Alleged images of Sony Xperia Z3 leak

Few images of what is alleged to be a prototype of the Sony Xperia Z3 have been leaked on Chinese social networking website Sina Weibo, showing the device's design and specifications.

Sony launched its current flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z2, in February and the device has only been available for a few months. However, images of the next flagship from the company have already leaked online with rumor of a release at the end of the year.

The smartphone is expected to feature an upgraded Snapdragon 801 processor with an Adreno 330 GPU, as the MSMS8974PRO from Qualcomm can be seen in the attached gallery. The Xperia Z2 on the other hand features a MSM8974AB SoC. Additionally, the device seems to be already running the latest version of Android. There is no information about other specs such as screen size or camera available currently.

Sony has been launching its flagship devices in a very short release cycle off late. Since the launch of the first Xperia Z last year, the company has already launched three handsets in the range with Z, Z1 and Z2. As a result, the launch of its next flagship by the end of the year should not seem very surprising.

Source: 9to5Google | Xperia Z2 image via Oddings, leaked images via 9to5Google

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11 Comments

McKay said,
You don't have to buy them all you know. They're phones, not Pokemon Cards.

Makes it hard to which one they will support and for how long. I bought an Xperia S only for it to lose support quickly.

Less flagships with longer support would be great. Wouldn't be surprised if the Z1 lost support soon.

Ryne said,

Makes it hard to which one they will support and for how long. I bought an Xperia S only for it to lose support quickly.

Less flagships with longer support would be great. Wouldn't be surprised if the Z1 lost support soon.

I hope not, I'm a Z1 owner.

Ryne said,

Makes it hard to which one they will support and for how long. I bought an Xperia S only for it to lose support quickly.

Less flagships with longer support would be great. Wouldn't be surprised if the Z1 lost support soon.

Eh, all Sony's flagships have had pretty good support with major upgrades.

Xperia S: launched on 2.3, upgraded to 4.0 and 4.1.
Xperia T: launched on 4.0, upgraded to 4.1 and 4.3.
Xperia Z: launched on 4.1, upgraded to 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4.
Xperia Z1: launched on 4.2, upgraded to 4.3 and 4.4.

Since the Z1, Z2 and rumoured Z3 have incredibly similar hardware, it's unlikely that they won't all get updated to Android L.

Plus, keep in mind, every single of these updates listed above wasn't just an Android version bump, they all included a lot of backported and new features from Sony. When most manufacturers upgrade the Android version they hardly provide anything new (and let's face it, there's little difference between 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4). Sony, on the other hand, has provided tons of new stuff.

In short: you've got nothing to worry about.

This is it. When I found my Z had 4.4 I'm really pleased and confident to keep buying sony.

One downside, however, the Z shows signs of lag with 4.4.

It'll be perfect if Android L gets available on Z one day, but I guess by then I'll be with L on a Z2 or Z3.

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