Has the Xperia Z4 leaked in Bond product pitch?

by XB on 18th December 2014

in Rumours, Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series

Xperia Z4Sony Pictures has been facing a torrid time recently,  suffering from a very serious hacking attack that has exposed personnel details,  emails as well as upcoming films too. Buried in all of this leaked info is a Sony pitch to get its products placed in the next Bond movie,  Spectre.

Amongst the products includes what is believed to be the “Xperia Z Fourth Generation”. The leaked email highlights the possible release dates too: “Sony MOBILE has now provided us with the needed visuals of the new Z4 Phones. These phones are the planned phones for MAY/NOVEMBER of 2015.

The design looks to be an iterative upgrade over the Xperia Z3. The speaker placement matches the component leaks we saw a while back. Hit the source link for the full story.


Via Gizmodo.

Thanks Kazuo and Marco!

  • Mike Gonzalez

    most beautiful phone ever
    elegant, refined, modern and looks expensive as hell
    congrats Sony

  • Niek van Rijswijk

    I must say: This design looks mega awesome.

  • Hans S

    Z3 is fourth generation….
    Z, z1, z2, Z3…

  • aekara21

    it’s good sign that their new flagship will not come soon…one of sony’s many reasons of money loss was that they kept releasing new flagships in less than 5 months…

  • Dave


  • DBS

    I’m just not sure what they mean by “May/November”. I’m guessing its the life cycle of the phone thanks to the idiotic 6 months cycle. Presented at the end of February > available worldwide by May -> replaced by the new one presented in September -> available worldwide in November.

    Aesthetically it’s “meh”. Not that different from the Z3 though the metal looks a little more shiny.

    At any rate, I’m only interested in the Compact line of phones.

  • lovebmw

    It’s a concept

  • Felipe Pimenta

    It screams fake to me… The front is exactly like the the Xperia Z, with the UI being the 4.2 (maybe 4.3) one (not even the 4.4 ish they have been using).

    The sides have the same basic layout from the Z too, except for the more diamond-ish like, and the camera button.

  • jerrysofresh

    The most beautiful phone ever seen in the world sony did it again in was thinking they can’t do better than the z2 in design I was wrong do not underestimate sony I Day it again BEST DESIGN EVER MADE In a smartphone how where the sony designers find the inspiration ?

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  • Diogo Simões

    Info eye update

    (it’s so so amazing this Z4 concept)

  • Jane

    Yup Great design but what about Camera and Sound quality? Not just great design but sony gotta improve the camera and its s/w and bring DAC/AMP to Xperia flagship phone as well People remember that Sony is the king of images and sound, can sony make it happen with Xperia Z series? Wonder that company like Sony have much great techs in hands but they do nothing until the third generation of the Xperia Z series.. Still nothing remarkable and now people sick and have had enough of their marketing hype.

  • joseph carmine nero

    the appdrawe button and playstation app icons are the old ones.likely fake

  • apolloa

    Hmmm… I’ve read a fair few people say this is fake now. And whilst Sony pictures deserves to be hit for making such a stupid film, I don’t agree with all the leaks taking place from the hackers still. They got what they wanted so move on.

  • Mars

    Are talking about “The interview” ? Are you Kim Jong Un ?!?!?! If you are: North Korea=Best Korea

  • Gav

    Nice looking upgrade!. I think the fact it doesn’t have Lollipop on the screen is more to do with the fact the Lollipop was probably not out at the time the photo was shot. Rather than it being a fake. By the quality of the shot it looks like it was just shot for internal use rather than a “product’ shot. But certainly nothing obviously photoshopped…

  • naru

    looks very slick! Looks like a solid phone, but not so conviced that this is the z4, becuase, The UI looks the same. but what do you think of this gold z3? I quickly made it on PS!

  • naru


  • Clarence Alvarado

    I like the word “elemental” describing the phone’s design and innovation. Waterproof, dust-proof, freezeproof (hopefully).

