New Sony Xperia XZ4 case leak may confirm previous design-related rumors
The Sony Xperia XZ4 is a potential flagship probably set to be released in 2019. It already has some speculation associated with it, such as a CAD render that may have leaked its dimensions and general build. A new leak claiming to show a case for the device may offer even more details about it. The series of images, posted by Slashleaks, suggest that Sony is counting some of its more signature features back in, while subtracting others.
The case gives the impression that the screen is particularly long, which seems to corroborate other rumors that the XZ4 may have a screen with a 21:9 ratio. The CAD render also suggested that this display would be 6.5 inches in length, which could conceivably fit into the pictured case. The images also show a cut-out on the side of the device that could correspond to a power button with a built-in fingerprint scanner, a feature that had been common to many Xperia-line phones before the XZ3.
The bottom edge of this case shows three cut-outs, one of which could be for a USB type C port, and one that could be for a bottom-firing speaker. This implies that Sony is dropping its famous front-facing speakers for smartphones. In possibly better news, the third cut-out appears to match a 3.5mm jack port.