Did Sony China just tease & delete a new Xperia device render?

Did Sony China just tease & delete a new Xperia device render?
Smartphone manufacturers are well known for taking to Twitter and other social media to tease upcoming devices, but rarely do we get as meaty leaks as the one that Sony's Chinese arm allegedly posted a few hours ago on its Weibo feed. The post, since removed, shows a render of a mysterious device from all sides. Since we were a little late to the party, it is now impossible to verify if that post, indeed, existed, but several sources in China seem to think so. If true, this would rank as a monumental misstep on the part of Sony China's PR people, or just some weird stunt.

The render itself shows us a seemingly thin device with a metal frame encasing it. The top and bottom bezels are nearly non-existent, with the latter housing a circular, Meizu MX4-like home button (we suspect). As you can see for yourself, the renders are kind of crude, and remind more of a concept than something that can actually be engineered at this point in time.

Obviously, it's tempting to suggest that this could be a very early look at what the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 will look like, though we wouldn't bet our lunch money on it. If the Xperia Z3 is any indication, Sony is moving to rounder aesthetics for its phones, and the device seen here reminds us a lot more of the company's previous efforts.

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