Sony Pictures leak allegedly reveals the Xperia Z4 (or an early design of it)

Sony Pictures leak allegedly reveals the Xperia Z4 (or an early design of it)
Early designs of Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 smartphone may have been revealed in a leaked product placement pitch. Allegedly sent by Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Executive VP of Consumer Marketing (George Leon) to the company’ CEO (Michael Lynton), the pitch mentions the possibility of Sony placing “the new Z4 phones” in Spectre - the new Bond movie that’s set to debut next year.

In an email from Leon to Lynton, it’s said that “these phones” are planned for May / November next year. That’s surprising, because we were expecting the Z4 to be introduced in January at CES. In any case, since multiple handsets are mentioned, it’s likely that two of them are the rumored Xperia Z4 Compact and Xperia Z4 Ultra - which should be unveiled alongside the regular Z4.

The email contains “visuals” of the Z4 handsets, but only one of them shows a proper render - the first one embedded below - revealing a slim device that could certainly be the follow up to the Xperia Z3. Most likely, this design is not final, though we can't be sure of anything yet.

Initial rumors had it that the Xperia Z4 would sport a 5.4-inch display. However, the handset might end up having a 5.2-inch screen, just like the Z3. Well, we'll bring more on this as soon as new details arrive.


source: Gizmodo

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50 Comments

1. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Sony is back in full force! Brings me back to the Sony Ericsson Esato forum days

7. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Looks like Sony's gonna go strong with the S810, on a comeback.

50. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

FINGERPRINT MAGNET. I NEED MORE WIPERS.

38. paulislegend

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

that round button on the side is awful...asthetically that is.

40. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It''s just your opinion.

49. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

That round button on the side looks awesome ! Classic !!!!

2. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

So the Z3 is still in line as the flagship? That's a change for Sony.

3. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Why MAY/NOVEMBER? Does that mean they will still unveil two flagships next year? WTF.

5. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

may = z4, november = z4 compact and ultra. just my hunch

22. maestri

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

I agree

25. dino1019

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

I DO agree

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yup, those bezels look about right for a Sony device...

8. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

No complaints. Big battery, good enough speakers, large camera sensor, probably good durability.

35. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I agree with you. BUT thats not enough now days. And that large sensor is overshadowed by horrible sony software optimization. I would be ASHAMED to be working for sony, producing the best camera sensors and my own phones not having the best overall cameras on phones.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

That's what I am talking about..... Sony Looks classy and slick.

29. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And software will still suck. Damn you Sony!

41. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Why? Software is very close to clean Androis, praised in Motorolas or Nexuses.

9. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

That looks so sexy & slick. Releasing on October or November where SPECTRE is releasing on November 6 Globally. So yeah =D Time for SONY to raise $$$ for a successful Mobile Industry.

10. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Isn't about time Sony change the design of their Z line? And Sony fan have the guts to call Samsung, Samesung? Wow!

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Why change? That design language sets Sony apart from others. When you see it you'll know it's a Sony. Same as for the other companies.

26. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It used to be set it apart from others in a good way, but not anymore. Their last 4 flagships looks identical, add to them the shrunken minis, and streched out tablets! Same power button and exact same design for the past 2 years. One more thing, Sony Z phones has always looked gorgeous when they are clean, not so much when you dare and hold them because we all know what a fingerprint and smudges magnet the back of it is.

36. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

xperia z line still looks appealing for me, than samsung s line, because sony designs their low end - high end very differently, unlike samsung when you display their models and they are all turned off, you don't know which models are low end and which model are high end, so i find samsung's design very generic, the only bummer to sony, they suck bigtime on low end to mid range segement their pricing are much higher on what their handsets offer. and they lack dev support. xperia SP was a hit, but they forgot about it, such a shame.

11. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Wow Sony! Just beautiful!

12. Nkolsen

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Wow talking about standing in the same spot for years. ....

13. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

DAMN. that's sexy. Just make the back metallic and not glass and we have a deal

14. gosselin

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

nice. I think Sony will introduce Z4 in May and Z4 Compact in November, perfect dates

16. nycguy54

Posts: 64; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

It looks really beautiful.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That has my interest, nice work. Though when its a tangible item it'll be better.

18. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Wow! It Looks like the z, z1, z2, z3. I don't get what's all the big commotion is about? I don't see anything exciting here.

31. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

exactly, it looks like any xperia phone, there are so many blind sony fans here that are excited about a plain boring device

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