  • Micro

    IMO Z was more like beta generation..

  • Micro

    maybe in UAE ;p

  • Jiyeon90


  • naru

    haha 24 CT gold. Only $400,000 USD

  • Guest


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  • NeonTron

    Is Sony getting away from classy to futuristic design?

  • naru

    I like the finish on the metal frame, looks like stainless steel with a pvd coating.

    I dont want a total redesign for the Z4 just adjustments with ergonomics and meterial choices ( keep the Xperia Z Omni balance design language) but would like the following (REALISTIC):

    – Improved front camera 5 mp
    – Smaller top and bottom bezel
    – Improved software ( imaging algorithm ) RAW support
    – 120fps @ 1080p 240fps @ 720p
    – Next gen Exmor RS sensor, faster AF and Tracking, Low light ( BETTER FUCKING NOT BE THE SAME 20.7 MP FROM Z1)
    – USB 3 type c male with reversible with IP cert
    – 3400 mAH
    – Dual LED flash
    – Slight improvement to hand ergonomics ( more curved to the edges )
    – Qi Wireless charging
    – 5’2” OR 5’4” Full HD or QHD

    Also Sony need to bring something new and innovative to the table ( no gimmick ) something intuitive and useful. Give people a reason to choose Xperia, not just water proofing.


    BETTER CARRIER SUPPORT IN THE US.. even though I live i NZ :p

    I would like a Blue Z4 please

  • arc LOVER

    Can we see arc Design again?

    If sony ran out of idea to create new design then I hope they will bring the ARC design back to Xperia again!

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I like the new design, and the idea of shrinking their smartphones portfolio. I still don;t get the point of the Xperia E4. Hopefully Sony can take the best of their mid range line, and incorporate the best/greatest/coolest ideas into their flagships like the SP’s Illumination bar or the C3’s Front facing, wide angle lens camera. (front facing camera ain’t something I’d use but it’s always good to have it)

    Edit: A more metal design will be very welcomed

  • Kazuo Sat?

    Is that my name?!!! I’m way happier about that than I should be :P
    I was weird first seeing Sony news on a place other than xperiablog or Esato.
    I hope you guys entered me in for the Christmas competition like I asked in my message?

  • SHINY!!

    Looks like a Z3 with shiny sides

  • Nawi

    Or maybe Z4 May and Z4 Compact / Z4 Ultra November =)

  • Boonerski

    C’mon Sony… The bezels!

  • Suicune

    Yeah, agree with most of those above. Especially the blue one :p But if it’s Sony, guess they would choose a somewhat darker or classier blue shade if it ever gonna happen (why only japan market get blue phone T^T). Anyway, besides those, Sony really need to update their software stuff in all manners from the UI to the functionality, don’t have to be too much like Samsung though, just refine and add new stuff to what they already have.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Speaker slits are a little small. Gorgeous nonetheless!

  • GregLu

    Ugly as hell.

  • Ritwij

    This pic’s fake. The app drawer icon is of Z1 or Z2 till 4.4.2. Sony’s Z3 UI has a different App drawer icon. Here’s a screenshot of app drawer icon from my Xperia Z2 on 4.4.4

  • DBS

    Hmm doubt it. Sony will now release the family of phones together. The Z4 will arrive with the Compact and Tablet/Ultra. And it’s what makes sense.

  • Sam Smith

    If this true… Okay beautiful but fucking BORING!!!!!!

    Sony gotta do the new things, maybe 1) a little bit smaller top and bottom bezels and 2) light-up XPERIA logo on the back of the phone or 3) futuristic lighting around the edges…. something like this http://www.concept-phones.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Sony_Xperia_Sai_concept-490×233.jpg

  • CopperStew

    Shouldn’t be the 5th generation of Z family??

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  • webusermy

    I rather have beautiful and having just enough and not being overly loud..

    Than to have that abomination of a phone you just posted that looks like some 8 year old nerds wet dream.

