Xperia Z4 announced for SoftBank Mobile in Japan

by XB on 19th May 2015

in Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series

Xperia Z4 SoftBank_1Sony Mobile has announced that the Xperia Z4 (402SO) will be heading to SoftBank Mobile in Japan – this now makes three Japanese carriers that will stock Sony’s latest flagship. The model is the same in design/specs that we have already seen, however it is refreshing to see that SoftBank will not adorn any logos on the handset (unlike NTT docomo and au). The handset is due to launch in mid-June 2015, in line with the other Japanese carriers. Still no word on an international release.

Xperia Z4 Softbank press pictures

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Xperia Z4 Softbank hands-on pictures

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Via Sony Mobile Japan and SoftBank.

Hands-on images via ASCII and Watch Impress.

  • Rifqi Al Fariz


  • Ole Petter Hvesser

    So beautiful in copper! Hoping it has Qi wireless charging. If not, I’m waiting for the Z5

  • Shravan SP

    Am i the only one feeling Z4 looks sexy atleast in these pics more than Z3/Z2 and an upgrade over Z3?? :/

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Don’t get it why people don’t like this design. I know that it have been use for 5 gen already but it still look great. IMO it is look much better than LG G4 and samsung galaxy s6 edge (Try both of them).

    However the IMX230 is outdate moreover xperia camera algorithm and camera ui were suck.

    P.S. I will buy Z4 copper anyway :D

  • XperiaBlog

    There is no wireless charging in the Xperia Z4 unfortunately (at least in the Japanese versions).

  • Girish Kumar

    Yeah it’s good looking

  • Timel

    where are the blue topaz color and the emerald green color

  • Emir Zarith

    metal frame looking shiny…really shiny

  • Reza

    Di jonggol..

  • Omarion07

    Oh totally..The metal frame looks so good!

  • Alvin

    Di hongkong mungkin banyak

  • Alvin

    Which colour should i get? The aqua green or copper one?
    Or should i just wait for z5?

  • Alvin

    It is so beautiful, wonder why most of you hate this design that you said that z4 design is ‘outdated’ or ‘boring’?

  • Crusher_Sprite

    is so beautifullllllllllllllllllllll !!!

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Depend on what do you want from it and what’s your current phone. If you have lasted flagship and don’t want to do good selfie then you can just skip this Z4.

  • Ali

    This is not shitty S6

  • Geese Howard

    This is such an superb upgrade from anyone that has anything below the Z2. For ppl who would like a new design and everything should wait for the Z5.

  • Timel

    Z4 looks Sexy to me too but emerald green S6 edge looks much sexier and S6 edge has much better and faster camera, S6 edge is the first phone that come with processor based on 14nm FinFET technology, the only phone at this time that built in Qi and PMA wireless charging, the First in the mobile world with UFS storage memory, the S6 edge also uses DDR4 memory.

    Many people dont see the point to buy Xperia Z4, the underdeveloped smartphone.

  • Timel

    No they didnt hate this design, they bored it

  • mountain

    No, nothing wrong with the design. The problem are with human. We are being spoilt that we get new designs with every generation of phones. Remember how we looked forward to xperia arc and ray announcement in 2011, xperia s in 2012, and z in 2013. Ever since Z, every phone looks identical. We pretty much knew how Z4 would look since 2013. Back in the Sony Ericsson days, every generation of phones were so distingushable. To name a few, P5i, T650i, S700, K850, P900. I do understand that manufacturing cost has gone up so much since those days, it is no longer possible to manufacture a phone with a phone with a proper design without costing as much as a vertu, but we se fans do want something different.

  • hcm.

    Got edge? lol go away Timel

  • Timel

    I almost got it but Samsung UI is too fugly …So

  • Kevin Pachää Khouyà

    No really difference between z4 and s6 , z4 is an excellent phone ! S6 is not better …

  • Kevin Pachää Khouyà

    People are just stupid … Entire z series is awesome , design , perf …

  • Snorky112

    it’s not, samsung has same design since gs3 as well, and all iPhones look the same even if they grow bigger and change a little bit on the back, this design is almost perfect to me, if it had usb C and maybe no “sony” logo on the front it would be just perfect

  • hcm.

    Difference is that S6 can benefit from quick charge and Qi through a day of heavy usage, while Z4 battery will last the whole day.

  • Reza

    I think those only available at ur beloved samething I mean samesung

  • Sultan Albatati

    Z5 on leak news will bring new camera censor. Newer snapdragon version. Will be the highest rank from sony rival

  • Shravan SP

    Not most.. Only a little.

  • Sultan Albatati

    What about aqua green colour? :D

  • Shaktimaan

    With all these announcements, I guess it’s pretty imminent that z4 is coming to India at the next Sony event. I hope it’s called z3 neo!

