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Xperia Z4: Leaked photos tease Sony’s Android 5.0 Lollipop build

by Todd Haselton | February 23, 2015February 23, 2015 9:00 am PST

Sony has been relatively quiet recently, save for the introdution of a mid-range smartphone earlier this month, and that trend may continue through Mobile World Congress where its competitors will unveil a new round of flagship Android smartphones. Here’s a bit of fresh news for Sony fans, however. New leaked shots show what Android 5.0 Lollipop might look like on the firm’s handsets.

The shots are allegedly from the Xperia Z4 dual-SIM edition smartphone, which Sony has not yet announced. The phone is expected sometime later this year, perhaps later in the spring after the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are already on the market, or even sometime this summer. We can see that Material Design is clearly used in various areas of the operating system, including in the settings menu, in the phone dialer application and in the clock. One shot shows the reference to dual SIM card support, while another clearly shows Android 5.0.2.

PhoneArena said the shots were apparently snapped on a device known internally as PM-0851-BV, which is the dual-SIM version of the Xperia Z4, otherwise referred to as the PM-0850-BC. The reference to a Snapdragon 810 processor buffs rumors that this is indeed from an Xperia Z4 smartphone. Obviously a home screen image would be a much nicer look at Lollipop, but at least we have new evidence that suggests Sony is not only working on the Xpera Z4 but also Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrades.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...