Impressive Xperia Z4 specs leaked as Sony kills the bi-annual flagship nonsense

Impressive Xperia Z4 specs leaked as Sony kills the bi-annual flagship nonsenseTwo 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.

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krogothnx  Oct. 22, 2014 at 15:54

a dedicated amp for sexy sound

About time, the z-series headphone output is appaling.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 22, 2014 at 18:34

a dedicated amp for sexy sound

About time, the z-series headphone output is appaling.


Is it? I thought the Z2 wasn't too bad. And the z3 Compact reviews I saw were praising the sound?

BananaMannn  Oct. 22, 2014 at 19:08

About bloody time sony stopped biannual flagships. Might switch from my iphone 6 to this when it comes out. Already bored of it.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 22, 2014 at 21:06

hahahaha... you're bored of your new phone after a few weeks, but you criticise Sony for its flood of wannabe flagships?

krogothnx  Oct. 23, 2014 at 22:23

I'd love to know if the z3 compact has fixed the headphone output, but I've tested the z, z1 and z2 - they all just have pretty low volume. I've always just thought it was due to the waterproofing but the S5 manages decent enough volume and that's got similar waterproofing - if you google it, its a common complaint of the Z series.

I think phonearena has a comparison of headphone output voltages, and the xperias are definitely on the lower end of the scale.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 23, 2014 at 22:40

I'd love to know if the z3 compact has fixed the headphone output, but I've tested the z, z1 and z2 - they all just have pretty low volume. I've always just thought it was due to the waterproofing but the S5 manages decent enough volume and that's got similar waterproofing - if you google it, its a common complaint of the Z series.

I think phonearena has a comparison of headphone output voltages, and the xperias are definitely on the lower end of the scale.


The Z1 disappointed me in that regard, too... but I thought my disappointment with its camera had clouded my overall judgement?

Wildstyle  Oct. 26, 2014 at 12:19

It's generally their earphones that have low output, using my klipsch earphones sound output is drastically increased in comparison

krogothnx  Oct. 26, 2014 at 13:28

I've never tried the supplied earphones (because theyre always in-ear buds thesedays which are plain awful), I used my Allen & Heath XD-53s for testing.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 26, 2014 at 16:20

are those earphones or SMGs?

BananaMannn  Nov. 1, 2014 at 17:33

hahahaha... you're bored of your new phone after a few weeks, but you criticise Sony for its flood of wannabe flagships?

Na bored of ios. Don't really like it. the build quality of the phone is solid though.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 1, 2014 at 18:10

hahahaha... you're bored of your new phone after a few weeks, but you criticise Sony for its flood of wannabe flagships?

Na bored of ios. Don't really like it. the build quality of the phone is solid though.


Agree, and I know exactly what you mean - I think.
I used an iPhone 6 for 2 weeks or so... Great etc, but somehow...wasted on iOS ;)

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