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Sony D6603 smartphone, possibly the Xperia Z3, seen at the FCC

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Sony D6603 smartphone, possibly the Xperia Z3, seen at the FCC
The Sony D6603 is an Xperia smartphone model that we've been hearing rumors about for months, and while we are still unsure as to what exactly we are dealing with, we now have another piece of the puzzle to throw on the table. 

The said handset is now listed at the FCC under the IDs PM-0800 and PM-0801, which stand for model names D6603 and D6616 respectively, according to this certification report from last month. These two models appear to be identical hardware-wise and could be variants of the same phone, but tailored for different markets or carriers. 

Sketch of the Sony D6603

Sketch of the Sony D6603

The FCC papers reveal that the Sony D6603 supports LTE connectivity on bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 13, and 17. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC are also on board, although that's hardly a surprise. Also, the handset sports an infra-red transmitter, which most likely gives it universal remote control powers. Further inspection of the documents shows that a microSD card slot is present on the Sony D6603. And looking at the sketches of the device, we can assume that it is going to be resistant to dust and liquids. 

No other hardware details about the Sony D6603 are listed at the FCC. According to leaks, however, it is going to offer a 1920 by 1080 pixel display, a 20.7MP camera, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC, 16GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. Speculation has it that the Sony D6603 could be the Sony Xperia Z3 and that the actual RAM inside the phone could be more, but we have little evidence in support of that claim. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

That's all for now, folks. If we come across any new details about what the Sony D6603 could be, we'll pass it along. In the meantime, feel free to check out our Sony Xperia Z3 rumor round-up.

source: FCC

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posted on 16 Jul 2014, 03:50

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3319; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Please give something cooool. Not just the dull round corners.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 05:04 2

7. Amir1 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


be sure sony will make the z3 worth buying. we know almost nothing as of now. there surely be some surprised features.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 05:07 1

8. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3319; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I hope so. It has to be something internal, because on the outside there seems to be nothing "amazing".

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 08:19 2

20. Jinto (Posts: 410; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Don't hate guys, this might what the Nexus 6 will be based on

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 03:54 6

2. Federated (Posts: 252; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Has to be 3GB of RAM. Can't go back. I'm glad they kept the 1920 x 1080 resolution. Longer battery life should be a priority than anything else.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 05:56 1

11. Dthawk (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Hopefully they upgrade the front facing camera. 2.1MP is no bueno.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 06:33

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


To 5mp and 4gb Ram

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 03:54 2

3. salaal (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


We need a Z3 compact with a 1080p 4.5" screen but the bezels should be reduced so that it can fit in the same body of Z1 compact. Other specs such as Snap 801 and 2GB should also be included.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 04:49 2

5. Planterz (Posts: 1084; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


That's what I'm hoping for, although I won't be too disappointed if it's "only" a 720p screen.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 05:04 1

6. salaal (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


They need to make 4.3-4.7" 1080p displays rather then making 5-6" QHD displays.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 05:31

9. vincelongman (Posts: 1707; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Or they should make something similar to their Xperia ZL, it had a 5" screen but was about the same size as the Moto X (4.7" screen) due to very small bezels

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 06:36

15. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


A lot of sales will be increased, and females that love IPhone's would migrate to this Z2 mini.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 07:37

18. smallworld (Posts: 439; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


4.5" 1080p displays barely exist (only one phone from Sharp) and are too expensive to manufacture. If Sony put a 1080p display on the Z3 Compact you will all complain about the price again. People are not realistic. They want flagship level specs priced at

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 08:48

21. osbert (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


If it has other specs to match the "big" Z3... I would definitely take a 720p display at 4.5"... or 4.3" or 4"!
shrink. that. freaking. screen. already! Extra thickness... no problem... not interested in having a thin, brittle device.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 04:46

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


No QHD and 3GB RAM???

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 06:00 3

12. MrTzr (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


QHD is so useless on a 5- 5,5" screen...

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 06:59

16. Amir1 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


no, it is not useless on 5.5".

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 06:34

14. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Instead of Qhd, 533ppi would be better.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 05:42 2

10. amiaq (Posts: 499; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Minimum 32gb please, really can't stand 16gb

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 07:14

17. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Neither can I.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 08:11 1

19. refillable (Posts: 677; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Me want USB 3.0, Snapdragon 805, more ergonomic design and better camera software. And perhaps more friendly prices for our wallets too. Other than that, I want to keep their Z2 ways.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 10:53

22. isprobi (Posts: 230; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Well I want a Z Ultra 2 upgrade to my current Z Ultra. But it does not look like Sony will do that. I think it will be hard to go back to just a 5.5 inch screen. The only real benefit would be a better camera.

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