The Sony Xperia Z4 release date is supposedly going to be delayed until June, even though we had thought that it might have been set for April or May previously. Fact of the matter is that when the Sony Entertainment email accounts were hacked, information about product placement of the phone in James Bond Spectre revealed that the Xperia Z4 release date would be set between May and November, so a June date is actually quite good, if it turns out to be true. As usual, as a disclaimer: these are still just rumors, so take them with a grain of salt. Leave your opinions and expectations of the Sony Xperia Z4 in the comments below so that we can look back and see what we got right and what we got wrong.
Once again, the Xperia Z4 release date and new photos were leaked on the internet, but this time thanks to WikiLeaks instead of foreign hacker groups. The leaked Xperia Z4 photos pretty much confirm what we had seen in smartphone renders in the previous emails that were leaked, namely a metal build, a traditional Xperia design language and a blend between the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3. We also get a glimpse of a possible tagline for the new flagship: “the new metal experience”. I for one am getting tired of companies all striving to make metal the trend and the must-have build in smartphones. How about you guys? How many of you do actually prefer plastic over metal, such as I?
Anyhow, the leaked Xperia Z4 photos show off a slightly more rounded design, but the button placement and the overall feel of the phone remains the same. I think that we’re looking at an absence of glass on the back panel, which might be a really good decision seeing as glass on the back is usually code for fingerprint magnet. You might have heard that Sony is going to be revealing a new phone tomorrow, which is exciting, but we’re not expecting the Xperia Z4 to show up in all honesty.
The leaks include mentions of the Xperia Z4 tablet, which is going to be waterproof, but don’t give out much information about the rest of the specs of either the tablet or the flagship smartphone. What we’re really curious about is how Sony is going to handle the Compact line-up this year. Many people have voiced their opinions about the Xperia Z3 Compact and the majority agreed that it was their preferred release. Now we’re not sure if there’s going to be an Xperia Z4 and an Xperia Z4 Compact or if Sony will take feedback into consideration and just release the Compact version of the phone as the flagship. We’ll have to see, but our hunch is that the latter scenario is more of a possibility seeing as CEO Kazuo Hirai stressed that the smartphone division of Sony needs to rethink strategy in order to remain profitable. We’ll be back tomorrow once we find out what the big reveal is all about, in the meantime you can glare at the leaked Xperia Z4 photos and hope for the best.