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The latest victim of the Sony hack: Next year’s flagship Android phone

Published Dec 19th, 2014 5:30PM EST
Xperia Z4 Design and Images

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The hackers responsible for the Sony cyber attack have leaked a treasure trove of data stolen from the company’s computer network, revealing many details regarding Sony’s current and future business plans, as well as many personal details concerning Sony employees. Gizmodo, however, discovered an interesting new tidbit in an alleged email thread from a Sony executive, and it might prove to be the most interesting leak so far, at least from a gadget perspective.

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The leaked inbox of Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton contained design concepts for the Xperia Z4 as part of a product-placement pitch for the upcoming new James Bond movie “Spectre.”

According to a detailed email, Sony Mobile has specifically provided the Xperia Z4 visuals for the upcoming 007 movie, revealing next year’s flagship phones are planned for May and November 2015 releases.

“Sony Electronics is now combing the production request list and will shortly tell us what they can provide,” the emails read. “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.”

The leaked renders showing Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 phones follow below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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