  • ChilliPSco

    Got to admit that Emerald Green S6 looks rather nice. Being a big kid I like the look of the Iron Man S6 too. Still I’m hoping for something big from Sony and as time passes and no word of any International release, it would seem Sony are making my mind up for me.

  • ChilliPSco

    They’ve sent the invites out already.

  • tony

    You’re not the only one. Me too. Z4 is gorgeous!

  • Timel

    Blue topaz and Emerald green are so nice

  • HildaCGreen

    ???? I AM MAKING 99USD PER HOUR@mg16//


  • Winter Soldier

    have anyone new live wallpaper?

  • Shaktimaan

    But they didn’t mention the device they are launching… ;)

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  • Shubham

    Sony presents phones so fucking well! they have great skills at that! aqua green color had me, initially i didn’t like it, but now it’s the new gold! this image makes me want to grab it now!

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  • iia3ezu

    This is basically a ‘Z3 Plus’… probably not coming to countries outside Japan. Sony doesn’t want Z3 sales to be cannibalized and it will not match up with the rival offerings in the second half of 2015.

    Really, really want to see a decent Z5 in Q1 2016, with a fresh new design, slim bezels, USB-C, and Snapdragon 820 (if Qualcomm would stop mucking around).

  • Nodar Sixarulidze
  • ChilliPSco

    M4 Aqua according to PhoneArena and other sources :)

  • Paul Muad’Dib

    It looks very good. I hope a Z4 compact for the rest of the world but with the same metal frame (not plastic like on the Z3c).

  • Alpha Bravo

    it looks to be solid, heavy and thick as compared to z3

  • Snorky112

    it’s solid, thinner and lighter than z3

  • Timel

    Z4 may sell well in Japan but absolutely not in world wide market

    It’s clear that Z4 is just another flop from Sony, a undeveloped phone like Xperia Z4 has nothing to compete with Galaxy S6 edge.

  • Abdul Rahman Khan

    guyz…which color looks gud ?

  • Timel

    I love Blue Topaz and Emerald Green

  • Emil Oskarsson

    And you love Lagwiz aswell i guess? That makes that fast exynos soc performs like s810 or even worse ;)

  • daviddang

    ive been waiting for an xperia to meet my expectations bc their design has always been amazing but i need a camera on par with the S6! c’mon sony :(

  • Alfino Setya

    Bapak mana Bapak mana itu mah

  • daviddang

    slim bezels, usb-c, 820, quick charge, wireless charging, and most of all a severely improved CAMERA… if it weren’t for the camera i think i’d overlook everything else and jump on the latest sony phone :/

  • David Créteur

    I think the screen already cracked while watching at it

  • HAWX

    Me too :D! And it will be awasome ;)

  • subrat kumar

    Just leave it sony.. there is no meaning of releasing lollipop on xz… Its too late… In 4/5 months android 6 will be launched… I know some say that you must be happy that you are getting lollipop for that 2 yr old model…. But just f**k you sony and your services and we are waiting for 5 months for that f**king a**hole

  • HAWX

    Thumbs up for Xperiablog :D!

  • gmfady

    .. MasterBeauty .. SONY ?

  • Svnjay

    You’re not alone.

  • Svnjay

    I’m bored with the S6 design. It’s a copy of the Z1 and iPhone 6.

  • Svnjay

    The Z3 supports quick charging.

  • Svnjay

    Get lost troll.

  • DBS

    Albeit your normal trolling, this time you do have a point. The Emerald Green on the S6E is indeed awesome.

  • DBS

    Z3 Plus? This is, at best, a Z3.1

  • Timel

    S6 may copy Apple iPhone 6 but please who the fuck care about Sony Z1?

    flop company like Sony isn’t in the sigh of the very success companies like Samsung and Apple for long time

  • Svnjay

    Then why does Samsung relentlessly copy Sony?

    Also, why do they use Sony camera sensors if they don’t care about Sony. I really don’t know why the mods put up with you.

  • Shravan SP

    Timel, Can the S6 survive water?? O.o

  • bahar_b

    nice smartphone.
    there is nothing wrong with sony smartphone just nothing can be 100% perfect for everyone and don’t expect smartphone can be use as teleporter…..”at least for now”

  • Adhi Suryana

    No, platinum gold is the best, but I’d pick Green aqua or Copper from Z4 since it’s much less fingerprint magnet

  • ruba

    If Z5 comes with IR Blaster and the IMX230 sensor I will buy it!

  • Timel

    User like you live under water?
    C’mon waterproof is just a gimmick, no one really cares about waterproof, something like the good auto mode is what end users want

  • Shravan SP

    Waterproofing feature is necessary for ppl like me who live in tropical areas… Rainy.. And during summer after a morning exercise, my device was full of sweat.. If it were a S6, it would have been stinking..

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