Sony first launched the Xperia Z4 in Japan, which will subsequently be called the Z3+ in other markets. Oddly enough, there is yet another version of Sony’s latest flagship: the Xperia Z4v with a QHD display.
As its name suggests, the Xperia Z4v is exclusively available on Verizon – a US mobile carrier. Usually, when a smartphone is available from these carriers, it is simply rebranded with very minimal hardware changes. The Z4v, however, is equipped with a sharper 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 display along with wireless charging support.
Other than that, the Z4v is also equipped with a 3,000mAh battery, an upgrade over the Z3+’s slightly smaller 2,930mAh cell. These upgrades, however, did not come without a cost. In comparison to the Z3+, the Z4v is actually 1.7mm thicker and 18g heavier.
For better or worse, the Z4v’s other specifications remain the same. It is still powered by the very controversial Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM. It also has 32GB of internal storage, IP65 and IP68 ratings, a 20.7MP rear camera, and a 5.1MP front-facing shooter.
The Sony Xperia Z4v will go on sale in the US through Verizon sometime this summer. It will be interesting to see if Sony will have any other version of the Xperia Z4 (or Z3+) in other markets.