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    We won't even bother reminding you all the information we know about the unannounced Sony Xperia Z4 -- thanks to leaks, rumors, and all -- but we'll bring yesterday's leaked render to your attention in case you missed it. We know so much about this phone that 1. we feel it's been out for some time or 2. it's already suspicious, just in case Sony's playing with us all. The render you see above looks to be legit (or a pretty good fake). Not only it matches the render we've seen leaked yesterday, but it's higher quality. We do have one objection though, which could make us cry "fake": the ...

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    Some smartphones are able to make their way to market in the shadows, with little information about them going public before they see their formal launches. Others pop up in a rumor or two, maybe even starring in a super-blurry pic that gets leaked on social media. And then there are phones like the Sony Xperia Z4, where we spend more time looking at its dozens of pre-launch leaks than we spend with some phones over their entire lifespans. This week has already brought us a bunch of new shots of the Z4's hardware, and today we add a couple new entries to the ever-growing list, with the ...

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    We all remember last year's (thankfully behind us) "selfie" trends (with their respective "groufie", etc. derivates), and, remembering that, we can't help but remember Sony's Xperia C3, the selfie-centric phone with the five-megapixel front-facer with LED flash. It looks like the Japanese manufacturer hasn't given up on the concept, as a follow-up, the Xperia C4, is in the works, judging by the latest chatter. We've seen a render leaked yesterday, showing off a fairly similar design with an oversized camera on the front, and today, we're looking at what's claimed to be a real-life picture ...

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    The Sony Xperia Z4 is not official yet, but it already feels like we've known this phone for so long (and we're not referring to the slight improvements from the Z1 to the Z2 to the Z3, etc.). With all the rumors and leaks that are becoming a daily source of chatter and headlines, we can't help but wonder when is it exactly that Sony decides to finally make the phone official. A Sony Xperia Z4 camera sample has been allegedly leaked. A resized version can be seen below, while the full size of the image is available at the source link. According to the EXIF data, the shot has been taken ...

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    Being a Sony Xperia fan in the United States is not easy. Few carriers can be found throwing any support behind Sony's phones, and with a smartphone culture that's as carrier-centric as the nation's is, absence of such interest can easily prove to be a death knell for a new Xperia model. But last year with the release of the Sony Xperia Z3, there was a glimmer of hope, as T-Mobile welcomed the flagship to its stable. Just a few short months later, that's drawing to a close, as T-Mobile pulls the Z3 from its listings. With T-Mobile Z3 sales starting back at the tail end of October, that ...

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    Sony smartphone news has already been passing over our desk with some greater-than-average frequency today, as a pair of separate leaks attempted to help show off the upcoming Xperia Z4 flagship. But such high-end hardware hasn't made up the entirety of the Sony devices we've been checking out in recent days, and late last month we got to look at a handset codenamed Cosmos, sporting a very prominent front-facing camera. In the days since, the name Xperia C4 has emerged as a possible formal designation for this handset, and now a new render attempts to give us a cleaner look at its ...

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    For a smartphone that doesn't have a release event on the calendar, one where even our best guesses about release plans span the course of months, Sony's Xperia Z4 sure has been leaking like a phone that's just itching to go official any day now. We've seen hardware components, checked out benchmark reports, and now the latest leaks have been delivering pictures of functional, very polished-looking handsets. Earlier today we brought you some up-close shots of the phone in operation, and now we follow those up with new pics that really help show off the Z4 from various angles. It's that ...

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    Ready for your daily Sony Xperia Z4 report? Good, because the E6553 Sony model we've recently seen in leaked benchmarks has been allegedly leaked in this set of images you can see above and below. With the Xperia Z3 campaigns switching gears, one could become skeptical about the Z4, and its existence, but the phone should not be far out, with all these rumors, leaks, and reports we're seeing lately. Now, we can't be sure whether these images are really depicting the Xperia Z4, nor whether they're legit or not, but the display on the phone above does seem to indeed show off an E6553 model. ...

