Sony Xperia Z4v, planned for a launch on Verizon, is officially cancelled

Sony Xperia Z4v, planned for a launch on Verizon, is officially cancelled
The long awaited Sony Xperia Z4v, expected to launch on Verizon this past summer, has officially been cancelled. On July 8th, it was announced that the phone would launch on August 13th. Just hours later, that launch date was rescinded and was said to have been a mistake. On August 13th, a new launch date of September 3rd was served up, which included some deals including a $220 discount for those trading in a Sony Xperia Z3v.

September 3rd came and went without a launch of the phone, and a couple of weeks ago, a preview of the Xperia Z4v showed up on YouTube. But the video was later pulled, and so today was the phone. While both sides issued statements regarding the cancellation, neither Sony nor Verizon gave a reason for the decision.

The Sony Xperia Z4v featured a 5.2-inch LCD screen, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That worked out to a pixel density of 565ppi. A Snapdragon 810 chipset was expected under the hood, with an octa-core 2.0GHz CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM was said to be inside along with 32GB of internal, expandable storage (with 21GB available to the user). A 20.7MP camera adorned the back of the phone, while a 5MP snapper graced the front. The battery powering the phone measured 3000mAh, and the Xperia Z4v supported both Qi and Powermat wireless charging platforms. Android 5.1 was pre-installed, and the phone carried an IP certification of 65/68.

The cancellation does nothing to help pump up Sony's weak U.S. smartphone presence. Both Sony and Verizon are said to be discussing what to do next, although there is no word on whether Big Red will carry any of the three Sony Xperia Z5 models.




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source: TheVerge

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Xperia Z4v
  • Display 5.2 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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45 Comments

42. tokuzumi

Posts: 2021; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This is actually a good move. Having a verizon exclusive device is a terrible idea. Having any carrier exclusive device is a terrible idea. Sony should just release the X4 worldwide. Don't take us back to 2010, where Samsung released 4 US versions of the Galaxy S, and around 8 versions of the Galaxy S2.

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Lol dam

19. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Of course it's cancelled. Everyone stop defending the s820. Version 1,version 2, version whatever.. It's crap. Smart move on Sony part.

20. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

you mean SD810, I think.

25. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

He does, and unless they added heat pipes to the standard Z5, it's toast, too. It would make sense to still launch the Z5 on Verizon, but did the Z3v do all that well? And Verizon will get its dirty bloatware paws all over the phone too.

26. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I think heat pipes wouldn't make any much difference. It just save the heat inside not release it. Prevent getting hot longer but also longer to cool down.

16. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

I'm not surprised. This is why Sony is failing in the American markets. The successor (Z5) is already out before the predecessor (Z4) even reached carriers hands yet so launching the Z4V would be a complete waste. The only question now is what will they do with the tens of thousands of custom made Z4V units they have and are no longer selling. My guess is they'll be scraped for parts.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Bet any amount of money, it was because of the overheating issues of the SD810. Thank VZW for not being like other carriers trying to pawn off a poorly working device onto your customers.

14. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Where is my new Xperia Play 2 Sony? I have all these emulators I want to play again. Geezzzzz.

13. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Just as well, I don't think I could stomach another flagship device with Verizon's abomination of a logo plastered all over it!

11. TBomb

Posts: 1750; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Probably because Verizon wanted more control over the phone and couldnt get it.

9. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Verizon and Sony used the same last sentence. Maybe they hire the same company to make their statements?

8. discharge unregistered

Funny I read this too i work at t mobile and the z5 was supposed to launch but got word nope!! I'm glad too the first Xperia Z was ok but z1s flopped than the z3 buhhha same junk glad I'm the Apple/ Samsung rep and use both but my opinion I can say here not at work, Apple sucks, especially this year and the Samsung is a real power horses and power and proud user of the note 5 and s6 plus edge and blows Apple 6s plus to bits!! And Sony ahhh won't go there Sony is a pathetic flagship to android OS!! But I do get Apple fans to try the Samsung at my store and yep sold they like the fact they can do more with that not apples restrictions

18. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Can someone ban this guy?

