Pictures of two new Xperia devices leak ahead of Sony's MWC announcements

Pictures of two new Xperia devices leak ahead of Sony's MWC announcements
Well, MWC is right around the corner, and you know how things go – the leaks start multiplying. Now, we know Sony will be at the convention, and we've already seen that there is a Z4 Tablet in the works. There is also a rumor floating about, siggesting that a new Xperia handset will be making an appearance, but not a flagship one, rather, a model, dubbed M4 Aqua – the successor to the midrange M2 Aqua, though, why Sony would skip a number, we're not sure.

So, today, the guys at XperiaBlog have gotten a hold of a couple of pictures showing the devices, which Sony will be announcing at the MWC. One of them is a tab, possibly the Z4 Tablet, and the other is a smartphone, whose design language is very similar to the Xperia Z3. If this is the M4 Aqua, it would make sense – last year's M2 Aqua was also designed similar to the Sony flagship back then – the Xperia Z2.

So, in terms of specs, the leak that Sony accidentally spilled a while back revealed that the Z4 Tablet will be "extremely thin" and sport a "2K display", while it would be loaded with "the latest ultra fast processor" – we assume that would be the Snapdragon 810. Other leaks suggested 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage, and, of course, being loaded with Android 5.0 is expected. In fact – the photos show both devices running Google's Lollipop.

Unfortunately, reports suggest that Sony will not be unveiling a flagship at this MWC, and we wouldn't hold our breath, as some reliable leaks have hinted at a summer announcement for the Xperia Z4.


source: XperiaBlog

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64 Comments

1. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

been waiting for a red Sony phone since the SP. hopefully the M4 will be way better than the M2 was

28. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

guys is there any way to see saved wifi password on anroid without root??

64. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

as far as i know, no

32. cheetah2k

Posts: 2319; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Meh, look how the rear glass has popped on the top right corner... :(

39. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

It's glass, so it looks like popped, but it's not. Left side is illuminated by the light of the room that gets in and then out towards camera

40. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

So no shadow like the right side

46. BLikens1619

Posts: 67; Member since: Apr 12, 2008

Sony had the Sony Xperia ZL in a red variant.

55. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

didnt the ZL get released before the SP tho? READING IS THE GIFT KNOWLEDGE

63. ander204

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Did any1 saw the micro usb is exposed? no need anymore cover???

2. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Dem bezels !

48. may_czos

Posts: 957; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

+1! Bezels, I can see bezels. No phone but bezels!

3. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I really don't understand why Samsung gets all the flak for using similar designs.

5. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

bcz i think its just a trend to hate samsung design but seriously htc and sony also in the same league

11. havefunlets889

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

HTC and Sony's phone are more beautiful looking whereas Samsung phones are plain ugly. Samsung repetitively producing ugly looking phones that why maybe. Note 4 is the exception here. Note 4 looks good.

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

and who gets to decide whats ugly and whats beautiful ? That is a subjective thing. Don't impose your opinion as facts. To me design isn't just 'pretty'. Its giving the consumers option to a user replaceable battery, MicroSD card at the same time having water and dust proofing. That's a well designed phone according to me. Design is a much wider term then just aesthetics. and speaking of repetitve designs. Sony's been recycling its design since Z1 !! and the same goes for HTC which has been releasing the same design for M7, M8 and M9.

22. havefunlets889

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Sony have same design from Z to Z2 but the Xperia Z3 has a different design while keeping the basic design (Omnibalance design). And the deference is quite noticeable. HTC with the One series and Sony with Z series received much praise for their design. Both design language won several design awards where as Samsung has been criticized for its design language. Critics and reviewers called their design Ugly, Uninspiring and boring.

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Really ? I hardly notice anthing different. http://goo.gl/1aiv8dhttp://goo.gl/UEChNT Those subtle changes are only visible when place them next to each other. A consumer would hardly notice the difference. By that logic, even I can prove that all the Galaxy phones have gone significant changes from S3 to S4 and to S5. Again, what are the credentials of these 'experts' ? and who are they to tell me what is ugly and what is not ? DESIGN IS SUBJECTIVE !

