Qualcomm confirms SnapDragon 810 chipset for 2015 Xperia devices

by XB on 2nd February 2015

in Rumours


SnapDragonQualcomm has just released a press release highlighting “a growing customer design pipeline in excess of 60 premium tier mobile devices based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.” Within the release, Sony has confirmed that Xperia devices running the Snapdragon 810 chipset will be coming later this year.

We’re excited about the new capabilities of the Snapdragon 810 processor and are looking forward to working with Qualcomm Technologies as we bring new Xperia products to consumers later this year,” said Gen Tsuchikawa, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, Sony Mobile.

Snapdragon 810 benefits

Fast LTE connectivity: based on a next generation integrated LTE Advanced modem with Cat 9 support for speeds of up to 450 Mbps

Enhanced image quality and clarity: with high-performance dual 14-bit ISP that supports up to 55 megapixel camera capabilities

Connecting to LTE: enabled by Qualcomm RF360™ Front End Solution Antenna Tuner which increases coverage, throughput and reduces dropped calls

Console quality gaming in up to 4K resolution: based on the new Qualcomm® Adreno™ 430 GPU with 30 percent more performance and 20 percent lower power than previous generation

High-performance 64-bit processing: with quad core ARM A57 CPUs running up to 2.0Ghz and quad-core ARM A53s running up to 1.5Ghz

Fast available Wi-Fi: supporting the new Qualcomm® VIVE™ dual-band, 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with Qualcomm® MU | EFX (MU-MIMO) technology and the newest 60 GHz 802.11ad Wi-Fi for proximal connections up to 5 Gbps

Comprehensive 4K support: including 4K video recording with playback on device and to external display, utilizing leading color enhancement and power-saving technologies

Professional quality audio: with support for the latest Dolby Atmos, and up to 24-bit/192kHz music playback using our Qualcomm® Hexagon™ V56 DSP

Comprehensive LTE coverage: Broad support of LTE/3G modes and bands that support LTE speeds when roaming and fall back to 3G when LTE is not available

  • dreamxperia

    phew! It’d be a shame if it did not have it!

  • roeshak

    Kinda of confirms my suspicions that Sony were still planning on two flagships this year. An 805 device which I think they’ve cancelled and the 810 device in September. I believe the plan now is to bring forward the launch of the 810 device to summer and let it stand alone as the 2015 flagship.

  • Lukáš Pávl

    Well it’s logical step so no surprise.

  • potato

    Please Sony . give us 4k recording with h265 encoding.

  • omar

    Beware of the overheating Sony, Beware

  • xperiaDROID

    Technology is growing…innovation is getting more innovative like never before…and will get even better in the future…the ergonomics…the beauty…the elegance…the wow…wow…wow…Kimchi’s everywhere, fruit heads everywhere, iSheeps everywhere bah bah bah…tofu’s everywhere…wonton’s everywhere…noodle’s where…rice’s everywhere, Xiaomi everywhere…

    WHO WILL SAVE THE WORLD?

    One iconic flagship, one Ultra, one Compact, one Tablet…on a mission…to save the world from forgetting the legendary company Sony. It’s time for sushi, it’s time for rakki, it’s time for the new chapter for Xperia and the lord Z’s.
    COMING SOON…

    #MWC2015 #sushi #TheNewChapter #TheInterview

  • Stephen

    actually a huge surprise given that sony are always late at picking up on the latest tech
    im flabbergasted, are sony about to turn a corner? i hope so

  • apolloa

    Well, if they dont make a Sony Nexus with this chip, then i’ll grab a Xperia Compact.

  • shhh

    At least they aren’t the douchebags who spread overheating rumors to promote their own SoC.

  • Gitarooman

    just to remind you that Z ultra was the first with S800 SoC.

  • Gitarooman

    Can still happen, they said later this year, so could be Z4 with S805 in H1 and Z5 with S810 in H2 while everyone else have already moved to S812. Yes Sony is that dumb sometime (or plenty of time).

