Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sony Xperia Z4 leaked from every angle, exposed charging port means water resistance is up in the air

Sony Xperia Z4 onleaks

In an update to yesterday’s “teaser” leak where we only got a look at half of the device, we’re now getting a real good look at the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 from just about every angle. The new renders, which the author notes are still early and subject to change, reveal some interesting changes coming to Sony’s flagship.

On the smaller side of changes, the SIM slot has been moved from the right side of the device to the left. Although it’s not labeled, it could share a slot with the micro SD card. You’ll also notice Sony going with more of an Xperia Z2 style speaker slits along the very top and bottom of the display glass. No biggie.

Sony Xperia Z4 leak front back 1

Probably the most notable changes are the absence of the charging dock pins along the side, as well as the moving of the charging port from the top left — where it was hidden under a waterproof flap — down to the bottom, where it is now completely exposed. Now, either Sony is not looking to equip the Z4 with water resistance, or we’re looking at some completely different Xperia device here.

Sony Xperia Z4 front back top

Sony Mobile has long made it a tradition of adding water resistance to their entire Xperia line, even on the low-end. Ditching this ethos on a new flagship seems counter-intuitive for a company that’s been struggling to make headway into a crowded smartphone market. While, it’s true Samsung did it for the Galaxy S6, they can afford to make risky moves like that. Sony can’t.

We wont know for sure what we’re looking at here, not until Sony makes it official. Judging by recent leaks — and the influx of 2015 flagships — we imagine that wont be too much longer.

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