Sony Xperia Z4 was finally announced by officials today. Sony’s 2015 flagship uses the same design as past Xperia devices which can be a good or a bad thing, depending on how you view things.
The phone retains its squarish shape with a glass back and metal frame and among the design differences you can spot from a distance are the speakers moved to the top and bottom bezels and the mash-up of the nanoSIM and microSD slots. The microUSB port is situated at the bottom of the device and doesn’t have a cap which makes charging the device easier while at the same time maintaining the waterproof function of the device.
Sony Xperia Z4 has a 5.2” 1080 x 1920p Triluminous panel, it weighs 144g and is 6.9mm thin, making it just a little thinner than the Z3. This change leads to a change in battery power as the main power cell is lowered from 3100 to 2930 mAh.
Under the chassis you will find 3 GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit octa-core 810 processor plus 32GB of storage. The main camera has a 20.7MB camera with a 1/ 2.3” sensor that allows filming 4K videos. The front camera has a 5MP sensor with digital stabilization and wide-angle.
Among the connectivity options you will find Wi Fi a/b/g/n/ac, HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.1, MHL and NFC with LTE Cat 6.0 radio.
Xperia Z4 runs on Lollipop 5.0 with Sony’s own skin on top of it all. An interesting detail is the “cooking mode” for Instagram which would make your culinary photos that much fresher and three-dimensional. You also get a funny face-detection mode where you get randomly selected animal faces superposed on people’s mugs on photos.
Sony Xperia Z4 will be available on Japanese markets starting this summer in colors like white, copper, black and aqua green. It will also get accessories such as a desktop stand and charger and a case with a square window. There is no news regarding its price and global availability as of yet, but expect prices similar or higher than those of Xperia Z3 and a release around Q3 2015.