Information out of Sony’s offices seem to be leaking faster than nappies of a new born baby, they just do not seem to stop. The latest piece of leak has detailed out confidential information about the Sony Xperia Z4, the upcoming flagship device from Sony. The leak comes from an E-Mail that was sent by Sony Pictures’ CEO Michael Lynton as a part of the proposal for the product placement in the next Bond film. However, that mail has evidently leaked out giving out details of the device which is most likely set to release sometime towards March or November in 2015.
The Z4 is expected to bring subtle design and aesthetic changes from the Xperia Z3, but will carry forward the same design from a very broad perspective. It would feature a Quad HD display, which has become the flagship standard and would be powered by the powerful Snapdragon 805 SoC. The mail suggests there would be 4 GB of RAM and the same 20.7 MP rear facing camera on the unit with 4.8 MP front facing camera and 3420 mAh battery.
The phone will run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and may also be launched along with a fair few new wearable devices. Here is the entire leaked email in case you wish to read:
Sony Electronics is now combing the production request list and will shortly tell us what they can provide. Sony MOBILE has now provided us with the needed visuals of the new Z4 Phones. These phones are the planned phones for MAY/NOVEMBER of 2015. I’m attaching the visual for you to see.
Barbara has it and will be meeting with SAM/DANIEL shortly to discuss and to come back with their design for the phone. Mobile is fine and is waiting to hear from us.
Barbara wants to get a PLACEMENT FEE for putting the phone in. She understands that Sony is willing to commit to a marketing/advertising campaign of 18MM, but she wants an additional placement fee. In the past, Sony Electronics/Mobile has not paid a fee…but has paid the following:
• $18MM Above-the-Line Advertising commitment
• $ 5MM Production Budget/Cost including TV, Print, Digital, etc.
• $ 5MM Daniel Craig FEE
• $ 1MM License Fee to EON for a limited edition Bone phone (which by the way…
Sony Mobile never recouped, but paid)
Today…Sony Electronics has so far budgeted the following:
• $18MM ATL Advertising commitment
• $ 5MM Daniel Craig FEE
• $ 5MM Production Budget
What if we take the Daniel Craig fee and convince Sony just to pay Barbara directly 4MM for a placement fee. NO Daniel this time. We walk from him. The remaining 1MM (or LESS!) of this budget can be used to hire “Q” instead? Her fee would have to include the right for Sony to use the 007 marks including the barrel, but no Daniel.