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    Sony will release its Xperia Z4 someday, but when? Were Sony to follow last year's pattern, the Z4 would have been official by now, launched at CES or MWC. But instead: silence. We've heard a couple theories about when the Z4 might actually launch, ranging from just around the corner in May, to holding off until early fall. And while we'd like to believe the new flagship would get here sooner rather than later, news of a big new Sony advertising push for the last year's Z3 has us reevaluating things. Sony's new advertising campaign is focused on the Z3 and Z3 Compact, extending from TV, to ...

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    After a short break, we are starting to hear more Sony Xperia Z4 rumors. Last time we looked at a Z4 report we've seen an alleged display panel leaked, and, according to the information contained within the report itself, we were looking at a 5.2-inch display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Now, some benchmark results for a phone (E6553) believed to be the upcoming Xperia Z4 debunks some of the things we are anticipating, while confirming others. Let's start with the screen: instead of the above mentioned/rumored 5.2-inch unit, the benchmark result lists a 5.1-inch display ...

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    Sony smartphone rumors as of late have circled around the Xperia Z4, but past that flagship, we haven't spent a lot of time talking about what's next for the company's handset lineup. That's understandable given the way Sony has been been drifting away from a big emphasis on smartphones in general, but work still manages to continue on plans for a number of future models. While we don't have a ton of details just yet, a new report about Sony's manufacturing partners attempts to give us a general picture of what we might expect from some of those upcoming phones. To hear these supply chain ...

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    What's going on with Sony's Lollipop update efforts? The manufacturer has confirmed Android Lollipop for its Xperia Z family of devices, and while we've already seen the start of those, when will more devices get access? And what's the fate going to be for all those non-Z models? While we've checked out evidence that at least some appear to have Lollipop updates in the works, some formal confirmation that Sony intends to release such updates would be lovely. As luck would have it, we've got new progress on both fronts. Let's start with the Z models, and how a couple weeks back Sony got ...

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    Last summer, Sony threw its hat into the growing ring of smartphones that place a premium on front-facing camera performance with the launch of the Xperia C3, a handset with both a big 5MP front camera and a front LED flash, still a rarity on phones. A little earlier this month leaks started revealing what sure appeared to be at least a spiritual successor to this model, another Sony Android with a very similar front camera arrangement to what we see on the X3, one identified as the Sony Cosmos. Over the weekend another of these images arrived, giving us maybe our best look yet at the new ...

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    Back at the start of the month, Sony dropped a bombshell for many of its Android users: if you weren't rocking an Xperia Z-series phone, you weren't going to get Android 5.0 Lollipop. No sooner had we started panicking than Sony looked like it might be reconsidering things, backing away from its hard “no,” and instead taking a “no comment” approach. We weren't quite sure what to make of that, but now we've got some additional evidence to check out, with signs of a Lollipop update for a non-Z model arriving via official source. We're talking about the Bluetooth SIG, which posts ...

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    When it comes to the unannounced Sony Xperia Z4, rumors are all over the place, just like in the case of any other phone that's about to get announced. However, in the particular case of the 2015 Sony flagship, previous rumors have tried to anticipate that there will be not one, but two different models, with slightly different internals, and screens (as far as resolution is concerned). We're not quite sure whether you should consider such rumors, but, adding to the recently (allegedly) leaked press images, are today's stills, where we're purportedly looking at the display unit of the Z4. ...

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    It was just yesterday that we've seen an alleged high-quality render of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4, and, today, we're getting more press images of the yet unannounced device. It looks like these renders are part of the same set of computer-generated stills, and they show off more angles and details of the 2015 Sony flagship. We're now getting a good look at the entire front and back of the alleged device, but there is also a disclaimer attached, according to which these are neither final press renders nor they depict the final version of the hardware. Instead, these are claimed to be ...

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    Sony's apparently in no big rush to release the Xperia Z4, with both CES and MWC having passed without sign of the expected flagship. And while we may end up waiting until close to summer before the the flagship debuts, that's just afforded us more time to wait for the arrival of better and better Z4 leaks. Recently, the quality's really been picking up, and earlier this month we had the opportunity to inspect some very nice comparison pics putting the Z3's frame up against a supposed Z4 component. Today we move beyond individual parts to take a look at the fully assembled phone, upon the ...

