Sony's next flagship

Sony mobile only recently released their stunning flagship phone the Xperia Z3 but we're looking forward to what they could do next
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Sony's next flagship

Just under six months ago, Sony rocked up with its new flagship, the Xperia Z3. And, if history is anything to go by, we can expect a new Xperia fairly shortly. But, as the Japanese company releases two flagships a year, fans are often left scratching their heads, wondering what improvements can be made in such a short amount of time.

This is what we’d like to see Sony do next…

DESIGN

The Xperia design hasn’t changed much in the past few years, but it has slimmed down over time. We expect the next instalment will follow suit, most probably being made of reflective glass and metal. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

CAMERA

Sony has always been on top of its game when it comes to cameras. The Xperia 1, 2 and 3 all featured the 20.7 megapixel lens, with 4K recording being added to the Z2 and ISO improvements being added to the Z3 making it better in low light situations.

Saying that, if we could see some improvements made to the front-facing camera it would be great. HTC is quickly beginning to move forward with more powerful front-facing lenses, so why not Sony? The Z3 currently has a 2.2MP lens, which could easily be improved – the addition of a flash would be welcomed, too.

SCREEN QUALITY

The Xperia range has had Full HD displays in place for a few years now, and they’re great. Although the resolution is of a very good quality, with thanks to Sony’s Live Colour LED tech, it would be great to see some Quad HD (sometimes referred to as QHD) res going on.

Handsets like the LG G3 and the Note 4 already have this technology in place, so hopefully it’s just a matter of time before Sony jumps on the bandwagon.

BATTERY

When it comes to batteries in the smartphone world, bigger isn’t necessarily better, but it certainly helps. Last year, Sony introduced its most long-lasting battery ever with the Xperia Z3. The phone can go without charge for up to two full days, which is pretty amazing considering it has a slightly smaller battery than the Z2.

Turbo charging is also a hot topic at the moment, with handsets like the Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 able to comfortably juice up from flat to full in under an hour. If Sony could introduce something like this, it would be a really positive step forward for the Japanese company.

What do you will be making its way out of the Sony factory next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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