Renders of a protection case for Sony Xperia XZ4 is seen in a new leak, and it confirms that the design of the phone that we exclusively published a few days ago is right at the mark. As you may remember, some images of the upcoming Sony flagship were leaked earlier, and they showed a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a triple rear camera.
The new case leak supports the previous leaks, as it shows the same design for the device. The Sony Xperia XZ4 will be the successor to the Xperia XZ3, Sony’s current flagship handset, and it will be the first Sony smartphone to sport a triple-camera setup at the rear. Also, it is exceptionally tall, achieving a rare 21:9 aspect ratio for its screen. Keep reading to know more juicy details about the upcoming flagship smartphone.
Sony Xperia XZ4 Case Leak Has Side Fingerprint Reader Cutout
As you can see in the images below, renders of the case for the Sony Xperia XZ4 shows a clear cutout on the right hand side of the device, while there are button covers for other keys, such as the power button, camera shutter button and the volume rocker. Also seen in the images is a cutout for a bottom-firing loudspeaker, which confirms previous leaks that the Sony Xperia XZ4 will ditch Sony’s long-standing front-firing speaker design. There are two circular cutouts on the bottom and top, but neither of these is for a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, they will provide space for two mics.
Another thing that is unique about the Sony Xperia XZ4 is how tall the display will be. The aspect ratio is a rare 21:9, while most new flagships today offer a maximum of 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio. The display is said to be 6.5 inches tall, and we’ll have to wait and see if Sony will be able to make the tall display really workable while Android and Apple are focusing on ease of single-handed usage.
Sony Xperia XZ4 vs. Sony Xperia XZ3: What’s Different?
Earlier this year, the Sony Xperia XZ3 was released, and we expect the Sony Xperia XZ4 to be unveiled during the Mobile World Congress 2019 expo in Barcelona, Spain next year. The Xperia XZ3 sports a tall and curved display, whereas, the Sony Xperia XZ4 is seen with a flat but even taller display. There is still no notch on the display, just as there wasn’t on the Xperia XZ3, and we are not complaining. Also, the look of these two phones will differ significantly, since the Sony Xperia XZ3 came with a 6-inch curved display with 18:9 aspect ratio and the successor will sport a flat 6.5-inch display with 21:9 aspect ratio. The display on the Xperia XZ4, hence, will be visibly taller when placed beside the Xperia XZ3.
Also, Sony is known to provide excellent phone camera sensors, but its own Xperia series of phones offer lacklustre camera performance, especially, in low-light conditions (as seen in our Xperia XZ Premium review). The XZ3 did offer significantly improved image quality compared to previous generation Xperia phones, but it still didn’t manage to create any new waves with its 19MP single-sensor rear camera with EIS. The Xperia XZ4 could change that, with a new triple-camera setup at the rear, but the specs of the camera are not yet known. And it’s a well-known fact that The common camera aspect between these two phones will be their single front-facing camera.
The fingerprint sensor on the Xperia XZ3 was rear-mounted, but it has been moved to the right hand side for the Xperia XZ4, which could prove to be a smart move. If the sensor is as fast as the best of rear-mounted ones, the new positioning could mean better ease of use. Like the Xperia XZ3, the new flagship phone will also ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. A Type-C reversible USB port is common to them both. The Sony Xperia XZ3 already uses an HDR10 compliant OLED screen, and boots Android 9 Pie, so there’s not much to improve on those fronts in the Xperia XZ4.