With possibly just weeks to go until the launch of the inevitable Sony Xperia Z4 (we're thinking CES 2015 in Las Vegas in January), things still seem entirely up in the air, with various conflicting rumours swirling – particularly as pertains to Z4 specs.
There’s every chance this latest story is purely guesswork, too, but it’s a good excuse to speculate about the phone regardless. Ready for another batch of Sony Xperia Z4 specs? Let's dance!
This time out we’re perusing PhoneArena, which credits an anonymous “source” that previously provided iPhone 6 schematics “and a few other tips”.
According to this dude (or dudette), Sony Xperia Z4 specs include – for starters – a 5.2in QHD display. This is one of the biggest points of contention: will the Sony Xperia Z4 be simply 1080p Full HD (same as the Xperia Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3), or match the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 with a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440)?
For what it’s worth, our money’s on the latter. Rumour has it the Xperia Z4 will mark the beginning of an annual smartphone flagship cycle for Sony (as opposed to the current 6-month silliness), so this thing will have to last until 2016.
Another debating point is the Sony Xperia Z4’s processor: will it rock the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, or will it be one of the first phones with the Snapdragon 810? Here the source is saying Snapdragon 805, but in either case, we’re not too concerned about performance.
Finally we have Sony’s new 21MP IMX230 camera sensor. It was officially detailed last month, and its ETA of April 2015 would suggest the Sony Xperia Z4 will arrive around the same time.
In the same article, PhoneArena is fairly dismissive of a second tip suggesting the Sony Xperia Z4 will be 1080p, noting that the accompanying specs include a TBD “BATERRY”. Oops.