Sony is moving forward with their Xperia Z line, with what seems to be a six-monthly update cycle. With the Xperia Z3 launched in September, and if Sony sticks to the same schedule as earlier this year, we should be seeing the Xperia Z4 around Mobile World Congress(MWC) in February next year. Now a site has published pictures of what they claim is the digitiser for the Xperia Z4.
The shots show the digitiser next to the current digitiser from the Xperia Z3. If it is indeed the one being planned for use on the Xperia Z4, there appears to be some changes in-store for the Xperia Z4 design. The front camera and proximity sensor appear to have been swapped, and the speakers appear to be moved to the very top and bottom of the screen, where small cutouts have been made.
Spec wise, there’s rumours that unlike the Xperia Z2 to Z3 refresh, the Xperia Z4 will receive a significant spec bump. The rumours are suggesting that the Z4 will come with a 5.5″ QHD (2560X1440) resolution display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor and Adreno 430 GPU, also on-board will be 4GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The phone will apparently address another issue which many people have missed: wireless charging. As with all their top of the line phones, the Xperia Z4 is also expected to have an IP68 certification making it dust proof and water resistant.
There’s rumours that Sony could show off the phone in January at CES, but with the Xperia Z3 only just entering the market in the last couple of months, it’s more likely that MWC would be a better fit. With those rumoured specs, we’re pretty sure the Xperia Z4 would make quite the splash.