Quietly announced a couple of days ago, the Sony Xperia Z4 is by no means a bad phone, but everyone seems to agree that it falls somewhat short of expectations. It doesn’t mean that the Z4 lineup will go down in history as disappointing, though, since Sony may have a chance to correct its mistake pretty soon. According to the latest rumors, the company could be working on two variants of the Xperia Z4. Called Xperia Z4 Ultra and Xperia Z4 Compact, the devices may arrive this summer as bigger and mini versions of the Xperia Z4.
Xperia Z4 Ultra and Xperia Z4 Compact – What to expect.
While no names were mentioned, certain Sony phones were spotted in an Indonesian Telecom regulatory list and their model numbers hint that they could be the successors of the Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. One of the handsets has model number E5803 which bears striking resemblance to the Xperia Z3 Compact D5803. The other was listed with E6683 and E6883 model numbers which appear to follow the Xperia Z Ultra C6683/C6803. The Z4 Compact also showed up in a catalog from Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo under the carrier coding SO-04G. Since the Z3 Compact has carrier coding SO-02G, it would be a logical assumption that SO-04G is a successor.
Rumor has it that the Xperia Z4 Compact could come with a 4.7-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 20.7-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The Z4 Ultra is rumored to boast a massive 6.44-inch or 5.9-inch Quad HD display, a larger battery, a 16-megapixel camera, 4GB of RAM and a stylus.
The first speculations regarding the Ultra and Compact models date back to November last year and now they finally begin to take more solid shape, though still are far from official. If the rumored specs materialize in actual devices, it will confirm that Sony is going to keep the tradition of releasing multiple variants of its flagship phone featuring similar high-end specs but differing in size. This is great news especially for potential users of the Xperia Z4 Compact as it means that they won’t have to sacrifice premium experience for easier to handle dimensions.