Sony on Monday, announced its latest flagship smartphone Xperia Z4, and will be available in Japanese markets in summer. The smartphone features 5.2-inch fullHD 1080p display and other upgrades, when compared with last year’s flagship Xperia Z3.
Sony Xperia Z4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC 64-bit octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 32Gb internal storage, expandable to 128Gb via MicroSD card. The device features Android 5.0 Lollipop and a 2,390mAh battery. The phone incorporates an aluminium design, weighs 144 grams and is 6.9mm thin.
Xperia flagship series promises impressive camera capabilities, with 20.7MP primary camera and a wide-angle 5.1MP camera for selfie enthusiasts. The device will be available in White, Black, Copper and Aqua colors. The Xperia Z4 will also be IP6 certified dust proof and IP5 and IP8 certification for water resistance. The smartphone can remain waterproof for about 30 minutes in 4.93 feet of water.
Sony Xperia Z4 will be pre-loaded with its own mobile software, including Google Play, YouTube and others. The company has not revealed the pricing and availability in worldwide markets.
Sony is also offering accessories for Xperia Z4 like waterproof cover window, priced at $59. The latest model comes in the way of the company’s poor sales in the smartphone division, and the company is focusing on cutting costs. Recently Hikori Totoki was appointed to head the mobile unit, who is increasingly targeting the upper market, dominated by Apple and Samsung.
During a news conference, Hikori stated that there was a broad variety of smartphones in the range of $100 to $1,400. He added that he wanted to focus on the upper half. Sony had mentioned in February that it would scale down TV and mobile operations, and focus on profitable business like video games and sensors.[ Source ]