One with Full HD, and one with Quad HD screen resolution, rumor has it.
It’s now or never for Sony Mobile’s western triumph goals, as US carriers are again losing interest in redundant Xperias. The Z3 has been discontinued by the American operator that believed in Sony the most, T-Mobile, after only six months, with Verizon also unlikely to wait much longer for it to generate traction.
Clearly, the soon-to-be Z4 needs to carry out a Galaxy S6-style revolution, which alas isn’t the vibe we’re getting from recently leaked press renders. The spec sheet feels eerily familiar as well, at least if benchmarked data is correct, and the FCC suggests Sony might be rushing a launch company execs seemed fine with putting off until the time was right.
Caught between a rock and a hard place, the OEM’s engineers won’t change anything of great importance at their last high-end phone’s exterior, but an extremely dependable source tells us big upgrades are coming nonetheless. You’ll just have to look closely to notice them.
Yes, according to Nowhere Else founder and Editor-in-chief Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka Twitter tipster @OnLeaks, the Z4 will counter Samsung’s GS6 pair with a dyad of its own. The two variants shall differ by delivering 1,920 x 1,080 and 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolutions respectively on identical 5.2-inch pieces of glass.
At least one should enter Asus Zenfone 2-matching RAM turf, at 4 gigs, and octa-core Snapdragon 810 processors will tick under the hoods to provide enough power for the most demanding tasks.
Pictured again, this time in real flesh and blood circuitry, the next-gen Sony flagship no doubt runs Android Lollipop out the box, and allows for microSD storage expansion. Almost certainly protected against water and dust, this apparently finds a way to shield the microUSB port without an annoying, ugly flap.
A few other things are moved around, but the design is overall largely unchanged. So is the 20.7 MP rear-facing camera, while the front snapper now rocks a superior 5 megapixel sensor. Last but not least, the battery has grown, from 3,100 to 3,400 mAh. You can’t run and you can’t hide, Sony, so you might as well yield to these persistent leaksters.