It looks like we might be obtain the Xperia Z4 as early as April 2015, as Sony has simply declared its new flagship mobile image sensor technology, the Exmor RS IMX230, that is about to ship at that time.
It’s very likely that the upcoming Xperia Z4 can feature this sensor technology, which means we might see a launch of the new flagship to coincide with the release of the IMX230.
An April release for the Sony Xperia Z4 might seem presently considering the Xperia Z3 has only been out for a few months, however it isn’t too so much fetched considering Sony’s fast release cycle for its flagship phones. The Xperia Z3 came simply six months once the release of the Xperia Z2 after all.
Sony has already set the date and time of its company press conference for the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas city. On January 5, 2015, at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time Sony will take to the stage and it would be there that the Xperia Z4 officially declared.
I spy with my very little eye
The IMX230 sensor technology features a 21 megapixels resolution, as will the one found within the Xperia Z3. But it additionally comes with number of the latest features, with Sony claiming that it’s the industry’s first CMOS image sensor built for Smartphones which will track fast-moving subjects thanks to built-in image plane phase detection Autofocus system.
It will additionally support High Dynamic range for high resolution still pictures and 4K video, and it all comes in a form factor that is a lot of more compact than its predecessor.