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AnTuTu's Weibo page outs screen sizes, names and more for the Sony Xperia Z6 line

AnTuTu's Weibo page outs screen sizes, names and more for the Sony Xperia Z6 line


The alleged names and screen sizes of the next iteration of Sony's Xperia Z line was posted on AnTuTu's Weibo page today. According to the post, Sony will release five new handsets for the Xperia Z6 series. The devices include the Sony Xperia Z6 with a 5.2-inch screen, the Sony Xperia Z6 mini sporting a 4-inch screen, and the Sony Xperia Z6 Compact carrying a 4.6-inch display. A 5.8-inch screen will adorn the Sony Xperia Z6 Plus, and a huge 6.4-inch glass will be on the Sony Xperia Z6 Ultra.

AnTuTu's Weibo page also revealed that four out of the five models will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset. The one exception will be the Xperia Z6 mini, which will have the Snapdragon 620 SoC under the hood. The former features a quad-core CPU featuring Qualcomm's custom Kryo cores, and the Adreno 530 GPU. The latter chipset contains an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 510 GPU.

Sony has sent out invitations for a press conference that will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 5th, during CES 2016. The event will get underway at 5pm PST. It does seem too soon for Sony to replace the Sony Xperia Z5 line, so we will have to wait and see what the manufacturer has up its sleeves.

Thanks for the tip!

source: AnTuTu

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posted on 03 Dec 2015, 16:31 1

1. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


What happened to streamlining their portfolio :/ the Z6 mini especially seems like an odd thing even with the upcoming small iPhone. And the nomenclature is annoyingly inconsistent if true. They just need a Z6 Ultra and E6 for Q1 2016.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:05 2

8. dimas (Posts: 1909; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Many device are getting released in the market every month from competitors so every company have to think of ways to keep fan loyalty. More fish in the sea is better than to eat once a year.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 18:08 1

18. sgodsell (Posts: 3235; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


So Sony with the Z6 line will have 5 Z6 models with displays starting from 4" to 6.4". They got you covered from a device that will be smaller than Apples upcoming small iPhone to a small tablet.

I notice that Sony this time will be using different processors for different sizes. They never did that for their Z Line before. I guess Sony is going to use the SD 820 for their top end units.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 20:11

27. kozza3 (Posts: 697; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


That analogy is :/

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 22:41

31. Deca-core (Posts: 75; Member since: 20 Nov 2015)


z ultra--->z6 ultra?
what about z1,z2....ultra's?

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:15

12. An.Awesome.Guy (Posts: 371; Member since: 12 Jan 2015)


I hear a part of people want small devices even smaller than the Xperia Compact because they have small hands and what Apple is doing is a proof that there is customers who want 4 inch devices.But Sony should make good advertisement if they want these people to notice that "mini"phone exist.

And as far as I remember, last years top 10 phones sold on Japan had 8 phones with less than 5 inch screen sizes ,so it makes sense for the Japanese market.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 21:23

30. zeeBomb (Posts: 1783; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Z6 mini...? In 2016? Nahhhh. I'm surprised that its already a Z6C than a Z7C one...prob cuz of the fabled 820 chip every major manufacturer is going to get their hands on.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 08:13

44. boosook (Posts: 1419; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


this is exatly what they should have done long before: only one product, the Z6, in many different versions with different screen sizes. This is a good way of streamlining their portfolio, making it easy to understand which product is fit for you and at the same time offering phones that can cover everyone's needs.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 11:04

47. Acer_Predator (unregistered)


sony just release Z10 and you llbe good

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 11:13

48. zamroni (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)


I doubt it can compete, but Z6 mini is needed by Spiderman and other low income characters in Sony movies.
You can see that Spiderman always uses Sony's midrange.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 16:32 11

2. Ajlal3 (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Go Sony! Hope they have a successful 2016 and get back to competing with Apple and Samsung like 2014.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:14 4

11. appleilluminati (banned) (Posts: 17; Member since: 02 Dec 2015)


Ha you think sony can complete with apple

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 23:40 9

32. Djz89 (Posts: 271; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


Complete? :)

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 00:49 4

33. Settings (Posts: 1467; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Damn you iPhone autocorrect! They're busy perfecting the iPhone but they left gaps holed in their iOS.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 03:38

36. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Well said!

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 04:17

41. Sealblaighter (Posts: 203; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


If Sony want success, they should change their design language, and they should improve their camera's(I mean the image reproduction is bad, the sensors are good).

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 16:36 1

3. aegislash (Posts: 223; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Give me an updated Z Ultra with a better camera (and actually include a flash this time), better internals, and less bezel, and I will be the happiest guy on Earth.

Yes it was a huge device, but the size didn't bother me one bit. I had the Google Play Edition, so I had the pleasure of using it with stock Android and it was hands down the best device I have ever owned. It had insanely good battery life, a huge crisp display, and just about everything about it was perfect to me. (aside from the lack of camera flash which still baffles me)

Every time there's Z line rumors, there's rumors of a Z3 Ultra/Z4 Ultra/etc as well, and it has yet to happen.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:03 2

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Z5 Premium?

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:06 1

9. aegislash (Posts: 223; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Z5 Premium is nice and all, but I'm talking proper Z Ultra with a 6.4 inch display.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 16:15

49. kewldoode (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jul 2015)


And get it out soon!
I am ready for it....

