New images of the "Sony Xperia Z Fourth Generation" appear, suggest June launch

New images of the
As part of that massive leak of Sony documents recently outed by WikiLeaks, we now have some new images of what could be the Sony Xperia Z4. One of the pictures confirms the metal build that has been rumored for the device. Titled "The New Metal Expression," the picture shows a metal clad Sony handset with a comment on the bottom that reads "Making the metal more solid and sleek, in high polished surfaces created by metal plating, all we do this with a new anodizing technology." While the grammar is not perfect, the message is received loud and clear.

Another part of this new leak includes a Sony Product and Service launch calendar. According to this document, Sony is expected to release the new Xperia flagship phone during its fiscal fiscal quarter which runs from April through June 2015. At the same time, an Xperia premium tablet (Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet) and a new wristband are also expected to be released. Of course, Sony's schedule might have changed since the October email that the calendar was culled from.

There is talk that Sony will be announcing a new Xperia handset on Monday, so if you've been waiting to see what's next out of Sony's camp you should keep your fingers crossed this weekend. As soon as the news breaks, we'll have it for you right here.


source: WikiLeaks via XperiaBlog

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74 Comments

1. singhkaran9830 unregistered

This looks Gorgeous ^_^

13. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

its like one can actually fall in love with it. whats up with some companies this year? First s6 edge and now the z4...boy oh boy its gonna be a good year :)

37. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope the rumors of the Z4 (5th gen) will have the finger print scanner where the power button is currently located. I hope they keep the gorilla glass, especially the 4th gen glass.

56. singhkaran9830 unregistered

It will have finger print scanner.They might use the Qualcomm's new technology.

70. cheetah2k

Posts: 2227; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Gone back to the Z2 looks with the front facing speakers.. This monolithic look is getting old... they need to do something different IMO

21. Mithan

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

No it sucks! It doesn't look like an iPhone

49. dino1019

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

Z4 doen't have to look like iPhone

57. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Don't care!

24. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Just if they could fix their camera, their mobiles would become perfect on every side...

36. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Everybody says that but have you actually try them? I have been comparing my Z3c to iPhones from 5 to 6 and my Xperia is consistently better

58. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

I also own a Z3c. It always gives me issues while capturing videos. Always trying to focus.

71. FriendlyFoe09

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I own a Z1C it sometimes takes good photos and some takes bad photos. It's not consistent the photos sometimes come out muddy The camera UI isn't user friendly and also a big deal is that there is no touch to meter only touch focus. Makes it hard to compose shots. This is something all phone reviewers forget to mention. It's Sony's software team, they all should get fired. It's a shame that everything about the phone is great it's the camera that's holding back the phone. I don't understand how something like this can happen when Sony actually makes cameras.

2. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Wikileaks my a$$. Everyday they come up with different leaks for the Z4. I am pretty sure that Sony did quit the 6 months cycle to give a more than a refreshed Z3, the Z4 might leave some ques from the Z3, but i am pretty sure it will look different.

14. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Well it's been 7 months since they released the Z3, if the Z4 gets a June release it would be 9 months, so yes they have broken the 6 month cycle. Though I do wish they would stick to a 1 year cycle like all other manufacturers.

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Sony, Samsung, LG, HTC, and more OEMs make tons of smart phones per year. All kinds of models.

26. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

But their Galaxy flagship and Note Flagships are released on a yearly bases. Same with LG and their G series and HTC with the One series (talking about flagships not mid Rangers)

3. Feanor

Posts: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

If one notices the screen (with design that harks back to 2013 Sony Jelly Bean) we can safely assume that this is an early concept. Actually it's the same concept that leaked back in December with the "Interview" related hack, which means that these are most likely newly leaked old images. So don't get too excited. I still believe that the real deal will be either an updated Z3 coming soon (with an unknown Z4 coming much later) or a conservative Z4 coming soon. Anyway, I think these new leaks are probably not new at all, but the ones from December made public now. So, don't expect them to be very reliable, despite coming from Sony.

4. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Well !! if true 100 % That's great but wikileak was make mistake about adverse to Competitor for the sony.

5. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

The only think they need to fix: CAMERA! Sony. Use your minds from the Alpha and/or PRO team, since that is (IMHO) your only weakness compared to the other flagships :D

47. maestri

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

agreed

62. yanish

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

definitely yes for Sony to increase the sales

6. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

Wow this thing looks so different from its predecessors...not

7. mobile-leaks.blogspot.com

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

Omg....I don't wanna be rude, but u just COPY/PASTE without reading? It's Xperia Z3NEO, Not Z4! first u post pictures of Z4 and then u call this Z4 too? Rly use brain. More about Z3 Neo and Z4 here: mobile-leaks.blogspot.com/

22. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Have you been following the naming policy of Sony recently? Have you seen any phones with names like Neo, Trinity and so on? Well, duh, it's only letters with numbers- Thus, Z4!

8. Freelist86

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

this is very confusing all the Z4 leaks dont match

30. yanish

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

true. Sony is mocking us lol

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

looks nice. cant wait to see the reviews.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

This would technically be the 5th generation of the Xperia Z, but considering how similar some of them have been, I can see how someone could make the mistake.

12. Feroka96

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

Z4 is not the 5th gen?

15. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Gotta love the speaker slits, camera key, and being thin with perfectly flat back and yet maintaining a monster battery! Attention to details and elegant simplicity is what makes Sony Sony!

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