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Sony Xperia Z4 might sport a Quad HD display after all

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Sony Xperia Z4 might sport a Quad HD display after all

Judging from Sony's recently-coined tradition, the Xperia Z3 has barely been announced the other day, and the company is already plotting its successor, to come in six months like clockwork, likely around the MWC 2015 expo in the spring. We can quite reasonably expect this one to be stuffed to the gills with the latest and greatest, such as at least a Snapdragon 805 processor, and maybe even the mighty Snapdragon 810, if Qualcomm manages to churn so many of those out of the gate. The renowned Exmor camera might even get optical image stabilization and whatnot, who's to blame them.

When it comes to the screen part, though, the latest info from a Sony exec is that they don't really care about Quad HD screen resolution for now, as it is a battery and brightness hog with little added value. Those were the precise words that the guy gave in an interview, but let's not forget these are just words, likely uttered to justify the 1080p panel of the Z3. The Xperia Z4, however (yep, already getting tips on that one), might be an entirely different ballgame, according to the famed Sony leaker Ricciolo. He just tweeted something that might be interpreted as if the Sony Xperia Z4, or whatever it's called, will actually have a Quad HD panel, alongside other bombastic specs. We shall see.

source: Ricciolo (Twitter)

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posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:36 17

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4808; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


lololololololol

To all who said it wouldn't!

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:00 10

15. lalalaman (Posts: 630; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


It was so obvious.....now I'm waiting for mwc2015

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:45 1

80. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Time to upgrade from my Z1 TO THE Z4 and it still will be WATER PROOF

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:09 7

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I already bookmarked the last article. I want to see what Sony fans say when it releases.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:10 12

25. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Don't you have anything better to do lol?

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:13 4

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yeah, such as running errands and work later. I'm going to focus on your comments in February and see how wild you get when the Z4 has a QHD screen. Five months to go!

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:16 13

30. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Focus on mah comments? Don't you have anything better to do lol?

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:22 4

35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


At the moment, nope. Isn't it time for you to go to bed little one? Little kids need their sleep!

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:24 11

38. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Caring about my bedtime as well? Don't you have anything better to do, sweetie?

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:27 2

43. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Sweetie? LOL what? Alrighty then...

I'm patiently waiting for my errands to finish. What about you? (This is a great conversation btw.)

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:32 10

49. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


This is a damn weird conversation. The End.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:26 4

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


He just wants to be friends with you, xperiaDROID. Well, I think.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:28 2

45. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


With a biased "tech" person? Pass.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 16:44 3

95. Freecableguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


So you don't have many friends huh? Cause all you do is promote Samsung crap all over Sony, LG and Apple articles.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 13:50

106. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


1) I support Apple
2) I support HTC
3) I support LG

Try again kiddo.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:29 8

46. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


We really can't be friends, we're both are like from different worlds. That dude is nuts you know what I'm sayin? He always sing along with the SomeSong.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 16:40 2

94. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


This dude is hilarious. Even if Sony launch a phone with a 4k screen it will be MARKETING. You just CANT spot pixels in a 400 plus ppi screen. Samsung fanboys are happy now that the Note 4 have a QHD screen because they LOVE marketing....Apple Fanboys = Samsung fanboys.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 13:51

107. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'll look out for your comments as well. ;)

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:57 5

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


We r with u buddy,.....we r the team Sony.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:33 3

50. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4808; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I think you know better than this...

The Galaxy S5 has a 1080p screen & so does the Z3. I bet anything the Z4 & the S6 will have QHD screen...

PapaSmurf I am Bookmarking it also! lol

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:41 5

56. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Just like I did when they said the 3GB of RAM was useless on the Note 3. Then comes the Z2 and 3GB is the new Holy Grail. Double standards at it's finest!

Z4 will have a QHD screen. If it still has a 1080p screen, it's going to fail extra hard to Chinese manufacturers.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 01:42

100. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


More RAM? I can live with that, but QHD? Unless it has greater battery life compared to FHD with the same amount of battery capacity, it's an epic fail. I like what Samsung has done with the Note 4, with the capacity having just increased by 20 mAh and still great battery life. Though I always did like the Note line starting with Note 2.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 01:42

101. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


More RAM? I can live with that, but QHD? Unless it has greater battery life compared to FHD with the same amount of battery capacity, it's an epic fail. I like what Samsung has done with the Note 4, with the capacity having just increased by 20 mAh and still great battery life. Though I always did like the Note line starting with Note 2.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:03 12

71. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


I'm a Sony fan and oppose the move to QHD. Bookmark this comment. Thank you.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:15 2

73. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


thanks God atleast you are sticking with 1080p... yesterday all sony's fans were justifying z3's Fhd and criticising Qhd... now after this report I am seeing a change in their tone... itsnt it a hypocracy? or whatever