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 19:38

26. romeo1 (Posts: 705; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


I had the same but i didn't care about the flash as i usually don't use my phone for taking pictures. After the ultra i went to the z3tc also no flash. Now i use a z3+ because the audio is even better. It also has ldac support. Waiting for the gs9 hu and then I'll see if I'll use the wired or wireless solution in the car.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 16:51

4. SuperAndroid507 (Posts: 250; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


If they talk Z6 this CES, what could they possibly be thinking? what are they trying to proof?

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:00

5. dimas (Posts: 1909; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


I don't mind the quick z6 release next year. This is good news for xperia z3 and below users who hesitated upgrading to z5. Z3+ and m5 are garbage so z6 mini and compact for me if the hardware is ok.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:02 9

6. Carl3000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


This is why Sony is failing. The successor is on the horizon before the predecessor has even reached most peoples hands.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:08 1

10. dimas (Posts: 1909; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Samsung release galaxy series every year and it's still a flop. Regarding sales, there are many things to consider not just the distribution. Maybe z5 was released in a small volume, maybe z3+ was just for testing waters, maybe z5 compact have more production than z5 premium. Who knows, right?

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 20:44

28. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)


wow what a logic. samsung's flop galaxies might be their low to midrange models. we're talking here abt thr Xperia Z line which is Sony's most popular handset lineup

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 18:09

19. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


It's only a rumor tho. Let's hope its a different (new) model.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 03:53 1

40. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Hoping so.
Z6 at CES is too early.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 19:10 1

25. Omarion07 (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I doubt any of these phones (if they truly exist) will be announced before mwc 2016! Any flagship announced at CES will totally kill the sales of the z5 line up. I don't care what phonearena says but Sony didnt announce any flagship at CES since the first Z about 3 years ago!

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:33

13. Swordylove (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Jun 2015)


OMG there's not only gonna be Z6 Compact, but also a 4" Z6 Mini? Yay yay yay...!!!! *jumps around in joy like a little school girl*

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:36 1

14. Genza (Posts: 537; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


I think they were just trying to stay relevant in the smartphone industry.

Their fanbase is still not enough to be profitable so they can't act like Apple and the only thing they can do to entice consumers to buy their products is by launching a new smartphone in every major events like CES without forgetting to update their old phones.

But I hope they just launched Z6 Ultra and Z6 Mini at CES and launched the other series of Z6 in the next big event.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 19:08

24. Omarion07 (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I doubt any of these phones (if they truly exist) will be announced before mwc 2016! Any flagship announced at CES will totally kill the sales of the z5 line up. I don't care what phonearena says but Sony didnt announce any flagship at CES since the first Z about 3 years ago!

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 03:44

37. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


CES launch will harm the sales of phones launched in the previous Q4!

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:43 3

15. Planterz (Posts: 2012; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Z6 Ultra? Well, I've got 2 kidneys and only need one...

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 17:54 4

16. dimas (Posts: 1909; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


+ hands and feet if you're buying highphone. Even z5 premium costs less than apple's 16gb so I think xperias are still affordable compared to other flagships.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 18:02 3

17. Coconut00 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


Soon Sony will have a new flagship every month.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 19:02 2

23. Omarion07 (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I doubt any of these phones (if they truly exist) will be released before mwc 2016!

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 03:46

38. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


If it's to make profit. Then why not!

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 18:10 2

20. bur60 (Posts: 833; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I'm expecting a whole new flagship line (flagship which isn't Z line)

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 18:36 1

21. Chuck007 (Posts: 1035; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Not keeping my hopes up this time around. Every single generation I hope they'd bring back the old quality Sony spirit but no... every one of their flagships have to come with notable inherent flaws..

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 18:56

22. xperiaZlover (Posts: 188; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Wow sounds great.hope they would announce the entire Z6 series by May.because seriously IFA is not the best time to release Z series devices.
And by July.we would be able to buy a Z6.
The addition of a 4 inch device is great.
I would have loved if it would have been 4.3 and 4.7 inch for the mini and compact.

posted on 03 Dec 2015, 20:50 1

29. XperiaX (Posts: 65; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)


mini...? thought Z series won't launch new model with low or mid range spec...?

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 01:12

34. wargreymon (Posts: 671; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Looks like a very good lineup. Serving all hands. More OEMs should do this.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 02:23

35. fistigons (Posts: 329; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Dang I just bought the Z4 tablet. I wonder if they'll announce the Z5 tablet or skip to the Z6 tablet.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 03:51 1

39. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Chill and wait. Simple

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 04:45

42. anleoflippy (Posts: 595; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Noooooooooooooooooooooo.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 04:59

43. jesus_sheep (Posts: 223; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


Oh my God, Sony really needs to calm its ass down.

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 10:06 1

45. gauravbhakuni90 (Posts: 14; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


So much of Z's

posted on 04 Dec 2015, 10:14

46. isprobi (Posts: 629; Member since: 30 May 2011)


I recently bought a Z5 Premium. It is a very nice phone. Other than a larger screen I am not sure if there is any reason for me to upgrade anytime soon.

posted on 07 Dec 2015, 05:19

50. cyborg009 (Posts: 112; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


They should get the price right.. I've just got Z5, love the experience :)

posted on 12 Dec 2015, 02:27

51. MartyvH (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Sony's 6-month release schedule is crazy, but it's also probably what is keeping the mobile division afloat. Fresh models everywhere help.

IMHO 4.7 inches for the Z6 Compact just does not make it compact. The 4.6-inch Z5C is pushing it already.

The Z6 Mini is a good idea. There seems to be a small backlash against giant phones. But a 4-inch screen, the same size as the original 2010 Galaxy S? I will have to wait until I see it in person.

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