The Xperia Z3 wasn’t much of an upgrade over the Z2—at least not from a hardware perspective—but it looks like the upcoming Xperia Z4 could offer some seriously improved specs when it launches early next year. The device was just leaked by AndroidOrigin, which claims Sony will add a faster processor, a bigger screen and more.
Sony apparently plans to keep pace with the latest crop of high-end phablets, packing the Xperia Z4 with a 5.5-inch display with a QHD 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution. The device may also come equipped with a powerful Snapdragon 810 processor clocked at 2.8GHz, at least 32GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and an upgraded camera. It could also pack a built-in amp for high-quality audio, or at least louder speakers.
Interestingly, the source claims the Xperia Z4 could mark the end of Sony’s six-month product cycle. That makes sense considering the Z3 wasn’t much of a departure from the Z2, though releasing a new flagship phone twice per year does help the company keep a high profile.
Alongside the Xperia Z4, we’re also likely to see upgraded versions of the Z3 Compact and Sony’s line of Android tablets, though the company may choose to roll out new devices throughout the year instead of all at once. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we get a look at the Xperia Z4 lineup, though for now the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are both great options for anyone in need of a new Android smartphone.