After announcing the Xperia Z4 earlier this month, we wondered when it will be when the device hits US shores. Sony gave no estimate and there were no hints. However today they’ve made a surprising announcement. A new variant of the Xperia Z4 is coming to Verizon Wireless in the United States in the form of the Xperia Z4v.
The Xperia Z4v is similar to the Xperia Z4 in design, but it brings a slightly bigger battery and wireless charging, both features I’ll take any day. The display is the same size 5.2″ inch Triluminous display, but with a Quad-HD resolution, a first for Sony.
Aside from that, here’s the rest of the specs for the Xperia Z4v.
- 5.2″ Inch IPS Triluminous Quad-HD Display
- Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core Processor
- 32GB Internal Storage (microSD support)
- 3GB RAM
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Quick Charge 2.0 support
- Qi and PMA Wireless Charging
- 20.7MP Rear Camera
- 5MP Front Camera
- Android 5.0.2
The Xperia Z4v will be available exclusively on Verizon “this summer”. No pricing info or specific availability dates have been announced yet. The Z4v will be available in both black and white.
Sony Mobile Communications and Verizon Wireless today announced that the Sony Xperia Z4v smartphone will be available in the United States this summer exclusively from Verizon Wireless. The premium Android™ 4G LTE waterproof1smartphone is here to give you the freedom to play – delivering unrivaled entertainment experiences and innovative camera technologies along with powerful battery performance2.
“The Sony Xperia Z4v continues a tradition of high-quality smartphones that have the best of entertainment with Sony movies, PlayStation gaming, and in-demand features like a powerful battery, all on the largest and most reliable 4G LTE network in the United States,” said Jeff Dietel, vice president, Marketing for Verizon Wireless. “This combination of a great network and a great device makes it easy for customers to explore and enjoy what wireless connectivity can bring to them where they live, work and play.”
Designed to Perform
We know life can be tough on your smartphone. Designed with durability in mind, the slim-framed Xperia Z4v is dust-tight and waterproof, featuring tempered glass panels – so you won’t get held back by a slip or spill.
With impressive performance, Xperia Z4v powers through whatever life throws at it and keeps you up to speed with the latest in entertainment. From 4K recording to gaming, Xperia Z4v’s powerful, ultra-fast Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor lets you enjoy a universe of your favorite entertainment in an uncompromised, fluid, and lightning-fast experience. Need to do two things at once or find something online? This impressive processor helps to enable multitasking and fast-paced web browsing while delivering a seamless UI experience. With 32GB storage and up to 128GB SD storage, enjoy unlimited entertainment possibilities in the palm of your hand.
Best-in-class entertainment in a smartphone
For gamers, Xperia Z4v allows you to break away from your TV and continue your PlayStation®4 gaming anywhere in your home via PS4 Remote Play3. Simply connect your Xperia smartphone to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi® and use your DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller4 to play full versions of your favorite PS4 games directly on your phone when your TV is in use. Also available on your PS4 system and Xperia Z4v, experience PlayStation Music and enjoy millions of songs on-demand through Spotify. Simultaneously stream Spotify while playing your favorite games without ever having to hit pause – simply control the music on your PS4 using your Xperia Z4v with Spotify Connect.
Hear the difference of the Z4v with your own ears. Discover the nuances of your favorite artists with studio quality sound captured by Hi-Res Audio and increase the sound fidelity of MP3 or AAC music tracks to near High-Resolution quality with the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX). Also equipped with LDAC support, the Z4v allows you to transmit your favorite Hi-Res Audio tracks over Bluetooth. With Sony’s rich audio expertise and first-on-market Automatic Headset Optimization, your Xperia Z4v automatically adjusts audio settings according to the headset style you’re using for the most immersive sound experience.
Xperia Z4v also brings movies to life in vivid detail with the 5.2-inch Full WQHD TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile featuring Live Color LED powered by X-Reality™ for mobile, creating a wider palette of rich, natural colors and enhanced color depth and gradation without the risk of oversaturation. Additionally, you can maintain increased brightness and contrast with the Z4v’s power-efficient smart adaptive display.
Take your entertainment with you on-the-go with high-powered battery performance that helps you power through it all, with up to a full day of charge2. Xperia Z4v features a high-density 3,000 mAh battery and a power efficient display with Memory on Display. Xperia Z4v also offers Battery STAMINA mode and Ultra STAMINA mode to enable efficient power consumption that maximizes battery life. For fast and easy charging, Xperia Z4v features Qualcomm® Quick Charge 2.0, embedded wireless charging with the latest inductive ‘Qi’ and PMA technology, and a capless USB port for added convenience.
“With the coming Xperia Z4v launch, we are delivering on our commitment to bringing the latest and greatest Sony smartphones to the US,” said Ravi Nookala, President of Sales and Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications North America. “Our Xperia Z4v offers US customers the most fun mobile experience around with features that give them the freedom to play.”
Superior Camera Technology
Whether you’re snapping a group photo or taking a quick selfie, Xperia Z4v lets you take the perfect shot anytime, anywhere. Utilizing Sony’s Cyber-shot and Handycam®technologies, Xperia Z4v offers superior camera performance on both the 20.7 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras. With the high-sensitivity Exmor™ RS image sensor and high ISO, you can capture high-quality portraits, even in low lighting. Take full advantage of the front-facing camera’s 25 mm wide-angle lens to fit more into your selfie pictures – without distortion at the edges. With 4K video recording capability and SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode, you can document memories in brilliantly detailed high quality video.
Xperia Z4v continues to build on our previous generation’s already impressive camera experience by expanding the ecosystem of camera capabilities and empowering users to unleash their creativity with 15 preloaded Xperia camera apps such as Timeshift burst and Video, picture-in-picture, and self-styling portraits.
Xperia Z4v will be available this summer in black and white color options and as part of the Made for Xperia offering at Verizon, customers will have a selection of protective cases from leading accessories brands like Otterbox®, Incipio®, Case-Mate, and Tech21 available for purchase in-store and online. Verizon customers can sign up online for more information about Xperia Z4v smartphone. For a full list of specifications, visitwww.sonyz4v.com.
1 Xperia Z4v is waterproof and protected against dust as long as you follow a few simple instructions: all ports and attached covers are firmly closed; you can’t take the phone deeper than 1.5m of water or for longer than 30 minutes; and the water should be fresh water. Casual use in chlorinated pools is permitted provided it’s rinsed in fresh water afterwards. No seawater and no salt water pools. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The phone has an Ingress Protection rating of IP65 and IP68. To see what this means and for more information see http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/dm/waterproof.
2 Based on Verizon internal tests under average use scenarios
3 Xperia Z4v System, DUALSHOCK®4, Sony Entertainment Network and high speed internet connection required. Some games may not support this feature
4 DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller and GCM10 Game Control Mount are sold separately from Xperia Z4v.