  • Akki

    Correction, its S810 instead of S812.

  • Haldi

    Oh cool.
    S810 supports 60ghz.
    Any device it can connect to? Except other Smartphones with WiFi direct ?

  • Faisal Armand

    Well, i’m not buying Z4 if it still has that same old 1/2.3″ ish 20MP camera. Give me a 2/3″ camera then take my money!

    I’m still satisified with what my Z2 provides me. Beautiful screen, a battery that just won’t die, great camera (from the way I use it, that is), NC headset, and SD 801 is still fast enough.

  • RealityCheck2015

    Nah, i wanted 8K support :D

  • kaostheory

    Z2 still a quality phone but I’ll definitely be upgrading my Z1. Side note, I’m interested in knowing if you can hear a call with the noise canceling in a club like atmosphere. Also have heard that the mic is actually in the ear bud and the quality on the other end isn’t very good.

  • Faisal Armand

    The call quality is well.. Average, not good but not bad either.

    Well i’m not a guy that goes into a club but when i’m taking a call with my NC headset in a very noisy place such as streets, the call quality is pretty much excellent. Outdoor noise isn’t an issue

  • ea

    2015 – Xperia Z Flagship

    Xperia Z4 = S805
    Xperia Z4 Tablet = S805

    Xperia Z4 Compact = S805
    Xperia Z4 Tablet Compact = S805

    Xperia Z4 Ultra = S810
    Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra = S810

    #Sony #MakeBelieve #6PackCombo ROFL

  • kaostheory

    Sooo looking forward to the upgrade! Hopefully they will announce more compatible headsets.

  • K

    Sony Xperia Nexus – https://www.facebook.com/SonyXperiaNexus/ let’s make it happen!

  • Timel

    I hope Sony will use Nvidia Tegra K2 with their Sony Xperia Z4

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  • Vuyo Ncube

    Keep it 1080p 5.4 inches and bring that IMX230 before anyone else can use it (hopefully their ISP from the IMX220 was the root of their post processing problem). That is all.

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Hoping a new type of sensor from sony this time and a bit polish in camera department software. All the best sony..

  • Zidhin Mohd

    All phones heat up…i think sony’s heating is felt coz of the glass back….
    Yea…overheating is something sony should watch out..

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Huge Relief. Thank god Sony didn’t go with SD 805.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Nope Z4 must have SD810. Their top tier device should be future proof enough to stand in competition

  • Asa

    “console quality gaming”.. Yeah, I quit reading right about there..

  • LeAnnZZZ

    This could work: Z4 c/w Z4 tablet at season 1, and then Z4c with Z4U at season 3. One flagship one year, and still stay fresh.

  • jokensy

    Xperia phones already have overheating issues and now they are using a chipset with overheating issues! I just hope the Z4 does not melt in your hand or explode in your face while you’re making a call !!! That would really be the end for Sony mobile.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Yes, Snapdragon 810 surely had Overheating issues, but seems Qualcomm fixed it. Sony is aware of it for sure. They are not that stupid to go with overheating Soc blindly.

  • David Hvatov

    No.

  • David Hvatov

    Hope that he meaned end of the spring or summer by “later this year”.

  • David Hvatov

    Wish they used Nvidia Tegra X1, instead of shitty snapdragon.

  • slay

    YAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SONY

  • Timel

    Why? Sony fans don’t wanna use Sony UI and lame media apps anymore?

    LoL what a shame, even their fans still don’t want Sony’s shitty cheap UI and the useless media apps, so pity Sony indeed

  • Timel

    Xperia Z4 gonna be my next phone! Sony is the best company in the world!

  • A Sony Fan forever

    That didn’t happen everytime though. If only sony waited few more weeks and released Z3 along with snapdragon 805, trust me, it would sell so much more. Note 4 was released shortly after and with snapdragon 805.

    Z3 is really a great phone but the fact it has 801 makes it dated. To be really honest, this 6 months flagship cycle did ruin everything at sony.

