Alleged Xperia Z4 screens peg the phone with a 5.2" display diagonal, upgraded chipset

Alleged Xperia Z4 screens peg the phone with a 5.2
Sony Xperia Z4 rumors have been spanning the gamut so far - from a fully decked-out piece, to a more modest upgrade, but the consensus now seems to be towards the latter, as we've been receiving tips from two sources that Sony won't be pulling all the stops with larger displays and the like for the Z4.

First, a fairly aggravated Sony insider sent us a screenshot from what they claim is an internal presentation about the Z4, where the phone is shown to have a 5.2" 1080p display, apparently in response to the wild rumors about a 5.4" Quad HD Triluminos display, or the 5.5" one we heard about before. The presentation had the word "battery" misspelled a bit, though, so we dismissed it, despite the fact that these internal docs are often riddled with typos, especially if English is not the native language of their creators.

Now, however, from the source that leaked some iPhone 6 schematics before, and a few other tips, comes a leak about the Xperia Z4 that claims the same screen diagonal. These are allegedly screenshots from computers in a Sony lab, and the handset is apparently shaping up to have a 5.2" display, just like the Z3. The jury is still out on the resolution, though, as the new leak pegs it at Quad HD again, but it will definitely up the ante in the processing department, it seems. Our first source, however, said that the handset will be laden with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chipset, while here it is listed with 805, like the one in the Note 4. We find 810 harder to believe, given that the Xperia Z4 will likely be making a cameo in less than a month, at the CES expo in Las Vegas. In any case, we'll be there, and will let you know firsthand how it all pans out. 

What we are more curious about, though, is the alleged new 21 MP Exmor IMX230 camera sensor, as so far Sony's flagships have failed to occupy the top of our camera comparisons. If Sony manages to pull an excellent camera performance in all situations this time, and when we add the company's renowned record battery life for the category, the Z4 might be one of the best Androids to get early next year.

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51 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Hopefully, they will fix their camera issues

5. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

They were sleeping over those camera issues since Z... what makes you think they will do it now?

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And an overhaul of the aging UI.

2. e8ght

Posts: 27; Member since: May 25, 2013

a 1080p screen coupled with snapdragon 805 chipset---- then this phone will be blazing fast, not to mention outstanding battery life.

6. maherk

Posts: 6873; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I hope that HTV and Sony won't jump to the 2k wagon, because I was convinced that 1080 was enough and got even convinced about it when i got my Note 4. I honestly don't see any difference between my panel and the one found on my wife's m8. Imagine how superior the battery life would've been on the Note 4 if Samsung went with 1080 instead of 2k!! Not that it's not great already, but going 3-4 days without charging it would've been nice. My only grip on HTC and Sony is that they could give us a true 5.2" and 5" screen by getting rid of the on screen buttons and going back to the old good capacitive buttons. That's my opinion though.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

But 1080p is also 2K 2K is any res with about 2000 horizontal pixels Similar to how 4K (4*1080p) is but with about 4000 horizontal pixels and 5K (4*1440p) is but with about 5000 horizontal pixels

19. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You're correct but also the difference will be the aspect ratios. 2K displays have much larger aspect ratio than HDTVs (1920x1080). Theyre both 1080p

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Based on horizontal resolution, FHD 1920x1080 is just short of 2K and 3840x2160 is just shy of 4K. I think they should just forget the confusing K ratings and call it HD, Full HD, and Ultra HD. Which would make Quad HD 2560x1440 neither 2K nor 4K.

31. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Screen resolution does not affect battery life that much. It really only affects GPU preformance.

3. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

the first photo looks weird :s the white "Z4" is shorter than the 2 black ones behind it and the bezel of the black one on the left is smaller than the right's? don't tell me it's because of the perspective because we are obviously looking at them head-on btw 2 difference info in one article it's making me dizzy I hope Sony stick with the 5,2 inch fullHD and Snapdragon 810 because quadHD on a 5-6 inch LCD IPS panel is just a waste

37. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

Erm maybe thats the Z4 Compact?

4. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

typo---->last paragraph "we addh"

7. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

and that's an iranian site for techies ! toranji.ir ! they did the note 4 two version's camera test first on the planet! I luv them !

8. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

New flagship every 6 months? Worst product cycle by Sony... they don't give a s**t to people who spent almost 1000$ on Z3..

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Why should they shouldnt they release every 6 months? Its not like their Z3 magically stop working when they release the Z4

29. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

1. Samsung, HTC release phones every 3-4months but don't call them 'flagships', is that better? 2. Where is there a Z3 for $1000? I want that super premium phone, Sony only sells me standard $700 stuff.

9. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

I think there will be 2 versions of Z4. 1. S810 + 4gb ram + 5.5" QHD 2. S805 + 3gb ram + 5.2" FHD

18. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

No smartphone with snapdragon 810 Only with Snapdragon 805 and snapdragon 808

10. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

At least one of them are fake. My guess is the 'baterry' one. It lists a S810, the more authentic looking one lists a S805. No way S810 will come this early, there are barely any S805 devices.

11. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Hmm.... I think the leaks seems to conflict with each others, the last 4th picture, seems to confirmed it will a S810 (MSM8994)

16. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Yeah I picked that up straight away. Either there'll be a Z4 Compact with SD805 and Z4 with SD810 or this is all fake.

12. A_REX

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

its quad HD ..observe the 3rd pic

40. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

And next pic xperia z4 has MSM8994 64bit! And MSM8994 64bit = snapdragon 810!

41. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

15. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I dont care about qhd, my z2 screen is sharp and so sharp enough, just give us a beast battery life

17. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Phonearena I have pictures for xperia z4 and Xperia z4 ultra This:http://i.imgur.com/uL9KOlD.jpg And Xperia z4 ultra is coming in CES 2015...

21. JaroB

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

haha ....And where is 1/2.3" camera?

33. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

YOU ARE A RETARD. THATS A MOCKUP BY BEN LING GO SEARCH BEN LING Z4 CONCEPT RETARDED

22. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Between HTC and Sony, I'm really hoping for restraint on the screen resolution front. Because both companies had great battery life this year, and I would rather see further advances in battery life than barely perceivable pixel density. And 5.2" is plenty big for a phone (not a phablet). Quad HD has its place, don't get me wrong, but not below 5.5".

23. amansingal14

Posts: 309; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Seems more like a Z3S to me...

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