6 cool Xperia Z4 concept renders envision Sony's upcoming flagship

6 cool Xperia Z4 concept renders envision Sony's upcoming flagship
Nobody's really sure when the Xperia Z4 will hit the market, but it seems quite likely that Sony will miss its promised 6-month refresh cycle, seeing as the Xperia Z3 was announced over 6 months ago, and its successor is still to make an appearance. We nevertheless have a few ideas as to what you should expect, but today isn't about that. Today, we talk Xperia Z4 concept renders.

Now, much like concept cars that manufacturers regularly wow us with (only to disappoint later), smartphone concepts are usually a bit out there. Obviously, a fan artist doesn't really have to consider the many, many variables that go into the making of an actual, working device, and so has much more creative freedom. That said, it isn't at all uncommon for concept phones to look both great and technically feasible. We picked six of those.

Let's check them out.


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31 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Numbers 5 and 6 look great.

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It would be nice if they really changed it up like SS this year. Still waiting on that compact version though.

30. TMach unregistered

Change it up like SS? Really? Sony has been producing premium phones for some considerable time and metal chassis with glass on the front and back for quite a while..... Sony simply needs to improve the design of the Z3 (marginally as not a lot wrong with the Z3), ensure its software is optimised, especially in the camera dept and market the hell out of the thing.......! Marketing is one area where Sony needs to really take a leaf out of Samsung's book..!

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

Yeah, the last two looks great.

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

#1 ultra concept looks awesome #6 also looks good

18. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

While the ultra attracts me for the thin bezels, its very unlikely Sony will narrow the bezels upto such extent, considering their track record.

25. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i know its unrealistic but i can dream tho lol

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

IMO concepts kill the appeal of devices. The guys who make concepts have no idea how difficult it is to manufacture them and pack real tech stuff in it. Concepts always look great. Do you think people who actually work in these companies can't think of these concepts? No, that's not true. Real life is much more difficult. What happens is like this. Someone makes a cool render -> People keep saying how great it is -> Fanboys go all mad and start promoting the new phone which looks great -> the real product looks much worse than the beautiful render -> people get mad and curse/bash the device for something which was someone's imagination at best. The same happened with M9. M9 looks great but all people got disappointed as that Evleaks render looked better.

5. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

THIS! Give this guy a free phone or a cookie :D

8. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Something's wrong with what you've just stated. M9 looks great, but because it looks just the same as m7 and m8, people gone really wild. Evleaks render isnt something difficult or will cause any engineering problem.

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

And you're an expert at designing phones right

24. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

To be fair the leaks weren't anything radical, nothing like renders #5, #6.. Just a simple redesign, of course the manufacturing would have to adapt which is the biggest hurdle and cost (hence why you don't have a huge redesign every year). And to be honest I do believe most of the sensible concepts are very possible, just that it costs a lot to manufacture such designs, also they have to keep milking the market don't they ;)

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It may be difficult but not impossible.

16. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

i agree... i just look at it like pr0n. :p expectation vs reality. xD

20. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

I agree with all of the things you said above.. but, I do not agree with the last part.. I haven't seen evleaks renders, and I find M9 unattractive,, may be because I have been seeing the same design for the last two years now. I think they also needed an overall changed, they may have come up with a better and different design with thinner bezels.

6. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

It's weird when quite most of us waiting for the compact version :)

7. Gsizzle

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Sony doesn't need to make any major changes, just shrink the size of there bezels and stay away from Qualcomm they will be good.

14. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

They can't do that, there's no alternative currently on the market.

21. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

Samsung will be happy to supply them with exynos

9. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

#1 - Ain't gonna happen with today's technology. Maybe in a few more years #2 - I think they'll more likely use the reversed curve, like on the Xperia Arc #3 - Doubt they'll give in to the competition and use a 2k display so soon #4 - Most plausible concept of the six (in terms of design) #5 - Praying hard that they adopt the Nokia N9 design, or anything but Omnibalance. Getting sick of the design already #6 - Probably gonna get a lot of lawsuits from Chinese companies

10. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

If the Z4 Ultra in picture #1 is real, then instant buy for me.

11. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

A big congratulations to Sony for losing the massive top and bottom bezels, looks really elegant now, much more attractive. What took them so long?

15. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Z3 has pretty small bezels, they just look big because of squareish size.

17. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

most concepts = dreams

22. googuru

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

Gross. Why is everyone making their phones paper thin? More fragile, less battery and weird to hold. One day we will replace all our knives in the kitchen with razor phones

23. googuru

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

This is where looks precedes function. "hey u guys look at my super thin phone isn't it the greatest?!?! Its just so aesthetically pleasing. It only last 5 minutes on battery power and overheats because its razor thin, but its so space-age and hip so its TOTALLY WORTH IT"

26. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

the design of sony and samsung is sooooo long same for almost 5years ....no

27. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

pic 1 z4 ultra is a dream one pixelless..hehehe

28. FrequencyBender

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I'll take a #6 please in black!

29. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

6 is the best.

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