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Sony Xperia Z4 might be announced in the summer, not at MWC 2015

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Sony Xperia Z4 might be announced in the summer, not at MWC 2015
While we're expecting Sony to announce the Xperia Z4 at MWC 2015 in early March, the company might have different plans regarding its next flagship handset. According to Xperia Blog (usually a reliable source when it comes to all things Sony), there is "a good chance" that the company will not unveil new flagships at Mobile World Congress. Instead, it's said that Sony intends to introduce next-gen flagships sometime in the summer.

It's not the first time we're hearing about this. In December, thanks to a leaked email allegedly sent between Sony execs, it was mentioned that "the Z4 phones" were planned for May / November 2015.

Starting with the original Xperia Z from early 2013, Sony introduced a new flagship once in about 6 months. Thus, we had the Xperia Z1 in late 2013, the Xperia Z2 in early 2014, and the Xperia Z3 in late 2014. A "summer" release for the Xperia Z4 certainly doesn't fit the pattern, but perhaps Sony just isn't ready to introduce its new flagship.

Feature-wise, the Xperia Z4 could offer displays with both Quad HD and 1080p resolutions, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, and a 21 MP camera with a new Exmor RS IMX230 sensor.

What do you think, is releasing the Xperia Z4 in mid-2015, instead of in the coming months, a good idea?


source: Xperia Blog

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posted on 26 Jan 2015, 14:28 12

1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


This summer? That's awesome! There is no point for Sony to release Z4 this early.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 14:29 7

2. Busyboy (Posts: 556; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Agreed. I really hope this rumour is true. 6 month upgrade needs to die.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 19:01

15. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


why do they put the cant be confirmed yet i have seen wedding ringer 2 times now and its a sony movie and both main actors have z4 in hand using it there is even a slow mo of it falling from the brides ear to the tile floor.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 21:45 5

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


Sony is going traditional in approach for their upcoming flagship. Quality over quantity . Japanese style.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 01:23

26. kent-gaga (Posts: 501; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


according to the trailer it's the purple Xperia Z, not the Z4 =.=

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 19:50 9

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


Yes they r.....they will announce in summer.....Z4 will be a masterpiece

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 06:58

32. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It will be the masterpiece of masterpiece

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 15:37

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


agree

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 14:36 7

3. Feanor (Posts: 711; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Considering the hypothesised problems with the production of the Snapdragon 810 and the fact that new Sony camera sensor is also not ready for prime time until at least after April, it makes sense to delay a bit rather than to rush a compromised release. And the Z3 (and its buyers) will have some room to breathe.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 16:12 4

8. MySchizoBuddy (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


yes once Z4 is launched Z3 buyers will suffocate and have a burning itch to buy the new model even though they don't need it.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 18:45

13. j2001m (Posts: 2942; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The 810 is 100% not right the lg phone is being crapped all over by the 2k s6 protype with 7420 in the geekbench 3 on the net now, pleas Samsung do not use the 810, it's crap you will rule again if you keep to 7420

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 14:47 3

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Can't wait to see it!

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 15:03 1

5. T-rex (unregistered)


yes, but make it worthwhile

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 15:32

6. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 279; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


World record for rumors regarding the Z4 goes to....

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 15:36 1

7. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


more time will allow them to tweak software better and bring new technologies

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 16:30 1

10. Phonedingo (Posts: 392; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Sony ain't tweaking s**t.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 16:30

9. Phonedingo (Posts: 392; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


I'd die laughing if they still put an 805 in there.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 17:43

11. iWin_Droid (Posts: 76; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)


I might have bought a ZenPhone 2 and iPhone 6s by the time Sony will unveil the Xperia Z4 :\

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 21:47 1

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


Zenfone 2 is a better choice in terms of functionality and pricing over iPhone. If you can't wait might as well go for zenfone.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 17:57 2

12. dimas (Posts: 2136; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


810 chip overheating problems might be giving them second thoughts on doing early release. But then again, there are other reasons. Go Sony, just keep improving your gadgets.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 18:46

14. j2001m (Posts: 2942; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Samsung cpu is way faster big time

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 19:13

16. rsiders (Posts: 913; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


I can definitely wait especially if Sony plans to update it's camera software with a new camera UI that has more manual controls built in such as manual focus and shutter speed. Anyway, enjoying my Z3 rocking the Flow Home launcher.

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 19:40 1

17. uchihakurtz (Posts: 371; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


As long as the Lollipop update ain't delayed

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 21:09

19. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...................​...........

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 22:58 5

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


Ditching 6-month release cycle is good for Sony. Z4 should come out with the best specs and condition. Until that day, I will be enjoying my Z3C :)

posted on 26 Jan 2015, 23:38 4

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


Take your time, Sony! Hope you'll wow us like you did with the Xperia Z.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 00:48 3

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


Good news for me as a Z1 user. I expect at least 3 day battery life with or without a QHD display, well calibrated display, mature camera software and beastly audio!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 01:20 2

25. willywanta (Posts: 290; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


i don't think it is a good idea. By the time sony realease z4, samsung galaxy s6, htc m9, and lg g4 will have been taking the market by storm

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 01:42 2

27. geusan (Posts: 137; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


great design, the first pic

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 02:19

28. PANIC (Posts: 126; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


I hope Sony changes the design cause we are tired with the existing one....all Sony models look more os less the same......Same thing happens with Samsung models too.....got fed up with them too

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 02:28 1

29. Af1rPA (Posts: 688; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)


Bad idea. They will be playing catch up against all the other players who will already have their phones in stores and ready to buy by then. The Sony handset wont be available in-store for at least 4 months after the 'announcement'.
Another billion dollars will be lost this year Sony.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 03:19

30. .KRATOS. (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Then i guess they should include the next generation of the snapdragon 825 which they said that it'll began rolling on the 2nd quarter of 2015.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 03:39 1

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


Sony design is old enough and uninspiring . Can't compete with big boys from Samsung or LG

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:44

33. mixedfish (Posts: 1180; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


If 2yr old Z design is 'old', what do you call the Note 4 using the 4yr old GS2 design? LOL

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 11:33

34. papagalit (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


excuse me, but summer starts at what month? sorry not from US

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 15:36 1

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


It looks like the info revealed by the hacker is going to be right. That means Z4 will come out in May with the design in the 1st pic

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 06:35

37. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


I guess, they will finally put the latest qualcomm chip in their phones.lol.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 11:10

38. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 401; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


they will delay it because SD810 is a crap so they will wait for abetter processor i hope if they make contract with samsung to use their exynos 7420.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 23:27

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


Z3's price just dropped

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 20:53

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


I heard Z4, E6533, has been certified in Indonesia

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 17:59

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


I'm waiting for Z4 with the best specs and design. That's all I have to say

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