Sony Xperia Z4 gets FCC love too?

Sony Xperia Z4 gets FCC love too?
Earlier this morning, we told you that the Japanese Communication Ministry had certified the Sony Xperia Z4. Now comes word that the phone might have also been certified by the FCC in the U.S. It turns out that a unknown Sony smartphone has just visited the agency wearing very little identification. FCC papers show that the device supports LTE bands 2, 5 and 7, which gives away nothing special about the handset.

The latest rumored specs for the Sony Xperia Z4 include two different variations of the phone. A model carrying a 5.2-inch screen with resolution of 1440 x 2560 features a pixel density of 565ppi. Another model with a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen offers a pixel density of 424ppi. Both models are equipped with a 64-bit octa-core 2GHz Snapdragon 810 processor. In the states, the device will come with 4GB of RAM; in Europe and Asia, the phone will feature 3GB of the stuff. A 20.7MP snapper adorns the back of the handset, while a 5MP "selfie" camera will be found in the front. The 3400mAh battery will keep the lights on, and Android 5.0 will be pre-installed. IP68 certification means that the phone can survive contact with dust and water. The device will be offered in white, black, blue and silver.

If we knew for sure that this mystery phone was the Sony Xperia Z4, we could say that the FCC and Japanese Ministry certifications would make it appear that the unveiling of this device is coming soon. Unfortunately, the evidence is not very compelling. The phone that visited the FCC had a firmware version of 25.0.A.0.33. The firmware version for the Sony Xperia Z3's Lollipop update should be 23.1.X.X.XXX. But that is not enough proof to go on. The mystery device carries a Type Number of PM-0850-BV and an FCC ID of PY7-PM0850.

While the Sony Xperia Z4 was conspicuous by its absence at CES, it should be a welcome visitor at MWC in March.

Thanks for the tip!

via: XperiaBlog



1. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Why not all the variants come with the 4 GB RAM ???

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Hopefully it'll boost their mobile division. Sony should just focus on 1 mid range phone but should be ip certified too.

6. halca

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 01, 2015

different price point for different people

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

the device will come with 4GB of RAM; in Europe and Asia, the phone will feature 3GB of the stuff.?

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I would assume to make it slightly cheaper for nations that buy off contract or have less $$ for phones.

31. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Wait.. what? see photo 2 - "remove the battery cover on the rear of the product" to reveal the CU label? Does this suggest the rear cover is removable? Sounds like this could be a low end phone if you ask me

36. LittleMan

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Sony probably realised how important it is to get a share in the US market. Their marketing on all the previous Z phones were horrible...

2. Cyagocaliz unregistered

When will we be able to see Xperia Z4 which will destroy CopymiPhones, Galaxs*** and everything else except iPhone?

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Hmm...what's the point of doing two paid shill jobs? Isn't it hard for you to defend Sony and Apple and bash the others at the same time? I suggest you to stop working as a paid shill and get another job, a job that won't make you look pathetic, even being a cashier is way better than being a paid shill. You won't survive with a paid shill salary (1 day = 10 cents).

7. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lol well said +1

10. Cyagocaliz unregistered

Stop talking about yourself, it just makes you look miserable.

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The Sony fanboys at their best lmao. Well said. +1

24. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

A very well said statement.

9. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

We will never see it, Sony will never give effort to improve their screens with Gorilla glass, call quality, and cameras.

21. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Sony fans are much dumber than iFans and you're both. Lol Keep on dreaming.

4. shamrock

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I'd say....... never!!!

8. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

"Remove the battery cover on the rear side of the product" so, the battery is removable?

13. Amir1 unregistered

FCC doesn't lie.

15. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

I hardly find this is the Z4. With the last picture, it seems that this is the rumored Xperia E4 with removable battery.

35. goodenough

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

I agree with you. It looks E4

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Optional wishlist excluding obvious and rumoured hardware improvements: High quality JOLED / crystal LED display Xperia Icon Packs to complement Xperia themes Multiwindow apps based on small apps SteadyShot digital stabilisation maintained at 1080p/60fps with OIS Xenon and dual-tone flash Quad microphone setup with adaptive digital noise cancelling Separate camera app with adjustable post-processing software (because well you know...) Priced at $650 or lower

18. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

And download booster that works with 3G or 2G if need be.

12. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Hoping this "20.7 mp" camera is not same in the past z series. Good to see that it will come with 810. Why only 3GB RAM?

16. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

The new 21 megapixel IMX230 Exmor RS sensor will be the second gen of the Exmor RS sensors which started on Z1. 1/2.4" size, this new sensor will be equipped with Phase Detection Autofocus, 4K SteadyShot and full-sensor HDR.

14. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

It seems that, android is not spec hunger, but consumers do. Keep asking more and more, yet the differences are not really prominent. Apple sticks for 4" for several years, but people keep buying it. But when android based phone jam-packed with so many new tech, people just keep complaining. Ah, i love technology, it keeps changing and evolving for our hunger of sofistications and satisfactions :)

17. LuckyS

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

If locked bootloader, then nothing. I don't want a locked phone. Their and Samsung decline is caused partially by locked bootloaders and knox. Those are the main reason I went LG and HTC.

19. stocklee unregistered

seriously? You actually think that Samsung and Sony loses of their phone division is due to them locking their bootloader? Newsflash: 99% of people dont flash their roms, nor care about the latest and greatest specs in the phone.

27. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Count me out of that 99%. Also half of the people I know want their android unlocked and rooted. If I wanted my phone locked, I would've had stayed with Apple.

25. TMach unregistered

Happy with Nexus 6 64gb and iP6 Plus 128gb as my go to phones, keep a foot in both camps! Note people calling out fanboys in this blog, well the fact that you need to call someone a fanboy makes you one too.....! Sony, Samsung, HTC, LG, Apple fans are all fanboys. The fact that you name call simply means you have nothing meaningful to say....Savvy!

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sorry but to label me as a fanboy is ridiculous. Now about others on this site...

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