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April 20, 2015

Sony Xperia Z4 flagship w/ Snapdragon 810 SoC, announced

Xperia Z4 coloursSony has officially announce the Xperia Z4 smartphone in Japan. It’s basically the smartphone version of the Xperia Z4 tablet that was announced in March, and like that device, visually we’re not that impressed, even when you compared it to its predecessor.

It does pack some pretty hefty upgrades on the inside, though, including an upgraded SoC and front-facing camera.
So let’s start with a quick rundown:
z4_mainThe Xperia Z4 is 6.9mm thick, weighs just 144 grams, and packs a very familiar outer design (almost indistinguishable from the Z3, actually) with an aluminium bezel. (Although the phone does have a newly-uncapped micro-USB port, unlike the Z3.) The screen comes in at 5.2-inches, like the previous version of the phone, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Sony has not announced a “compact” version of the Z4, yet.

You’ll find a 20.7-megapixel main camera, and a 5.1-megapixel selfie on the front, the battery is pretty hefty 2930 mAh, 32 GB of expandable storage (up to an extra 128 GB), and the typical connectivity interfaces such as AC WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. All of this is powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2GHz. As for software, the phone of course runs the latest big release of Android, version 5.0 Lollipop.
Unlike some of the other Android flagships that have launched this year, the Z4 does in fact pack IP6X-level dust-resistance, and “IPX5 / IPX8 equivalent waterproof performance.” Information about an international launch for the device hasn’t yet been released.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini