Sony to show Xperia Z4 Ultra in January


Sony apparently loves its flagship smartphones and for this reason it prepares another one that – the new Xperia Z4 Ultra is set to debut in January in Consumers Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next year. This will be almost a third high end model handset from the Japanese company for one year. Xperia Z2 was launched in February 2014, and in September we saw the Xperia Z3.

The latest report from PhoneArena reveals most of the vital tech specs of the new Xperia Z4 Ultra and points out the alleged show off date – 5th of January. This means that the most possible arena for introducing the new model will be CES.

Xperia Z4 Ultra tech specs

Actually it will be two models – standard 5.4-inches Xperia Z4 and a even bigger Xperia Z4 Ultra. The second version will come 5.9-inches screen. According to the rumors they will be Quad HD Triliminos display and will house the current generation processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. In first glance this will be surprise but in second thought Sony prefers not to use the latest CPU in its smartphones and 805 series fits well into this speculation.

In addition the Xperia Z4 Ultra will have 4GB of RAM and will run the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. The RAM is a little bit a lot, but Sony loves to put a lot of memory to its handsets also it will help to tackle the custom software shell that the company adds atop of the OS.

Camera differences

Except the screen size another big differentiator of the two models will be the camera. Sony is famous with its camera quality in its Xperia line and this time is not an exception. The normal Xperia Z4 will have the traditional 20.7MP camera with the next generation sensor. The bigger Xperia Z4 Ultra will have a little bit smaller 16MP camera.

The interesting part is that Sony just unveiled the new sensor with 20.7MP resolution so it might end up into the Xperia Z4. Also the company said that it works on a 16MP version so the rumors for the Xperia Z4 Ultra fits perfectly.

The last part of the report said the bigger version will be the thinnest – only 5.7 mm. This is incredible thin for a 5.9-inches smartphone if it comes true.

So how much those rumors are accurate. Given the Sony’s product policy in the last year and how it released two flagship models in six months it sounds pretty plausible. The CES will be the perfect scene for such showcase and it will fit the traditional winter launch we saw this year with a Xperia Z2 in MWC in Barcelona. Only this time Sony might change the places for the debut.

Plausibility for tech specs and release date of Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Ultra – 75%

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