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Sony Xperia Z4 launched in Japan – meet Sony’s new waterproof flagship

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

Source: Sony Mobile Japan via AndroidPolice

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[Edit: new specs and images] Sony Xperia Z4 leaked in new Twitter image

UPDATE: some specs were also leaked on Twitter:

5.2″ 1920×1080 or 2560x1440p screen

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor

3/4 GB of RAm

Adreno 430 GPU

21MP rear-facing camera.

 

 

Sony Xperia Z4 leaks onto Twitter and it appears to be extremely similar to Z3. Take the news with a grain of salt, of course, because even if the device was announced at the Mobile World Congress earlier this month, no other news regarding it was released since.

 

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@OnLeaks has posted an image saying it is the Xperia Z4 smartphone that looks very much like Z3. The dimensions 146.3 x 7.9 x 7.2mm correspond to the image above. Moreover, considering that Sony usually launches flagships every 6 months, there will be few substantial modifications.

 

 

The uploader is the same one who guessed the HTC One M9 look earlier this year, and he released a rendered image of LG G4 earlier this week. It remains to be seen whether these two will be just as accurate as the first one.

Source: Twitter

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[MWC] Sony launches Xperia Z4 – an ultra-thin 10 inch tablet

Sony launched Xperia Z4, a new and ultra-thin 10” tablet. Even if Sony’s mobile division is slipping away from the big screens and stages of the mobile world, it hasn’t given up yet.

 

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Xperia Z4 has a slim 6.1 mm body with a 389g weight and it keeps a 2K (2560x1600p) 10” display. Under the chassis you will find a potent Qualcomm 810 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory helped by a microSD slot. It has a 13MP camera on the back and a front camera with a 5.1MP wide-angle lens for awesome selfies. It is all powered by a 6000 mAh battery which allegedly provides over 17 hours of video playback.

 

 

Xperia Z4’s strong points as advertised are the two front-facing stereo speakers, digital noise cancelling, faster wireless transmissions via Bluetooth and Stamina Mode. The tablet is also IP68 dust resistant and waterproof and has a capless USB port you will have to dry when immersed in water before you can safely charge it.

 

 

Sony Xperia Z4 runs on Android 5.0. It will have some interesting accessories to dry your wallet out, mainly the BKB50 Bluetooth keyboard, the BSP60 smart speaker and the SCR32 perfect fit cover.

 

 

Z4 will be available worldwide starting June 2015 in white and black with WiFi and LTE variants. No words on pricing yet.

Source: Sony Mobile

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Sony Xperia Z4 rumors: 4K screen with 6 GB of RAM

Sony Xperia Z4 tablet will be coming to stores next year and the first details have been already spilled! At least in rumor form. It appears that next year’s Sony device will be having an ultra HD screen at 13 inches and some large stacks of RAM to go with it. Let’s say it’s an affordable  mini-laptop with a touchscreen.

There’s just one piece of evidence so far – that can be fabricated altogether from what we know – that we will show you later and it appears that the 13-inch screen will sport a 16:10 ratio with Sony Xperia Z4, that is twice the amount or memory any tablet on the market has at the moment. These specs will be accompanied by a Qualcomm  Snapdragon 810 running at 2.86 GHz, which it totally needs considering the 8.2 million pixels the large screen has to work with.

The provided storage space is around 64 GB and all of the things are powered by a 12,100 mAh battery.

 

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It appears that not everyone believes the rumors and, for most, this hardware spec is a dream come true and not a realistic step towards tech progression.

You should take this news with a grain of salt as, considering the fact that the tablet is rumored to make an appearance as soon as January 2015, it is probably a spoiler for a Sony tablet that will launch in the second half of 2015.

4K display is being worked on for smartphones and tablets alike, but there is still a long way to go until it becomes a regular feature on our handsets. The possibility of Sony throwing out such a powerful tablet in this short period of time is quasi-unbelievable, as such perfection is very difficult to attain.

The entire rumor can be a great prank because similar news regarding Sony Xperia Z3 was rumored to come out with a 4K display as well, but that never happened. The news was released by the Chinese site Padnews and it was taken by most tech portals around the world, along with the official looking specs of the Xperia Z4.

Source: 4k.com