There is very little that is not known about the next Sony Xperia flagship. We expected the company to unveil the Xperia Z4 at MWC, but the company made the Xperia M4 Aqua and Xperia Z4 tablet official, while giving the flagship smartphone a skip. Now, tipster @Onleaks has leaked several photos of a fully assembled Xperia Z4 giving us a fair idea on what iterations the new flagship has from its predecessor.
Up until now, we’ve seen the metal frame chassis and spec details. The latest images shows a few major changes, the big one being the absence of the flap-protected insert that housed the microSD and nano-SIM slots just above the phone s power button. The images show that the nano-SIM slot now appears on the top left, and interestingly there is no visibility of the microSD slot anywhere, opening up room for speculation that the company might have ditched the expandable memory option altogether.
The open microUSB port goes to the bottom, again ditching the left-flap insert that was found on the predecessor. As all Xperia smartphones are known for their waterproof capabilities, it will be interesting to see what technology the company has used to enable an open port design. The images also indicate that the magnetic ports on the left have been abandoned altogether, but these images could be the unfinished version, and the final variant may see those additions later.
Finally, the images show off a slightly thinner bezel and possibly a larger display. The proximity sensor is now on the right, instead of the left. Apart from this, the Xperia Z4, with respect to Sony’s OmniBalance design languageis uncannily similar to the Xperia Z3.
From what we ve heard so far, the Sony Xperia Z4 is likely to sport a 5.5-inch display with 2560 1440 screen resolution, and be powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. On the camera front, the handset is pegged to come with a 20.7-megapixel sensor at the back and a 4.8-megapixel wide-angle shooter upfront. Other features include a 3,420mAh battery powering the phone, and IP68 water and dust resistance. The leakster claims that the flagship unveil is expected to be anywhere between June to September.