Some intriguing screenshots have made their way online, and they're allegedly taken from the dual-SIM version of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4 flagship.
Just recently, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said that the company was looking to focus more o fits efforts on successful segments and less on its mobile division, but it seems that a new-generation Xperia Z4 flagship smartphone is nonetheless in the works.
Recent whispers indicated that Sony might skip the imminent Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 and unveil its new flagship smartphone later on, sometime in the timeframe between the MWC announcements and Apple's fall launch of new iPhones.
Although the purported Sony Xperia Z4 might not make an appearance at the MWC 2015 trade show next week, screenshots of the handset have now surfaced online, suggesting that an official debut may not be far off.
According to Xperia Blog, the screenshots in question surfaced courtesy of Digi Wo and are believed to come from the Xperia Z4 Dual. The four screenshots show the purported smartphone running the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, which suggests the device is still in the works, likely in an advanced stage of the development process.
The publication further reveals that the alleged Sony Xperia Z4 goes by the codename Ivy. The screenshots, meanwhile, show a few settings and some exciting specifications. The model number is blurred out, but it appears that the processor powering the upcoming Sony flagship is the Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810.
The current Sony Xperia Z3 is already quite an impressive smartphone that raised a lot of interest upon its debut, and it also came in a dual-SIM variant for some markets. The next-generation Xperia Z4 is expected to boast notable improvements compared to its predecessor, and it seems that it will also come in a dual-SIM variant just like the Xperia Z3.
With nothing officially confirmed from Sony, however, it all remains in the rumor state at this point. As always in such cases, it is highly advisable to take all leaks, rumors and speculation with a grain of salt for now. We'll make sure to keep you up to date as soon as more information becomes available, so stay tuned.