  • Nawi

    May 2015?
    Snapdragon 810 =)

  • Yasir Fawad

    Judging from the recently leaked E4, it seems a legit Z4.

  • iHuman

    Smaller top/bottom bezels and light-up the XPERIA logo on the back!

    Yesssssssss! deal.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    I think the 24k gold color is not good with phone. I prefer champagne gold color instead of this.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    I don’t have a budget to get Arc when it’s released but If sony bring that design back I will definitely get one.

  • Maxx Tan

    wouldn’t mind if they made it slightly thicker and increases the battery capacity

  • rns

    iPhone iPhone Hug Hug I’m a frozen caveman hug hug iPhone iPhone

  • Jazz

    The deprecated PSM app is also there! FAKE!

  • unknown

    Same Sony icons same home ._.

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  • naru

    Yes 24 CT is to soft for that kind of application. 9ct gold would be better, its a harder alloy. I work at a jewelers.

  • Edward Brown

    my Z3 become old phone dy………..

  • wolfing

    Hope better than Xperia t. No bugs because my t has bugs with the power button. After android 4.0 it works well

  • wared

    The phone is very thin? I think sony should concentrate in making the phone lighter more than concentrating in making it thinner, because light weight make the phone much more comfortable to hold and makes it stronger against falls.

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  • AlexperiaT

    Sony, please make a flagship of T-serie (T4, T5…) with full spec.:
    – 4,6″-5″ IPS display, Top CPU,
    – OTG+MHL,
    – soft touch plastic, arc design,
    etc …

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  • Nils Westhoff

    Looks like a Z3 painted over in Photoshop. This is not happening, and that’s a good thing.

  • Thor

    This picture is a fake… You can see the reflection of a bulding and the interface is Sony UI for Jelly Bean…

  • s

    No there is a shortage of 810.
    It’s already been leaked Z4compact will launch later.

  • Lame Sony
  • adneon0

    Looks damn premium *_* . but except the speaker placement and thickness everything’s again the same :( .. Miss those beginning days when Sony used to roll up new design every six months .. Now im getting a bit bored with this :(

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  • Dingo

    I would settle for blood red colour! now that be beautiful.

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  • Rob

    Xperia GX had a light behind the Xperia logo on the front too. Looked awesome!

  • Kelso


    The carriers run the US market.. It’s not up to Sony.

  • Kelso

    It’s a mock-up picture.. Geez, you folks seem to think that it’s a finished product already.

  • wared

    Xenon flash
    1.5″ camera sensor at least

  • Kamil1308

    Finally its the time for me to upgrade my Z1 to Z4. Cannot wait :D

  • Niels d. G.

    Don’t forget to add smudges and finger frints

  • Guest

    It’s not the Fourth Generation. It should be the Fifth Generation considering the first Xperia Z.
    XPERIA Z – 1st Generation
    XPERIA Z1 – 2nd Generation
    XPERIA Z2 – 3rd Generation
    XPERIA Z3 – 4th Generation
    XPERIA Z4 – 5th Generation

    My opinion. XD

  • matilda

    It’s not fake. I have the leaked emails from Guardians of Peace

  • IlGrinta17

    One Million, the new fragrance by Paco Robanne

  • kaostheory

    Would definitely like a brighter flash and notification, adjustable too. As for marketing there’s still no comparison of their built in noise cancelling.

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    That prototype is utter crap. :| Wouldn’t want one like that.

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    Not fake, its an official prototype. Prototype are gone into works years ago, so say while we wait for Z4, Z6 is already being worked upon in Sony labs.

  • xperiafan324

    That LOOKS GORGEOUS, if the features match the looks, this will be my next.

  • xperiafan324

    That’s what I’m also on the fence about, Sony’s camera software has come a long way on 4.4.4, but there’s still a lot they can do to improve. And a built-in amp ala htc is a must also. I do hope they use that jdi rgbw oled from 2 years ago. QHD is overkill, I’d rather have the best 1080p screen.

