Verizon Wireless has discontinued the Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone, removing it from the carrier's official website. This could also mean that Sony is preparing to bring in the Xperia Z4v.
According to Xperia Blog, the Sony Xperia Z3v tied to the model number D6708 is the Verizon version of the Xperia Z3. This handset was on sale for about 10 months under Verizon. Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia Z4v release date is expected to be anytime in the following months and Verizon could be offering the device. The Xperia Z4v is reportedly the CDMA variant of the Xperia Z4/Z3+, notes GSM Arena.
GSM Arena says the handset will come with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, fitted with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels screen resolution. This display combination translates to a pixel density of 565 ppi. It will come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, in combination with an octa-core processor and backed by 3 GB of RAM configuration.
The Xperia Z4v will reportedly sport the same 20.7 MP rear-facing camera that is synonymous with the Xperia Z lineup. In addition, there will be a generous 5.1 MP front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats. Furthermore, the device will come equipped with 32 GB of native storage space and microSD card support for further expansion of up to 128 GB. The entire configuration will be powered by a non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh battery unit.
Other Xperia Z4v features include wireless charging, rapid battery charging, NFC, Android v5.0 Lollipop OS and IP 68 certification for dust and water resistant exterior. Sony has not confirmed the Xperia Z4v specifications thus far.