Sony reveals its latest high-end smartphone, Xperia Z4

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
Mass About 144g
Battery capacity 2930mAh
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
DLNA Yes
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)
Self-timer Yes
Motion picture Image size
(Pixels)

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
(Pixels)

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)
NFC Yes
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.
Color variations

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.

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