The curvy Sony Xperia XZ2 and the Xperia XZ3 marked radical shifts in design for Sony, which had been releasing somewhat dated-looking phones up until then. Now, it looks like the company is prepping a follow-up to the Xperia XZ3, likely to be called the Sony Xperia XZ4, and it may do something different with the look once more.
Interested in the Sony Xperia XZ4? Here’s everything you need to know.
The Sony Xperia XZ4 could be a real smartphone powerhouse and feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, according to a leak published on the Weibo social network. It comes from noted phone leaker Ice Universe, who states the Snapdragon 855 will be joined by 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 256GB of internal storage space. The screen will apparently measure 6.55 inches and have a 21:9 aspect ratio, making it long and thin, which fits in with previous rumors.
Additionally, a 3,900mAh battery will reportedly provide the energy, there will be a three-camera setup on the back, and a super-wide-angle selfie camera too. Also fitting with other rumors is a fingerprint sensor on the side of the phone, which Sony has also used in the past. Finally, a 3.5mm headphone jack will be part of the phone’s body.
MySmartPrice and Onleaks have leaked what could be the best look we’ll get of the Xperia XZ4 before it’s released. The leak basically shows CAD-based renders of the phone, which show the device from all angles. Notably, on the front can be seen a large display that isn’t quite edge-to-edge, but is certainly more so than previous Sony phones. The phone appears to have a 21:9 aspect ratio and MySmartPrice notes that it will have dimensions of 166.9 x 72.4 x 8.2 mm. A leak from Ice Universe, taken from Weibo, says the phone will be 8.9mm thick.
Perhaps more interesting than the front of the phone, however, is the back which shows a tri-lens setup. In other words, the Xperia XZ4 could be Sony’s first phone to feature a three-lens camera, which will hopefully open it up to high-quality photography. Leaker Ice Universe also mentions the XZ4 having three cameras on the back, and adds the camera will have a large sensor and optical image stabilization.
The phone also doesn’t appear to have a fingerprint sensor on the back. MySmartPrice speculates that the sensor may be embedded in the power button on the side, which a leak from Ice Universe also states. However, it’s possible the phone could have an in-display fingerprint sensor, which will likely become much more common in 2019.
Price and release date
Sony has been sticking with a biannual release schedule for the Xperia line in the past few years, and given that the Xperia XZ3 was released in October, we expect to see the new Xperia XZ4 around April. When it comes to pricing, the Xperia XZ3 came at $900. We expect the Xperia XZ4 to come at a similar price.
We’ll update this article as we hear more about the new Sony Xperia XZ4.
Updated on December 6, 2018: Added leaked specification for the Xperia XZ4.