Sony Xperia XZ4 case renders lend credence to triple camera rumors

Sony Xperia XZ4 case renders lend credence to triple camera rumors
While the recently rendered Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact may or may not be a thing, the previously leaked “regular” Xperia XZ4 is undoubtedly right around the corner. 

Expected out at next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the latest flagship device from a company that hopes to get its mojo back this year is revealing its secrets one by one. Technically, the first batch of CAD-based product depictions left little to the imagination to begin with, but just in case you needed corroboration of a few key features, Olixar and Mobile Fun are here now to provide exactly that.

Of course, as reputable as the mobile accessories manufacturer and UK-based e-tailer might be, these newly pictured case renders are to be taken with the same proverbial grain of salt as always.

That being said, it feels more and more likely that the Sony Xperia XZ4 will indeed sport three vertically-aligned rear cameras, as well as an extra-tall 21:9 display with relatively thin top and bottom bezels, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.


Those would be some original, trend-defying design choices across the board, as notches and screen holes are all the rage nowadays, with in-display fingerprint recognition technology finally appearing to take off as well.

It’s interesting to point out that Sony went from side to rear-mounted fingerprint sensors in its 2018 mobile designs, looking to do a 360-degree turn now instead of embracing modern, “invisible” authentication methods. 

As for the triple lens arrangement, it’s probably best to reserve judgment for after we get to see exactly what each camera is capable of. More is not always better, as proven by the likes of the Pixel 3 and Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018), but it absolutely can be with the right software execution and properly optimized, non-gimmicky hardware.

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Xperia 1
  • Display 6.5" 1644 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh(24.8h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Most idiotic phone of 2019. Its stupid to put this aspect ratio on a phone, don't tell me that its for movies and gaming, cause for gaming you could just get a controller and as for movies then who the hell buys a phone just for the sake of watching movies? Many content is in 4:3 and 16:9, yeah Sony is out of their mind. Stick to 18:9 and 16:9 for phones please.

3. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Everything is stupid unless Samsung or Apple does it

4. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

If something is stupid then it is stupid regardless of who does it. If Samsung and apple did this it would still be stupid

6. monoke

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Speak for yourself. I find myself watching more movies than taking selfies so why da heck would I want a hole punch in my screen for a front cam I don't even use? Plenty of youtube such as music vids are in cinema aspect. And does it hurt to have even more real estate for split screen multitasking?

9. HansServando

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

Furthermore, smartphones are intended for general purpose like computers. ultra tall (slim) form factor are suboptimal for maps for examples.

2. Whitedot

Posts: 766; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Why would people use tyre to make phone case?

5. Taquidi

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

When you do a 360-degree turn, you end facing exactly the same direction you were previously. Adrian probably wrote that thinking in a 180-degree turn.

7. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

sony will never recover if they intend to price this phone the same as iPhone or Samsung S series.

8. Krjal

Posts: 425; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I actually quite like the side finger print reader. Worked great on the Z5c a few of my mates and family had. Kinda wish Samsung had gone that route rather than the rear ones.

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