Sonyâ€™s been on a bit of a roll with Xperia flagship announcements lately. In April we saw the Xperia Z4, May brought us the Xperia Z3+, and now in June weâ€™re getting the Xperia Z4v.
The Sony Xperia Z4v will launch at Verizon Wireless this summer in both black and white models. As its name suggests, the Z4v is a variant of the Xperia Z4, but the Verizon-bound handset has one major upgrade over its sibling: a higher-res display. While the Xperia Z4â€™s got a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 screen, the Xperia Z4v takes things up a notch by offering a 5.2-inch 2560×1440 screen.
Sonyâ€™s also placed a lot of focus on the camera and audio features of the Xperia Z4v. On the camera side, you can expect a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with 4K video capture, 25mm wide angle lens, and SteadyShot image stabilization, while the front is home to a 5-megapixel shooter thatâ€™s got the same 25mm wide angle lens and SteadyShot tech. Sonyâ€™s also included several camera modes like Superior Auto and Gourmet Mode, the latter of which aims to make your food photos more appetizing.
Meanwhile, the audio on the Z4v includes high-res audio to give a fidelity boost to MP3 and AAC tracks, LDAC support for listening to high-res audio over Bluetooth, and Automatic Headset Optimization, which will allow the Z4v to automatically adjust its audio settings to whatever headphones youâ€™re using to give you the best listening experience.
The Xperia Z4vâ€™s body is IP65/68 rated for dust and water resistant, but unlike some other water resistant devices, itâ€™s got a capless microUSB port that ought to make plugging your phone in a less frustrating experience. Speaking of plugging in, the Xperia Z4v supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 thanks to the inclusion of an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. And for those times you donâ€™t feel like plugging in a cable to charge, you can utilize the Xperia Z4vâ€™s wireless charging capabilities, which supports both Qi and PMA styles.
Rounding out the Xperia Z4vâ€™s spec list is 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot (which lives under a cap on the side of the phone, next to the SIM slot), 3GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery, 4G LTE connectivity, and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
So there you have it. Itâ€™s exciting to see that not only is the Xperia Z4 coming to the U.S., but that itâ€™s getting a nice spec bump in the form of a high-res display. The downside is that the Z4v is a Verizon exclusive, but we in 2014 we saw the Z3v hit Verizon and the regular Z3 hit T-Mobile, so hereâ€™s to hoping that the regular Z4 will eventually make its way to a US operator or two.
Experience the Freedom to Play with Sonyâ€™s XperiaÂ® Z4v Smartphone Coming to the United States Exclusively on Verizon WirelessÂ
Combines best-in-class entertainment and technology in a beautifully designed waterproof1 smartphone ideal for PlayStationÂ® GamingÂ
NEW YORK, NY â€” June 16, 2015 â€” Sony Mobile Communications (â€œSony Mobileâ€) and Verizon Wireless today announced that the Sony Xperia Z4v smartphone will be available in the United States this summer exclusively from Verizon Wireless. The premium Androidâ„¢ 4G LTE waterproof1 smartphone is here to give you the freedom to play â€“ delivering unrivaled entertainment experiences and innovative camera technologies along with powerful battery performance2.
â€œThe Sony Xperia Z4v continues a tradition of high-quality smartphones that have the best of entertainment with Sony movies, PlayStation gaming, and in-demand features like a powerful battery, all on the largest and most reliable 4G LTE network in the United States,â€ said Jeff Dietel, vice president, Marketing for Verizon Wireless. â€œThis combination of a great network and a great device makes it easy for customers to explore and enjoy what wireless connectivy can bring to them where they live, work and play.â€
Designed to Perform
We know life can be tough on your smartphone. Designed with durability in mind, the slim-framed Xperia Z4v is dust-tight and waterproof, featuring tempered glass panels â€“ so you wonâ€™t get held back by a slip or spill.
With impressive performance, Xperia Z4v powers through whatever life throws at it and keeps you up to speed with the latest in entertainment. From 4K recording to gaming, Xperia Z4vâ€™s powerful, ultra-fast QualcommÂ® Snapdragonâ„¢ 810 processor with X10 LTE and 64-bit octa-core CPU lets you enjoy a universe of your favorite entertainment in an uncompromised, fluid, and lightning-fast experience. Need to do two things at once or find something online? This impressive processor helps to enable multitasking and fast-paced web browsing while delivering a seamless UI experience. With 32GB storage and up to 128GB SD storage, enjoy unlimited entertainment possibilities in the palm of your hand.
Best-in-class entertainment in a smartphone
For gamers, the Xperia Z4v allows you to break away from your TV and continue your PlayStationÂ®4 (PS4) gaming anywhere in your home via PS4 Remote Play3. Simply connect your Xperia smartphone to your PS4 via home Wi-FiÂ® and use your DUALSHOCKÂ®4 Wireless Controller4 to play full versions of your favorite PS4 games directly on your phone. Additionally, users can stream Spotify while playing PS4 games without ever having to hit pause â€“ simply control the music on your PS4 using your Xperia Z4v with Spotify Connect.