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  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Xperia Z was actually a success. Sony was smart enough to use S4 chipset which is the same chipset Nexus 4 uses. And if Sony uses 810 that means they’re a step ahead of the game and they should have 4GB ram. I assume my predictions will be true :D

  • Micro

    yes, it turned into a small success, just this was some kind of
    test model, Sony tried to make some new trend with it – premium design,
    proofing etc. And they did it. Pretty much like with the S before.

  • Kazuo Sat?

    My prediction:
    The Z4 will follow the Quartz design style of Sony’s TVs.
    5.2 inch 1080p IPS (almost certain) or 5.5 QHD IPS (very unlikely due to battery life)
    Improved front facing speakers
    S- master digital amplifier for mobile.
    Snapdragon 805/810
    3/4GB RAM
    140~ grams
    7-7.2mm thick
    21MP camera (possibly new larger sensor)
    3300+mAh battery ( up to 2.5-3 days battery life)
    Colour options Black/white, red, bluey/purple

    Design language similar to below, reflective mirror when screen is off or matching colour of device:

  • A.o.D

    Oooh hot! If its the real deal than no one can stop me from upgrading my ZL in 2015

  • nobody

    Just Google… Light up logo=xperia tx/gx apple it’s not that original…

  • somebody

    Buy Samsung and stop posting crap

  • cs098

    if you go to head fi, you would’ve known the dac/amp (every electronic device that produces sounds has an dac amp, just usually not a good one) is massively improved. Plugged in a e07k and a beyerdynamic t90 to a z3, and I’ve been loving what it produced.

    Eveb my z ultra dispite the high noise floor sound great with punchy bass, and clean mids and highs.

    WIth manual mode, the software weaknesses is pretty minimized, you really can really get most of what the camera hardware offers IMO.

  • Ritwij

    Snapdragon 810 came out recently. A phone doesn’t run without a processor. So you mean they worked on it with different processor or they had the processor before it was made?

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I like the curves, and metal. But the layers towards the bottom are ugly, and there is way too much lights. Almost like I have a rave going on in my pocket

  • Tjaldid

    Its a mockup

  • JanM RS

    this name “fourth generation” should be Z3… (Z, Z1, Z2, 4th-Z3)
    it really looks like a stainless steel version of Z3.
    it would not agree with a new design language and small or hardly any bezel like shown in Z4 renders…
    it could be a previous render (screenshot is from Z1…)

  • RealityCheck2014

    It looks WELL SEXY!!! :P :P :P

  • GregLu

    You meant Xperia Million, by Sony Rabanne ? :D

  • later nerds


  • Jini

    Their own new processors maybe??, just like Samsung with their Exynos series

  • Jini

    success is success, no matter how small profit comes from the Z

  • you know whats funny the second leaked design is identical to a design i thought of way before sonys design leaked makes me happy

  • InspectorGadget80

    Really expensive as hell? Last I checked the Iphone is over 900$ THAT’S EXPENSIVE AS HELL fool.

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    They work on prototypes with the latest available processor. Its about testing the design and tech. So the Z2 you see now, might have been under testing with as old as Snapdragon S4.

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    I’m talking about the one in the pic I commented on. I have a gorgeous Xperia Z2, please explain to me why should I buy a cheap looking plastic toy from Samsung?

  • r

    810 is NOT out.

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    PS That light up Apple logo is a MOD for iPhones, iPhones never have it by default!

  • Lame Sony

    That Bcus Shitny copied Apple MacBook

  • Ritwij
  • Mike Gonzalez

    i said it LOOKS LIKE it is expensive as hell, not that it will be expensive

  • Dermit Roi

    damn the z4 is gonna be real sexy

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  • San Snith

    IN YOUR DREAMS MR Smith…. have fun dreaming of you phones in your dreams….

  • Millan

    Hope removed the back glass battery cover then I be stuck:-)

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