Sony’s Xperia Z4v packs a Quad HD display and arrives on Verizon this summer

Unlike its siblings, the Xperia Z4v packs a Quad HD display. Photo: Sony

Unlike its siblings, the Xperia Z4v packs a Quad HD display. Photo: Sony

Verizon today announced that it will be the exclusive carrier of Sony’s new Xperia Z4v when the handset goes on sale in the U.S. this summer, packing a 20.7-megapixel camera, a Quad HD display, and a water-resistant form factor that protects you from accidental spills and heavy rain.

The Xperia Z4v is essentially exactly the same as the Xperia Z3+, which is the same as the Xperia Z4. That’s right — Sony named the same device three different things for different markets and carriers, just because smartphones aren’t fun if they aren’t confusing… right?

But the Xperia Z4v does have one big improvement over the other two: a Quad HD display with a super-sharp 2560×1440 resolution. That puts the handset’s display on par with those offered by the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and LG G4, and gives the Xperia Z4v a better chance of competing in today’s market.

In addition to the features mentioned above, the Xperia Z4v offers a Snapdragon 810 processor (that may or may not overheat), 3GB of RAM, and wireless charging. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera on its front, 32GB of storage that’s expandable via the microSD card slot, and PS4 Remote Play capabilities.

Verizon hasn’t yet confirmed the Xperia Z4v’s price tag yet, but if you’re interested in grabbing the handset when it arrives this summer, you can register your interest on Verizon’s website and you’ll receive more information closer to its launch.