"You will not be disappointed": Sony official might have teased that a 4K OLED Xperia is in the works

Just recently, we heard the rather too-good-to-be-true rumor that Sony might launch a certain Xperia flagship with a 4K OLED display in tow, which is unheard of on the mobile scene. A recent rumor based around a leaked spec sheet detailing the rumored Sony Xperia XZ Pro has been the originator of this speculation. Some job listings as well as a Sony official have recently poured more oil into the fire hinting that Sony is actively exploring the idea of 4K OLEDs and could theoretically surprise everyone soon.


While it's certain that Sony is exploring its options for further display improvements on its Xperia lineup, there are a couple of reasons why a 4K OLED Xperia will probably not happen at MWC 2018. The glaring one is that Sony has never really come up with an OLED smartphone, and the second one is that no other manufacturer has come up with a 4K OLED display on its own so far. So far, we've only heard rumors of Samsung Display working on a 4K OLED panel with the mind-boggling pixel density of 801ppi, but we are certain that Samsung will likely keep the initial batch of these for itself. 

Of course, we are not diminishing Sony Mobile's engineering prowess at all (it is the only manufacturer with a 4K phone at the moment, after all), we just find it quite unlikely that a 4K OLED screen will grace an Xperia device at MWC 2018, which sounds awfully early. 

The question is not if, but when.

source: Ferra.ru via XperiaBlog

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59 Comments

1. Rager722 unregistered

It better be bezeless..

22. maherk

Posts: 6746; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It doesn't have to be bezeless imo. Just reduce side bezels, and slightly reduce top and bottom bezels, keep the stereo speakers, and with the 4k OLED display, this will definitely be the phone to beat.

46. yann

Posts: 612; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Agreed. Only one to add: let there be function to choose resolution and keep FPS side mounted. I hate back FPS.

48. maherk

Posts: 6746; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Same here, I would prefer the fps to be on the side. I'm yet to use one, but I would definitely prefer it over a rear facing button.

58. epdm2be

Posts: 818; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Back fingerprint scanners work much better with the phone in hand then front mounted. That is when placed appropriately. Side mounted depends in its position. Front mounted are great when the phone is laying a table (with the front upwards). I prefer the back mounted scanner o/t honor 8 to any other because it is also a programmable button. You can e.g. use a single click to activate a torch even with the screen off. So besides a fingerprint-scanner I want more programmable buttons on phones instead of elongated screens or ridiculous screen resolutions.

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

If they bring 4K HDR oled, 6Gb, 128Gb, 4k@60, 1080p@960, front speakers , ip68, more than 77% screen/body, android 8.1, bigger battery than XZP... How haters gonna hate then?

12. DolmioMan

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

1080p at 960 is probs not going to happen since 1080p has more than twice the pixels of 720p. I have to admit I always loved the look of Sony phones but they've never had a stand out product IMO and they're still using the app drawer, if they could overhaul the stock launcher to something more modern that would be fantastic.

16. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's possible, but recording time is limited to 0.18 s..

24. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201702/17-013E/ Imx400 can handle 1000fps/1080p and 60fps/4k

30. bucknassty

Posts: 1317; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

wont the video solely rely on the crapdragon seeing as how the camera already has the ability to go higher?

50. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

No... Because XZs can do it too. It has the 820.

59. bucknassty

Posts: 1317; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

the xz can recored 4k @60 fps?

33. Fireman111886

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

What's the chance of pure stock Android? & removal of bloatware?

51. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Stock android = none of functions the OEMs include. You will only have if Google adds it. Like RESTART, SPLIT SCREEN. Remove bloatware= keep only google's apps but still modified UI. If Sony decided to use stock we would lose Stamina, RGB control, connection to PS4 control etc, X Reality, Audio Settings etc

6. cmdacos

Posts: 3959; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's a Sony so I won't be disappointed because I would never look in that direction...

26. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well it's your loss, Sony's got the best overall package in Android world Put the OLED in XZ2 Compact and I will gladly buy it on the first day

38. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Différents tastes for different people, you know... I personally do not consider snubbing Sony as a "loss". Cheers!

39. cmdacos

Posts: 3959; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Ya, I don't consider anything they are offering as a loss. Sorry

7. Einstein333

Posts: 146; Member since: May 22, 2012

Please no 4k!! It only drains the battery and doesn't make any visible difference!

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

What's the point of recording 4K if cant watch on the phone?

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

What's the point? because I got 4k TV but barely got any 4k contents to watch on it, so I record 4k and watch it on TV?

25. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Easier to record and watch 1s later on the phone. It is a pocket Bravia.

14. DolmioMan

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

They'd probably render the UI at 1080p and only kick in 4K when 4K content is available. Here's hoping they go for an elongated display at 4320x2160 but I'm thinking they'll stick with 16:9.

20. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

If there is, if not the notes you see the oculist

29. japkoslav

Posts: 1465; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

And still no VR support for Sony phones ... Good thing they have those four keys.

8. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

4K would be great for VR. Hopefully they'll redesign the flagships by narrowing the bezels.

9. surethom

Posts: 1632; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

4k is pointless on a mobile & will just use more battery power. 4k on a 10.5" tablet is fine though.

11. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

But in 2025 ppl will celebrate 4K on iphones. Will it be useless?

18. worldpeace

Posts: 3102; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It will be a game changer on 2025. /s

52. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Til then the tvs will be 12K already

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