    Xperia Z released with snap s4 pro, one month later HTC one released with snap 600 and then S4

    Xperia Z ultra released with snap 800, nice.

    Xperia Z2 released with a lower version of snap 801 AB chipset, htc and sam release with AC Version of snap 801 soon after that.

    Xperia Z3 released with snapdragon 801 AC while note 4 and nexus 6 release in the same month with snapdragon 805.

    There are only a handful of people that know there’s not much of a difference between 800 and 801 , most of them just see the latest processor in a phone and buy it

    Due to 6 months flagship cycle, sony hardly got it correct when it comes to processors.

  • Vasilis K.

    Men, you rock!!! LOOOOOOL!!!

  • Vasilis K.

    Yeah bro! So I can watch my videos in my new 8K TV!!!

  • Muhammad Imran Khan

    It means Sony is not giving 810 in Z4. In that, they have said we are giving 810 snapdragon later this year not earlier this year. Fuck u Sony. ..u are like always late….fuck ur ass sony…what the bullshit is it that u are not equipping Z4 with Snapdragon 810 rather 805 as before…I hate u Sony ….u go to hell

  • Emiliyan

    I think you’re wrong. The problem of the mobile division of Sony is very big, so they’re not going to launch every 6 months a new flagship, but each 1 year.

    (sorry if I committed incorrections)

  • I kind of prefer the Sony ui over htc ui, and Sony makes a product that I after almost a year still really likes. Its the first Smartphone to pass six months without wanting to smash it and it probably will reach one year. If it passes 18 months it will be the first smartphone for me to deliver better than any Smartphone i’ve ever owned.

    I started out with a Nokia communicator back in 2000.

  • InspectorGadget80

    If they add those over heated chip issues on the new XPERIA phones I’ll pass.

  • psyclone

    oh look our little troll got himself a discuss account. Oh honey papa’s proud! *watery eyes*

  • Timel

    LoL, I just wanna be a better man

  • HardyHarHar

    As expected of qualcomm… They got dumped by Samsung so now they are promoting Sony instead… Perhaps then we will be getting a customized processor instead of samsung now… Like everyone gets msm899*a and we will be getting msm899*c instead

  • Snorky112

    I actually prefer sony for the UI and Media apps …

  • Sakuraba

    How exactly are they rumors?

  • Sakuraba

    To be fair there’s almost no performance differences from the 805 to 810

  • One Timel Only

    WHO’S THE REAL Timel!?!?!?!!? (spongebob scene)

  • Rifqi Al Fariz

    OH HELL YES I WILL TAKE IT FOR SURE! :-D

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Htc already roll out the 5.0 update OTA. Hoping sony will consider OTA update for lollipop. :-)

  • Billy de Fretes

    wow… it should be…
    but how fast snapdragon 810 ?? because i’m still happy with my 2 years old xperia Z. as smooth as new…i’m gonna wait if sony superior auto already been fixed because don’t have time to set manual iso etc

  • mahdi

    Please go to the following URL and the Xperia z3 vote. The result is very important. However, with the help googletranslate.:) thank you

    http://toranji.ir/???-?????-???????-?????-???4-??-????-??/

  • Kagnon

    Sony’s UI isn’t horrible just that that app functionality isn’t that great at times.

  • Dante the great

    HTC one was ab not ac. And the performance difference is negligible.

  • Tangent Lin

    What happen?

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Tegra X1 was designed more for cars. It has no integrated modem, Qualcomm’s ISP is much more powerful (1.3 Gpix/s and 55 MPix support vs. 600 MPix/s and 13 MPix support) and the X1’s maximum TDP is 10 watts which would burn a hole through a full sized tablet. The X1 belongs in a fully fledged portable console with ported PC games that can take the heat IMO, not a smartphone nor tablet. Mobile games are generally horrible and Qualcomm are most likely aware of that. Catering to mobile gaming peasants and children that don’t know how to play on console or PC yet makes no sense.

  • shhh

    Were they proven true? And the fact that major OEMs except Samsung will be using the S810 means they’ve tested it and overheating ain’t be a problem.

