Sony unveils Z4 smartphone… but only in Japan


Follow up flagship revealed at Sony event in home market but no international release date given

Sony has unveiled its latest flagship handset – the Xperia Z4 – but only for the Japanese market.

The Japanese manufacturer announced the follow-up to September’s Z3 handset at a launch event today (April 20) but did not reveal details about its international release.

Like its predecessor, the Z4 comes with a 5.2 inch screen and aluminium frame and glass body. However, it has thinner body at 6.9mm, compared with 7.3mm on the Z3.

Sony has also improved the processor, giving the Z4 a 64 bit, 0cta-core processor clocked at 20.7 GHz, as well as 3Gb worth of RAM.

As with both the Z3 and Z2, the device is waterproof and dust proof and sports a 20 megapixel camera on the back. It also has a 5.1MP “selfie” camera on the front.

It comes with a 2930mA battery and 32GB of internal storage with room for a microSD card.

The Z4 will launch in Japan in four colours; white, black, copper and aqua green, although not details about a UK release were given.