Leaked Sony Xperia Z4 chassis suggests an even thinner device without a microSD slot

Back in November, we were tipped with a bunch of snaps supposedly showing us the LCD touch digitizer (images below) of the still mysterious Xperia Z4, which Sony has obviously pushed back, going against its policy of biannual flagship releases. Ever since then, we've been keeping track of the source that produced the meaty images, FutureSupplier, and our patience and persistence seems to have paid off, for we're now treated to a bunch of photos apparently showing us the Xperia Z4's chassis...
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89. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Z3 already has big camera sensor, they need better image processing.

127. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

That's true :/

55. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I'd rather have a phone with slim bezels. If that means a little more girth, than so be it.

87. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Finally someone says something right. BATTERIES AND COOLING solutions is what everyone needs. but not a big camera sensor. I will pass on the Z4 if it doesn't INCLUDES SD CARD in it.

5. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

No Micro SD slot? :-(( SONY will loose again

8. Biernot unregistered

Use a cloud

22. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Lol!! No waterproof while z4 tablet has, microsd is the understandable as OTG is starting to grow but z4 tab still has it so I expect it will come with sd card support

90. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Cloud is not very safe, you need to have one, pay for one, you need good internet connection etc. MicroSD is quick, easy, safe and you can use it in the middle of nowhere.

101. jokensy unregistered

Who the f**k told you there's no micro SD slot!!!

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Where are the sony fans who said waterproof is necessary? Look at what they're doing now.

16. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Did you read the article? Have you seen the M4 Aqua and the Z4 Tablet?

18. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Sony fans always take pride that their xperia is waterproof, now that it's gone. They've got nothing to brag about

19. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Oh my god you're on another level of stupid.

21. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Please read the article first.

39. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

"from what we're told and shown, it appears possible that Sony has ditched waterproofing – a highlight feature of its product line " and what did I not read? so many blind sony fanboys

45. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

That is just PAs opinion not the actual product spec. PA is not making the Z4, Sony is. And looking at M4 Aqua and Z4 Tablet with open USB ports, PA is wrong and Sony is not ditching the waterproofing feature.

58. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

"That said, do keep in mind that it is possible to waterproof a microUSB port without using a flap." - you miss this part of the articles. That's why I said read the article.

82. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

tiara is a htc fangirl troll, she may even be on their payroll.

60. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

you do know that comment 19 is still valid right?

105. Lizardo101

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

are you freakin' kidding me? where were you during MWC? M4 aqua and Z4 tablet both have open USB ports and they ARE both waterproof. if anything, sony has even upped the ante for waterproofing by making it capless.

28. dimas

Posts: 3348; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Pride? For a gadget? Relax it's just a phone. If Z4 will flunk and continue the zero microsd trend, there are dozens of other android phones available.

36. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

Agree completely. It is must have feature. I need water proofing. but is sony is moving away, I am too. I need a flagship like device with waterproofing. sony was always about compromising features. There will be something not upto the mark, I have been loyal fan of the sony from Arc days. with one sony per year. Arc made me realize waterproofing is needed. I had always liked may features of samsung. I guess i will be moving away.

102. jokensy unregistered

f**k SAKE! This article sucks big balls! Waterproofing is NOT gone in Xperia Z4! The tablet Z4 and M4 Aqua have exposed usb port and yet they are waterproof!

9. gebin04

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

hopefully it is not true..

91. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Waterproffing/USB part is not true. Lack of MicroSD may be true.

10. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

This means nothing you idiots. Did you forget about the new Aqua or the Xperia Z4 tablet, both of which are made by Sony, are waterproof, and don't have USB flaps?...

17. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Indeed, but the lack of a slot for a microSD card might mean they are ditching expandable storage. Also, it might mean, just probably, that they are finally going for a bigger internal storage.

30. dimas

Posts: 3348; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It's not yet final so the article should not be a big deal. Who knows, Sony might offer a 128gb device with expandable storage. That would be cool right?

34. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

You do know that they could actually put the SD card slot in the same tray as the SIM card slot right?

43. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Could it be that they are planning to use the propriety Vita memory card?
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