CES 2015: The Xperia Z4 Ultra and what more to expect from Sony

December 28, 2014

Watch out for upgraded fitness trackers, maybe even an Android TV

Sony always comes out swinging at CES, and we expect this year to be no different. We got the very surreal teaser trailer for CES 2015 a week back which definitely got us thinking. Splashes of brilliant color, a lollipop, the number 5, super slim devices, a pregnant woman even, it got us…thinking.

So what could Sony be unveiling at its January 5 press event? The official spiel states ‘”the latest products and technology in 4K UHD, Hi-Res Audio, Digital Imaging and Mobile.”

Let’s see what we have from those gossip mongers of the tech world.

According to DigiTimes, Sony could release its large tablet in the first half of 2015. The site doesn’t name the Xperia Z4 Ultra specifically, but the specs it lists for this rumored slate – a 12.9-inch 3840 x 2400, 8-megapixel camera, Qualcomm chip, and 8.6mm thickness – match the Z4 Tablet Ultra specs that leaked previously.

And we could very well have a first look at the Xperia Z4. Sony announced the new Exmor RS IMX230 camera sensor a month back, the 21MP resolution camera includes a CMOS image sensor that can track rapidly moving subjects. A report from PhoneArena stated that handset would come equipped with a larger QHD screen, a massive 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 810 processors. Sure look good on a spec sheet.

Of course, for a brand massive on the wearable front, we can definitely expect interesting iterations of its Core fitness tracker and other wearable goods.

Sony may be planning to slow down on TV’s long term, but we might see a few affordable Sony 4K TV’s being showcased at CES. Plus, the first Sony Android TVs will launch in February 2015 with PlayStation Now and Remote Play. Could we see a sneek peek of that as well? Watch this space…

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.