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Sony Xperia Z4 LCD Touch Digitizer leaks

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Sony Xperia Z4 LCD Touch Digitizer leaks
With a media event planned by Sony for January 5th, expectations are high that we will see the manufacturer introduce its next flagship phone on that date. That, of course, would be the Sony Xperia Z4. Recently, there was talk that the device will feature a 5.5-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 resolution. Also rumored to be on board is a Snapdragon 810 CPU, along with 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of native storage. There was also some chatter about the phone coming to market with support for Qi wireless charging, and IP68 certification.

This morning, some photos were leaked that show off the LCD Touch Digitizer for the Sony Xperia Z4, and compare it with the same part belonging to the Sony Xperia Z3. There have been some changes made. On the top, the speaker has been moved to the edge, while the front-facing camera and proximity sensor have swapped positions. And on the bottom, the speaker has also moved to the edge. 

No doubt that this will not be the last leak out of Sony's camp in reference to the Xperia Z4. Despite previous attempts by Sony to guard against such things, information about its new flagship models still seems to escape. You can check out the latest leak by clicking on the slideshow below.


Thanks for the tip!

source: FutureSupplier.com

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posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:12 18

1. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Goddamn these 2k displays.
Very unnecessary. And a great way to make money for these companies.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:16 6

3. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


I'm not into qhd as well what I'm interested is how will the 4gb ram will work together with 810, recently smart phone innovation slow down. In terms of pricing in our region Sony is just right.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 16:36 1

46. vincelongman (Posts: 4424; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I just hope Sony also make a Z4C and Z4M
I want a Z4M with a 5-5.2" screen in a small body like their ZL

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 23:53

64. steodoreben (Posts: 256; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


I'm interested with QHD, 3 to 4 GB RAM, well-optimized processor and better battery life regardless the OEM brands. I love big display screens with QHD in my opinion. Text is so dense, it has life-like effect and a compact TV in my palm. Touch digitizer screen? similar to GALAXY Note 4? I have this feeling Sony will have it's own stylus also. :3

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:00 5

19. Settings (Posts: 1591; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Well people, doesn't mean that bigger is better.
I dont know with their eyes, 1080p is the most optimal resolution in mobile phones, even 720p is good.
What the hell do they need 2K or 4K in phones? I dont know any media that gives 4K viewing at this time.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 11:04

30. Feanor (Posts: 703; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


I agree. Let's start a petition against unnecessary resolutions. :-D

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 16:39 3

47. andro. (Posts: 1998; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I originally would have thought similar but after seeing a 2k video running on a galaxy note 4 in my store i can categorically say you really can see the difference between the 1080 and 2k even on a phone screen. Customers we've shown the demo to all have been amazed by the difference.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 16:54 1

48. duniecool (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Nov 2014)


Your right, on bigger phones like the note 4 its easier to tell the difference. But when the ppi is already in the 440's, like on most 5 inch phones, its almost impossible to tell the difference.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 22:35 1

56. mixedfish (Posts: 1177; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


If you tell them the difference, they will say there's a difference. How do you know they aren't confusing the vivid OLED colours with 'resolution.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 12:47 2

37. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


What the hell are you talking about? The Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, Z3 all used 1080p and the consumer saved nothing. If the Z4 used a 1080p screen, do you think they would pass on the savings to us? No, so if they feel its necessary to spend some of their profits on us to keep our sale by including a 2k screen, that's great. Or would you rather Android OEMs pull an Apple and charge us 10gb of ram, 4k display, 100 core prices for 1gb of ram, 750p display, and dual core just because their software is light and closed enough to run well on anything?

It's unfortunate that Apple created this situation for us but that's how it is. The Z4 will be $599-$699 regardless of the tech being used. Might as well take what we can get and take the 2k display.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 12:52 1

39. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


I agree. The human eye can see pixels up to 500p+, so I say bring it on and let's see that beautiful screen.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 13:06 2

40. nodes (Posts: 725; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


agreed, i really want to see 700+ ppi.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 16:18 1

44. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 337; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Why would concentrate so hard to see the pixels, I have a LG Optimus G in my hand with a 720p 4.7 inch display and I am really struggling to spot a pixel.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 17:10 1

50. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


You just have weaker eyes. No offense.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 22:45 2

