Sony Xperia XZ4 recently made an appearance in some leaks and unofficial renders, showing off the phone’s impressive camera hardware and flagship-grade specifications.
The most interesting bit is that Sony is putting a 52MP primary sensor in the upcoming XZ4 – that too in a triple camera set up – making it the company’s first triple camera phone.
If true, the XZ4 will have the highest pixel count in a smartphone camera ever, breaking the record of Honor V20, which featured a 48MP sensor.
The camera, made by Sony, will work with another f/2.6 16MP telephoto sensor and a 0.3MP ToF camera with an f/1.4 aperture size. The 52MP sensor will have an f/1.6 aperture.
The main camera will combine 4 adjacent pixels into 1 to create a final 13MP picture, which is pretty much how other Chinese manufacturers do it in their smartphones.
However, there’s no confirmation on this by the company so far. The final smartphone might look much different from the CAD renders shown above, which were produced earlier unofficially.
An earlier leak revealed some internal details of the Xperia XZ4. The phone is going to be powered by the Snapdragon 855 and will ship with 6GB RAM. It’s going to feature a 21:9 display – which is much taller than what we’ve seen in smartphones till now – measuring 6.5-inches diagonally. Storage size is going to be 128 GB.
A leaked screenshot of the phone’s specs mentions that it will have a 4,400 mAh battery. However, Sony never uses that big of a battery in its smartphones, so take it with a grain of salt.
While details are still scarce, the smartphone community expects the phone to get launched later this year. Sony is likely to reveal it at the Mobile World Congress in February, but it won’t hit the market anytime soon.
The XZ4 will be among the first to feature an SD 855 – a 5G-ready chipset – and also the first to have a single 52 MP camera on the rear.