Is this how the Sony Xperia XZ4 is going to look? Alleged glass panel leak says "yes"

Is this how the Sony Xperia XZ4 is going to look? Alleged glass panel leak says
About a month ago, we got our first good look at what the Sony Xperia XZ4 would allegedly look like. A phone that expands upon the design language of the XZ3, giving it a much lengthier display, super-thin bezels, and a triple camera on the back. The render we got a glimpse at is not official and is based on alleged leaked CAD schematics. But the leakster that provided them has a pretty good track record, so there's a fairly good chance we already know how the Sony Xperia XZ4 is going to look.

Today, another leak dropped, giving us a look at a front glass panel for the Xperia XZ4. And it looks pretty much identical to what the CAD renders from before showed us, so it reaffirms the previous information. A long, really long 21:9 aspect ratio display will adorn the phone's front, surrounded by an extremely thin frame.

Things of note: the bezels are super-thin, yet the top and bottom ones are not symmetrical, which might rub a lot of people the wrong way. The two holes we see next to the earpiece are probably not a dual selfie camera, nor a face recognition module — according to older leaks, these simply house a sensor and a single camera.

According to early leaks, the Xperia XZ4 will have a fingerprint scanner mounted on the side — nothing fancy like under-the-glass scanner, or enhanced face recognition. It's also expected to have a massive 3,900 mAh battery, which might put Sony back in the race for best battery life. And, of course, it'll pack the latest-and-greatest in hardware — a Snapdragon 855 and a probable 6 GB of RAM.

We expect to see the Sony Xperia XZ4 announced at MWC 2019 in this coming February.

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  • 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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42 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Wtf are you doing sony? What are you smoking?

8. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

What are you guys on about? That thing is amazing ffs

25. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

So you're ok with this aspect ratio? Why would you want that on a phone? Its a stupid idea.

26. el_sur

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

Because most theatrical movies are shot in this ratio. This is why even when viewing certain movies on your 16:9 screen, you get the black bars. Even with 18:9. So, with a 21:9 screen, you get to see the movie as originally intended.

28. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Oh so you buy a phone mainly to watch cinematic movies? That's really dumb, its worth to use such a very tall skinny phone as your daily driver just for cinematic movies..

31. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You know what's dumb? Paying $1k+ for a notch.

42. el_sur

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

If the phone is advertised as a media powerhouse, then it would make sense to use this format. Personally, I travel a lot for work. So watching movies on my device is one of its main uses.

39. Loveneesh

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

They can use more screen for better like clean notifications panel without notch and if you remove the size for the you may got 19:9 or 18:9 which perfect for Multitasking

2. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Btw its 21:9 not 19.5:9. Fix that

7. paul.k

Posts: 293; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Ah, thanks

3. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

It will probably be the phone with the largest bezels on the market in 2019. Like usual for Sony.

4. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

I dont mind them, they look small to me, what bothers me is the 21:9 aspect ratio, i dont see why anyone would want to buy a phone like this

9. morgeus09

Posts: 104; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

This is the future, people will get it soon or later. Like 18:9 phones came most of people didn't like it, even first smartphones... in 2020 almost all phones will have 21:9 or more

11. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Are you high? Why would it be? Whats the point of having this super super tall aspect ratio on phones? No it isnt the future

38. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

More screen I suppose...

29. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

16:9 videos must be tiny.

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

In terms of design, sony is always playing catch up and the fanboys who defended Sony's thick bezels will finally like smaller bezels.

32. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

And then when the Samsung S10 has a side finger print sensor (as rumoured), who would you say started it? LMAO

36. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Who would I say? Definitely not Samsung, because Sony did it first, lets hope Samsung puts it on the side next year because it’s a good idea. Not the answer you expected right? Because I’m not a sheep to any brand.

6. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I kinda like it. No notch less bezels. It's all good if Sony will price it right.

10. morgeus09

Posts: 104; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

This is the future, people will get it soon or later. Like 18:9 phones came most of people didn't like it, even first smartphones... in 2020 almost all phones will have 21:9 or more

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I kinda have to get this if the S10 has a notch but it's a shame it's so long

13. CEDEOTB

Posts: 391; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

That's a tall boy

14. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Where's that Sony fanboy that used to call the Note 9 a remote control lol

15. abhinavjangir0201

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2018

Its so tall May be sony want to use us 3 or 4 app simultaneously through multi window

16. abhinavjangir0201

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2018

Why I can't use emoji

19. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Not really that big of a deal

17. abhinavjangir0201

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2018

Anyways sony always get hate : D

18. abhinavjangir0201

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2018

I think they should stop making phones No one cares about sony mobiles : D

23. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Damn. Is that cinema aspect ratio? Lol.. Glad they're going to flat screen but don't lose the front firing speakers Sony. Come on.

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