Sony to pull out all stops with the Z4, tipster claims: 5.5" QHD, Snapdragon 810, amped speakers and new camera

We have barely gotten accustomed to the excellent Xperia Z3 that Sony churned out this holiday season, and there are already rumors emerging about the Xperia Z4. Exhale a sigh of relief, though, as the pesky six-month upgrade cycle might be gone for good with the Z4, as Sony is apparently planning to pull out all stops with its next flagship...
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91 Comments

48. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

No one is going to buy the Z3 after reading this article. I hope Sony changes the design of the phone. The flat rectangle look is getting old. I would like to see a curved Xperia like on the Moto X.

49. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

Lol... I am thinking to buy Z3 and z4 come out in 6 month again? Stupid Sony!

53. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

But xperia z4 will be for 12 month....

50. xeonfire

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

As long as they are able to keep the phone from over heating with 4GB of RAM and SD 810..that will be great...

51. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

do you guys sick of spec? it's just a repeat of upgrade of the same techology, and it's not cool anymore after 6 month:)

55. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

5.5'' is very big. they should keep the 5.2'', it is big enough in a regular high-end smartphone, compare to 5.5''. QHD is not a big deal, 1080p is okay for superb battery life than QHD with poor battery life. hope they will improve the camera, add xenon flash, and improve the UI as well. No need to mention about the bezels :) But anyway it is a good news!

56. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Whenever im finally decided to buy phone there comes a new rumor, the feeling of excitement suddenly turns to withdrawn. I never reached the climax, putting me in endless loop of waiting for the next iteration from sony. If this is true, this is tempting but im eager to wait for another 6 months.

57. onthecouchagain

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Xperia Z4 Compact. That's what I'll be interested in!

58. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Not the rumored Z3X?

59. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

plz minimise the screen bezel

61. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I want the Z2X with the 2/3 sensor camera and 6.2 inch screen. I hope it also has all these other features. If somehow the Z3X does not happen then this may be the trade up from my Z Ultra. I will miss the 6.4 inch screen though. That screen is like carrying a mini movie screen in your pocket (or holster).

63. jonvdw

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Saving for this beast to replace my Z.

64. Elfmonster unregistered

Hell to the yes. I'm not married to any hardware maker. I'd buy this phone, though I'd prefer it to be a six incher, or even 6.5. Still, I hope everyone realizes how awesome the hardware wars are, because Sony, LG and Samsung - and those Chinese behemoths and some other companies I'm forgetting because I just woke up (but f apl) - are truly giving us a ton of excellent choices.

72. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

If you want bigger wait for Sony Z3X.

65. Not_Amused321

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

Just came all over my xperia z... Was going to order the xperia z3 compact this weekend, but now deff waiting for the 5.5" beast!!

67. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I hate the fact that flagships are getting bigger and bigger. In my opinion the size of the nexus 5 with 5" display is the perfect size.

75. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

This will be worth $649. The Nexus 6, is not.

80. FarmerStyle

Posts: 37; Member since: May 17, 2014

Z4 compact might have 4,8 inch FullHD but same size as the Z3 compact , Snapdragon 810 , 3GB RAM , ...

81. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

they said also it wil be 100 metre wateproof

82. AnupKriishna

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Sony, Please update your User Interface. Its kind of boring... it misses the wow factor. please change it

84. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The previously 'leaked' Z3X specs didn't look too bad, neither does this. Just hope their UI and cameras are improved, maybe then will I try picking up a Sony.

86. Cyrus.I

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

It would be smart of Sony to release a Z4 Compact with 5" screen and little bezel.

89. yanish

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

SONY will be SONY, the best. But 1 year upgrade cycle is better. By introducing extremely super powerful Z4, SONY will be back to the driver's seat

91. g2a5b0e unregistered

Back in the driver's seat. Ha. That's funny. That would imply that they were in the driver's seat at some point when it comes to smartphones.

92. potanes

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

great news.. hope it will bring us a big battery life!

93. goodenough

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

I don't need QHD, but it looks like Z4 will set a new standard. Sony is finally coming back to the top

94. milkboy54

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

great. but I hope it won't cost the SONY's amazing battery life

98. yanish

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

SONY will nail it

95. Baby_Smurf_2

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Awesome Sony Xperia Z4

96. SiyabongaMoss

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

No Sony keep the display, upgrade the processor(the absolute latest,specifically Gpu), speakers, storage(128gb would be appreciated, wont need micro sd slot and 1 less port cover to deal with), camera(mostly better processing and OIS) and maybe design( make it smaller), we don't need 2k displays, id rather have 1080 that runs games at 60fps and I'm a happy man, leave 2k for 10 inch tablet
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