We’ve been hearing rumors that the Sony Xperia Z4 might be missing from MWC, rumors which, if true, will testify to the fact that Sony will be breaking the highly criticised business model of releasing a flagship device every six months. The 2014 MWC brought us the Xperia Z2, followed up by the Xperia Z3 at the 2014 IFA in Berlin. Other rumors, including this report we’re looking at today, claim that there will indeed be an Xperia Z4 in Barcelona, and, specifically, at the March 2 special event.
MWC or no MWC, a picture of what is claimed to be the front panel of the Sony Xperia Z4 has leaked. If we play along for a second and do intend to believe that this Sony Xperia Z4 leak is indeed genuine, then we’ll spot a couple of things: first, the dual front-facing speakers will return to the elongated shape on the Xperia Z2 (the Xperia Z3 has smaller cutouts), and will be moved back to the very top and bottom of the glass. Second, the front facing camera and sensors switch places, as the webcam moves to the left, while the sensors move to the right (pretty much the opposite of what we’ve seen on the Z2 and Z3).
The top and bottom bezels, highly criticised as well, are still there (probably for sound and other technology, waterproofing, who knows) and we’re seeing that the white version will have a white faceplate, like on the Z3, and opposed to the Z2, which had a black faceplate even for the white phone.
There’s not much else to go by here, but the report also claims knowledge of some of the upcoming specs: the screen size and resolution will reportedly stay the same, at 5.2 inches and 1080p, while the processor will either be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (up from the 801 on both the Z2 and Z3, which are still pretty snappy), 3 GB of RAM, and a brand new camera sensor.