The new rumours say the Xperia Z4 will have a super-sharp 5.5in display, 20 megapixel camera and pack in more muscle than The Expendables trilogy. Let’s take a closer look at Sony’s new smartphone hope…
Wow, Sony really churns phones out, doesn't it? The Xperia Z3 has only been available for a short time, but details of its successor have already been leaked.
The information was sent to handset database GSMArena.com. The source previously revealed accurate information about the Sony Z3 Tablet Compact, which gives the rumours some credence - although as ever with this sort of thing, it's sensible to retain a healthy level of scepticism.
If the information is accurate, the Xperia Z4 won't be anything drastically new design-wise, but it's packing a lot of muscle. The 5.5in display will have a quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440, much like the LG G3, and there will be a 20.7 megapixel (MP) camera with a new curved sensor.
Crack it open, and you'll supposedly find a 2.8GHz quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM. Internal storage will start at 32GB as opposed to the Xperia Z3's 16GB. It'll include the latest 4G connectivity, making it capable of supporting download speeds of up 300Mb, and there's a dedicated amp on board for top-notch sound quality.
Perhaps the most interesting news is that, according to the source, Sony may be abandoning its six-month release cycle. The Xperia Z2 and Z3 were released within half a year of each other, but the Xperia Z4 will be Sony's sole flagship handset for 2015.
As for when it'll be out, the source points to the Z4 being officially revealed at Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile industry exhibition, in March 2015.