With Mobile World Congress approaching fast, we’re all looking to Samsung, HTC and Sony to release their new flagships for the rest of the year (well, the next six months if Sony sticks to their previous roadmap). As such, we’ve been hearing many rumors for quite some time now, and while Sony is rumored to be holding a press event on March 2nd during Mobile World Congress, nothing is set in stone as of writing. The general consensus is that Sony is to announce the next generation of their Xperia Z line, which would be the Xperia Z4 if they keep their current naming scheme.
We’ve heard a number of things so far, with the strongest rumors being that this is to be a 5.2-inch device like its predecessors, but that it will launch with an octa-core Snapdragon 810, the usual 3GB of RAM and that there could be Full HD and Quad HD versions available. Giving users the choice between the two resolutions is a nice touch, and if Sony can deliver great battery life on both versions, then they could have a serious device on their hands. Now, what could be shots of the front panel – with the display already fixed in place – and it sure looks a lot like the Xperia Z2. The placements for the stereo speakers have returned to their position on the Xperia Z2, but unlike the one lying on my desk, the placements of the front-facing camera and proximity sensors have definitely been swapped around. This is true when compared to the Xperia Z3, too.
Front panel leaks aren’t anything too exciting, but if there are indeed near-final parts to be placed into phones, then this could be another strong hint that Sony is indeed showing off a new smartphone next month during Mobile World Congress, which goes against word that Sony won’t be announcing something new this year. Either way, Mobile World Congress 2015 is shaping up to be an interesting week of Android news, and we’ll be there to cover it all.