So Sony has announced the latest Xperia flagship, the Xperia Z4  at an event on Monday, in Japan. And apart from the not so glitzy launch, what’s also strange is, that the company hasn’t said when we can expect to see it in Blighty.

The Xperia Z4 handset doesn’t stray much from the specs of its predecessor.Anyone expecting a huge change will be disappointed as the Xperia Z4 looks to be similar to last year’s Xperia Z3.Also,no smaller “Compact” edition has been announced unlike the Z3.

The Xperia Z4, which should be hitting the shelves this summer, will come in a choice of black, white, copper and “aqua green” and will offer a few refinements compared to last year’s Xperia Z3, including a more powerful front-facing camera for better selfies, the latest Snapdragon processor, and a slightly slimmer and lighter body.

The phone featuring a 5.2-inch full HD display will be the upgrade to last year’s flagship, the Sony Xperia Z3.
Sony Xperia Z4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC which has a 64-bit octa-core processor which is paired with 3GB of RAM. There is 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128GB using the microSD card slot. The other features include a 2,390mAh battery and an aluminum frame. It will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The phone weights 144 grams and is just 6.9mm thin.

Xperia flagship devices are known for their camera and the Xperia Z4 comes with impressive specs on that front. There is a 20.7MP camera on the rear side and On the front, you have a wide-angle 5.1MP camera for selfie enthusiasts.

Like its predecessors, the Xperia Z4 comes with the water and dust proof chops. The Xperia Z4 can be submerged in up to 4.92 feet of water for around 30 minutes. (That’s of note for any Samsung customers frustrated that the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are not water-resistant)

Sony had been rumored to be considering an exit from the smartphone space, though its latest restructuring didn’t see that eventuality realized it remains a possibility in the future. The Xperia Z4 is another iterative product and, while the Xperia Z3 received positive reviews, it didn’t sell particularly well, which makes it hard to see how sticking to the same recipe will dig the company out of its rut on mobile.

But, if you’re an Xperia fan, stay tuned for details of the Z4’s international launch, which will come sooner rather than later now that the cat is out of the bag in Japan.


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