Sony on Tuesday announced the Xperia Z4v for Verizon Wireless, a smartphone that is, arguably, the device that Sony should have launched as the original Xperia Z4. It sports all of the trimmings one might expect from a modern flagship, and then some.
The Xperia Z4v is equipped with a 5.2-inch 2560x 1440-pixel Quad HD display, a huge bump over the 1080p screen on the Xperia Z4, but otherwise offers similar specs to that device. You’ll find a Snapdragon 810 processor humming along under the hood, 32GB of storage, support for up to 128GB microSD cards, a 20.7-megapixel camera with support for shooting up to 12800 ISO, a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera, Qi and PMA wireless charging, support for Quick Charge 2.0, and a large 3,000mAh battery.
The phone is also “waterproof” and “dust tight” with an IP68 rating, though Sony says it should only be exposed to freshwater instead of a chlorinated pool or a salty ocean. Other features include support for PS4 Remote Play, NFC, a single port for the SIM/microSD card, and exposed 3.5mm and microUSB ports, which means you won’t have to fumble with flaps despite the water resistance.
Pricing wasn’t discussed by Sony, though we suspect Verizon will provide more details on that front. The Xperia Z4v will launch sometime “this summer.”