As we approach this year’s end, we are already eyeing some new Android phones which could make way as early as February next year, and that includes some upcoming Sony phones for 2015, particularly the Xperia Z4.
Yes, just so you know, Sony announced the Xperia Z3 last September during the IFA event in Berlin, matching up against the Galaxy Note 4, and it fails miserably. Sony is known for releasing quality handsets that are among the best in the business, but when it announced the new Xperia Z3, people were definitely disappointed. In case you failed to check the actual launch, the Xperia Z4 only had very few minor improvements over the Z3, and one of it includes more curved edges and corners, something which is definitely new to the Xperia flagship lineup. In the past two years, the Android phone manufacturer has settled with its omni-balance design that featured rectangular bars which are almost impossible to hold with one hand, thanks to the enormous bezels. Those bezels have been trimmed, and the Xperia Z3 feels so much easier to use with one hand, but is this change enough to garner it a new flagship title? The answer is a resounding no. The Xperia Z3 kept most, if not all, of the Xperia Z2 specs including the Full HD (1920 x 1080) screen, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 801 chipset, and 21MP primary camera. Meanwhile, Samsung has just launched in Germany the Galaxy S5 Plus which gets tha latest Qualcomm chipset.
Because of this truly epic failure by Sony to capitalize on its growing market, the manufacturer should do whatever it takes to bounce back.
And since its schedule for announcing flagship devices is only 6 months or more, we should expect the Xperia Z4 to arrive some time during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While we still do not know its specs, and features, we can expect a much better offering from Sony than the forgettable Xperia Z3.