The Sony XPERIA Z4 has been quietly unveiled in Japan. Japanese-speaking RBBToday has gotten its hands on the yet to be released smartphone and has compared it to its predecessor, the XPERIA Z3 (see photos below).
The photos reveal that, although the successor retains the overall design of its predecessor, the XPERIA Z4 is slimmer than the XPERIA Z3. The photos also reveal that the Z4 does away with flaps for a more flush design and a more accessible charging port. Regardless, it is still waterproof. Additionally, it no longer comes with an extra magnetic port on the side; its front-facing stereo speakers have been moved to the very ends of the top and bottom bezels, and the microphone has been moved from the top frame to the other side.
Aside from a slight design changed, the Sony XPERIA Z4 sports pretty impressive hardware. It comes with a 5.2-inch Triluminos screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (pixel density of 424 ppi), a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 32-64 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (support for as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 430 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, and a non-removable 2,930 mAh battery. It is clad in metal. It is IP6 certified for dust and IP5 and IP8 certified for water.This means it can be submerged in 4.92 feet for as long as 30 minutes. It measure 146 x 72 x 6.9 mm and weighs in at 144 g. It runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box.
The Z4 seen above is exclusive for the Japanese market. A recent report claims that a slightly different international flagship will make its debut in May.
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