Sony Xperia Z4 might sport a Quad HD display after all


Judging from Sony's recently-coined tradition, the Xperia Z3 has barely been announced the other day, and the company is already plotting its successor, to come in six months like clockwork, likely around the MWC 2015 expo in the spring. We can quite reasonably expect this one to be stuffed to the gills with the latest and greatest, such as at least a Snapdragon 805 processor, and maybe even the mighty Snapdragon 810, if Qualcomm manages to churn so many of those out of the gate. The renowned Exmor camera might even get optical image stabilization and whatnot, who's to blame them.

When it comes to the screen part, though, the latest info from a Sony exec is that they don't really care about Quad HD screen resolution for now, as it is a battery and brightness hog with little added value. Those were the precise words that the guy gave in an interview, but let's not forget these are just words, likely uttered to justify the 1080p panel of the Z3. The Xperia Z4, however (yep, already getting tips on that one), might be an entirely different ballgame, according to the famed Sony leaker Ricciolo. He just tweeted something that might be interpreted as if the Sony Xperia Z4, or whatever it's called, will actually have a Quad HD panel, alongside other bombastic specs. We shall see.

source: Ricciolo (Twitter)

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108 Comments

1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lololololololol To all who said it wouldn't!

15. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

It was so obvious.....now I'm waiting for mwc2015

80. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Time to upgrade from my Z1 TO THE Z4 and it still will be WATER PROOF

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I already bookmarked the last article. I want to see what Sony fans say when it releases.

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Don't you have anything better to do lol?

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yeah, such as running errands and work later. I'm going to focus on your comments in February and see how wild you get when the Z4 has a QHD screen. Five months to go!

30. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Focus on mah comments? Don't you have anything better to do lol?

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

At the moment, nope. Isn't it time for you to go to bed little one? Little kids need their sleep!

38. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Caring about my bedtime as well? Don't you have anything better to do, sweetie?

43. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sweetie? LOL what? Alrighty then... I'm patiently waiting for my errands to finish. What about you? (This is a great conversation btw.)

49. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is a damn weird conversation. The End.

41. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

He just wants to be friends with you, xperiaDROID. Well, I think.

45. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

With a biased "tech" person? Pass.

95. Freecableguy

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

So you don't have many friends huh? Cause all you do is promote Samsung crap all over Sony, LG and Apple articles.

106. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1) I support Apple 2) I support HTC 3) I support LG Try again kiddo.

46. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

We really can't be friends, we're both are like from different worlds. That dude is nuts you know what I'm sayin? He always sing along with the SomeSong.

94. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

This dude is hilarious. Even if Sony launch a phone with a 4k screen it will be MARKETING. You just CANT spot pixels in a 400 plus ppi screen. Samsung fanboys are happy now that the Note 4 have a QHD screen because they LOVE marketing....Apple Fanboys = Samsung fanboys.

107. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll look out for your comments as well. ;)

84. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

We r with u buddy,.....we r the team Sony.

50. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I think you know better than this... The Galaxy S5 has a 1080p screen & so does the Z3. I bet anything the Z4 & the S6 will have QHD screen... PapaSmurf I am Bookmarking it also! lol

56. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Just like I did when they said the 3GB of RAM was useless on the Note 3. Then comes the Z2 and 3GB is the new Holy Grail. Double standards at it's finest! Z4 will have a QHD screen. If it still has a 1080p screen, it's going to fail extra hard to Chinese manufacturers.

100. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

More RAM? I can live with that, but QHD? Unless it has greater battery life compared to FHD with the same amount of battery capacity, it's an epic fail. I like what Samsung has done with the Note 4, with the capacity having just increased by 20 mAh and still great battery life. Though I always did like the Note line starting with Note 2.

101. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

More RAM? I can live with that, but QHD? Unless it has greater battery life compared to FHD with the same amount of battery capacity, it's an epic fail. I like what Samsung has done with the Note 4, with the capacity having just increased by 20 mAh and still great battery life. Though I always did like the Note line starting with Note 2.

71. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

I'm a Sony fan and oppose the move to QHD. Bookmark this comment. Thank you.

73. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

thanks God atleast you are sticking with 1080p... yesterday all sony's fans were justifying z3's Fhd and criticising Qhd... now after this report I am seeing a change in their tone... itsnt it a hypocracy? or whatever

78. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Nonsense.. Nobody needs a QHD display on a 5.2" smartphone and that's a fact. The advantage in clarity is near zero whereas the impact on battery life and possessing fluency is real. But also Sony cannot ignore competition and this is also a fact. They may not believe in the usefulness of the QHD but still have to use it to stay competitive.

103. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LOLOLOL +1

53. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

QHD is not bad from "the more the better" perspective , the problem is the battery life penalty that comes with it. If Sony can solve this inherent problem and keep at least the same battery endurance than its last flagship then it would become acceptable to offer that super-duper screen.

60. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S5 LTE-A has the same battery life as the OG version despite the QHD screen. :( #ArgumentDebunked

75. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

xtremesv... Good, your comment has justified note 4 Qhd bcoz it is offering same endurance as note 3, great work from samsung and I hope sony will also come up with same endurance in z4... so all criticism can be ignored now

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