6 cool Xperia Z4 concept renders envision Sony's upcoming flagship
posted by Chris P. / Mar 20, 2015, 6:58 AM
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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Numbers 5 and 6 look great.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 7:07 AM 3
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It would be nice if they really changed it up like SS this year. Still waiting on that compact version though.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 7:13 AM 2
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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..!
posted on Mar 22, 2015, 12:59 PM 0
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#1 ultra concept looks awesome #6 also looks good
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 7:12 AM 1
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While the ultra attracts me for the thin bezels, its very unlikely Sony will narrow the bezels upto such extent, considering their track record.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 11:56 AM 1
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.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 7:29 AM 13
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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.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 8:15 AM 7
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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 ;)
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 3:20 PM 1
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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.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 12:02 PM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 8:00 AM 0
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They can't do that, there's no alternative currently on the market.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 9:27 AM 0
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#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
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 8:24 AM 0
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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?
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 8:56 AM 0
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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"
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 1:27 PM 0
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