Sony has been keeping fans on their toes for months, waiting for the Sony Xperia Z4 announcement. During this time, rumors and speculations have been plentiful. We already have some idea of the device's specs, as well as renders and even, most recently, a few alleged live photos.
Today, another piece of the puzzle saw the light of day - a photo sample that is most likely from the Xperia Z4. The original shot has EXIF data that squarely points in the direction of the 20.7MP shooter of the device. Even the model number "Sony E6553" is there, so everything looks quite believable. The full-size sample is available at the source link.
Sony Xperia Z4 camera sample
The shot itself (taken at ISO 50) looks good enough with a decent level of detail. Conditions also appear quite favorable, as the picturesque shot was taken in broad daylight in a UK national park that is if the enclosed GPS coordinates are accurate. Upon further inspection, however, it seems the Z4 shares much of the camera hardware of the Xperia Z3 and shows the same image processing. Also, there's noticable corner softness.
While a single daylight sample is definitely not enough to go by in terms of camera quality, it appears the Xperia Z4 won't be a huge upgrade over the Z3. Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and what appear to be the same 5.2-inch display and camera hardware as its predecessor, it looks like Z4 hopefuls will be faced with the same situation HTC are having now.
There is still hope, however, that the legendary Japanese manufacturer has a trick or two in store, to make the Z4 desirable, because, otherwise, the future isn’t looking too bright for the struggling mobile division.
Source | Via