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:31 7

78. Feanor (Posts: 672; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Nonsense.. Nobody needs a QHD display on a 5.2" smartphone and that's a fact. The advantage in clarity is near zero whereas the impact on battery life and possessing fluency is real. But also Sony cannot ignore competition and this is also a fact. They may not believe in the usefulness of the QHD but still have to use it to stay competitive.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 03:57

103. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


LOLOLOL +1

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:35

53. xtremesv (Posts: 297; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


QHD is not bad from "the more the better" perspective , the problem is the battery life penalty that comes with it. If Sony can solve this inherent problem and keep at least the same battery endurance than its last flagship then it would become acceptable to offer that super-duper screen.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:47 2

60. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S5 LTE-A has the same battery life as the OG version despite the QHD screen. :( #ArgumentDebunked

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:18 1

75. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


xtremesv... Good, your comment has justified note 4 Qhd bcoz it is offering same endurance as note 3, great work from samsung and I hope sony will also come up with same endurance in z4... so all criticism can be ignored now

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 14:15

90. Jishnusur (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Good luck till next year.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:36 12

2. faizishah789 (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Mar 2014)


Sony Suck's

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:48

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


top kek

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:00 12

16. register (unregistered)


They don't but their 6 months upgrade cycle does.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:04 11

20. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You suck.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:10 5

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Is you mad or naw?

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:13 8

27. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Aww, hell naw, Smurfette.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:14 4

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So you're following JakeLee now huh? Lol that's cute little one.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:17 9

32. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Aww, thank you, Smurfette.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:21 5

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Anytime Speedy Gonzalez.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:20

76. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


thats quickly changing of mind, should stick to the old words which is, Qhd is useless and sony should avoid it

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:09 2

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I agree. +1

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:33 2

51. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2051; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


At this rate, you'll never have a girlfriend (#13):http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-releases-a-Note-4-UNPACKED-event-trailer-check-all-Ready-to-Note-teaser-videos-here_id59958

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:43 1

57. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


What does this have to do with the article or his comment?

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:44 5

58. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2051; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Just an indirect advice.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:47 1

62. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


And you care because?

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:48 3

63. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2051; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Rooting in fewer immature comments.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:00 2

68. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Fair enough. Continue whatever you're doing then.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 12:46 1

81. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


you're comment and iphone SUCKS

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:37 6

3. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Still a nope from me. Probably will look at Moto X next year. Hopefully by 2016, battery technology will catch up with this madness

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:00

17. register (unregistered)


Hope so.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:38

4. andro. (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Seeing as Sony are releasing updated z handsets every 5-6 months we will see quad hd screens on Sony phone come Jan/feb

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:39 6

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


I guess Sony might be readying the 1st gen JOLED screen for Z4 with QHD ~
Another unspoken reason for Z3 didnt have the QHD probably is the Qualcomm SD805 is not powerful enough for it, so Sony abandoned the chipset and go for older chipset instead ~

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:43 3

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


SD805 is plenty powerful enough for it. The GS5 LTE A and the Note 4 both run fantastic with it.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 10:52 7

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


Nope do u see the benchmark from Note 4 in PA ?
It is bad, the GPU side can barely support and the CPU side is barely faster than the SD801, even slower ~
And this is the truth :http://www.phonearena.com/news/Preliminary-Galaxy-Note-4-benchmark-results_id60181

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:01 1

18. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Actually anything that is released since SD800 is more than enough to handle intensive gaming and multitasking. The only thing that SD805 is perhaps more significant is its power efficiency.

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:11

26. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


But if you've played around with a G3 you know it's smooth. #ArgumentDebunked :(

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:28 5

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


Smooth huh ?
G3 = Full of gimmick , weak QHD screen, SB801 with QHD = useless.
The Aderno 330 can barely support FHD, and that G3 want that one to support QHD.
I am not talking about UI, UI is all about optimization.
But I can said it can barely support any hard graphics demand android game ~

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 11:31 2

48. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Are you playing dumb? LG G3-Cat. 6 and S5 LTE-A come to mind? S805 was DESIGNED for QHD screens. Did we not read about that? The QHD SAMOLED screen on the Note 4 will shut all of you up. Just wait and see. ;)

posted on 05 Sep 2014, 21:57

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


Are you retarded ?
I am not saying the screen quality ~
Please dont avoid the main question ~
U said that S805 is designed for QHD ?
Can u explain why it cant run on 30fps in benchmark ?
I think what you want to said is that S805 can support UP to QHD not can compatible with QHD and smooth 30 fps on QHD ~
You said LG G3-Cat.6 and S5 LTE-A right ?
Then why both devices only available in Korea with QHD only ?
While the other countries is only FHD version with the S805 ~
I guess they are testing the S805 with their own country device ~
And made a conclusion that S805 can barely support QHD so, they give QHD for other countries and give FHD instead ~

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