Some months back (in mobile world congress 2015), Sony had released the Xperia Z4 exclusively for Japan. Sony said that though its predecessors were flagships by the compnany, this one is not and the flagship device will actually be released later this year. A couple of weeks later, Sony again announced that the Xperia Z4 is going to be launched in other countries as Z3+, but not as Z4. Both of these phones packed the same specs, and now, Sony has launched a new smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z4v in the United States, exclusively for Verizon Wireless.
Most notably one, the Sony Xperia Z4v has a 5.2-inch WQHD display, up from the 1080p unit of the Z3+. Another update is the built-in Qi and PMA wireless charging support. The battery has also been swapped out for a slightly bigger 3000 mAh one, instead of the original 2,930 mAh. The new “v”-model even has some visual differences, compared to the Z3+ – the front facing camera and sensor have swapped positions, and the Sony logo has moved to make room for the Verizon one. In other, not-so-great news, The Z4v is 1.7mm thicker and 18g heavier than its siblings.
With impressive performance, Xperia Z4v powers through whatever life throws at it and keeps you up to speed with the latest in entertainment. From 4K recording to gaming, Xperia Z4v’s powerful, ultra-fast Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor lets you enjoy a universe of your favorite entertainment in an uncompromised, fluid, and lightning-fast experience. Need to do two things at once or find something online? This impressive processor helps to enable multitasking and fast-paced web browsing while delivering a seamless UI experience. With 32GB storage and up to 128GB SD storage, enjoy unlimited entertainment possibilities in the palm of your hand.
The rest of the specs have remained unchanged. The Xperia Z4v comes with the same Snapdragon 810 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The camera setup consists of a 20.7MP main shooter and a 5.1MP front-facing one. The phone still boasts IP65 and IP68 ratings for water and dust protection and the Triluminos display technology and X-Reality engine for extra contrasty screen.
Xperia Z4v will be available this summer in black and white color options and as part of the Made for Xperia offering at Verizon, customers will have a selection of protective cases from leading accessories brands like Otterbox®, Incipio®, Case-Mate, and Tech21 available for purchase in-store and online. Neither Sony nor Verizon Wireless have said anything about the pricing yet, but we will update about it as soon as available, so stay tuned.