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Sony Xperia Z4v Release Date, Specs: PS4 Gaming Features Continuous Play from TV to Smartphone

( [email protected] ) Jul 09, 2015 05:34 PM EDT
The Sony Xperia series has been in question these days as the successor to the Z3 was only the Z4 that came in tablet mode.  The smartphone did receive a bit of an upgrade with the Sony Xperia Z3+, and last month there was an announcement of the Sony Xperia Z4V, similar to the Z3+, only available with Verizon.  This is what we know about the Sony Xperia Z4V release date, price, specs, and news.
Coming late summer or early fall 2015. Verizon Wireless.

The Sony Xperia series has been in question these days as the successor to the Z3 was only the Z4 that came in tablet mode.  The smartphone did receive a bit of an upgrade with the Sony Xperia Z3+, and last month there was an announcement of the Sony Xperia Z4V, similar to the Z3+, only available with Verizon.  This is what we know about the Sony Xperia Z4V release date, price, specs, and news. 

About one month ago, Verizon Wireless made an announcement that they were teaming with Sony Mobile Communications to bring the Sony Xperia Z4V (the V presumably for Verizon) smartphone, specifically that it was coming to the United States exclusively on Verizon Wireless. 

The Z4V is designed for durability as it is dust-tight and waterproof, and features tempered glass panels.  The Z4V is also packed with an ultra-fast Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor for all kinds of web browsing and has a highly impressive processor as well.  It has 32GB worth of storage and 128 GB of SD storage. 

The Xperia Z4V has a 5.2-inch Full WQHD TRILUMINOS display that features Live Color LED powered by X-Reality for mobile, creating a wider palette of rich, natural colors and enhanced color depth and gradation with the risk of oversaturation.  It also has enhanced brightness and contrast with the 24V's power-efficient smart adaptive display. 

The camera of the Z4V has superior camera performance with a rear camera of 20.7 Megapixels and a front-facing camera of 5 Megapixels.  It has a high-sensitivity Exmore RS image sensor and high ISO for high-quality portraits, even in low lighting.  It has a 25 mm wide-angle lens to fit more for selfie pictures without any distortion at the edges.  Also included is 4K video recording capability, which I'm certain will be highly coveted by the GoPro crowd for excellent video quality, and the camera is even waterproof!

One of the big features associated with this phone is gaming, and the Z4V allows for breaking away from your TV and continue the PS4 experience anywhere in your home via PS4 Remote Play. All that is required is to connect the Xperia smartphone to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and then use the DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless controller to play full versions of your favorite PS4 games directly on the phone when the computer is in use.  You can also enjoy PlayStation Music and Spotify, with the High-Resolution quality with the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX). 

Other features of the Sony Xperia Z4V include a high-density 3,000 mAh battery as well as the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, an embedded wireless charging with the latest inductive Qi and PMA technology. 

The Sony Xperia Z4V will launch on Thursday, August 13, 2015, that is, what the Xperia Blog had to say about its release.  A recent update to this source revealed that Sony Mobile had contacted Xperia Blog and said that the date is "not accurate".  It should be noted that Xperia Blog has an image of the Xperia Z4V with that said release date.  I suppose that it will probably arrive in late summer or early fall.