Sony’s Xperia Z4 Makes Global Debut As More Aptly Named Z3+
The handset is slim and light at just 6.9mm thick and 144g. And like the Z3, the Plus version is both waterproof and dust-proof, so you needn't rush to shove it back in your pocket if you get caught in a drizzle or dust storm. Interestingly, the Z3+ sports a capless (read: exposed) USB port so that it's more convenient to charge, yet it's still a waterproof design with IP65 and IP68 certification, Sony says. Whatever wizardry is at play, we like it.
In case you need a reminder about the rest of the Z4's specs, the Z3+ comes rocking a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080 (1920x1080) IPS display, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor (quad-core 2GHz + quad-core 1.5GHz), Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card slot, 5-megapixel front camera with Exmor R image sensor for superior selfies, 20.7-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and 8x digital zoom, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, NVC support, native USB tethering, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
For gamers who want to venture out of their bedrooms, you can connect the Xperia Z3+ to a PlayStation 4 console via home Wi-Fi and continue to frag using the DualShock 4 wireless controller -- that's pretty nifty.
International buyers will have four color options to choose from -- black, white, and "a new interpretation of copper and aqua green." The phone will also come in single SIM and dual SIM variants when it launches globally next month.