Xperia Z4v features 5.2-inch display, 20-megapixel camera and Snapdragon 810

The Xperia Z4v has a 20-megapixel camera and a 5.2-inch display that can remotely screen your PS4 games.

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Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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Verizon's water resistant Xperia Z4v handset. Sony

Editors' Note: This piece has been updated on October 5, 2015 to reflect Verizon cancelling its plans to carry the Sony Xperia Z4v.

Following up last year's Xperia Z3v , Sony announced the launch of its newest Android handset, the Xperia Z4v. Although it was initially going to be available this summer for Verizon Wireless (and would have been one of two Sony phones offered by the carrier), Verizon has scrapped plans to carry the device.

Similar to other Xperia handsets, the Z4v is water-resistant, with glass panels on the front and back.

The 5.2-inch screen is really high res, with 2,560x1,440 pixels. There's 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD.

For your photo needs, the 20.7-megapixel camera has an Exmor RS image sensor and can record 4K video. In addition, the Xperia's front-facing 5-megapixel shooter has a 25mm wide-angle lens, meaning you can fit more into each frame.

The device is powered by a 3,000mAh battery, which includes Quick Charge 2.0 technology from Qualcomm. It also has Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU inside.

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All that processing power and graphical capability will come in handy, given the Z4v's deep integration with Sony's gaming console and media platform, the PlayStation 4. You can remotely screen PS4 games on the Z4v through the PS4's Remote Play system, controlling them with the PS4's wireless controller connected to the phone via Bluetooth.