  • Ritwij

    In KitKat, but 810 is 64bit so there will be difference in Lollipop.

  • Ritwij

    Z2 FTW! Even I’m not upgrading this year. Cheers.

  • Sadman Khan

    There is. But there won’t be if you keep increasing the resolution which is absolutely unnecessary. Anything beyond 1080p is unnecessary on phones or phablets. All it does is, kill the battery life and makes performance worse

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Timel are you ok? You acting strange today.

  • P9

    it’s people’s choice, guy.
    I wonder why u even come and write here if u r fan of that UI.
    just like color or anything, u like yellow how u all people like that same to u.

    take some relax, dear.
    tired of that kind of comment..

  • Jaissal S

    Are there any Z1 owners thinking of upgrading to the Z4? Or are you still happy with the Z1? I’m considering upgrading to Z4. Will have to sell my Z1 though.

  • asd

    I have z3 and want z4!!!!

  • roeshak

    I agree with you. As we draw closer to the launch of the 2015 flagship devices I find myself less keen to move on from z2. For me it has the best lcd panel ever produced and is the only one that can rival the amoleds for colour and warmth while still maintaining realistic tones. Samsung has drastically improved its amoled technology in the S5 and note 4 and I’m sure the s6 will improve on this. The colours don’t look as overblown as with previous generations.
    I was bitterly disappointed with the z3’s cold lifeless panel and I couldn’t see myself using a display colder than the z2s so if Sony don’t return with something either similar or better this year, I’ll certainly be sticking with z2 and if that continues may ultimately move towards Samsung. Warmer tones are so much nicer to look at. Even after so many months I still pick up my z2 just to look at the display. Just awesome!
    As for the camera, I’m not too bothered about better hardware because the hardware is fantastic as it is. It just needs better software and OIS. The camera is very inconsistent especially in low and challenging lighting conditions. It could do with faster and better auto focus and let’s not forget the dastardly auto settings that need dramatic improvement for point and shoot photography.
    Just increasing the sensor size with addressing all these software issues won’t help. The lumia 930 has a stela camera and it uses a smaller sensor. Sony need to improve it in other ways. The z3 didn’t move forward here but actually went backwards with its wider angle lens. Sony effectively asked the same hardware to do more work so it comes as no surprise it doesn’t perform as well as the z2s.
    I’d like to see the existing hardware improved by adding OIS but the rest is software based

  • Killian Khoo

    The plastic basically cant release the heat ~ XD
    And even it is metal unibody , it is badly designed to spread the heat that means ~

  • Faisal Armand

    Yes, you are very right indeed sir, Z2 has one of the best LCD on a smartphone. Ideal colour temperature, amazing colour rendition thanks to 130% SRGB matrix, adequate brightness & contrast

    As for the Z3’s cold display, I heard that sony was intentional to make Z3’s display very cold. But why?

    Z2’s camera is one area I know very well. I can bet my ass that I know more about Z2 camera than gsmarena, phonearena, & dxo combined. Let me say this, Z2’s camera can either be the greatest or an underperforming slacker. All depends on the user.

    I have a lot of experience with Xperia cameras, I have taken approximately 5000 pics and I experiment a lot with them also.

    From my analysis & experiences, Xperia cameras suffer from:
    – Very bad auto mode (I take this as the main culprit): in short, auto mode loves to choose ISO too high and shutter speed too fast. And colour temperature is inconsistent too, if I shot the same scene in like 10 times, the colour temperature can vary from each shots.

    – Overprocessed ISO 50 daylight images: The low light ISO performance of 50-1600 is actually very good as it has decent balance of sharpening and noise reduction (more on this later) but the daylight images suffer from crazy level of oversharpening and then a noise reduction that is beyond aggresive. Xperia’s sharpening filter is strong enough to create artifacts and then a NR so aggresive obliterates the sharpness and leaving only artifacts in the process. I mean, come on Sony, when there is plenty of light there is no need to put on a very aggresive processing. But that doesn’t mean the quality is bad though, it can be better, much better http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=207208&start=375 I repeat, low light images even at ISO 50 doesn’t suffer from these defects.

