Rumor: Sony to release the Xperia Z4 in September, still has SD card support after all?

Rumor: Sony to release the Xperia Z4 in September, still has SD card support after all?
We've been hearing some whispers that Sony may have given up on the 6-month refresh cycle for its flagship handsets and this latest rumor, coming from HDBlog.it, reaffirms that information. Reportedly, Sony has decided to go back to an annual cycle and will be unveiling the Xperia Z4 on the IFA show in Germany – the same annual event, at which the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact were announced in 2014.

Fret not, at least we have a couple of leaked renders to gawk at – it seems the Z4 will be very similar to the Xperia Z3, but with thinner bezels and slightly slimmer body. Additionally, HDBlog's sources say that the Xperia Z4 will not be losing its SD card support, contrary to earlier rumors, sparked by an alleged leak of the Z4's chassis.

So, we are guessing that Sony came to the conclusion that refreshing a flagship line twice per year is both a bit too costly, and possibly discouraging to new customers (why buy the 3-month old flagship, when there's one coming in another 3 months?). Either that, or it was pleased with the Xperia Z3's reception and sales, and decided to run with it for a bit longer.


Thanks for the tip!

source: HDBlog via Mobiltelefon

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86 Comments

1. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

No one will buy it , the 6s will eat the z4 up

2. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

So true, bro. Who would buy a device that's identical to the last 4 generations already.

5. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Battery life and micro SD support? From early reports the battery life of the S6 is worse than the S5. Yea you can quick charge but that just degrades the battery faster.

13. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

UFS 2.0, QHD Super AMOLED, Fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensor, DDR4? Exynos 7420, OIS Camera, feature rich UI?

28. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

And those are awesome features, features that are persuading me to get an S6, but you do understand that battery life is more important to other people? Also not paying $50-100 extra for double the storage.

67. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Sony is now taking seriously in going back to being one of the top dog of smartphone. I remember when Sony Ericsson and Nokia are the top honcho. Nokia failed to adapt and Sony is still adapting to the people's need. Good job for not removing sd card, water proofing, thinner bezels good battery life, sleek design and ui is beautiful in M4. 20 mp camera still good. I know it'll improve a lot in the new ui and lollipop os.

35. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I agree almost for everything, but QHD and heart rate sensor? QHD is a big disadvantage. You are loosing battery life and performance for almost nothing. Heart rate sensor is a gimmick. Now imagine a little thicker S6 with 3000 mAh battery, fullHD screen and dual tone flash. I would also preffer plastic back. Insta buy.

75. contreras252

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Then buy the galaxy S5 inteed and you will get all those features..

86. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Next time before writing comment like that check someone profile. I got S5.

62. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

heart rate sensor made this list?

50. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The 810 will do big time damage to the Sony phomes battery, I.e. Htc as a bigger battery but crap battery life over the m8

56. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

lg g4 is the solution to your problem

71. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

LG G4 based on the 810 as well. all 810 phones going to suck and burn holes in your pockets

70. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Early reports? give us a link. Making shiz up aint cool

18. ffffll

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

if there was one buy it, then u r a jerk

33. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

How am I not surprised your here again on another Sony article spewing BS

48. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I would.

73. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You can never tell Mr. Samsung fanboy. Samsung also suffered refrigerator design problems before but people like you bought it right? Not everybody goes for the looks and I think the LG, HTC and Sony Xperia series don't need to change too much of aesthetics because it works.

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The Samsung fanboys are out again... they come in spring, when the next galaxy is released, like mosquitos... and like mosquitos they are particularly annoying.

9. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

LOLLOL.

20. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Your username tho.

83. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I prefer Android over iOS. That being said, some of these Samsung fankids that used to rip on the Apple folk are now just as dumb as the people they used to harp on. Samsung churns out it's fair share of sh*t. Move on with your lives, nerds...

16. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Yes the S6 the downgrade from the S5, no SD, no rem. back, no water/dust resistance...lol only the mindless fanboys (the same as the apple ones) will get the S6

36. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Some people don't need this (micro SD, removable back) things. I would like water/dust resistance though. In my opinion upgrade in processor and internal flash are very good. I am not buying it(S6) anyway.

41. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Android background apps eat up lots of space. Without SD card the phone has little storage, almost useless. S6 also lost water proof compare go S5. smaller battery. what is point of getting it?

54. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

SD support and waterproofing are not needed for everyone. Most important things are premium look and latest SoC which S6 has.

63. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

im glad so many people agree s5 > s6.

17. JBorges

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I don't know what you are talk about lol In Perfomance and battery life z3 is the best phone so I can imagine z4 will be too

52. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope the 810 will kill it doa, look at the damage of the battery life on the m9 witha bigger battery and a big phome, hm, thinner phome with 810 will kill the battery

31. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I have nothing to say about your comment. But just to remind you that, your profile picture is embarrassing your beloved Sammy lol. That profile picture really looks like Samsung has gone 10 big fail flop in Europe (judging from how the Samsung logo is facing downwards) lmao. xD

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