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    There's a lot of confusion and uncertainty right now regarding Sony's intentions to make Android 5.0 Lollipop updates available for many of its second-tier smartphones, but owners of Xperia Z-class devices have been able to rest a lot easier: they're getting Lollipop, and it's just a question of when. For the freshest of the batch we've been expecting to see those releases come quite soon; just last week Sony told users to look forward to Lollipop for the Xperia Z3 sometime this week. Sure enough, no sooner is Monday here than Sony's going official with its Lollipop news, confirming the ...

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    What the almighty heck are we looking at here? One of our favorite ways information on an unreleased phone can surface is when the company behind it accidentaly posts something online before it should have. Remember last fall when Apple outed the iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2 before it announced them? Or just a few weeks back when Sony shared a pic of the Xperia Z4 Tablet in advance of the MWC launch? Well, now we've got another one from Sony to check out, only this time what we're seeing is very, very odd, and it's not obvious if this is even a Sony product in the first place. The image ...

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    Sony took its time with the Xperia Z3 Lollipop update, and, while it's still not officially out, those rocking the flagship will be able to hopefully get the latest from Google starting next week. The Xperia M4 Aqua we've recently seen at the 2015 MWC comes with Lollipop out of the box, and, according to not one, but two different localized Sony Mobile outlets, next week is the week for the Xperia Z3 Lollipop update. Initially, Sony Mobile Indonesia announced that week 12 (next week), should be the one to look out for, and now Sony Mobile France is saying the same thing, which comes as a ...

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    Late last week we got what sounded like awful news for the owners of many Sony Xperia models: the manufacturer had been going around on Twitter telling users that it was only going to release Lollipop updates for phones part of the Xperia Z lineage of devices: no E3, no E4, no M2 – nothing. Understandably, a lot of you were upset. But could Sony already be reversing course on its position on Android 5.0 updates? We're still not sure, but a couple new developments have us thinking that something has changed. First up is what the company's saying on Twitter. Last week it shared numerous ...

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    Sony's bringing Android 5.0 Lollipop to a bunch of its phones. The company confirmed its update intentions for a number of specific models all the way back in October, ranging from the original Xperia Z all the way up to the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. In fact, it's said that every single Xperia Z-series models will eventually be getting Lollipop. And while that's good to know for owners of those phones, what about all the other Xperia Androids under the sun? Sony's been less forthcoming about update details for those guys, and we could understand how its silence may be making you a little ...

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    So far when it comes to leaked pics of purported Sony Xperia Z4 components, we've seen a lot of display panels. There was that early set back in November, as well a few new pics surfacing about a month ago. While those were quite interesting, they left us without a comprehensive view of this upcoming hardware. Now a fresh series of images has arrived to offer new insight to Sony's desing changes, comparing the Z4's frame to that of the Z3. First up, this supposed Z4 looks like it's dropping its microSD and SIM slots – or at least, they're not where they used to be. Clearly the phone ...

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    At this point, it's fair to say that much of the wind has left MWC's sails. From a Sunday packed with pre-MWC launches, we've been seeing a steady dwindling-off of new high-profile hardware as the week unfolds, and by now if a manufacturer had something good to launch at the expo, it's been launched. However, MWC isn't over until tomorrow's done, so we're still out on the show floor looking to check in with devices we might have missed earlier, or taking the time to share with you some of the less show-stopping gadgets that are still worth a few minutes of your time. Let's take a quick ...

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    With as many products as are on display at MWC 2015, it can be tough to make your accessory stand out. Deliver something nice and functional, but with a cookie-cutter design, and you're liable to find yourself quickly forgotten. But spruce things up with a little sound, a little light, and dare we say a little motion, and you're well on your way to catching a few eyes. Sony's doing all that at MWC this year, with its unabashedly cute “smart” Bluetooth speaker BSP60. Pairing over NFC and communicating via Bluetooth, the BSP60 is more than just a speaker. It cycles through colors, raises ...

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