In a move that surprised just about everyone, Sony has quietly announced their newest flagship device, the Xperia Z4 via a press release. It will feature a 5.2 inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 810 processor backed by 3 GB of RAM, and for the first time, a cap-less microUSB port. It also comes with slimmer design than its predecessor at 6.9 mm vs. 7.3 mm.
Of course, the Xperia Z4 will feature top of the line water resistance and will be dust proof. Surrounding the device will be an aluminum chassis flanked by Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and back. It has an upped IP rating to IPX8 water resistance, compared to IP68 of the Z3. It will weigh in at 144 grams, lighter than the aforementioned Z3.
The device still does pack a powerful 2,930 mAh battery, with a 20.7 megapixel rear facing camera, alongside a microSD card slot, which has stuck around. One thing that Sony decided shouldn’t stick around, was the magnetic charger. It has gotten the ax.
A release date is not set for Sony’s newest flagship is not set for the United States, but is set for Summer in Japan. A U.S. release will likely follow a few months after, but I’m sure carriers will be jumping on the wagon to prep for an announcement. Pricing should be announced shortly.
|Dimensions||146 x 72 x 6.9 mm|
|Display||5.2″ FHD display | 424 ppi|
|Camera||20.7 megapixel (rear) | 5.1 megapixel (front)|
|Hardware||Snapdragon 810 octa-core | 2.0*4 & 1.5 GHz *4|
|Storage||32 GB (expandable)|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 Lollipop | Xperia UI|
|Durability||(IPX5 / 8, IP6X)|
|Colors||White, Black, Copper, Aqua Green|