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Sony Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Ultra rumored to come with Snapdragon 805 chips

Sony Xperia Z4 Snapdragon 805
According to recent rumors, the Sony Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z4 Ultra will both be based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. This contradicts previous rumors which indicated the presence of the Snapdragon 810 in Sony's upcoming flagship handsets.

A recent report suggests that Sony will hold a press event on January 5 at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, and that this is when and where the Japanese manufacturer intends to unveil the Sony Xperia Z4 and the Xperia Z4 Ultra.

In the past, we've heard on a couple of occasions that the Xperia Z4 will come equipped with the Snapdragon 810, the upcoming high-end chipset from Qualcomm. However, this more recent rumor claims that Sony will skip on the Snapdragon 810 and use the current-generation Snapdragon 805 instead.

The Snapdragon 805, the fastest chip that Qualcomm currently has to offer, comes with a 2.7GHz quad-core Krait 450 CPU, and an Adreno 420 GPU. While a bit more powerful than the Snapdragon 801, the mobile SoC that powers the Sony Xperia Z3 line-up, the Snapdragon 805 is slower than chips such as the Nvidia Tegra K1 or the Apple A8.

If this new rumor is to be believed, the Sony Xperia Z4 will come with numerous hardware upgrades compared to the Xperia Z3, such as a 5.4-inch QHD Triluminos display, 4GB of RAM, a updated 20.7MP primary sensor, a 4.8 secondary camera, as well as a 3,420 mAh battery.

Moving on the the Xperia Z4 Ultra, the phablet is expected to arrive a 5.9-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM, and a 16MP primary sensor, all in a body that measures just 5.7 mm in thickness.

With less than two months to go until CES 2015 kicks off, it won't be long before we can test the accuracy of these rumors. In the meantime, here are a couple of leaked photos of the Sony Xperia Z4:

Sony Xperia Z4 Side
Sony Xperia Z4 Front


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Mihai Andrici, 2014-11-25 (Update: 2014-11-26)