Sony hasn't had a good week with the leaking of over 200,000 documents and e-mails. But one e-mail revealed mockup images of the upcoming Xperia Z4, which may have forced Sony to announce its latest smartphone despite also signaling that it may exit the smartphone market completely.
The Xperia Z4 will be available in Japan around the middle of the year and will feature a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, a wide-angle 20.7MP camera, Android 5.0, and a water-resistant metal-and-glass body. Sony didn't confirm a price, but said it will be in the high-end market to challenge Apple and Samsung.
|Product name||Xperia Z4|
|Dimensions (h × w × t)||About 146mm × about 72mm × about 6.9mm|
|Display||Liquid crystal||Birds Luminous display for mobile|
|Size||About 5.2 inches|
|Resolution (number of pixels)||1920 × 1080|
|OS||Android ™ 5.0|
|Built-in memory (ROM / RAM)||32GB / 3GB|
|SD memory card slot||Yes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (maximum 128GB))|
|Processor||2.0GHz / 1.5GHz Okutakoa|
|External connection||Bluetooth®||Bluetooth® 4.1|
|External device||microUSB / MHL / headset connection terminal|
|The main software||Sony Mobile original software||Music applications, such as album application|
|Google provides pre-installed software||Google PLAY ™, Google Maps ™, Gmail ™, Google Search ™, such as YouTube ™|
|Camera function||Main camera||About 20.7 million pixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor Exmor RS for mobile|
|Front camera||About 5.1 million pixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor Exmor R for mobile|
|Camera shake correction||Yes, electronic (video / still image)||Auto focus||Yes (video / still image)|
|Motion picture||Image size
4K (2160p), full HD 60fps (1080p) / Full HD 30fps (1080p) / HD (720p) / VGA (480p) / MMS
Full HD (1080p) / HD (720p) / VGA (480p) / MMS
|Photo Light||Yes, main camera only|
|Still image||Image size
20.7MP (4: 3) / 15.5MP (16: 9) / 8MP (4: 3) / 8MP (16: 9) / 3MP (4: 3) / 2MP (16: 9)
5MP (4: 3) / 3.7MP (16: 9) / 2MP (4: 3) / 2M (16: 9)
|Flash||Yes, main camera only||Smile Shutter||Yes|
|Waterproof / dustproof||Yes / Yes (IPX5 / 8, IP6X)|
|Wi-Fi||IEEE802.11a / b / g / n (2.4GHz / 5GHz) / ac compliant, MIMO support|
|Major Languages||Japanese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Dutch, English (UK), English (US), French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish , Turkish, etc.|
White, Black, Copper, Aqua Green
The announcement comes as a surprise after Sony signaled it will scale down its underperforming operations such as smartphones to focus on its more successful products. The company said it would no longer pursue sales growth and has not ruled out an exit from the smartphone market completely.
As yet there is no word on any release outside of Japan.