The moment of truth is finally here, after tons of leaks and rumours; Sony has finally revealed the Xperia Z4 officially. There was a time rumours started flooding in that Sony will be giving up on the Z series to focus on consumer devices but now it seems Sony is back with a bang.
Before we begin, do keep in mind that unlike the jump from Z2 to Z3. The jump from Z3 to Z4 is definitely worthy. The most notable change is the change in processor, instead of somewhat old but solid Snapdragon 801, Sony Xperia Z4 is packed with a 64 bit octa-core Snapdragon 810. Early rumours suggested that the RAM will be 4 gigs but it still remains at 3 which is fairly understandable how the competition hasn’t moved a bit either. Another upgrade we are seeing is the front facing camera which is 5.1 megapixel with FHD recording. The back camera is the same 20.7 megapixel shooter with all the old bells and whistles as well as new ones. Sony again is using a 5.2 inch screen with FHD resolution, but considering how the Z3 offered one of the brightest displays while maintaining the size and resolution, this one will be better.
Sony’s given us 32 gigs of internal storage that will be expandable; earlier rumours suggested that the company is getting rid of micro SD card slot. The phone has an exposed micro-USB port and yet it still maintains the water resistance Sony is known for. It carries IP6X dust and IPX5/IPX8 certification.
The battery took a downgrade and now is at 2,930 mAh but considering how Sony improved even after downgrading the battery in Z3 and Z3c, it’s safe to say that this won’t disappoint. The whole hardware is powered by Android 5.x Lollipop with Sony’s custom skin which comes with minimum bloatware. Xperia Z4 also happens to be thinner at just 6.9mm.
The phone will be available in white, black, aqua green and copper. More details will be available in coming days.