If you are at least a little bit familiar with how smartphone market works, you probably know that flagship phones are upgraded about once a year, give or take a few weeks. It made perfect sense years ago when it simply wasn’t possible to introduce significant improvements more frequently. Today, however, when we witness new technologies being unveiled virtually every day, phones, and electronic devices in general, age much faster. Sony is aware of that and that’s why the company launches new phones twice a year. Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia Z3, was released four months ago, and now we are awaiting for the arrival of its successor, the Sony Xperia Z4.
Sony Xperia Z4 may be announced in a few weeks at Mobile World Congress 2015
The first rumors regarding the handset surfaced merely a month after the Xperia Z3 went official. The phone then leaked a few times more making us believe that Sony was planning to present the Z4 to the world at CES 2015. However, CES ended a week ago and we didn’t hear a word about the device. Don’t worry, though. It appears that the announcement is imminent as the Xperia Z4 just got certified by Japanese authorities for KDDI, NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank mobile operators. All three versions support LTE, including VoLTE.
Officially nothing is known about the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4. Unofficially, though, we heard a thing or two regarding the phone’s specs. The Z4 allegedly will have the same 5.2-inch (not 5.5-inch as claimed before) Triluminos display as the Z3, but will bump the resolution to QHD, and will be dust and waterproof. The handset is also rumored to come with the latest Snapdragon 810 processor paired with a massive 4GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory. Sony may also release the phone with Qi wireless charging.
Despite all the rumors, many details about the Xperia Z4 are still missing. However, the fact that the phone just got its certification in Japan clearly suggests that we won’t have to wait long to find out all the details that we don’t know. In just a few weeks another big event, the Mobile World Congress, will take place and it’s very likely that Sony will make the Xperia Z4 official then.