Sony Xperia Z4 front panel appears to leak, gets compared to Z3
Last week we saw Sony get a (very) early start to the early 2015 trade show season, which will bring us CES, MWC, and a whole boatload of new devices. Sony announced its schedule for its CES press conference, and while it isn’t yet sharing any tantalizing details about what it will be bringing to show off, rumors have been quick to suggest that an Xperia Z4 could be in the cards: after all, we got the Xperia Z2 last winter (though that one was at MWC, not CES). With a possible launch under two months away, leaks are already starting to reveal details about this rumored hardware, and today we get a look at what’s purported to be the front panel and display that will go into the Z4.
The screen/digitizer panel is depicted here against the Z3’s, revealing both changes and similarities. Speaker placement is maybe the most obvious adjustment, with the front-facing speakers moving closer to the ends of the phone, not dissimilar to the design we see with models like the Nexus 9 tablet.
The other big take-away from this is that the Z4 should be roughly the same size as the Z3. That’s comforting for users for whom five inches already feels big, and moving up to six inches would be even more unwieldy.
What we don’t get is confirmation of resolution, though rumors have claimed it’s finally time for Sony to embrace a 2K display. We’ve still got plenty of time before CES, with ample opportunity for new evidence to arrive.