Sony’s one and only smartphone with a Quad HD display, the Xperia Z4v, will start selling on Verizon on August 13th. Sony had confirmed the device for the US’ largest carrier last month, and it has now announced the launch date through a dedicated website for the phone.
Verizon will be the only carrier to launch the Xperia Z4 with Z4 actually in the phone’s moniker, as everywhere except Japan the device is being sold as the Xperia Z3+. However, this time around the newer name does make sense – in addition to featuring a Quad HD (2560×1440) display, the Z4v comes with support for both Qi and PMA wireless charging out of the box, a feature that hasn’t been seen on the Xperia Z lineup before.
The rest of the hardware remains the same, with the IP65 and IP68-certified water-resistant device sporting a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, 32GB of on-board memory (and a microSD slot), and a 3,00 mAh battery. On the software front, Android 5.0 Lollipop is a given, though it remains to be seen if the phone will come with 5.1.1 or an older version of Lollipop.
Pricing details aren’t available yet, but they should crop up as we get closer to the launch date. Whatever the price tag will be, the Xperia Z4v certainly looks like it could take on the stalwarts from Samsung, LG and HTC when it goes live on Verizon next month, and we will hopefully see Sony launch an international variant with all the goodies of the Z4v in other markets later on.