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Sony Xperia Z4 could omit microSD expansion

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The Sony Xperia Z4 will echo the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 and launch without microSD expansion, latest reports have suggested.

Having failed to make an appearance at MWC 2015 last week, the Xperia Z4 has since been the subject of multiple leaks, with latest insight claiming users will have to make do with limited internal storage.

As with both of its aforementioned rivals, it appears the Z4 will sacrifice microSD expansion in order to adopt a slimmer, unibody design.

Based on teased images seen by PhoneArena, it appears that the Z4 will line up a full 1mm slimmer than its predecessor, the Sony Xperia Z3, with a 6.3mm thick form.

Despite ditching expandable memory, at present it is unclear what internal storage options Sony will bestow its next flagship phone with.

Early this week we saw the Galaxy S6 trade in microSD expansion in favour of launching in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB guises.

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Further specs expected to be bestowed on the Z4 include Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, a new 20-megapixel, OIS-enhanced primary camera and a 5.2-inch QHD display.

What’s more, it is expected the handset will echo the recently unveiled Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia M4 Aqua in boasting waterproof abilities without the need for USB port coverings.

The Xperia Z4 release date is still shrouded in much mystery, but Sony has told us to expect the handset to land well before September.

shnatiw

March 7, 2015, 4:15 pm

That would be a real shame if true. Lets hope not. But, it looks like the Z4 could be a class leading flagship smartphone. It's camera is certainly shaping up to be the best of the bunch. But what could be the deciding factor is the inclusion of waterproofing. The peace of mind this gives is often overlooked. And not having to need a usb port cover is even better. They always get looser and looser over time, as the one on my S5 has.

Guest

March 7, 2015, 6:57 pm

Oh no not another one

Gezati

March 8, 2015, 3:57 am

The flap on the left side of the Z4 is larger than the Z3`s. I think that`s where you put in your sim and SD card. The new Z4 tablet and M4 Aqua both have open micro usb port that`s waterproof so i assume the micro usb port on the bottom of the Z4 is the same.

blim ey

March 8, 2015, 10:35 pm

i am thinking of switching my phone to sony, but... if the micro sd is omitted. i rather look somewhere else.

chaosdefinesorder

March 9, 2015, 1:06 pm

The interesting one is the lack of their usual magnetic charging dock connector on the left side... many are suggesting this might be evidence of wireless charging

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