The Xperia Z4 isn't out yet, but the company is already working on a premium handset that could be unveiled this year, says a new report. A sketchy rumor from DigiTimes claims that Sony is currently working on a large screen sized handset.
While many Sony fans are expecting to see a sequel to the original Xperia Z Ultra - the new report says the purported phone will sport a 6-inch screen size.
Rumors about the possible successor of Sony Xperia Z Ultra have been making waves online and speculation points to it having Snapdragon 810 hardware and a QHD ( 2K resolution) display.
In 2013, Sony released the Xperia Z Ultra, and a device that quickly emerged as one of the top smartphones on the market thanks to a beautiful 6-inch Full HD display, a Snapdragon 800 processor and a great battery life.
Unfortunately, it didn't get the recognition that it truly deserved.
Little is known about the successor to the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. So far, it is known that the device might feature a 6-inch QHD ( 2K resolution ) display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED Flash, Android 5.0 Lollipop and a large battery.
Sony faces still competition from Samsung and Apple in the premium segment, and also from Chinese handset makers, which have been doing really well in emerging markets.
Sony's Xperia smartphones have been well-received by the mainstream critics and yet sales are not matching expectations.
With the Xperia Z4 expected to launch in the second half of this year, Sony needs to come up with a crazy device in the coming days to stay relevant in the premium smartphone category.