Case for Xperia Z4 tips that it won't be Z3's identical twin

Case for Xperia Z4 tips that it won't be Z3's identical twin
If you thought the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 looks identical to the Z3 before it, you might have a point... to an extent. Despite what seems to be a now-traditional Xperia flagship shape and form, the Z4 will be different than its predecessor, suggests the layout of a case that is reportedly made specifically for Sony's 2015 flagship.

The cutouts indicate that the microUSB port has been (thankfully) moved at the comfortable bottom, while the magnetic charging connector might have been scrapped altogether. Does this mean that the Sony Xperia Z4 won't have a flap over the microUSB port, hence won't be waterproof? We doubt that, but the overall design would indeed differ from the Z3, what with the even more rounded corners and all. 

The internals are also likely to get a significant upgrade, though we wouldn't hold our breath for a Quad HD display resolution, as the battery life - Sony's pride and joy - would take an unnecessary hit from that.

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18 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Again PA, it doesn't need a flap on the USB. Just look at the M4 Aqua and Z4 Tablet.

11. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Samsungarena

16. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

iPhonearena FTFY

2. Scorpion67 unregistered

This is somewhat disappointing (if it's true), Sony. :(

3. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I work at a phone case company, I had this case last week lol. It actually fits in the Z3 dummy phone.

4. DanteTheGreat

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

"Does this mean that the Sony Xperia Z4 won't have a flap over the microUSB port, hence won't be waterproof? We doubt that," Another Phone Arena fail, you guys do know that the Xperia z4 tablet and M4 aqua have flapless USB ports and are waterproof.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

And what nobody is noticing that there is no slot for microSD or even a sin card. I think this is BS. Move on.

8. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Well, many cases for xperia z series phones doesn't have a hole for sim and microsd slot, since the case makers think that they aren't that frequently opened. Though the leaked frame confirms that the sim and microsd are under one door on the z4. I'm an ex xperia Z2 owner, my 2 cases doesn't have the hole for the microsd slot.

9. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Maybe because you don't remove them often so you don't need cutouts for them on the case

17. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

it does have both according to one of the latest leaks, actually both the microsd and the nano sim card can be placed onto the same tray which will be slide into the slot on one of the side of the phone (i dont remember which side but it does have one) because most (if not all) of the users dont open the sim card and micro sd card slot flap as often as they used to open the charging port flap so case maker dont need to make room for it it all makes sense if you really think about it

6. mobile-leaks.blogspot.com

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

Another leak! This time benchmark of Xperia Z4, check the blog in my nickname!

7. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Obviously most of you don't own a z3. the micro sd slot and on most cases the magnetic charging port is covered so this means squat. just a lazy Chinese case maker.

10. crenoy

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

PHONEARENA is a bias tech geek and blogger.............. get out of hell in sony news... go live with that your favorite s**t samsung...as usual you are not good to the website.... lots of blah blah blah joke blog......better read the article in GSMarena......

12. Rydsmith unregistered

Then why do you keep coming hurry?

13. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Good point lol

14. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I feel that the Z4 has failed even before it has been released. Sony might as well skip 2015 and look to 2016. Seriously, is anyone even going to consider the Z4?

15. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Nice. Only thing I dont like about Z3 Compact is USB flap. Evetyhign else is superb. Battery is the best i ever see among smartphone. 8-9 hours on screen and still has 20% and this is without stamina mode. Performance is great, never lag even once.

18. gosselin

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The design of z4 will not be identical to z3? Great. The case looks beautiful lol. Anyways, Z4 has to be innovative to make good sales

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