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Xperia Z4 said to go “all metal,” sport fingerprint reader

by Todd Haselton | April 16, 2015April 16, 2015 8:00 am PST

Reports have varied on when Sony will release its next flagship smartphone, which is largely believed to be the Xperia Z4. Some reports suggest Sony will launch it around IFA in September, while others have suggested it might come sooner. Now we’re learning a bit more on the road to its launch.

Twitter user @ViziLeaks said that Sony will go”all metal” with the Xperia Z4, suggesting that it will have an aluminum body similar to what we’ve seen on HTC’s One family of smartphones and the new Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge phones from Samsung. It sounds great, but it doesn’t quite match up with leaked renders that we’ve included in the gallery above.

The tweet also suggests that Sony is going to squeeze a fingerprint reader into the device this time, though it doesn’t say where. Maybe Sony will add a new home button, or maybe the reader will exist elsewhere.

Finally, ViziLeaks says that the Xperia Z4 will launch in September, which brings us back to earlier rumors that suggested the same release date. It’s kind of a long wait, but at least it gives Sony some breathing room while LG, Samsung and HTC push out their latest flagships.

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Todd Haselton

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