News by Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014.
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Sony may have only just started rolling out its new Xperia Z3 flagship, but we are already hearing plenty about the next version the Xperia Z4. Typically when rumors start for the next flagship device immediately after the launch of the latest model, we dismiss them, such as current iPhone 7 rumors for example. However, such is Sony's launch model, these rumors are actually worth paying attention to.Yes, the Xperia Z3 is brand new, but it probably only has around six months as Sony's flagship device until it is replaced. The Japanese company updates its core high end devices once every six months; infuriating for customers yes, but interesting to see how the company keeps things fresh. Sony achieves that by making one of the two yearly flagships to a minimum update, while the other is reserved as the next generation attack. For example, the Xperia Z3 is a stunning smartphone in almost every way, but it is hard to argue that it is not merely a minor improvement over the also fantastic Xperia Z2. The Z3 also lacks some core specs found on rivals, such as a Snapdragon 805 or a Quad HD screen. That's because Sony's mid-year launch is usually the refresh device, while the early year launch is the big new flagship. So, when the company rolls out the Xperia Z4 at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) in Barcelona next March, expect it to be a show stopper that competes with every device currently available. PhoneArena has tapped up some sources and found out some spec details about the upcoming handset. In fact, it seems most of the core specs are detailed: 5.5-inch Quad HD screen (1440×2560 pixels) Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit chip 4GB of RAM (possible due to 64-bit architecture) 32GB of internal storage, no word whether it will have a microSD card slot New curved Exmor camera with improved 20MP sensor Stereo speakers with amplifiers speakers a la HTC BoomSound LTE Cat. 6 connectivity support for download speeds of up to 300 Mbps Bluetooth 4.1 A true beast then (4GB of RAM!), and while some of these specs may change, they do seem about right for what to expect at the very high end at the moment. It is also worth noting that the Sony Xperia Z4 could be among the first devices to boast the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. source: PhoneArena
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.