Sony Xperia XZ3 is undoubtedly one of Sony Mobile's most interesting smartphones from a trusted brand. His successor has great shoes to fill.
Here's everything we know about Xperia XZ4 and XZ4 Compact, as well as a bit of what we would like to see for good measure.
Sony Xperia XZ4 Release Date and Price
It will probably be launched on CMM 2019
Anticipate on February 25, 2019
Sony Mobile announces several smartphones every year. In the past, his portfolio consisted of budgets, averages, sub-brands, and leading brands, all under the auspices of Xperia, although fewer were released these days.
The company is updating its sub-flagship Xperia XZ (formerly Xperia Z) every six months, which means that the Xperia XZ4 must be released at the Mobile World Congress, which will be held at the end of February 2019.
In 2018, Sony announced the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact at the Barcelona Motor Show, and after a few months XZ2 Premium. XZ3 then appeared at IFA 2018 in Berlin, but no Compact model was launched either. We were talking about Compact XZ4, so we hope the Compact model will be back in 2019.
Currently, there is no official, but we expect Xperia XZ4 and XZ4 Compact to announce on February 25, 2019. We expect the largest model to sell at the same price as the XZ3, so close to £ 699.
Xperia XZ4 design
Expected IP65 / 68
It can be bigger than XZ3
Is the fingerprint sensor mounted again?
The Sony Xperia XZ3 completely disturbed the Xperia range. It was a move away from the OmniBalance design we expected from the Xperia device, scrolling on the curved back, edging edges and reduced frame around the screen.
Based on some CAD rendering of @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, the Xperia XZ4 may return to the presence of a fingerprint sensor. A rendering shows the camera's dedicated camera button in the same position as it was on an Xperia device for a while, with the power button, volume control, and fingerprint sensor all at the right edge.
The bottom of the USB Type-C is no surprise, while the back has three camera lenses in the centre, top, and the front shows what looks like the specs of the top and bottom of the screen, like the Samsung S9. and S9 +.
According to CAD images, the Xperia XZ4 will measure 166.9 x 72.4 x 8.2 mm, which represents a large increase compared to the XZ3 dimensions of 158 x 73 x 9.9 mm. Remember that these CAD images are not official, even if most of what suggests is convincing, even if we are not convinced in the fingerprint sensor, especially since XZ4 should be more like XZ3.
It would be very surprising to us that Sony will return to the side fingerprint sensor after turning to the Xperia XZ2, but it usually takes time to catch up with trends - for example, Quad HD does not wait for the sensor in the view. You never know.
Compact design Xperia XZ4
The 3.5mm headphone jack may remain
Shorter and greater than XZ4
Assumed dimensions: 139.9 x 66.5 x 9.3 mm
Sony Xperia XZ4 Compact also appeared in some waterproof renders, created by @OnLeaks and released this time on CompareRaja. The images show a design similar to what we first saw with the compact, with a body shorter and bigger than its bigger brother.
The XZ4 Compact looks like a lens with a single camera on the back, a side-by-side power button with a built-in fingerprint sensor, a large frame at the top and the bottom of the screen as the previous generation, 3.5 mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C. It is reported to measure approximately 139.9 x 66.5 x 9.3 mm.
Based on leak estimates, it seems that Sony will keep a certified Compact model design.
Xperia XZ4 and XZ4 compact screens
Expected OLED for XZ4
Rumours of 6.5 inches / 5 inches
Quad HD + designed for XZ4
HDR for XZ4
As we do not expect the screen to have an integrated fingerprint sensor, it would also be incredible to see Sony opt for an XZ4-engraved screen - like OnePlus 6T - and we certainly do not expect a slider phone. - as a spell of honour 2.
The Xperia XZ3 has an excellent display, so we expect the XZ4 to be delayed, though the CAD images show that the screen will increase to 6.5 inches compared to the 6-inch XZ3 display. He also claimed that he might not be bent as XZ3, which would be a shame.
We expect Sony to use OLED for the XZ4 panel, regardless of its size, and we expect at least a Quad HD + resolution again. Sony praised XZ3. We do not expect him to drop the ball into this heirloom zone.
The HDR cell phone will probably be on XZ4, along with Sony's advanced X-Reality, Triluminos and HDR technology. We also expected a ratio of 18: 9.
Meanwhile, the XZ4 Compact will have a 5-inch display. We did not expect OLED or Quad HD + resolution for a smaller model to reduce costs. It also appears to be a standard 16: 9 image format based on lost images.
Sony Xperia XZ4 cameras
Triple lens rear camera should XZ4
Based on MySmartPrice CAD leakage, the Sony Xperia XZ4 will have three rear camera lenses, a trend launched by the Huawei P20 Pro launches in the first half of 2018.
The page does not indicate what the three-lens system had on XZ4, but we expected the main sensor, telephoto zoom sensor and depth sensor for these popular bokeh effect effects. We also expected the Motion Eye to match the sensor to play the role somewhere, enabling slower video in 1080p.
For years, Sony has used artificial intelligence in the camera system of its smartphone, with features such as predictive shooting. We expected to find them on XZ4, with some improvements.
The company has serious competition in this area, like Huawei, Google and Samsung come out of the park regarding camera results. This is an area where Sony should focus on the XZ4 since it is the area that XZ3 has lightly dropped.
Meanwhile, the XZ4 Compact should only have one rear camera.
Hardware and software
The Qualcomm Snapdragon platform expected
At least 4 GB of RAM / 64 GB of storage
Sony is one of the most talented Qualcomm fans. Xperia XZ4 is expected to incorporate the latest chipset company. This chipset should be Snapdragon 855, which should be released soon on top of the company, although it has already been filtered on MySmartPrice.
In addition to the latest Snapdragon platform, the Xperia XZ4 should offer at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as well as microSD support up to 512GB. RAM and internal storage.
The Xperia XZ3 has a battery capacity of 3330 mAh. We expect it to be the same for XZ4. However, if the size increase is correct, MySmartPrice suggests that the exact number is correct, we could see the increase. The wireless fee will undoubtedly be supported as well as quick charging.
As for the software, the Xperia XZ4 will almost certainly be launched on Android Pie with Sony's top software. We had features such as Side Sense, launched on Xperia XZ3, with some add-ons.
This feature will be updated when new rumours appear on the Xperia XZ4.