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Sony Xperia Z4 shows up passing through Japanese certification agency

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Sony Xperia Z4 shows up passing through Japanese certification agency
CES 2015 did not yield us a new Xperia flagship announcement unfortunately, but that does not mean Sony was not thinking about blessing the mobile world with its next flagship.

While we wait impatiently for an announcement at the Mobile World Congress, where it is expected that Sony will give the Xperia Z4 a formal introduction, it looks like the device is starting to make the rounds with the relevant regulatory authorities.

The Japanese Communication Ministry has apparently given its stamp of approval for the Sony Xperia Z4, and will be available with NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, and SoftBank. All three carrier versions support Voice-over-LTE, and other emerging features that are making their way to the mainstream.

As for what we will see in the final Xperia Z4, the rumors have been hazy, and the news from Japan is not clearing up any of those rumors. It is possible that the Z4 will continue with the current current form factor of the Z3, meaning a 5.2-inch display but with more compact bezels. That would give plenty of room for the rumored Z4 Compact and Z4 Ultra, but again, this is all conjecture.

However, if the Japanese version of the FCC is already looking at a device to give the thumbs-up to, we expect to see news of similar filings being made in Washington, DC for a US variant (or three) of the Xperia Z4.

via: GSMArena

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posted on 17 Jan 2015, 23:26

1. Bondurant (Posts: 435; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Sony should also release a budget version of Z4 with MTK or HiSilicon chip, if they wish to stay afloat with competition from China.

posted on 17 Jan 2015, 23:41 10

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That would just rub the essence off the Z flagship line.
You have other options...below the flagship lineup.
And i would rather have Snapdragon 400 or 600 instead of Mediatek quad or Octa period!!

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 00:04 1

5. Bondurant (Posts: 435; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


It wouldnt. HTC has been doing so since a year and the results are showing.

If you prefer snapdragon 600 over that top of the line MTK or HiSilicon chip, then you have no idea of these chips.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 17:14

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Oh, i do...the so called Mediatek Octacore cannot beat Snapdragon 800. Their silicons are not worth comparing with Snapdragon!

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 20:13

26. dimas (Posts: 2264; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


And that's the main reason HTC don't get any love in Japan. Once a Japanese yuppie know the internal specs, they just ignore the gadget. I have friends in there and people only know 3 brands: iPhone, Sharp and Sony. Kyocera is runner up but it's for the construction/on field users.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 00:06

7. Bondurant (Posts: 435; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Even Samsung doesn't release snapdragon worldwide but only selected markets and uses their Exynos for other markets.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 00:05 1

6. dimas (Posts: 2264; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Sony running on mediatek chip? I'd rather pay more for a top quality device that will last for years.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 00:10

8. Bondurant (Posts: 435; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Yea because you wish to spend that much for a phone that will get outdated in a year. There is a bigger world that would be ready to buy a budget version of z4.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 00:35 2

9. mixedfish (Posts: 1211; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


And once it becomes 'outdated', it'll still be faster and better then whatever budget devices comes out in the years to come.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 02:29

11. Bondurant (Posts: 435; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


maybe based on some weird physics law you invented.

This is 2015 and you have no idea what other chip makers are producing. But i wont blame you as American consumers are least knowledgeable of that besides their typical nexus they are fed with.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 02:14 1

10. dimas (Posts: 2264; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


How do you understand the word outdated? Hardware or software? The word itself is broad in many ways. Chinese manufactured phones are more likely to get hardware outdated because of their sub standard chips getting easily burned and deteriorate. Unupdated software can be solved by rooting.

Just because a device is a year old, it doesn't mean that it will lose it's purpose. I bought Z3 Compact because it's qualcomm chip, 2gb ram and micro sd slot expandable to 128gb gives me the edge even for the next 2 years. I don't mind not getting Android M at all, because Kitkat is fine and I know Lollipop will just be a little tweak with what I use my phone from. I'm just eyeing on Z4 and Zenfone 2 for my wife who will ditch her HTC M8 after seeing my Z3 compact's performance.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 02:34

12. Bondurant (Posts: 435; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


It is outdated for a new consumer who wants to buy a phone that when Z4 is out, the Z3 just months old seems outdated for a plethora of good reasons. Your Z3 will not last a year more compared to what snapdragon 810 offers.

Secondly the point made is not for Sony to stop using snapdragon, but to bring out a second budget version along side their premium Snapdragon version. Because there is a obvious market for budget friendly version of what is otherwise a great hardware package that Xperia Z offers.

