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Sony Xperia Z4 might go on sale outside Japan, but as the Xperia Z3+

The Sony Xperia Z4 does have a decent amount of improvements over its predecessor, but not enough to be truly called a new flagship smartphone. And the Japanese OEM knows that as well, which is probably why it could release the device in other markets under a different moniker.

The Sony Xperia Z4 is currently limited to Japan with no official word about its launch elsewhere. GSMArena is reporting that the phone is most likely going to make its debut in other markets soon and will be known as the Xperia Z3+ as the changes over the previous flagship aren’t all that much.

The device is basically seen as an incremental upgrade and this fits well with the rumored branding. The company hasn’t officially revealed this information, but the description for the Sony SCR30 Style Cover Window accessory clearly mentions support for the ‘Xperia Z4/Z3+,’ which means that phones are one and the same.

Sony Xperia Z3+

Compared to the Z3, the new device features a slimmer and lighter design. It has a thickness of 6.9mm and weighs 144 grams. The processor has also been beefed up as there’s an octa core Snapdragon 810 chip onboard. The battery capacity, on the other hand, has dropped from 3100mAh to 2930mAh.

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The Xperia Z4 also offers Hi-Res audio, 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The water- and dust-resistant design as well as the 5.2-inch 1080p display remain untouched.

Xperia Z4

Sony Xperia Z4 specs roundup:

– 5.2-inch 1080p FHD LCD panel
– 1.9GHz octa core processor (Snapdragon 810)
– 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable stooge
– Android 5.0 Lollipop
– 20.7MP main camera, 5MP front shooter
– 2930mAh battery

So if the Sony Xperia Z4 isn’t the main flagship for the global market, could we expect an Xperia Z5 in the coming months?