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Sony Xperia Z4 gets FCC love too?

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Sony Xperia Z4 gets FCC love too?
Earlier this morning, we told you that the Japanese Communication Ministry had certified the Sony Xperia Z4. Now comes word that the phone might have also been certified by the FCC in the U.S. It turns out that a unknown Sony smartphone has just visited the agency wearing very little identification. FCC papers show that the device supports LTE bands 2, 5 and 7, which gives away nothing special about the handset.

The latest rumored specs for the Sony Xperia Z4 include two different variations of the phone. A model carrying a 5.2-inch screen with resolution of 1440 x 2560 features a pixel density of 565ppi. Another model with a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen offers a pixel density of 424ppi. Both models are equipped with a 64-bit octa-core 2GHz Snapdragon 810 processor. In the states, the device will come with 4GB of RAM; in Europe and Asia, the phone will feature 3GB of the stuff. A 20.7MP snapper adorns the back of the handset, while a 5MP "selfie" camera will be found in the front. The 3400mAh battery will keep the lights on, and Android 5.0 will be pre-installed. IP68 certification means that the phone can survive contact with dust and water. The device will be offered in white, black, blue and silver.

If we knew for sure that this mystery phone was the Sony Xperia Z4, we could say that the FCC and Japanese Ministry certifications would make it appear that the unveiling of this device is coming soon. Unfortunately, the evidence is not very compelling. The phone that visited the FCC had a firmware version of 25.0.A.0.33. The firmware version for the Sony Xperia Z3's Lollipop update should be 23.1.X.X.XXX. But that is not enough proof to go on. The mystery device carries a Type Number of PM-0850-BV and an FCC ID of PY7-PM0850.

While the Sony Xperia Z4 was conspicuous by its absence at CES, it should be a welcome visitor at MWC in March.


Thanks for the tip!

via: XperiaBlog

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posted on 18 Jan 2015, 01:42 2

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


Why not all the variants come with the 4 GB RAM ???

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 01:54 5

3. techperson211 (Posts: 1168; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Hopefully it'll boost their mobile division. Sony should just focus on 1 mid range phone but should be ip certified too.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 03:14 1

6. halca (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Jan 2015)


different price point for different people

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 10:31

20. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3259; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


the device will come with 4GB of RAM; in Europe and Asia, the phone will feature 3GB of the stuff.?

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 12:22

22. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I would assume to make it slightly cheaper for nations that buy off contract or have less $$ for phones.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 16:04

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


Wait.. what? see photo 2 - "remove the battery cover on the rear of the product" to reveal the CU label?

Does this suggest the rear cover is removable?

Sounds like this could be a low end phone if you ask me

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 03:50

36. LittleMan (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Sony probably realised how important it is to get a share in the US market. Their marketing on all the previous Z phones were horrible...

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 01:43 6

2. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


When will we be able to see Xperia Z4 which will destroy CopymiPhones, Galaxs*** and everything else except iPhone?

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 03:03 18

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


Hmm...what's the point of doing two paid shill jobs? Isn't it hard for you to defend Sony and Apple and bash the others at the same time? I suggest you to stop working as a paid shill and get another job, a job that won't make you look pathetic, even being a cashier is way better than being a paid shill. You won't survive with a paid shill salary (1 day = 10 cents).

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 03:16 8

7. EC112987 (Posts: 523; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Lol well said +1

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 03:46 1

10. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


Stop talking about yourself, it just makes you look miserable.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 12:31 1

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The Sony fanboys at their best lmao. Well said. +1

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 13:10 1

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


A very well said statement.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 03:44

9. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 467; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


We will never see it, Sony will never give effort to improve their screens with Gorilla glass, call quality, and cameras.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 11:23 2

21. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Sony fans are much dumber than iFans and you're both. Lol
Keep on dreaming.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 02:50

4. shamrock (Posts: 72; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I'd say....... never!!!

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 03:37 2

8. pegasso (Posts: 270; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


"Remove the battery cover on the rear side of the product"

so, the battery is removable?

