Sony to unveil a "new flagship product" next week, possibly a global Xperia Z4

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Sony is getting ready to host press events on May 27 in Taiwan, and on May 28 in Hong Kong, where, according to local media, the company will unveil a "new Xperia flagship product," alongside the selfie-friendly Xperia C4 and the Xperia Z4 Tablet.

ePrice Taiwan assumes that Sony is planning to showcase a global variant of the Xperia Z4 at both events. Last month, Sony announced a Japan-only Xperia Z4, saying that a global version of it would be introduced at the end of May. So we could, indeed, see the promised global Z4 during next week's events.

The global Xperia Z4 may be called Xperia Z3+. It's not clear if the handset will be identical to the Japanese one, but we hope not. As you may already know, the Z4 that's been introduced in Japan isn't too different from last year's Xperia Z3 (though it's slightly thinner, and certainly more powerful, thanks to the fact that it features an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor).

Sony will also host an event on May 26 in India, but for now we can't be sure that this is also related to a flagship device.

Not long ago, we heard that the Sony Xperia Z4 (its global variant, of course) would be launched by Verizon in the US. We assume the handset will eventually make it to other markets, but don't get your hopes up just yet.


sources: ePrice (translated), RingHK (translated) via Xperia Blog

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46 Comments

1. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Go Sony. Bad thing if we loose you.

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i agree...........i can't wait for Z4

33. KParks23

Posts: 719; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Yup this might be there last chance tho they need to bring something better than japan got!

2. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

if this phone would come with a removable a battery and dual sim then i will consider it.

19. ikenvape

Posts: 306; Member since: May 28, 2014

I have to disagree. Sony products have an amazing battery life that dexterous the competition. If it's means to do it is to have a sealed battery, then I'm definitely in.

20. ikenvape

Posts: 306; Member since: May 28, 2014

*destroys

24. satelitearena

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2015

removable Battery belong to the nineties . have you heard about battery pack . the new z4 has also the quick charging 2.0 , what else you need .

40. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

Hey dude! Most top smartphones these days have the quick charging technology, but the problem is that it takes you at least 60 minutes from 0% to 100%. Meanwhile, with a removable battery you just get a fresh one in just three seconds.

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

idc what people say the z4's design is still beautiful. a change would be nice but honestly it still looks better than any other phone.

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

But white looks pretty ugly, white Z2 was looking gorgeous because of black bars surrounding the screen, it looked really incredible, but now it looks like the phone is stuck in some cheap etui with hole for screen.

12. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i don't see that

14. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

23. TypicalGeek

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

We can just agree that aesthetics is a subjective topic. I adore omnibalance design, and Z4 is the best take of the design yet.

32. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

true true.

25. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yeah, it's only personal opinion :) But it's a shame that for example Z3 C in red and green version had those black bars and white had not. Btw. Couldn't you find longer link? :)

29. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

He even used the Google link shortener!

31. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I didn't know the link would be so long until i posted it. Lol it is damn long though.

4. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Sony is not selling out anymo :/

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

"2 day battery life" probably won't happen with the SD810. Hopefully they use the SD805 or 808 also to undercut competition.

7. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Calling the global Z4 a Z3+ would be really confusing because Verizon will probably call it's version of the Z4 a Z4v-.

8. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Yes, the Sony Xperia Z sqaure root of 16 minus, It comes in red and black dude to all the branding

22. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

What I find more interesting is that Verizon which is the largest U.S. carrier is selling another Sony phone, could this mean that the Z3v is selling well for them?

44. coopstar6

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

Doubtful, I work at verizon and all the reps have the phone and we all use our ps4 controllers on modern combat 5 on our breaks but we can only sell the phone if someone asks. Other then that every average Joe that gets "sold" a phone which is 90% of customers dont even know it exists, due to horrible profit for the store let alone The compan. Sony is only 99cents on contract too haha and free on edge if you have over 6gb of data, Sony puts out good deals for the customer, not the sales man, and we sell the phones, dont get me wrong I love the phone but Sony doesnt market right, sure they have a good price but if never see the price then it doesnt work. I literally get in trouble for pitching the phone.

9. mike2959

Posts: 692; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I don't understand why the off brand Chinese manufacturer stuffs the large battery's in, but mainstream sony, HTC, Samsung skimp out.

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Because optimization is more important that capacity. I've seen phones with batteries less than 3000 mAh destroy phones with 4000+ mAh in battery life. I care about the actual battery life and not the mAh rating.

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

Am I the only one who cares more about the z4 compact me than the z4 itself.

16. T-rex unregistered

Me too, I am waiting for the next compact

17. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

me too...

30. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Not everyone has dwarf hands you know?

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