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Sony Xperia Z4: Walkman edition reportedly in the works

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Sony Xperia Z4 Music Walkman edition

Listen up, audiophiles – Sony might be aiming its next blower straight at your lugholes, if the latest internet chatter is to be believed.

According to Japanese site iGeek, Sony is planning a music-focused ‘Walkman’ variant of its upcoming Xperia Z4 handset.

This isn’t as crazy as it might sound – we’ve already heard on the grapevine that multiple versions of the Xperia Z4 might be coming.

So what would a Walkman-toting Z4 look like? Well fortunately, we have a leaked image purported to be just that, with some specs in tow.

What may disappoint some of you though, is that it looks very much like a slim Xperia Z3 that runs an app mimicking the classic Walkman interface. We’re not surprised…

Perhaps more interesting is the inclusion of hi-res audio codec support, paired with S-Force PRO front-firing surround speakers with Sony’s S-Master digital amplifier.

Also tipped for the device is a 4-inch display with a 1440 x 720 resolution. That’s well below the 5.4/5.5-inch display we’re expecting for the Xperia Z4 proper, which makes it clear that this is a variant model.

On board will be a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in memory, a 2000mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel snapper to boot.

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The new device is tipped to be landing at this year’s Mobile World Congress – that’s the Barcelona-based tech-fest running from March 2 to 5.

That puts it alongside the rumoured launch date for the actual Xperia Z4, which is expected to tout much higher specs, and a higher price tag too.

Altercode

January 13, 2015, 6:57 pm

Japanese site? Can't you tell it's chinese by the .CN domain? wow...

diskisno

January 29, 2015, 9:08 am

good but it will be best with a little screen unlike the galaxy s5

aseuss

February 7, 2015, 9:00 pm

There'll just be a few takers for a stand-alone music device. Sony should simply make a WALKMAN PHONE--the Xperia Z4 with hi-res audio. People want the hi-res audio of the Sony A17 or NWZ or new Pono player, but they don't necessarily want to spend $350 on a separate music device. But when they replace their phones, they're likely to get one with hi-res audio. Walkman audio is bound to be the killer app for smartphones.

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