    And let me put it this way.. The quality of Xperia cameras GREATLY DEPENDS on the user. In short, the quality in auto mode is hardly any better than the competing cameraphones such as samsung, LG, and iphone.

    But the quality on manual mode however, is a completely different story, The only cameraphones that can defeat the Xperia camera on manual mode is the lumias. As evidenced by this ISO performance comparison of Xperia Z3 vs Galaxy S5 whom people regarded as one of the best android cameraphone

    http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sony_xperia_z3_review/image_quality/

    http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/samsung_galaxy_s5_review/image_quality/

    You can see it yourself that actually the ISO performance of Xperia Z3/Z2 on 4.4.4 is very good, and even better than the 16MP samsung. And what does this means? If Z3 faces S5 in an ISO test, the Z3 will beat S5 in 9 times out of 10 times. Well probably Note 4 too since it has similar sensor and software processing, note 4 was helped by OIS that allows the camera to shoot at lower ISO & slower shutter speed.

    And this too: comparison against iphone 6. Z3 at ISO 320 & 1/32s shutter speed still delievers better details and less noise than iphone at ISO 250 & 1/25s shutter speed

    http://images.hardwarezone.com/gallery/thumbs/0/2014/high-resolution-article-images/iphone-6-vs-sony-xperia-z3/iphone-6-1.jpg

    http://images.hardwarezone.com/gallery/thumbs/0/2014/high-resolution-article-images/iphone-6-vs-sony-xperia-z3/z3-8mp.jpg

    So when you find people that say xperia manual mode is the best, they are not talking bullsh*t as it is really true

    But unfortunately, sony ruins the good ISO performance with their bad auto mode which 95% of the people use all the time!

  • roeshak

    They intentionally made the z3’s display that cold to improve battery performance while increasing the brightness considerable. A huge mistake in my book since the z2s battery life is excellent. Tweaking the display to improve battery performance is becoming a very bad habit of Sonys. They initially limited the z2’s display output to 460 nits at launch to give it more than 7 hours of screen on time. This limit was removed with 4.4.4 allowing the brightness to hit 520 nits. Yes we’ve lost about an hour of screen time but I think 6 to 6 1/2 hrs is still great.
    I also feel the panel used on z2 is also a bit cheaper as there’s more noticeable light bleed as compared to the z2s.
    The way to improve battery life is bigger battery packs and not messing up the displays! I hope they don’t repeat this with future models Verizon the US is having a lot of influence on Sony. They rejected the z3s display and camera and were right to do so opting for the z2s instead.
    I also believe it was their feed back that pushed Sony into pulling their 805 z4 hence why were having to wait until summer for the z4 potentially with the 810 inside. It seems like it’s taking external influences to push Sony in the right direction because on their own, they’re making a lot of silly judgements.
    As for the camera, I’ve not done as many extensive tests as you have so I’ll differ to your conclusions there. What I will say though is the hardware is top notch and not really in need of upgrades besides the inclusion of OIS. Improvements need to be made on software in a few respects. Many of which you highlighted.

  • Yep. I’m on a Z1, sorely tempted by the new HTC One and the OnePlus 2 looks good too, but I’ll probably hold out for the Z4. I’ll hand my Z1 done to relatives.

  • Faisal Armand

    As for the display and their relation to power efficiency.

    After 4.4.4 update, yes the brightness is increased to 520 nits. But I noticed a strange thing. When my battery hits 14%, it drains fast up until 4%. Then from 4% to 0%, it takes like ages. But before the battery reaches 14%, the consumption is pretty much the same as before, unless the brightness is at maximum (520 nits) of course

  • Jaissal S

    Ah cool. I love Sony Mobile so will see what the Z4 offers. I will most likely sell my Z1 if I decide to upgrade. The Z4 won’t come cheap haha. The android Lollipop update will refresh my Z1 though.

