Sony announces the Xperia Z4

Sony Xperia Z4Sony has recently announced the latest in their flagship Android phone series, the Xperia Z4, the follow-up to the popular Xperia Z3. This has been a very long-awaited smartphone probably should have shown up at CES and Mobile World Congress 2015.

The Xperia Z4 flagship phone has a full metal body and will have a 5.2 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution. The camera on the rear is quite something at 20.7 Megapixels, and the front-facing one is also pretty advanced for its kind at 5.1 Megapixels. Inside will be a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 with 3 GB RAM with 32 GB of storage, upgradeable up to 128 GB with the microSD slot.

As an added bonus, the handset is IP6 certified for dust and IP5 and IP8 certified for water. This means that it is protected against “Water projected by a nozzle (6.3 mm) against enclosure from any direction” and can be submerged to 4.92 feet for as long as 30 minutes without damages.

The battery will be at 2930 mAh, and the phone is 6.9 mm thin, weighing in at 144 grams. Compared to the Xperia Z3, it has taken off weight as the Z4 is 8 grams lighter, and it is also .4 mm thinner.

Of course, the Sony Xperia Z4 will have the latest version of Android, Lollipop (also known as Android L or Android 5.0), right out of the box. I am told that it will be making an appearance in Japan this summer, but I don’t have a price or more exact release date.


Mobile World Congress 2015 will unveil many new phones: HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6, Sony Xperia Z4, and Lenovo phone

Mobile World Congress 2015In case you are not aware, there is a a huge conference in Barcelona Spain that perhaps I will attend one day. There are going to be a lot of new phones on display there.

I’ll start with the one that I am probably going to get with the Samsung S6. Of course, I it is a sequel to Samsung S5, and I would imagine that the screen will be bigger and it might have a similar curved display of the Galaxy Edge. It will be very interesting to see where this goes.

Then there will be the HTC One M9, the next step from HTC’s flagship One M8. It was rumored that this would show up at CES 2015, but tradition has HTC unveiling the latest version of the One at MWC.

Samsung S6Then there is the Sony Xperia Z4, sequel to the Z3. It is possible that the Z4 could have a tablet brother as well.

These are the big three phones that will be at MWC 2015, and there is another one from Lenovo. In fact, there will be a lot of Lenovo phoens like the Vibe Max. The Vibe Max plans to have a 6 inch display with QHD resolution.

So, here’s what we can expect from MWC 2015, and I’m sure there will be more. I’ll see if I can’t report on them as they get announced next week.