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Xperia Z4 might have been secretly showcased to carriers at CES, along with the Galaxy S6

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Xperia Z4 might have been secretly showcased to carriers at CES, along with the Galaxy S6
Ricciolo, of Sony leakster fame, took to Twitter again for an enigmatic hint that it's not only been the Galaxy S6 playing secret Santa for a group of anointed partners and investors at CES, but Sony might have also been on the prowl in the "secret room," eventually demonstrating the Xperia Z4 to carriers there.

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile USA seem to have all been in the mix on both phones, though through the power of non-disclosure agreements we doubt anything will leak out of those meetings until after the flagships' official unveiling. 

Samsung did the same thing last year, taking the S5 to CES 2013, and showcasing it behind closed doors to investors, partners and carriers, so we are inclined to think there might be legs to this rumor. We rest hopeful for Ricciolo to reveal more, as has happened before, and the guy has been spot on, at least as far as Sony is concerned.

Xperia Z4 might have been secretly showcased to carriers at CES, along with the Galaxy S6
source: Ricciolo (Twitter)

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posted on 06 Jan 2015, 15:40 1

1. kalloud (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


But.. Why would they do that?

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 15:58 17

3. Drsarcastic (Posts: 134; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


Because they want to torture geeks like us

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 16:12 4

7. nokia12 (Posts: 518; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


so that they can reveal it at Mobile world congress..

if they reveal their phones now .. what's the point of MWC then ?

right now they are negotiating deals with the carriers ..

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 17:47

12. LGisgood (Posts: 833; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


LG G FLEX2 IS A SIGN THAT LG'S NEXT HERO IS REALLY REALLY WORTH !

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 07:11 1

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


On top of your point, now they can tweak the design of their phones if they want from the feed back of the carriers.

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 16:16

8. The_Godfather (Posts: 187; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


haha true :p

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 16:04 2

5. Enddo (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 May 2014)


This confuses me too. CES stands for Consumer Electronics Show. This should be a place for consumers, not carriers.

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 16:12

6. nokia12 (Posts: 518; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


they are preparing for MWC

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 15:58 3

2. frankg (Posts: 156; Member since: 14 May 2014)


To get carriers to sell their phone.

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 16:00 6

4. Drsarcastic (Posts: 134; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


Can you guys sneak in and "accidentally" take a picture while you're there? Thanks :)

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 16:19 5

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


Roger that....

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 17:50 4

13. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2118; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


the picture has been taken,i repeat the picture has been taken rendezvous to base..

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 05:32 1

17. azzak (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2014)


no..i can confirm they have been compromised by the secret room's guard..

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 17:04 1

10. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


along with? shouldn't that be "as well as?"

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 20:13

15. romeo1 (Posts: 720; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


My thoughts exactly

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 17:25 1

11. EC112987 (Posts: 889; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


I'm actually enjoying all the hype. Can't wait just hope for great new phones

posted on 06 Jan 2015, 17:50

14. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1237; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Very disappointed in this CES

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 03:48

16. Zack_2014 (Posts: 379; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


MWC it is!

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 10:48

19. isprobi (Posts: 683; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Is it just me or do most phone makers seem to be backing off on the bigger and bigger screen trend? If so then I guess my Sony Xperia Z Ultra may be my main phone longer than I planned.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 14:04

20. sionmars (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)


we should do demonstration about the inbuilt gb it should be 32 gb for all the carries

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