Possible Sony Xperia Z4 candidate clears the FCC

Possible Sony Xperia Z4 candidate clears the FCC
With all the Sony Xperia Z4 rumors and leaks that have piled up, it seems likely that the phone is coming sooner or later. We've seen early renders of it and the major blanks in its specs sheet have been all filled, pretty much. Before launching commercially, however, there's a hurdle that Sony's flagship will have to clear. We're talking about the handset passing through the FCC's rigorous testing procedures. But we think Sony might have this already covered.

The FCC has just approved a Sony phone with a code name PM-0780. While details about it in the papers are anything but plentiful, we know that it supports a broad range of LTE bands and that it has a non-removable battery. Furthermore, six different variants of it are being listed. They're identical in hardware, but differ slightly in the way their cellular radios are configured, presumably to be compatible network-wise with specific carriers and/or networks in different markets. 

The phone's dimensions are also listed in the FCC papers. It measures 73 by 146 millimeters (2.87 by 5.75 inches) which makes it almost identical in size to the Xperia Z3. In addition, the proportions line up well with the rumored Sony Xperia Z4 width and height. 

Interestingly, the FCC documents confirm the presence of a microSD slot on the Sony PM-0780. Rumors also suggest that Sony won't be abandoning the feature even though certain other manufacturers have dropped microSD card support from their flagships. Last but not least, the handset is listed as running an Android build number 26.1.A.0.79.

That's pretty much all the curious data revealed by the FCC documents. While they don't confirm that the PM-0780 is the rumored Xperia Z4, the possibility of this being the case is real indeed. To learn more about Sony's next Android flagship smartphone, keep an eye on our Xperia Z4 rumor round-up.


source: FCC

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53 Comments

1. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Bigger screen in the same sized body would've been nice. Don't screw up! No phone has genuinely blown me yet!

4. KParks23

Posts: 729; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

That last sentence! Hahaha!

30. faddi

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

That would have to be an extremely special phone to "blow" you. :)

52. ozbolt

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 26, 2014

agreed

2. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Sony copied the screen size of S6.

3. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Hhhhhh

7. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Yup, you also forgot that Sony copy Samsung with having android, battery, internal storage and touchscreens on their phones. Shame on Sony right?

24. singhkaran9830 unregistered

They even copied speakers.

36. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

S5 and S6 used screen size 5.1", so it's a Sammy proprietary size now. Sony should find their own.

37. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Like HTC chose 5" and LG chose 5.5"

5. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

5.1" 1080p old school TFT screen? No OIS camera? What's new here? *Sigh* flop again Sony :(

6. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Not all people want QHD displays, 1080 TFT screens are power efficient. Most people buy Xperia for their large battery capacities that could last for days. Maybe you haven't used Z3 so you bring that OIS camera issue. I forgot, you only use samsung.

13. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Z3 charging time is a disaster

16. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Disaster? I never have to charge it during daytime cause it'll last me a day or two. We know you love samsung so please bring your pathetic comments on samsung article.

18. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Samsung charging times are faster because you need to charge them much more often

22. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

What if someone needs to charge it during daytime? Is the Z3 only designed for nighttime charger? LoL

41. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

1 hour charge should get you through the day. Sony's battery life is so good that you can estimate when you're going to need to charge your phone and do it earlier. It has one significant advantage - battery lasts for more cycles.

19. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

True. Z3 don't have fast charging options but it's a fair trade considering it will last for days. I'd rather charge for an hour than be a wall hugger every 12-15 hours.

20. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

For an hour? Don't be lying to yourself, dude. 230min to complete that cycle. LoL.

31. faddi

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

That's for full charge. Even at 50% the Z3 will last at least a day. Know your facts before commenting buddy.

45. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

+1 to you. Our little sammy boy don't like other phones get compared to Samsung, it makes him sad mad.

44. dimas

Posts: 3383; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I'm not lying. I use z3 compact, charge it for an hour then good for a day and a half or two. I don't top it off to 100% because it will be bad for battery's longevity. It doesn't go down to 10% even with heavy browsing and music playing. I go for facts and experience little boy.

48. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Yet it's still not compromise with that of the S6. 10min charging time to get 4h of usage. How about z3? S6 edge: - battery life: 8h11min Z3: - battery life: 9h29min (so closed) S6 edge: - charging time: 83min Z3: - charging time: 235min (3x longer, LOL) Admit it, Sony boy! Z3 batter still lags behind S6/edge, not to mention S6 has much smaller capacity but higher spec. (QHD resolution). You just a diehard fanboy who denies everything and never give credit to Samsung for their better devices. :)

23. AndreaWijayanti

Posts: 69; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

I'd rather charging for 83 minutes than 235 minutes. Gosh!! 235 minutes waiting for charging a phone. That's disaster for me

29. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

Not when u're sleeping.

42. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Why, you don't sleep?

47. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

When S2 ~ S5 have SDcard support and removable battery, Samsung Fanbxy bash all phone that doesn't have SDcard and removable battery is a disaster, but right after the S6.... And now they bash for Fast Charging?! Fanbxy are just so pathetic and blind regardless which brand they are following.....

10. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 2013

Said the man who don't even know what is TFT.....

14. A.o.D

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 12, 2015

Sony has been using IPS LCD since 2014

21. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Yet they are still sub par compared with other LCD from LG, HTC, Nokia :)

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