Sony announces the Xperia Z4 for Japan, second flagship forthcoming

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It’s hard to surprise people with a new smartphone release, and while we knew the Sony Xperia Z4 was coming, we didn’t expect what Sony unveiled today. The Sony Xperia Z4 is official, but it’s only going to be launched in Japan as a second handset is said to be in the works for everyone else.

We took a jab at HTC for the slightly improved HTC One M9, and it looks like Sony has gone down the same path. The company issued a release today announcing the Sony Xperia Z4, which looks a lot like the Z3, but with some slight improvements. The handset will sport a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and get its power from a Snapdragon 810. You’ll get 3GB of RAM to work with, and the storage capacity is listed at 32GB, but expandable up to 128GB.

As for the cameras, the Xperia Z4 will have a 20.MP sensor on its backside to go along with a 5.1MP snapper on the front. It’s water-resistant like the previous models, and gets its juice from a 2,930mAh battery. The Xperia Z4 will roll out in Black, White, Aqua Green and Copper running Android 5.0 straight out of the box.

Sony announced the Xperia Z4 as coming to Japan later this summer with no word of an international release. Not long after the initial announcement, a report surfaced saying the Xperia Z4 will be a regional release for Japan and that the rest of the world will get a different smartphone. That said, there’s been no word on how different that smartphone will be so we’re not sure if we’ll see a different processor or a new design.

Sony has always befuddled us with their release dates and incremental upgrades, and the Xperia Z4 release falls right in line with the companies previous shenanigans. Variants are common with smartphone manufacturers these days, and if the new rumor pans out, we may see the next version of the Sony Xperia Z4 towards the end of May.

via – Phonearena,    Source: Sony

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