Sony might not reveal its new flagship Xperia Z4 in MWC in Barcelona, at least the latest rumors suggested such possibility. According to the speculations the Japanese company will launch a mid-range smartphone during the World Mobile Congress. The release of the flagship is supposedly postponed for the summer of 2015.
The evidence for such move comes from a couple of unofficial information about the plans of the company.
This is the so called “Bond pitch” leak – an email correspondence from Sony Pictures for the Agent 007 movie. In it the Hollywood star Daniel Craig will receive $5 mln for just using the new smartphone. In this email is mention that those models are planned for May/November release. And this fueled the speculations that we may not see the flagship Xperia Z4 in MWC, but instead sometime between May and November.
On the other hand Sony has a model that passed the US FCC regulatory approval in mid-January. Some experts claims that it might be a mid-range smartphone instead of a flagship. In the fillings to FCC there aren’t enough information for either confirming or dismissing such claims.
The question will be a flagship Xperia Z4 in MWC is tricky. The next movie with James Bond – “Spectre” – is scheduled for 6-th of November US release. So given the “Bond pitch” leaks and the past experience with “Skyfall” it is more probably the next high-end device to appear in the period between August to November. Like the Xperia T did.
The absence of leaks before MWC in Barcelona support this assumption.
There is always hope that Sony may release two flagships this year like the Japanese company did in 2014. So it is possible to see the flagship Xperia Z4 in MWC in March and some upgraded version with autumn release for the new Bond’s movie. Or some special edition model for the movie.
One way to be more sure about Sony’s plans is to watch for rumors and leaks in the coming weeks which can confirm the possible presentation of the flagship Xperia Z4 in MWC. The smartphone is very anticipated, because it is expected that Sony will present a lot of devices under the Xperia Z4 brand. The rumors are suggesting for at least two to three form factors for the handsets, and more two to three tablets.
Plausibility for delayed launch – 75%
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