Two interesting bits of news here, as pertains to Sony smartphone flagships. Firstly, the Japanese manufacturer has reportedly realised that releasing not one but two new flagships every year is a really silly idea. Yeah, we've been saying that for years, guys.
Furthermore, the first batch of Sony Xperia Z4 specs has leaked, and it sounds like a beast. Most powerful phone in the world? Probably.
Credit for the Sony Xperia Z4 news goes to Android Origin, which in turn credits its “trusted sources”.
According to the sources, Sony finally realises it’s reached “saturation point” with smartphones, and that six-month refreshes really aren’t necessary. In fact, annual refreshes are arguably overkill at the moment, but that’s a whole different story.
As such, the Xperia Z4 will be the Sony flagship for a full year, though – somewhat ironically – it’ll touch down around six months after the Xperia Z3, possibly at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015. But after that, it'll be an annual thing.
Rumoured Sony Xperia Z4 specs include a 5.5in QHD (2560 x 1440) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octo-core processor clocked at 2.8GHz, 4GB of RAM, 32GB expandable storage, LTE Cat.6, Bluetooth 4.1, a dedicated amp for sexy sound, and an enhanced camera with a curved sensor.
Yeah, that should keep Sony going until at least MWC 2016, though things will inevitably be a wee bit less exciting around September's IFA. Sorry, Berlin.