  • roeshak

    It probably goes into some sort of power saving mode automatically when it gets that low. I can’t think of any other explanation for that sort of behaviour. I’ll experiment with mine to see if it behaves in the same manner

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Snapdragon is not shitty. Please know before talking . They have the best performance to offer. I know that Tegra’s performance is also great but, they are not so convenient for developers to get involved and Tegra has lots of compatibility issues.. No need to talk about MTK here. But Snapdragon is NOT Shitty. FYI Tegra X1 is not for mobile devices.

  • Niels d. G.

    Yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep yep

  • Niels d. G.

    Only for phones with 4 GB of RAM or more though. The great majority people don’t even need more than 2 GB though.

  • Sakuraba

    There’s not, look at the benchmarks that have been done. 810 barely does any better than an 801/805 because its throttled.. because it OVERHEATS

  • Sakuraba

    What other chip would the OEMs use? Samsungs the only one with a choice

  • The Flash

    What are ISPs?

  • Simon Setyadarma

    Whoa whoa dude, chill out!
    For me, Sony’s UI (Timescape) is the best one, the second I’ll choose LG’s. Sony’s UI is simple, is like using the stock Android but with more better look, no offense with others. The UI helps Xperia phones free from lagging, so I think Sony did a great job on the UI, maybe they could update the UI and I hope they could make it better. The UI isn’t cheap, it is simple, try to see the differences here.
    Sony’s apps aren’t like the others, like Walkman to listen musics, Movie to watch, and Album to change the original Gallery. I found it useful rather than the original ones because they add some features like edit information and download information like what I found on Windows Media Player or iTunes on PC.

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  • Winter Soldier

    Where is Fucking Lollipop?

  • f

    Stop saying this
    Sony Taiwan has already said ONe flagship per year
    Its not happening.

  • ? Ace ?

    *closing browser, Just Ordered my Xperia Z3C* ._.

  • ? Ace ?

    That moment you realize you just fucked it up…
    *closing browser, Just Ordered my Xperia Z3C* ._.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Image signal processors.

  • jonyah

    I had Z2, got 3 Z3’s and a Z3C, but now want to upgrade all 4 to Z4s. :)

  • jonyah

    This makes absolutely no sense? Next time, can you speak in English?

  • mUSICA

    gona get the z4 straight upgrade from my W8

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  • Teddi Aydarov

    “High-performance 64-bit processing: with quad core ARM A57 CPUs running up to 2.0Ghz and quad-core ARM A53s running up to 1.5Ghz” ?!? I think, that’s a mistake ? the correct value is “up to 3.0 Ghz”

  • wawo

    He didn’t take his/her medicine!

  • wawo

    Yes Z2 still great, i got Z3 and Z Ultra but i can’t deny I’m still obsessed at Z2.

  • thoughts

    stop it you japanese technology idol worshipper

  • thoughts

    show me the headlines in the newspapers about xperia owners being destroyed by their device…. ???

  • The Flash

    Cheers

  • “Marketing”

    “Console quality gaming in up to 4K resolution”
    Even my 2grand worth of PC hardware can’t do that shit!!

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  • Long Long Wait

    On the bright side, you still have 7-8 months, 3/4 a year, before the Z4 comes out in September/october before the Z4 gets released. Or if you’re in the states, may be later.

  • ? Ace ?

    I’m not in the US, but I ordered a factory unlocked

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  • Timel

    NOTE 4’s auto mode is clearly better and greater than Z3 and its manual mode is great too

    oh come on this is a smartphone era, you know? I mean “SMARTPHONE” …every features gotta be smart, effective and easy to use So a great auto mode is what end-users want!! I Hope Sony will get the point And improve it seriously

  • Faisal Armand

    I don’t deny that note 4 auto is greater than Z3. As I’ve said it before that Z3’s auto mode needs improvement and 95% people use auto mode all the time

    But what I don’t agree is the note 4’s manual mode being great. I have experience with its camera and the manual mode is very annoying. Everytime I drop the ISO to get cleaner images, the software doesn’t drop the shutter speed so I end up with black images.

