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    Sony's Xperia Z4 just went official, and now we're already turning our gaze outwards to what's next. Yesterday we took a look at some model numbers for unreleased Sony handsets, and while we weren't able to positively identify any, some inferences based on past Xperia device numbering suggested they could include a new Z Ultra-style phablet, maybe the international version of the Z4 itself, and we've even heard the suggestion that a Z4 Compact could be represented there. We're thinking more about that latter model this morning, as an apparent carrier leak seems to confirm Sony's plans for ...

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    Not much has changed over time when it comes to Sony's flagships, and their outer aspects. The Xperia Z3 looks a lot like the Xperia Z2 which looks a lot like the Xperia Z1, and the latest addition, the Japan-only Xperia Z4 is not much different either. If you were wondering how the two stack up, what the similarities and differences are (in terms of looks, cause we all know about the internals: better processor, better front-facer), check out these Sony Xperia Z4 vs Xperia Z3 pictures, coming from Japan. You can check out the details yourselves in the images below (and more at the source ...

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    Earlier this week, Sony dropped a bit of a surprise on us all, announcing the Xperia Z4 for Japan – a quiet press event, no international spectacle, just a new phone that isn't even confirmed yet for global release. It wasn't long after the Z4 went official that we started hearing a rumor about Sony's intentions for a proper worldwide flagship, though that could find us waiting until sometime next month. We're still not quite sure just how that phone might arrive, but a new finding today could offer a hint or two, as a handful of new Sony model numbers surface in Indonesia. It's that ...

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    Update: we've asked the question at the end of the post, and it looks like it's been answered. Apparently, the Xperia Z4 is only for Japan, but the rest of the world will get a different flagship by the end of May, according to this report. Finally all the rumors can come to an end as Sony announces the Xperia Z4, one of the most rumored (and leaked) smartphones of the year. It will replace (or at least it will try) the predecessor, the Xperia Z3, which was already an incremental upgrade to the Xperia Z2. If you were expecting a design overhaul, you'll probably be disappointed, as Sony has ...

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    Late last year, Sony Pictures Entertainment went and got itself hacked. What made that so interesting for us was that some leaked emails published in the hack's wake revealed internal marketing plans for the Xperia Z4, and correspondence about strategy and promotional tie-ins also revealed a few renders that sure looked like they could be the upcoming flagship. This week the hack's back in the news, as Wikileaks publishes a new trove of data stemming from it. And as luck would have it, this new release contains some additional smartphone renders. While these are being presented to us as ...

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    It's hard to remember the last time rumors became so confusing about a particular product, but the Sony Xperia Z4 takes the cake. First we heard that Sony was considering ditching the product name, and that all the leaks we saw were based on the Sony Xperia Z3 Neo, and then other leaks claim a more-powerful Sony Xperia Z5 being the company's next flagship. Today the name Xperia Z4 returns to the spotlight, and this time with some changes up its sleeve. First of all, it seems that this new Sony Xperia Z4 will bring some major design changes when compared to all of its predecessors. The ...

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    The past few hours have been busy ones for Sony rumors, as some new reports arrived that attempted to turn our current expectations on their head. One started looking past the Xperia Z4 -which Sony still hasn't launched- to the Z5, while the other took the position that we've been getting a little off-base with this whole Z4 business, and the phone that's actually featured in all those leaks and rumors has been one that will launch as the Z3 Neo. We're still not sure if there's any truth to that, but even if the specific device we've been talking about may be something else, there's little ...

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    Now that we've heard that all those Sony Xperia Z4 rumors might actually refer to a certain "Z3 Neo", we're not sure what to believe anymore. If you're not yet confused, let us help you with that, with the latest set of chatter that talks about a phone coming after the phone that should be coming soon. Yeah... Sony Xperia Z5 rumors are popping up, while we haven't even seen the Xperia Z4 yet (err, the Z3 Neo). Of course, there are several reasons to be extremely skeptical about these bits. Aside from being way too early, the information also comes from a source which has little to no track ...

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    Recent Sony leaks have led most of us to believe that we're seeing imagery and information about the company's next flagship – likely to be dubbed the Xperia Z4 – but we've been skeptical of some. New information from respected leaker ViziLeaks has us scratching our heads now, though. Could these leaks have been representing the Sony Xperia Z3 Neo the entire time? Could the Z4 still be way in the future? Confusion has ensued. The leaker tweeted the following out on Monday: By the way, none of the 'Z4 leaks' are Z4 leaks. Sony has different plans #sayhellotoZ3neo It's pretty ...

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    Even with all the rumors surrounding Sony's intention to sell its Xperia division, that hasn't pulled the company back from being one of the best at timely software updates. The company may have taken a little too long to update the Xperia Z3 a few weeks ago, but it seems that a broader plan behind the update was designed to compensate to other customers for the lost time. Today Sony has announced that users off the Xperia Z3 Dual, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, and Xperia Z Ultra should receive Android Lollipop today. Those of you using the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3 (both variants) ...

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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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