We know that Sony’s next flagship smartphone is right around the bend. Sony’s crazy 6 month release schedule will see the Xperia Z4 be released somewhere early in the new year. CES 2015 is just a couple of weeks away and I bet we are going to see Sony release their latest installment at the event. Leaks and rumors have touched upon what we might expect for the past month or so now, but now a big one may have just emerged from the recent Sony Pictures Entertainment hack…
The hack on Sony outed a few interesting tit-bits which included outing the Z4 thanks to its connection with the new James Bond film, Spectre. Much the same as with Skyfall the new Xperia will have a product placement position in the new Bond film. The leak also mentioned Sony’s plans to promote the Xperia Z4 in May/November. This may point to a initial release in May 2015 and then a second sales/marketing push in November when the James Bond Film is due to be released.
Alongside the rendering of the new Xperia Z4 above the leak also revealed some images that appear to be much more in the design prototype stage (below); these promo plans were likely in negotiation before the Z4 was completed. Furthermore there appears to be some evidence of a new wearable device, something that looks quite similar to the Samsung Gear Fit (maybe a bit chunkier). It could be a new smartband which features a super slim screen.
We will no more when CES 2015 comes around early in the new year.
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