The recent cyber attack on Sony has caused some serious damage to the company. Hackers who have stolen the data from Sony have even threatened the company against the release of “The Interview” movie. Now the latest leaks disclose data related to Sony’s upcoming flagship smartphone called the Xperia Z4.
Previously, the draft script of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre, was leaked to the Web. NDTV Gadgets reports:
More than just the script appears to have been leaked however, with purported company correspondence (via Gizmodo) between Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton and Executive Vice President of Consumer Marketing George Leon for the produce placement of the Xperia Z4 in the movie showcasing early designs of the phone.
The leaked mail mentioned the dates to be May/ November of 2015 and the leaked images show the hardware design to be similar to that of previous Xperia models, obviously with slight differences. It is possible that the images leaked are that of previous models and that the Xperia Z4 could have a complete different look.
Here s the leaked mail ( “Barbara” is probably Bond series producer Barbara Broccoli):
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.
There has also been a separate leaked image is of a smartwatch, described as a ‘tapered loop’ with some funky designs.
Source/ Image Credits: Gizmodo