Sony Xperia Z4 with 5.2″ Full HD Display, Snapdragon 810 and 3GB RAM Announced

by: - Last updated on: April 20th, 2015

It’s been a pretty horrid time for Sony, with reports of the company shutting down its smartphone business soon making rounds for sometime now. Sony though, had brushed off the rumors suggesting that the Xperia Z4 launch is imminent. Well, the Sony Xperia Z4 is finally official, but in one of the most unexciting way ever for a flagship phone launch. Sony has sent across a press release announcing the new smartphone.

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The new Xperia Z4 features a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080p) display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa core processor along with 3GB of RAM. There’s a 32GB onboard storage, with a microSD slot which can extend storage by up to 128GB. The rear camera stays at the same 20.7MP as on Xperia Z3, while the front camera is a wide-angle 5.1MP snapper for videos chat and selfies. The Xperia Z4 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sony’s own Xperia skin on top of it. There’s a 2930mAh battery juicing up all of these.

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From the outset, nothing much has changed from the Xperia Z3. The display is similar (no Quad HD like Samsung Galaxy S6), the camera is similar, the design is similar. The RAM on board is similar. Only the processor has got a slight bump. It continues the metallic frame with glass front and back design that we have come to expect from Xperia flagship phones. Of course, the ultra-useful water & dust resistance features are present as well. The handset is IP6 certified for dust and IP5 and IP8 certified for water. The phone can be submerged to 4.92 feet for as long as 30 minutes without issues.

The Sony Xperia Z4 will be available in White, Black, Copper and Aqua Green. The phone is slightly thinner at 6.9mm and weighs 144g. That’s quite commendable considering the phone has a huge 2930mAh battery and metallic frame. But it’s easy to see why Sony is struggling to sell its smartphones. There is hardly any innovation in their yearly upgrade of flagship phones, be it in terms of design or hardware/software features. No wonder they chose to make the announcement through a press release instead of a gala launch event like most of its competitors do these days. There’s no mention of pricing or availability as yet, but the device is expected to go on sale in Japan to start with.

Source: Techniqued

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  1. The Xperia Z1, Z2, and Z3 all had essentially the same SoC (Snapdragon 800/801 with Adreno 330 Graphics). The 805 succeeded the 800/801, and the 810 succeeded the 805. This is a pretty major leap and not a minor bump like the past few releases. If you had the Z1, there was little reason to upgrade to the Z3. Not that it’s even time to upgrade a Snapdragon 800/801 device however. A lot of flagships skipped the 805, leaving only the rather expensive Note 4 and Nexus 6 available for the latest SoC. So the 800 was still flapship-status until now, and it is not necessarily outdated since few games or applications test its power @1080P and definitely not at lower resolutions.

    1. “So the 800 was still flagship-status until now, and it is not necessarily outdated since few games or applications test its power @1080P and definitely not at lower resolutions.” That’s the point. 800/801 are still good enough and 810 isn’t a major leap in processor world.

      1. Right but the past THREE Xperia phones were all of the same generation while the Z4 is two generations ahead. 810 is a major leap. I was just pointing out that it isn’t necessarily necessary for many people with Snapdragon 800 devices to upgrade. This is Xperia’s biggest refresh in a very long time.

        1. Yes, that’s true. If we compare with Xperia Z series alone, then I agree with you. And also, they released the first three models within 6 months of each other, and this one is released after almost an year.