Sony's Xperia Z4 is only for Japan, company said to unveil another flagship device for the rest of the world at the end of May
posted by Victor H. / Apr 20, 2015, 3:00 AM
in this exact configuration.New information now points out that it's no wonder that Sony launched the Xperia Z4 with a press event only held in Japan as the phone will be targeting the local Japanese market and is not meant for international release
Sony, being a global brand, though, will not just skip the global market and focus on Japan only. Quite the contrary: Sony is expected to unveil a different flagship device for the rest of the world and the official global announcement is likely to happen by the end of May, according to information from Russian tech blog Hi-Tech.
Sony said to unveil a top-tier global flagship around the end of MayThe interesting question is how different would that new phone be. We don't know what could be the difference, but we suspect that it will be a very minimal variance over this newly unveiled Xperia Z4, so minimal that it might be insignificant. We could even be talking about a change in the 4G LTE band support, or some other tiny variance, or the change could be about something a bit more significant.
Either way, rumors do seem to agree that a new Sony top-tier device that will be available in markets outside of Japan is coming soon, and that's good news to all who like the Sony brand and want to own the latest Xperia.
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There's still hope
posted on Apr 20, 2015, 3:08 AM 9
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I highly doubt that.
posted on Apr 20, 2015, 3:19 AM 9
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Typical PA article about Sony all the negative stuff. What's the difference between iphone 5s and 6plus? The screen resolution? Camera at 8mp for 4 gen? A not so good battery life? And wait overpriced ipod touch that can launch apps 1 a time. How about samsung? Qhd? Removing sd slot and interchangeable battery? So what's the hype about Z4? Considering it will be sold exclusively in Japan.
posted on Apr 22, 2015, 12:43 AM 2
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I think Z3/4 only crush S6 underwater beside that it's really person preference. I still rock my Z2 everyday and I support the water proof feature 100%. For the people who doesn't think it's a useful feature, that is just because you have never used it. It's not necessary but it is truly added luxury.
posted on Apr 20, 2015, 7:05 AM 2
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"The Sony Xperia Z4 is official. And it's largely identical to the Sony Xperia Z3. Which was identical to the Xperia Z2. Which was a slight change over the original Xperia Z" lol, i guess we should wait for the Z5, if sony mobile division survives that long.
posted on Apr 20, 2015, 3:11 AM 18
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Lol too much drama for one PA reading session. I expect no compromises for this phone whatsoever. No mediocre real world battery life and lack of MicroSD card slot (Galaxy GS6), no severe thermal throttling (One M9) and no lag (G Flex 2). And a new camera sensor and ISP, darn it!
posted on Apr 20, 2015, 3:15 AM 2
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That's right! I knew it! I knew this wasn't it, because there's no Z4 on their Youtube channel and their global website. Please give us a flagship that's different than your so-called "Z4" that's only for Japan. I hope there will be no Z3 Neo, just give us a great flagship with WOW. New camera, new design, new features. Come on, Sony!
posted on Apr 20, 2015, 3:20 AM 0
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I highly doubt that Sony will do any changes to their global "Flagship" devices compare to Z4, it maybe just a mild upgrade or different version. However, i hope if they wanted to release it for global market, at least they should do it right, start with redesign of the devices, upgrade the camera and processor.
posted on Apr 20, 2015, 3:21 AM 3
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Well that is quite shocking. And also, "The Sony Xperia Z4 is official. And it's largely identical to the Sony Xperia Z3. Which was identical to the Xperia Z2. Which was a slight change over the original Xperia Z. There are some minimal improvements to the slimness of the phone, and Sony has also made it lighter, plus, the Xperia Z4 is packed with the latest Snapdragon 810 system chip under the hood, but overall, it's hard to get overly excited about what seems a gradual upgrade." You guys don't seem to complain when Apple does it. Why complain when Sony does it?
posted on Apr 20, 2015, 3:24 AM 7
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You know there's something behind PA. You know it...
posted on Apr 20, 2015, 3:26 AM 5
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