First Sony Xperia Z4 press photo appears, claims subtle design changes


By now we know plenty about the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 flagship - from the eventual chipset, through the camera module, to the exact dimensions, or at least the parts that the rumor mill has implied. Now, an alleged press render photo of the Xperia Z4 has appeared for the first time, and it hints at subtle design differences, too.

Given the phone's supposed 146.3 x 71.9 x 7.2 mm chassis dimensions, which are in the ballpark of the Xperia Z3, the phone won't differ much in size, and, most likely, the screen diagonal will be the same 5.2 inches. This is somewhat corroborated by the claimed press render we see here, as it reminds of of the Z3 in many ways, save for a few caveats. First off, the top speaker/earpiece, has been moved to the edge, and doesn't appear in the middle of the bezel like on the Xperia Z3

We can reasonably expect the same thing for the bottom part of the stereo speaker set, putting those two even further apart, and thus eventually improving on the stereo part of the sound quality. Another difference is that the placing of the proximity sensor and the front-facing camera is swapped in the Z4, compared to the Z3.

The under-the-hood changes, however, will be significant - faster chipset, perhaps higher screen resolution, and, of course, the camera, as we are expecting Sony to equip the Z4 with its newest IMX230 sensor that allows real-time HDR, and image plane phase detection autofocus. According to Geekbench, the new Sony device will run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 810 beast plus 3 GB of DDR4 RAM. Word's mum on battery capacity, but, given the stellar Z3 endurance, we can expect the Z4 to top the flagship charts again.

source: OnLeaks (Twitter)

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103 Comments

1. zakiroi

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

to long Sony ; am tired of waiting

4. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I don't like waiting either but it'll be worth it in the end.

10. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

I heard that they'll release Z4 in june.

94. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Not with the Qualcomm 810. If the M9 is cooking, the Z4 gonna cook even worse being fully sealed..

9. bendgate unregistered

Its better than 6 months upgrade cycle atleast.

32. Omarion07

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I think it'll be released the same time as the tablet. So expect it around June!

87. Swizzlewood

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

are you kidding? its only 6 months since the z3 came out? all other manufacturers brign out a flagship once a year so dont complain about sony taking almos the same time

2. limporgyuk

Posts: 357; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Lets see what the Samsung fanboys have to say about this looking similar to the Z3

5. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

At least the Z3 was a beautiful device to begin with. The Z4 will look just as good.

7. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

I think it will look even better. Can't wait for the official release.

53. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

AAAAAND, it surely won't leave microSD/waterproofing out, and neither will compromise battery life. GSMArena's results on the S6 battery life are disappointing (compared to the S5)

8. bendgate unregistered

Same design isn't a problem if it looks good like z series. Change only if you have better design.

33. maherk

Posts: 6769; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So you acknowledge the fact that it looks identical to the Z3? Which looked the same as the Z2? Which did look like the Z1? Whichhhh was a copy of the Z? You guys are bunch of ignorant knucklehead, who are filled with nothing but lack of logic, Sony sperms, and unmatchable hypocrisy.

41. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I mean, it still looks miles better than any Galaxy phone ever, including the S6.

43. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Does not look better than the S6 Edge sorry.

44. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

If a display on a phone being mildly curved on the edges merits it being the most beautiful phone on the market, then that goes to show just how much of a Samsung slave you are.

48. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

If you criticize someone for their opinion it shows how much of a Sony slave you are.

50. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

So according to that statement, maherk is a Samsung slave. Good catch

51. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're welcome. :)

61. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Gee...you guys still fight like a bunch of kids...SMH. This is the reason I rarely comment here.

45. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

It looks much better that it doesn't sell? I just want to see this type of comment when Sony mobile division's fate follows its sibling VAIO.

49. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

54. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

LoL. Maybe this link is the biggest pleasure for you. Read my #52... :)

55. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

LoL. Maybe your Sony trolling is the biggest pleasure for you. Read how their mobile division is turning around for the better... :)

59. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

LoL. Did you even troll my comment? :D

60. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Design is highly subjective, while I'm still not sold on GS6 design (will wait until I try it in real), I find Note 4 the better looking phone than the Xperia.

70. TAMARETE

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

+1 my friend. Did you already lit the candle in your shrine? I did. I hope that S6 sales will go well.

78. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Your reverse trolling is so obvious, don't even bother pretending a Samboy, utter fail.

84. TAMARETE

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

Belive what you want. Like what you want. It's your choice. I preffer S6 over Z4 by a miles. It's just better and more fresh. Software, hardware and design. Z4 looks like old Z. And that's why I got my own shrine. Are true fans do that.

103. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Stupid people all over the internet.

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