35. havefunlets889

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Design is subjective and Critics as well as reviewers subjectively find Samsung phones basic design language ugly whereas they subjective finds HTC and Sony's design language beautiful. Sony Z ultra wins Red Dot product design award and HTC one wins iF design award. Go find their credentials of these experts on the internet.

38. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL...why would I want to find their credentials when you are the one believing them. I never believed them in the first place. Its not my problem that you'd rather take someone's OPINION as your decision. The consumers are the real critics. If Samsung was so 'ugly' then me tell how is that phone the highest selling android phone ever ? Like I said designs extends from being just pretty or ugly. There is a lot more in the framework of design.

41. havefunlets889

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I shouldn't have reply to a completely J*****s hypocrite like you in the first place. When it comes to Apple Samsung fans says sells doesn't matter but when it comes to other OEM and platforms they says sells really matters. It's useless to argue hypocrites like you. Marketing, Availability, Brand value, Familiarity etc plays a vital roles when it comes to products sells. Samsung manages to sells tons of ugly looking android phone thanks to those factor I just mentioned. But Design plays a much important role in the long run. Although Samsung manages to sells tons of android phones they failed to make any emotional connection with their customers, and critics blame their ugly design and UI for this which have failed to make any impression to the large amount of customers. And since Samsung failed to make strong connection with their customers, customers dumping their mid-low end phones for cheaper Chinese phones. Even though Samsung is the one who practically created the big screen phone market Apple able to snatch a big pie of their share by simply releasing a big screen phones. Even their homeland iPhones dominates note 4 sells number. In the high end phone market Apple is murdering Samsung. Instead of justifying Samsung's phones ugly design and UI you should criticize Samsung last remaining weakness - Design and UI.

45. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

You can clearly see that people don't care about the design and UI these days. Most people buy Samsung phones because it's a Samsung, and some people will even choose a shitty low end Galaxy instead of better ones from other manufacturers. But we all have our own opinions and preferences, we get the phone we want, no need to give a shit about the others. IMO, Note 4 and A series are the best looking Samsung phones so far.

27. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Only idiots will like this comment hahaha,, (I accept S3 and S5 are ugly phones) S2 looks different from first gen, s3 looks different from s2, s4 and s5 also changed and they're more noticeable. but you can hardly notice any difference comparing Z3 TO Z1 AND Z2 :D

21. clirim

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

are you nuts , i really like Sony but bezels have keeped me away for a purchase, (and iphones for the price and what you get )the best choice for me has been samsung overall better design better specs reasonable price compared to apple so Samsung will rise even more if sony dont shrunk those bezels.

36. havefunlets889

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Are you nuts? Z3 has less bazels than S5. Plus they have two front facing speaker and have large battery. What's S5 excuse for their extra bazels?

25. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Note 4 Alpha and the A series are all good looking phones haha, just added some

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

People find it cool to hate the topdog, and cheer on the underdogs Which is why Samsung and Apple get the most hate out of the all the OEMs

23. BluRayPlayer

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Crabs. *pinch*

10. Scarambay unregistered

Despite the same design, Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, Z3, all are aesthetically more good looking than the designs of Galaxy S, S2, S3, S4, S5 put together.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The Xperia Z, Z1 and Z2 have the same design But the Xperia Z3 has a different design Its very noticeable IMO All I want Sony to do is to slim down the bezels to the Xperia ZL size

44. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The thing is that Sony also competes for the slim title, and the ZL is actually a thick device in order to keep the bezels down. The camera was place directly behind the screen, while on the Z1-Z3 is actually behind the top bezel. But I agree with you, even though the Z3 Compact is the perfect size-screen balance for me, a ZL-like device with newer specs would be awesome.

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