Sony Xperia Z4 might be announced in the summer, not at MWC 2015

Sony Xperia Z4 might be announced in the summer, not at MWC 2015
While we're expecting Sony to announce the Xperia Z4 at MWC 2015 in early March, the company might have different plans regarding its next flagship handset. According to Xperia Blog (usually a reliable source when it comes to all things Sony), there is "a good chance" that the company will not unveil new flagships at Mobile World Congress. Instead, it's said that Sony intends to introduce next-gen flagships sometime in the summer.

It's not the first time we're hearing about this. In December, thanks to a leaked email allegedly sent between Sony execs, it was mentioned that "the Z4 phones" were planned for May / November 2015.

Starting with the original Xperia Z from early 2013, Sony introduced a new flagship once in about 6 months. Thus, we had the Xperia Z1 in late 2013, the Xperia Z2 in early 2014, and the Xperia Z3 in late 2014. A "summer" release for the Xperia Z4 certainly doesn't fit the pattern, but perhaps Sony just isn't ready to introduce its new flagship.

Feature-wise, the Xperia Z4 could offer displays with both Quad HD and 1080p resolutions, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, and a 21 MP camera with a new Exmor RS IMX230 sensor.

What do you think, is releasing the Xperia Z4 in mid-2015, instead of in the coming months, a good idea?


source: Xperia Blog

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41 Comments

1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

This summer? That's awesome! There is no point for Sony to release Z4 this early.

2. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Agreed. I really hope this rumour is true. 6 month upgrade needs to die.

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

why do they put the cant be confirmed yet i have seen wedding ringer 2 times now and its a sony movie and both main actors have z4 in hand using it there is even a slow mo of it falling from the brides ear to the tile floor.

20. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Sony is going traditional in approach for their upcoming flagship. Quality over quantity . Japanese style.

26. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

according to the trailer it's the purple Xperia Z, not the Z4 =.=

18. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes they r.....they will announce in summer.....Z4 will be a masterpiece

32. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It will be the masterpiece of masterpiece

36. woodsideguy

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

agree

3. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Considering the hypothesised problems with the production of the Snapdragon 810 and the fact that new Sony camera sensor is also not ready for prime time until at least after April, it makes sense to delay a bit rather than to rush a compromised release. And the Z3 (and its buyers) will have some room to breathe.

8. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

yes once Z4 is launched Z3 buyers will suffocate and have a burning itch to buy the new model even though they don't need it.

13. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The 810 is 100% not right the lg phone is being crapped all over by the 2k s6 protype with 7420 in the geekbench 3 on the net now, pleas Samsung do not use the 810, it's crap you will rule again if you keep to 7420

4. GeekMovement unregistered

Can't wait to see it!

5. T-rex unregistered

yes, but make it worthwhile

6. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

World record for rumors regarding the Z4 goes to....

7. josephnero

Posts: 783; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

more time will allow them to tweak software better and bring new technologies

10. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Sony ain't tweaking s**t.

9. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I'd die laughing if they still put an 805 in there.

11. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

I might have bought a ZenPhone 2 and iPhone 6s by the time Sony will unveil the Xperia Z4 :\

21. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Zenfone 2 is a better choice in terms of functionality and pricing over iPhone. If you can't wait might as well go for zenfone.

12. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

810 chip overheating problems might be giving them second thoughts on doing early release. But then again, there are other reasons. Go Sony, just keep improving your gadgets.

14. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung cpu is way faster big time

16. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I can definitely wait especially if Sony plans to update it's camera software with a new camera UI that has more manual controls built in such as manual focus and shutter speed. Anyway, enjoying my Z3 rocking the Flow Home launcher.

17. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

As long as the Lollipop update ain't delayed

19. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...................​...........

22. gosselin

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Ditching 6-month release cycle is good for Sony. Z4 should come out with the best specs and condition. Until that day, I will be enjoying my Z3C :)

23. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Take your time, Sony! Hope you'll wow us like you did with the Xperia Z.

24. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Good news for me as a Z1 user. I expect at least 3 day battery life with or without a QHD display, well calibrated display, mature camera software and beastly audio!

25. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

i don't think it is a good idea. By the time sony realease z4, samsung galaxy s6, htc m9, and lg g4 will have been taking the market by storm

27. geusan

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

great design, the first pic

28. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

I hope Sony changes the design cause we are tired with the existing one....all Sony models look more os less the same......Same thing happens with Samsung models too.....got fed up with them too

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