Sony (NYSE: SNE) gave the world its first in-depth official look at the Xperia Z4 at a press conference in Japan today.
The Z4 was first teased at Mobile World Congress back in February, but this was the first in-depth look we’ve gotten at the device. As you can see, the Z4 isn’t a big departure from the previous iterations of the lineup. Channeling the same design language, the device has a 5.2-inch 1080p display (a smart move to conserve battery life), a 20.7 megapixel camera, a 2930mAh battery, a 2GHz 8-core 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, and 3GB of RAM. It has a slightly smaller case that comes in 6.9 mm and weighs 144g.
Like previous enteries in the Xperia line, the Xperia Z4 is dust-resistant and can withstand being submerged underwater to a depth of 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
The phone’s camera has a BOINZ image processor that’s capable of shooting at 1080p at 60 FPS or 4K.
Unfortunately Sony’s announcement was a little spartan on two key details: pricing and availability. Sony said that it would be available in Japan this summer with further availability forthcoming down the road.
Overall the Z4 is a rather conservative device that takes no major risks with its design. But that could be just what Sony is planning, considering the success of the previous iterations of the device.