Well, after numerous rumors and leaks, the Sony Xperia Z4 is officially here although the Japanese electronics giant has announced it only for its home country Japan at present which is a bit surprising. Also, Sony’s new flagship has only a few noteworthy improvements over its predecessor, the Xperia Z3.
The new Sony Xperia Z4 features a 5.2-inch triluminos display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 424 ppi. Under the hood it has a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 2.0GHZ/1.5GHz processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB via a microSD slot.
The primary camera will be the same 20.7MP Exmor RS with LED flash but no OIS (optical Image Stabilization) as yet. However, the rear camera has a new “cooking mode” that helps users to take great shots of food. The handset will have a 5.1MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. The smartphone will draw power from a 2930 mAh battery and it will come with Android 5.0 out-of-the-box.
Dimensions of the new Sony Xperia Z4 are 146mm × 72mm × 6.9mm and it weighs 144 grams. This means it is 4mm thinner and 9 grams lighter compared to Xperia Z3. Its frame is made of polished metal and it is IPX5/IPX8 certified for water resistance and IPX6 for dust resistance. IPX5 means it can withstand 12.5 liters/min of water projected from all directions through a nozzle of 6.3mm diameter from 3m distance for minimum 3 mins. IPX8 means the phone can be submerged in tap water at room temp. up to 1.5 meters for 30 mins.
Sony Xperia Z4 will be available in four color options – White, Black, Copper and Aqua Green. Accessories include a waterproof cover with window available in four colors matching those of the handset. You can receive a call as well as operate the camera and music player with the cover on. The cover is priced at 7,000 yen (about $59) plus tax. A black desktop holder will also be available to hold the phone and charge it.
Sony Xperia Z4 will be available “later this summer” but for now, only in Japan. There is no word from the company about its global release or pricing.