From personal exerience ill tell you what, i just had my relative prefer the Huawei Mate 7 over Z3 because its 160$ cheaper and because Z3 will be outdated soon as Z4 is out.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 12:49 2

16. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Your logic is flawed... even the Z1 Compact is not yet outdated... tell me which other handset offer a compact form factor with the same or similar internals?

The only ones are iPhone 5s, Galaxy Alpha and Z3 Compact.... while the Z1C is already 350$ and is still great...

I am considering getting that one to my wife..... since is cheaper and she will not take advantage of the improvements on the Z3C.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 13:45 1

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


$350 Z1C is still great? Lmao. $200 Zenfone 2 beats the craps out of this Z1C.

FYI a few idiots won't save this s**tty company from collapsing.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 20:05

24. dimas (Posts: 2264; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Yup Z1c is great. Even if zenfone 2 beat z1c in specs, not all people would really push the specs to the limit yes?

Few idiots won't save the company? What's with your stupid logic? Do you really think all people buy gadgets because they're loyal to a brand? If Sony will create crappy products I'm just going to forget them from my buying list. And regarding Z3C having awful display grids, sorry buddy I don't have that problem and I expect chinese phones to have more problems than a simple display factory defect. Indeed Asus is Chinese manufactured but they're an international brand so their quality control is more strict than the local Chinese companies.

Meizu don't have top of the line hardware. My brother just had his Meizu MX4 and the gadget is getting s**tty overheated battery just by browsing the net for freaking 25 minutes. It may seem good at specs but it's quite laggy for a phone with large ram. And understand this: he only got the basic small memory eating apps like viber and instagram and not running any game apps at all.

Call your s**t first and try the products before giving too much praise.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 11:07

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


"Chinese manufactured phones are more likely to get hardware outdated because of their sub standard chips getting easily burned and deteriorate"
Please don't speak out of your ass. Zenfone is made by Asus, a Chinese company and many other companies such as Xiaomi, Huawei and Meizu have released handsets with top of the line hardwares.

BTW I have the same Z3C you have. Turn on the light and let it reflects on the display of your Z3C. I'm sure you can see those awful grids of the touch panel. I bet you don't see that on a cheap Chinese phone or any phone of any other brands. If a phone has a Sony, Samsung or Apple logo on it doesn't mean it's an awesome phone. Compare Asus and Sony releases, Asus had made phones with much better components than Sony had.

About customer support, nobody gives a damn because they can't help me clean all the stupid bloatwares out of my phone or support rooting it.

Thanks to new Chinese manufacturers, I'll never buy anymore overpriced s**tty phones from company such as Sony.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 12:53 3

17. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


please go on and buy a different phone and throw your Sony to the trash already..... Im sick of reading your post complaining over and over of the same thing that NOBODY else is complaining about.... I do notice the touch panel on the old Xperia Go... but recent Sony devices is really hard to see that... and you are really looking for it...
And FYI the dots that you are "seeing" are the tech behind Wet Finger Tracking that allows you to use your phone with your hands wet or with small droplets on the scree... I gave good use of it on the pool, shower and rain with my Acro S and intend to do so with my Z3 Compact....

Go away troll...

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 20:10 1

25. dimas (Posts: 2264; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


He's bragging too much about Xiaomi, Huawei and Meizu but we all know that he's just bragging and didn't bought any of their products. Must be some 12 year old kid looking at gsm articles then turning them into personal comments lol.

posted on 17 Jan 2015, 23:31 3

2. Cyagocaliz (unregistered)


Yeah, Xperia Z4 will be a BEAST smartphone!

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 02:51 2

13. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


That no one is going to buy!

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 11:12

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


I'd rather buy a rotary phone than this Sony made POS which is full of bloatwares and spywares.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 20:17

27. dimas (Posts: 2264; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Then buy a rotary phone little kid. All phones have bloatwares and Chinese phones are suspected to have malware and spywares out of the box. Nobody's forcing you to buy Sony products lol.

posted on 17 Jan 2015, 23:38 1

3. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i just came from the movies seeing the wedding ringer and the sony movie was heavaliy about the z4 its the first shot on the camera and when it falls from ladys head and hits the bathroom tile its slow mo no damage got to say if it was available on sprint and sprint spark lte that would be my first sony phone.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 13:37 1

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


You'll also be the first stupid engineer if you buy Sony phone. Stupid people is the reason company such as Sony keeps making craps and overcharge consumers.

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 16:21 2

21. frayo (unregistered)


Tracy do you need a hug or something?

posted on 18 Jan 2015, 19:54 1

23. dimas (Posts: 2264; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Maybe his mom got him grounded or something. So much hate on his posts lol.

posted on 19 Jan 2015, 02:05

28. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Probably the last smart phone branded "Sony".

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