Sony’s Xperia Z4 Delayed For September As More Device Renders Leak

Ramish Zafar

After only part leaks related to Sony's yet to be released flagship upgrade for this year, the Sony Xperia Z4, we've finally started to receive press renders of the device as well. As promised earlier, Onleaks has delivered on what he claims that Sony's upcoming flagship can be expected to look like. While these renders do come with the claim that they're not final, yet their source claims them to resemble the final product as they've been produced for internal use at Sony.


More Xperia Z4 Renders Surface As Device Rumors Spread Of September Launch For Device

While we take a look at the most recent alleged press renders of the Xperia Z4, word has started to surface that Sony might be looking to shift towards a yearly cycle for its flagship upgrades from now on. This time around, the Xperia Z3 will be coming at the IFA, according to a report published by the Italians. This will be the same time as the Xperia Z3's launch last year, and will mean that Sony's finally chosen to leave behind its two device a year flagship.

What we're wondering is whether this decision is based on the fact that loyal users find upgrading issues for a device twice a year cubersome, or is Sony looking to do away with the heating problems on the Snapdragon 810. HTC's One M9 reported heating issues in a benchmark testing recently, and Samsung chose to completely replace the 810 with its own in-house SoC citing heating issues particularly with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge's metal unibody.

Alleged-Sony-Xperia-Z4-non-final-rendersWaiting to release the Xperia Z4 at the IFA might work out for Sony for the better in the end. After all, more time spent on the device should end up giving the manufacturer more time to perfect its features and design and could help re-ignite interest in its devices, which stand out mostly among the basis of their camera quality and a few other features. On the other hand, it would make our today's render leaks useless if Sony chooses to change the design on the Xperia Z4. Oh, and according to sources, Sony's also keeping SD compatibility on the Xperia Z4, despite earlier component leaks suggesting otherwise. So stay tuned, we'll let you know how this tunes out. And lets us know what you think in the comments section.

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