Hear the difference of the Z4v with your own ears. Discover the nuances of your favorite artists with studio quality sound captured by Hi-Res Audio and increase the sound fidelity of MP3 or AAC music tracks to near High-Resolution quality with the Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX). Also equipped with LDAC support, the Z4v allows you to transmit your favorite Hi-Res Audio tracks over Bluetooth. Together with the Snapdragon 810â€™s Fluenceâ„¢ technology, Sonyâ€™s rich audio expertise and first-on-market Automatic Headset Optimization, your Xperia Z4v automatically adjusts audio settings according to the headset style youâ€™re using for the most immersive sound experience.
Xperia Z4v also brings movies to life in vivid detail with the 5.2-inch Full WQHD TRILUMINOSâ„¢ display for mobile featuring Live Color LED powered by X-Realityâ„¢ for mobile, creating a wider palette of rich, natural colors and enhanced color depth and gradation without the risk of oversaturation. Additionally, you can maintain increased brightness and contrast with the Z4vâ€™s power-efficient smart adaptive display.
Take your entertainment with you on-the-go with high-powered battery performance that helps you power through it all, with up to a full day of charge2. Xperia Z4v features a high-density 3,000 mAh battery and a power efficient display with Memory on Display. Xperia Z4v also offers Battery STAMINA mode and Ultra STAMINA mode to enable efficient power consumption that maximizes battery life. For fast and easy charging, Xperia Z4v features QualcommÂ® Quick Chargeâ„¢ 2.0 which offers re-charging up to 75% faster5, embedded wireless charging with the latest inductive â€˜Qiâ€™ and PMA technology, and a capless USB port for added convenience.
â€œWith the coming Xperia Z4v launch, we are delivering on our commitment to bringing the latest and greatest Sony smartphones to the US,â€ said Ravi Nookala, President, Sony Mobile Communications North America. â€œOur Xperia Z4v offers US customers the most fun mobile experience around with features that give them the freedom to play.â€
Superior Camera Technology
Whether youâ€™re snapping a group photo or taking a quick selfie, Xperia Z4v lets you take the perfect shot anytime, anywhere. Utilizing Sony Electronicâ€™s Cyber-ShotÂ® and HandycamÂ® technologies, Xperia Z4v offers superior camera performance on both the 20.7 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras. With the high-sensitivity Exmor RSâ„¢ image sensor and high ISO, you can capture high-quality portraits, even in low lighting. Take full advantage of the front-facing cameraâ€™s 25 mm wide-angle lens to fit more into your selfie pictures â€“ without distortion at the edges. With 4K video recording capability and SteadyShotâ„¢ with Intelligent Active Mode, you can document memories in brilliantly detailed high quality video.
Xperia Z4v continues to build on our previous generationâ€™s already impressive camera experience by expanding the ecosystem of camera capabilities and empowering users to unleash their creativity with 15 preloaded Xperia camera apps such as Timeshift burst and Video, picture-in-picture, and self-styling portraits.
Xperia Z4v will be available this summer in black and white color options and as part of the Made for Xperia offering at Verizon, customers will have a selection of protective cases from leading accessories brands like IncipioÂ®, Tech21, OtterBoxÂ®, and Case-Mate available for purchase in-store and online. Verizon customers can sign up online for more information about Xperia Z4v smartphone. For a full list of specifications, visit www.XperiaZ4v.com.
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1 Xperia Z4v is waterproof and protected against dust as long as you follow a few simple instructions: all ports and attached covers are firmly closed; you canâ€™t take the phone deeper than 1.5m of water or for longer than 30 minutes; and the water should be fresh water. Casual use in chlorinated pools is permitted provided itâ€™s rinsed in fresh water afterwards. No seawater and no salt water pools. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The phone has an Ingress Protection rating of IP65 and IP68. To see what this means and for more information see http://support.sonymobile.com/global-en/dm/waterproof.
2 Based on Verizon internal tests under average use scenarios
3 Xperia Z4v System, DUALSHOCKÂ®4, Sony Entertainment Network and high speed internet connection required. Some games may not support this feature
4DUALSHOCKÂ®4 Wireless Controller and GCM10 Game Control Mount are sold separately from Xperia Z4v.
5Quick Charge 2.0 charges up to 75% faster, according to Qualcomm internal test done with a 3300 mAh battery (1 Based on internal tests charging a 3300mAh battery using a  QC2.0 USB wall adapter (9V, 2A),  USB wall adapter (5V, 2A), and  USB wall adapter (5V, 1A), respectively. (February 2013).)