible.
Also this probably is the reason why Sony announced 5.0 Lollipop update for Z2 and Z3 for the beginning of 2015. If the revealing of Z4 were imminent, then they wouldn't want their older handsets to be updated before the appearance of their new flagship.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 05:54

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


i agree about your logic, but that will be worst move if they delay their z4, s6 won't have something to compete with, if they go for z4 compact earlier than z4 flagship, samsung will eat them alive.

What i think is, z4 flagship has to be made on 1st half to compete with, samsung, Lg, and other company who unveils their flagship every 1st half of the year. and z4 compact and ultra for late 2nd half of the year to compete with note 4, iphone regular size and plus size. :)

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:21 1

39. Feanor (Posts: 663; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Hmm... Considering that the Compacts of Sony have same screen size as respective iPhones, your logic has merit.
Still though I'd prefer to have the Z4 come a bit later than the S6. After all the Z3 is brand new and absolutely competitive.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 21:05

48. milkboy54 (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


agree

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 00:32 1

28. Booza (Posts: 15; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Bring it on SONY!!

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 01:47

30. tiara6918 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


sony should just sell their mobile division, their xperia line is ugly as hell

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 03:23

32. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


As much as i LOVE the specs of the compact series, the last real hand sized phone that isn't halved in speccs... i can't let myself get a phone that i can't find a good case for.. i really hope the z series takes off so quality case makers take notice. Spigen, Lifeproof, Seidio, OtterBox.... we need something quality.. that's the only thing that has stopped me from owning the z3c so far..

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 03:41

33. mokhtar (Posts: 402; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


I think z4 in january, z4 ultra in the same time as note 5 , z4 c in novembre :)

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 04:12

34. sionmars (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


i want 32 gb internationally ok

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:56 1

44. may_czos (Posts: 709; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


I'm more interested in "Hardness+Softness" part. The end of glossy back? This visualization with leather sticking out doesn't look very appealing.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 20:40

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


It seems clear that Z4 will land in May following MWC launch in March:) I like the Z4's design in the pic leaked by hackers lol

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 20:50 1

46. woodsideguy (Posts: 23; Member since: 27 Nov 2014)


It looks like Z4 will be introduced in March and be out in May, and Z4C will be introduced in September and be on sale in November. Both will come with 810 processor. PERFECT

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 21:02

47. milkboy54 (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


Phonearena people have to admit that they were wrong about Z4's launch timing lol. january is WAY too early since Z3 has just been out for 2 months.

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