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 04:08

13. Amir1 (Posts: 333; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


FCC doesn't lie.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 06:09

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


I hardly find this is the Z4. With the last picture, it seems that this is the rumored Xperia E4 with removable battery.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 23:35

35. goodenough (Posts: 82; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


I agree with you. It looks E4

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 03:51 4

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


Optional wishlist excluding obvious and rumoured hardware improvements:

High quality JOLED / crystal LED display
Xperia Icon Packs to complement Xperia themes
Multiwindow apps based on small apps
SteadyShot digital stabilisation maintained at 1080p/60fps with OIS
Xenon and dual-tone flash
Quad microphone setup with adaptive digital noise cancelling
Separate camera app with adjustable post-processing software (because well you know...)
Priced at $650 or lower

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 08:03

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


And download booster that works with 3G or 2G if need be.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 04:02 1

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


Hoping this "20.7 mp" camera is not same in the past z series. Good to see that it will come with 810. Why only 3GB RAM?

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 06:14 2

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


The new 21 megapixel IMX230 Exmor RS sensor will be the second gen of the Exmor RS sensors which started on Z1. 1/2.4" size, this new sensor will be equipped with Phase Detection Autofocus, 4K SteadyShot and full-sensor HDR.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 04:42 6

14. megathaszrul89 (Posts: 112; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


It seems that, android is not spec hunger, but consumers do. Keep asking more and more, yet the differences are not really prominent. Apple sticks for 4" for several years, but people keep buying it. But when android based phone jam-packed with so many new tech, people just keep complaining.

Ah, i love technology, it keeps changing and evolving for our hunger of sofistications and satisfactions :)

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 06:57

17. LuckyS (Posts: 154; Member since: 07 Dec 2013)


If locked bootloader, then nothing. I don't want a locked phone. Their and Samsung decline is caused partially by locked bootloaders and knox. Those are the main reason I went LG and HTC.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 09:21 2

19. stocklee (unregistered)


seriously? You actually think that Samsung and Sony loses of their phone division is due to them locking their bootloader? Newsflash: 99% of people dont flash their roms, nor care about the latest and greatest specs in the phone.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 13:57

27. Tracy1988 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


Count me out of that 99%. Also half of the people I know want their android unlocked and rooted. If I wanted my phone locked, I would've had stayed with Apple.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 13:31 1

25. TMach (Posts: 450; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Happy with Nexus 6 64gb and iP6 Plus 128gb as my go to phones, keep a foot in both camps! Note people calling out fanboys in this blog, well the fact that you need to call someone a fanboy makes you one too.....! Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG, Apple fans are all fanboys. The fact that you name call simply means you have nothing meaningful to say....Savvy!

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 14:10

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sorry but to label me as a fanboy is ridiculous. Now about others on this site...

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 15:09

30. camera531 (Posts: 343; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I would never call you a fanboy. You're always so neutral in the comments.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 13:32

26. TMach (Posts: 450; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


That would make me a Nexus fan boy, prefer my Nexus to the iP6+ overall....!

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 14:53

29. LikeMyself (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


The question is: does it now sport an IR blaster? I'm fed up trying to find the correct remote control in my family room! Sony makes one of the best TVs out there! Its phone should have an IR blaster for the convenience of its customers!

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 16:42

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


If Z4 will come with a metal body as expected, then silver may be my choice. Still, is it really Z4 passing through FCC??

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 18:33

33. vijay.alapati (Posts: 133; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


If those bezels are true, i might be sold easily and ditch my nexus

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 21:14

34. nycguy54 (Posts: 59; Member since: 13 Dec 2014)


Please don't sell the mobile division to another company. We don't know how things gonna turn out. I hope Z4 will NOT the last Xperia phone

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 15:27

37. StuiWooi (Posts: 91; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


I was seriously looking forward to the Z4 (mini) but will refuse on principle if we get shafted with 3GB RAM when there's a version out there with 4GB - UK

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