Sony Mobile's next flagship, the Xperia Z4 smartphone, could be launched as early as in September, if the latest rumour on Sony's plans are true. This may coincide with the celebrated IFA event in Berlin between 4-9 September.
A September launch would indicate a shift in Sony's flagship launch dates from one in every six months to one in a year.
So far, Sony's gadgets launched within six months of the previous device didn't offer many new updates or features, forcing dissatisfied customers to seek devices with the latest technologies elsewhere. However, with Samsung launching the Galaxy S series with excellent features at Mobile World Congress, quite a few of Sony's customers who were expecting a Z4 launch at the event may have been lured away.
The much hyped Xperia Z4 is set to contain a QHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. Sony is also rumoured to add hydrophobic coating to the Z4's ports to boost waterproofing.
Kazuo Hirai, Sony's CEO denied reports last month that Sony were planning to sell off the mobile division. However, the tech giant would build fewer devices in 2015 than in the last few years.