Xperia Z4 might have been secretly showcased to carriers at CES, along with the Galaxy S6

Xperia Z4 might have been secretly showcased to carriers at CES, along with the Galaxy S6
Ricciolo, of Sony leakster fame, took to Twitter again for an enigmatic hint that it's not only been the Galaxy S6 playing secret Santa for a group of anointed partners and investors at CES, but Sony might have also been on the prowl in the "secret room," eventually demonstrating the Xperia Z4 to carriers there.

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile USA seem to have all been in the mix on both phones, though through the power of non-disclosure agreements we doubt anything will leak out of those meetings until after the flagships' official unveiling. 

Samsung did the same thing last year, taking the S5 to CES 2013, and showcasing it behind closed doors to investors, partners and carriers, so we are inclined to think there might be legs to this rumor. We rest hopeful for Ricciolo to reveal more, as has happened before, and the guy has been spot on, at least as far as Sony is concerned.

source: Ricciolo (Twitter)

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1. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

But.. Why would they do that?

3. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Because they want to torture geeks like us

7. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

so that they can reveal it at Mobile world congress.. if they reveal their phones now .. what's the point of MWC then ? right now they are negotiating deals with the carriers ..

12. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012


18. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

On top of your point, now they can tweak the design of their phones if they want from the feed back of the carriers.

8. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

haha true :p

5. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

This confuses me too. CES stands for Consumer Electronics Show. This should be a place for consumers, not carriers.

6. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

they are preparing for MWC

2. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

To get carriers to sell their phone.

4. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Can you guys sneak in and "accidentally" take a picture while you're there? Thanks :)

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Roger that....

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the picture has been taken,i repeat the picture has been taken rendezvous to base..

17. azzak

Posts: 26; Member since: May 15, 2014

no..i can confirm they have been compromised by the secret room's guard..

10. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

along with? shouldn't that be "as well as?"

15. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

My thoughts exactly

11. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I'm actually enjoying all the hype. Can't wait just hope for great new phones

14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Very disappointed in this CES

16. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

MWC it is!

19. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Is it just me or do most phone makers seem to be backing off on the bigger and bigger screen trend? If so then I guess my Sony Xperia Z Ultra may be my main phone longer than I planned.

20. sionmars

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

we should do demonstration about the inbuilt gb it should be 32 gb for all the carries

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