SONY HAS ANNOUNCED the Xperia Z4v, a souped-up version of the Xperia Z3+ and the first of its phones to feature a QHD screen.
Set to launch on Verizon in the US, the Sony Xperia Z4v improves on the UK-bound Xperia Z3+ and the Japan-only Xperia Z4.
At the forefront of the new smartphone is a 5.2in 2560x1440 IPS display, and the Xperia Z4v comes powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip despite Sony admitting earlier this week that the chip was causing its Xperia Z3+ handset to overheat.
The Xperia Z4v improves on the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 when it comes to screen resolution, but The Verge noted that Sony's latest smartphone is a full 2mm thicker at 8.6mm.
Much like the Xperia Z3+, the Xperia Z4v will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop, along with 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, 20.7MP and 5MP cameras and resistance to water, even with its cap-less USB port.
There's a slightly larger 3,000mAh battery inside, and Sony said that support for wireless Qi charging is also provided.
The Sony Xperia Z4v will be available via Verizon in the US "this summer" and is unlikely to see a release outside the US.
While the Xperia Z4v probably won't be available in the UK, the Sony Xperia Z3+ (below) went up for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse this week ahead of its release on 26 June.
The handset can be picked up on O2, EE, Vodafone or the retailer's own iD network, and those after a free Xperia Z3+ can expect to fork out around £50 a month.
To sweeten the deal, Carphone Warehouse is giving all Xperia Z3+ buyers a free pair of HQ audio Sony headphones, 90 days free music streaming on Tidal and six hi-res audio albums.
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