large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Sony Xperia Z4 press render leaks

A press render of the forthcoming Sony Xperia Z4 appears to have leaked online.

Sony didn’t show up at MWC 2015 with its new Android flagship, leaving the spotlight to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9.

But a steady trickle of information and rumour has kept anticipation for the successor to the Sony Xperia Z3 ticking over.

This latest leak comes courtesy of @OnLeaks. As you can see, the 3D render shows a smartphone that’s strikingly similar to the Xperia Z3. That’s no surprise, as Sony has stuck to its design guns over several iterations of the Z series to date.

It does appear as if Sony has removed the microSD slot, however, suggesting that the company is set to anger Android die-hards by doing away with expandable storage. In other words, it’s ‘doing a Samsung.’

Of course, it’s always possible that Sony has incorporated the microSD slot elsewhere, so we’ll hold off on that one for now.

Sony has also apparently shifted the microUSB port from its previous top edge position to a more traditionally accepted position on the bottom of the device. It’s also removed the flap that covered the port on the Z3, though the Z4 is still expected to retain its high degree of water and dust resistance.

Related: 11 Best Android Phones

The Sony Xperia Z4 has recently been tipped for a September 2015 launch, which would mean a full one year gap from the Xperia Z3.

It’s expected to feature a thinner chassis, a Snapdragon 810 CPU, and quite possibly a QHD display.

Xperia z4

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.