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Sony's New Xperia Z4 Looks Remarkably Like The Xperia Z3

20/04/2015 12:32 BST | Updated 20/04/2015 12:59 BST

Sony has unveiled the Sony Xperia Z4 in Japan and at first glance you'd be forgiven for wondering if there's a mistake with the imagery.

Well there isn't, the Z4 is clearly a subtle upgrade of the Z3 rather than the complete overhaul that the iPhone 6 was over the iPhone 5.

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Sony has instead focused on making the Z4 more portable by shaving off 0.4mm from the depth while making the phone lighter as well.

Elsewhere there's the same 5.2-inch Full-HD display (no 2K display like the Galaxy S6), and 20.7MP camera on the back. Sony has upgraded the front-facing camera from 2.2MP to 5.1MP while including image stablisation for those all-important selfies.

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The Z4 has also been given something of a hardware upgrade with a powerful new 64-bit Qualcomm 810 processor helping keep it on par with the competition.

Finally Sony has turned the Z4 into a fully-fledged hi-res audio player which you'll be able to enjoy through either the headphone jack or through the micro-USB port with Sony's hi-res headphones.

It'll come running the latest version of Android 5.0 Lolipop and, thanks to Sony's new PS4 Remote Play functionality you'll be able to turn the Z4 into a portable screen for you PlayStation 4 console.

There's no word on an official UK release date for the Z4, or indeed an international release date however as soon as we hear anything we'll update this post.