58. dimas (Posts: 2124; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


And you've got eyes as clear as a falcon? Stop telling crappy stories. I have 20/20 vision, kept looking at my Z3 compact 3 inches away & I can't see the pixelization.

posted on 17 Nov 2014, 08:46

62. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


If you can't see the pixilation then try using glasses. Because very few people have your problem. :)

posted on 22 Nov 2014, 11:23

65. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 337; Member since: 07 May 2014)


You are right I do have weak eyes and I need glasses to see things which are necessary to see, but I would I wear glasses to see what I hate. I am not saying that 2k disply is not any better than 1080p. I have compared Note 4 display with that of S5 and found display of Note 4 to a lot beautiful and crisp than that of S5. My point is there is no pixelation visible on display of S5 and I have no desire to see pixels.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 20:20

54. dimas (Posts: 2124; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


"The Z4 will be $599-$699 regardless of the tech being used." You are an economics ignorant. Maintaining that price for a QHD device is a manufacturer suicide.

It isn't like you just glue the display on the device, you have to optimize your software & battery, make R&D research on how well apps would run on such display, test every performance from zero and enumerate new software standards. More adjustments, more expenses. Try googling complains of apps not running on LG G3, Samsung S5, it will be worth it.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 20:09

53. dimas (Posts: 2124; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I like my Z3 compact but if Sony's gonna implement this stupid QHD display on Z4, they just lost a follower. They tell people to demand great? Then I demand they focus on other hardware development such as 64GB storage, battery and placing cybershot on the Xperias permanently. I am already happy with full HD and QHD will just give more battery hogging on my phone.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:13 9

2. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


2015 here we go!!

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:32 7

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Best of Sony....bring it on....can't wait for CES

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:19 3

4. avalon2105 (Posts: 258; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


in the 4th pic, you can see a cut-out for the speaker on the bottom side, just like the top.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:22 5

7. fatexo (Posts: 214; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Yes.. The Z2 has the same front panel I guess..

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:07 1

21. Genza (Posts: 539; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


You're wrong because there are no cut-out on the Z2 front panel.
The Z2 speakers is actually is on the frame.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 11:36

33. fatexo (Posts: 214; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Hmm.. I wasnt sure thats why I said 'I guess'

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:20 9

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


Xperia Z4 will be a quite beast
i hereby tell you that Xperia Z4 will be the best 2015 phone in terms of battery life, performance and sales. But first, let's see some more galaxy S6 leaks

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:27 8

23. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Did you say sales?!!! Lollll

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:27 10

24. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Battery life: very likely
Preformance: no
Sales: do you even tech, bro?

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 12:18 1

36. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


*Performance

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:22

6. MINDoSOUL (Posts: 149; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


What do you mean by "And on the bottom, the speaker has been removed."?. You can clearly see the bottom speaker cut similar to the top in the 4th picture.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:27

8. fatexo (Posts: 214; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Looks almost as big as the Z3 digitizer.. 5.2 inch screen again ?? If yes then time to upgrade from the G2..

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:31

9. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


it definitely looks bigger, but not sure it will reach 5.5 inches

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:33

11. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


i hope the stick out middle part is some sort of biometric ID feature, then i'm sold

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:37

12. petza4 (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


Let's go Sony! One new Z every month.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 14:39

42. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Are u saying Samsung ??
Every month new variant of S5 ?

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:39 5

13. Dude2014 (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


That's what I called a real beast!!! Unlike other gimmicky 64-bit (iPhone 6's 1GB, Samsung Note 4's 3GB, HTC Desire 820's 2GB), Sony will bring the real 4GB of RAM to work with 64-bit system.
QHD + 4GB of RAM+ 64-bit SD 810 + IP68 + Sexy design = My 1st Sony phone
btw I don't think 2015's flagships like GS6,M9 will jump to 4GB of RAM from 2GB of RAM. However others like LG G4 and Note 5 will ddefinitely have 4GB of RAM though.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:32 1

26. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I see your point with the iPhone 6 & the Desire 820 since they have 64-bit processors, but there was no reason to include the Note 4 in that category. The 805 has never been, nor has anyone ever claimed that it is 64-bit.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 11:00 1

29. justaguy (Posts: 8; Member since: 16 Nov 2014)


maybe he meant the exynos version

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 12:18

35. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Touche. Good call.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:46 7

14. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 527; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


I think I'm gonna pass for Note 4, and wait for S6 and Z4.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:47

15. Genza (Posts: 539; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


It seems that the front facing camera hole slightly larger than the Z3 it can mean two things.
A lens with a wider aperture or bigger sensor.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:48 2

16. rodpe (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Looks more like Z2 and Z3 for me.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:51 1

17. Freelist86 (Posts: 37; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


the Z line is great. they should just focus on marketing like samsung did. and make this the last six month cycle phone seriously it hurts

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 09:52

18. maple_mak (Posts: 389; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Z2 speaker again.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:09 2

22. kkmkk (Posts: 481; Member since: 06 May 2013)


Anyone used the z2 and z3 would prefer the position of the z2 speakers because you will have the all bezel to rest your thumb on and when you place the z2 up side down the sound will stay clear as the speaker position is half up have side way if you understand what I mean

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 22:43

57. dimas (Posts: 2124; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


True. My hands are relaxed and no need to adjust the grip just because I might cover the speakers.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:06 1

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


So basically they'll do the Z2 again? Welll. Ok. Nice.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:29 1

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


Reviving z2 design with its discreet front facing speakers minus the sensors and camera swapping is good choice. Hopefully the sound will be much better now that z4 will come amplifiers. Also, if the top and bottom bezels are cannot be trimmed down better have a good use of it like capacitative buttons or fingerprint scanner/ heart rate sensor etc.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:32

27. vuyonc (Posts: 1014; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Subtle stereo speakers FTW! Hopefully they stick with 1080p (still viable) and improve colour accuracy and power draw. Less pixels, more power. It's also good that they didn't shave bezels too much. Durability comes first.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 10:51

28. Feanor (Posts: 703; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Ahmmm... Seems like Sony are keeping same design again and same bezels. I don't care about bezels, I think the discussion is stupid, but I'd wish for slightly bigger radiuses because this edginess is what makes Sony phones look a bit unwieldy. And if this panel is indeed 5.5", then this phone will be hard to manage.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 11:26

31. sergiobr (Posts: 707; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Give us a better camera Sony. Shame on you !

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 11:34 2

32. Chunkyspudface (Posts: 65; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Might just be me, but I can't see much difference in screen size from those pictures. If they are accurate, then they're either sticking with 5.2 inches, or maybe a 5.3" screen.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 12:51

38. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Yeah it looks like the same size which is good. 5.5 is too big unless they can cram it into the same Z3 footprint.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 12:16

34. Omarc07 (Posts: 424; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


How bout they release this on att?

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 13:31

41. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Hmm, the Z3 speaker slit looks nicer IMO. Not a fan of the Z2 look.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 15:50

43. gosselin (Posts: 89; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


I just bought Z3 Compact... but I'm planning to get Z4 lol I want to see some design changes in Z4. I want to see something new in the design, and that counts A LOT

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 16:33

45. chri5tin3 (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Nov 2014)


I love the fact that Sony hid the speakers like with the Z2, it just looks a lot cleaner in certain colour variants cough*white*cough. Also, I'm not too fussed about QHD, I was back when the G3 came out but seeing what it did to the battery life was disappointing. If they can somehow manage their 2 day battery life with that crisp screen it'll be amazing. I've never used a sony phone before and I don't know why this brand is standing out to me more than any other, but I cannot wait till my contract ends in March. All those new phones to choose from (with my sights set on Z4)... things might get tricky lol

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 16:58

49. duniecool (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Nov 2014)


Honestly, can we wait one more year before 2k. Sadly, its inevitable that the spec war will send all phones to 2k displays but can we just wait till the batteries and software is ready? Honestly, some 1080p phones still have subpar battery, lets get that as priority number one on the checklist.

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 17:15

51. yanish (Posts: 49; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


The first leaked pics of Z4. looks like the display is 5.2 which is good for me. 5.5 is too big. I want to see Z4 made of new materials. Glasses could crack easily, but I love my Z3 Compact :P

posted on 16 Nov 2014, 19:42

52. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I almost bought a Z3 Compact until I read how Sony cripples the phone (camera and audio) if you unlock the bootloader.

So no Sony for me. I really don't care what Sony does with the Z4. As long as it is locked down and Sony continues to punish power users and developers for unlocking their own phone, I will not buy it.

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