With just under four weeks left for Sony’s press conference at the Mobile World Congress, new images of the company’s upcoming Xperia Z4 flagship smartphone have leaked on the interwebs. These new images don’t surprise us in any way whatsoever, as the design appears to be largely unchanged over the current Xperia Z3 flagship.
The leaked images were posted on Chinese Weibo earlier today, so the authenticity of the images cannot be confirmed. However, the images do look similar to the earlier Xperia Z4 image leak. We can clearly see that Sony has changed the position of the front-facing shooter and the proximity sensor. It also looks like Sony has managed to trim down the bezels on the side further, although the top and bottom bezels are still a bit too large for our liking. This has been a common criticism with all Xperia Z series smartphones so far, and unfortunately it looks like the Japanese smartphone maker has no plans of reducing the top and bottom bezels on its flagship smartphone this year as well.
What is also disappointing is the fact that Sony has decided to stick with its omni-balance design language for the Xperia Z4. In fact, most people aren’t likely to notice any difference between the Z4 and the Z3, or even the Z2 for that matter. While we still like the omni-balance design used by Sony, it is admittedly starting to look a little boring by now. The Xperia Z4 will be the fourth successive Sony flagship to feature and almost indistinguishable design over its predecessor.
Sony is expected to unveil the Xperia Z4 at the Mobile World Congress next month, with a press conference scheduled for 2nd March. Based on rumors so far, the Xperia Z4 is expected to arrive with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core chipset, 3GB RAM, 20.7MP rear camera, and Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with Sony’s custom Android skin running on top.