    Note 4’s ISO performance is worse than Z3 too, at ISO 200 note 4 already displayed fair amount of sharpening and noise reduction artifacts while Z3 is relatively clean at high ISOs

    flickr.com/photos/125751132@N08/

    let’s see if note 4 can match any of those Z2 shots

  • xperia
  • To be even more fair, since the Snapdragon 800 I couldn’t care less whether I have an 800, 801, 805 or 810 in my phone.

    It’s all fast enough for whatever I do with my phone anyway. Now it’s more about software optimization than chipset performance in my eyes.

  • In my opinion new phones released now are all more or less the same. I’m really happy with my Xperia Z1 but I can’t see myself buying a Z2 or Z3. If the Z4 is again an incremental improvement with just a little better performance, I’ll just see it as ‘yet another Z3’. The Snapdragon 800 is even fast enough for anything!

    The only device I would consider is one with serious photography tools, because that seems to be the only thing that’s still worth researching and improving. A Sony variant of the Panasonic Lumix CM1 would be amazing. It doesn’t necessarily have to have a 1″ sensor as well, but really putting the focus on the camera (no pun intended) could result in something unique for Sony. I mean, Sony claims they really made their Z series camera special but it seems to be just a regular flagship camera, not that much better than flagships from the competition. My Z1 can take pretty decent shots but it’s no serious photography tool – it lacks a bunch of controls and it barely has any depth of field. Once again, it’s just “one of those” smartphone cameras. I just wish Sony made a more unique device like the Lumix CM1 or Samsung’s S4 Zoom (which in my opinion just isn’t good enough despite the huge camera on the back). And if you mention the QX100 devices – I mean one device. One phone with a great camera on the back that is still pocketable. I’m pretty sure I’m far from the only one longing for this!

  • Faisal Armand

    Excellent comment there. I’m not going to buy Z4 if there’s only a SoC bump.

    As for me, I’m looking to buy Sony QX1 for a serious photography tool. You know, sony smart lens with APS-C sensor and e-mount for detachable lens.

  • Hey, if you ever get a QX1, please let me know okay?

    I’m really curious how good these little devices get. The original QX100 devices really didn’t seem interesting to me because it was still a large device that you had to connect to a phone wirelessly. I just don’t trust wireless connections between camera sensor and viewfinder and the whole experience sounded a little cumbersome. I haven’t really researched the QX1 with detachable lenses but this seems much more interesting as it makes the package more compact. If you already have Sony lenses the QX1 looks to be a reasonable purchase. But if not, it might get a little expensive. My parents have bought an RX100 on my advice and I’ve played around with it for a while. I have to say, if I’m buying a camera with a size in between my Xperia Z1 and Nikon D5100 DSLR, I’d probably pick the RX100 just because it’s so amazing for such a tiny device, which doesn’t even have to rely on a wireless connection as the viewfinder ;p

  • Ritwij

    Hahah! No offence but I chose Z2 over Z3 because of drop tests and price factor!

  • Arup

    Not 4 uses a SONY sensor as well and its rated at lesser MP. The 20MP sensor needs careful handling and daytime pics rival my 1020 especially in white balance.

  • Amimanot

    I’ll pass on this. I’ll wait till Qualcomm releases a custom designed 64 bit snapdragon micro-architecture since the 810 only uses ARM’s micro-architecture.

    Sincerely,
    An owner of two Xperia flagships with a Scorpion(SE Xperia Arc S) and Krait(S Xperia Z3 Compact) cpus.

  • AlexFirth91

    1080p OLED…I dream.

  • Sadman Khan

    Once the final benchmarks are out, we’ll see. The “off-screen” tests will be able to tell us

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Crystal LED…I dream deeper.

  • AlexFirth91

    Late but DUDE that would kill. Sigh Sony probably gave up on that tech.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    It’s probably too easy to cave in to pressure and stick with LCD and OLED :(

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