23. discharge unregistered

Ban me?? I'm stating the facts Sony is lagging and loosing popularity to iPhone and Samsung and lg .. It is what is!! Heck Xperia z back in 2013 was a great start and hit for Sony but lagged on z1s and down the toilet from there and like Apple, Sony from 2013 to now with z3 and z3v hasn't had a huge bang to impress people how many Sony users do you see compared to others out there?? Samsung is huge that should tell you Xperia 14!! Try something that's succeeded and going strong not Sony slipping downward spiral

24. discharge unregistered

Don't take me wrong Sony does have a great nice look and slim sleek look but it's the interior that counts!! True?? Like apples shiny flash logo but apples interior sucks!! Samsung kinda flashy but a powerhouse interior give them a test drive at a store you will see, heck test all devices like I said Samsung is my choice but I respect all and it all comes down to preference on what you use and need out of your device, correct??

27. boltman

Posts: 24; Member since: May 15, 2015

For some reason I don't believe you work for t-mobile. But I believe that Sony phones suck a$$. It's like most of these android manufacturers don't get it. Just releasing phones after phones. Take a step back and re-evaluate what their doing. HTC, Sony & Moto Can become top dogs again but they have to get their software and hardware right. Picking parts off a shelf ain't cutting it no more. Smh idk even know what to say. I'll just have to choose between a 6P,6S or S6

30. discharge unregistered

Believe what you want I don't need to prove myself to idiots like you

31. discharge unregistered

Oh Sony and htc and Motorola?? Seriously?? Dude go to Walmart them brands like that are so Walmart or some looser prepaid companies htc has went down same device the last 3years like Sony moto don't see them much uhhh you make no sense douche nozzle

28. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

"it's the interior that counts!! True??" True, and that's why Sony offers a 23 MP camera with a dedicated key, world's first 4K display, IP68 so you can clean your phone, micro SD, noise-cancelling headphones, high-res audio, two days of battery life and a close to stock, snappy and clean UI. Quite some high-tech hardware eh? Oh, and first you say:"And Sony ahhh won't go there Sony is a pathetic flagship to android OS!!" And then you say:it all comes down to preference on what you use and need out of your device, correct??" You're not stating facts, you're just trolling.

32. boltman

Posts: 24; Member since: May 15, 2015

Trust me i know Sony can make good phones but they need to find themselves again. I had a K850 back in the days and that phone was a beast. Still check online every now and then to find one. Their new phones are good but they don't have that "Wow' factor about them nowadays. 4K display is not a "Wow" factor and should not be a selling point. Maybe change the design language for the Z6 and give us a new UI, better performance, better camera and something that's game changing

33. discharge unregistered

Ohhhh 23 mp that z3 camera sucks I've seen the pics compared to Samsung and Sony sucks!! Face it what sells more too Samsung does not Sony, Sony is for low end people like you

37. discharge unregistered

Also 23 mp don't mean nothing I put the pic from the Sony and Samsung to a computer and the Sony was not as clear so y'all you know where to put that 23 mp see for yourself try it I can back my point up go to a t mobile store and they will say the same wich has the better camera .... If your so correct go see for yourself

40. mixedfish

Posts: 1573; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Your 'computer' vs DxO mark score....hmmm I think I'll choose...

43. discharge unregistered

Who asked you idiot

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's Actually A Good Move Cause Lets Face It The Z4v(Same As Z3+) Wouldn't Have Handled The Sd810 Like The Z5's. Fun Fact The Z5C Overheating Wasn't True, Reason Behind PA Taking That Article About it Down.

34. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

lol i didn't know they took it down

6. Zenzui

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Maybe the bloatware from Verizon has too much work needed for Sony to do. And probably late updates of Verizon control as well on OS.

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They said 2k displays aren't needed that's why it's been cancelled. Late decision. too late.

3. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Another dud prevented.

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