Sony has been lagging behind in the multi-camera race, but the Xperia XZ4 may change that. CAD-based renders from the reliable pairing of @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice show a triple camera on the back and one large screen on the front.

The makeup of the triple camera is unknown, but it will be Sony’s first. The Xperia XZ2 Premium, Sony’s only dual rear camera, features a 19MP main sensor plus a 12MP black & white sensor. Sony has only one more dual camera phone, the Xperia XA2 Ultra with two front cameras, but the XZ4 sticks to a single selfie shooter above the screen.

Sony Xperia XZ4 (CAD-based renders) Sony Xperia XZ4 (CAD-based renders) Sony Xperia XZ4 (CAD-based renders)
Sony Xperia XZ4 (CAD-based renders)

That screen is estimated to have a 6.5” diagonal, a huge jump over the 6.0” screen of the Xperia XZ3. However, the Xperia XZ4 isn’t any wider (it measures 72.4mm vs. 73mm). The screen does seem to have a significantly taller aspect ratio, more than 19.5:9 by the looks of it. And despite that, still not notch!

The phone is pretty tall, however, at 166.9mm it’s taller than most phones in our database. On the plus side, it has slimmed down compared to the current model. It measures 8.2mm for the most part, the camera bump is the thickest part (9.0mm).

Anyway, there’s no fingerprint reader on the back. The design of the Power button suggests that Sony will return to a side-mounted reader.

Extra tall screen Card slot on top Power button with FP reader? Triple camera on the back
Extra tall screen • Card slot on top • Power button with FP reader? • Triple camera on the back

Another deviation from the classic design is a bottom-firing loudspeaker instead of one on the bezel below the screen. That might win a few percentage points in terms of screen to body ratio, but we’re not sure if fans will be happy with the change.

And no, the 3.5mm headphone jack hasn’t been miraculously resurrected, there’s only a USB-C port and a loudspeaker grille on the bottom. Expect to see the Sony Xperia XZ4 at the MWC in February next year.


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