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Sony Xperia Z3 coming in August?

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Sony Xperia Z3 coming in August?
Just the other day at MWC, Sony unveiled its new flagship model, the Sony Xperia Z2. For many, it seemed that the previous flagship handset, the Sony Xperia Z1, had just been introduced. The truth is that Sony waited about six months between models, a time frame that the company says it is going to continue with. Sony Mobile’s Creative Director Kurozumi Yoshiro called the Xperia Z2, Sony's flagship for the first half of 2014.

Yoshiro says that Sony must update certain models every six months in order to "maintain a flagship." He added that using a yearly release cycle would make it impossible for the Japanese manufacturer to catch up with the competition. Sony also plans on continued use of the OmniBalance design that debuted with the Sony Xperia Z and has been employed for the Sony Xperia Z1 and Sony Xperia Z2.

So circle August on your calendar. That is when we should see Sony taking the wraps off of the Sony Xperia Z3.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: XperiaBlog via Impress (translated)

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posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:14 10

1. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Z3 with next iPhone..

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:18 5

7. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


i would have to sacrifice nfc for metal casing but i can do that.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:26 5

15. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


That would be interested to see :D But no... I'm planning on getting the Z2... now I don't know if I should wait for the Z3 now... ugh

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:44 17

23. cmatej000 (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


you can always wait for the next one, and then wait some more :)

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:24 1

27. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


i wanted Xperia Z but then Z had too many flaws so i waited and Z1 turned out to be a great phone. If u can wait. do so. plus the article in source has interview of product manager saying himself they will change the design.
do as cmatej000 said and if you have decent phone right now, dont rush.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 13:03 7

36. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Z2 will give fight with S5, and Z3 will give fight with iphone6. Go Z2......and later Go Z3.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 14:23 3

54. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I hope Z2 is almost flawless since they had Z and Z1 to learn their mistake from. I have been using Nexus 4 since it came out. Now, I just need something different. I think I'll be happy with the Z2 even when Z3 is out of the gate. I simply wants a water proof phone since I go out of the field during the summer for my job. It would be nice to be able to wash it a bit after :P

posted on 28 Feb 2014, 03:21 1

71. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


At least you're not waiting for a widespread release of Sony's phones in general, like I am in the States... And I'm waiting quite impatiently if I may add.

posted on 02 Apr 2014, 06:03

77. Ahmadovich (Posts: 43; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


What does that even mean?

posted on 04 Apr 2014, 21:38

78. mac4best (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


In your dream yes, S5 better USB 3, Z2 only USB 2, S5 better processor, Z2 a cheaper model. S5 new LTE 4th generation, Z2 only normal LTE old version! Z2, the screen is IPS and it have bad viewing angles and its to dark, even when colors are more accurate. The rest is almost same on both, while only the design is beter on sony, but technicaly, S5 sexes Z2 ass! Well we will see Z3!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 19:27

87. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


If you have the money why bother? Just like apple they don't force you to buy their products.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 19:31

88. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Still rocking my z2 will wait for z4 but looking forward for the z3

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:14

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I called it. Rumors are already starting.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:21 22

9. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)


go troll samsung pages. leave sony alone at least.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:20 17

8. Lyngdoh (Posts: 282; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I won't call this a rumour. We all know that Sony have 2 flagship a year.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:28 2

17. maherk (Posts: 4552; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Its not a rumor, Sony's Creative Director admitted that. As I told you before, expect them to fix their triluminus screen for the billion time.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:34 6

18. maherk (Posts: 4552; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


And who gave you the right to tell him what to do? Last time I saw you, you were nagging like a little ***** about how much you hate the S5.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 11:40 14

21. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


What's wrong improving their technology? Are you afraid that if they keep improving they gonna bring out the best display technology?

Z2 address the main complain about z1, wash out display and puny speaker. But S5 failed to address their main weakness their *DESIGN : it's ugly as hell.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:06

25. maherk (Posts: 4552; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You think so? Go check phonearena Z2 vs Z1. The Z1 has better viewing angles, and the Z2 produces yellowish whites. And you think it will bug me if they kept improving? Lol I don't worship Samsung, I want to get the best out of my buck. Last sony I had was the Xperia S, hated it. Last Lg I had was the G2, I won't say hated, but it meh, and now I have the Note 3. Design wise, I don't give a damn as long as the back is removable, now I am rocking a black tempered glass with aluminum champagne gold trim. Flexibility is what I like about Samsung.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:30 13

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


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH YOU'RE THE DUMBEST PERSON I'VE SEEN FOR A WHILE AHAHAHHAHA!!! Z1 HAS BETTER VIEWING ANGLES THAN Z2????!!! HAHAHHAHA Such an idiot... :D :D :D :D :D

Kinda sad even...

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:33 4

30. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


If it didn't bug you then why did you post a comment like " expect them to fix their triluminus screen for the billion time."
Did you read z1/z1s review. Please kindly check other tech review sites. Most of the tech site bash Sony for their washed out display and puny speaker.
Watch these videos and don't just post a comment just because you saw one video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvNrGxpS2jY&list=UUBJycsmduvYEL83R_U4JriQ&feature=c4-overview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSD-C2WGBCg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MloWt1KBJYg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dywIvPepB_Q

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:52

31. maherk (Posts: 4552; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Truth can cause hemorrhoid for Sony fans. If you can't find the article and check it yourself then there is nothing I can do for you.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:58 1

32. maherk (Posts: 4552; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I said it doesn't bug me if they kept improving, not fixing faulty screen for over a year with no great progress. Learn how to read fanboy. And no, I didn't see just one video, articles are already up there about the new triluminus screen.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:58 4

33. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm free to post whatever I want, where I want to. Last time I checked, you and 50 other users trolled Samsung articles so please stop being a hypocrite. Thanks. :)

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 13:00 1

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's okay. They'll still keep fixing the issues on the terrible screen with the Z2S and Z3 and the fanboys will still be all the wild.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 13:02 5

35. Aaron_R96 (Posts: 198; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Wow, congratulations, you called it - for the last two years sony has always launched a new flagship at IFA.. Hardly needed much calling did it..

And oh by the way, samsung also release 2 flagships a year, in fact, the exact same as Sony, one at MWC (s series) and one at IFA (note) just cause they have different names it makes them no less flagship devices, so why criticise?

If you want an s5 be happy with you're own choice, although many people will likely think the z2 would be better for them because of the upgrades it offers over the s5 (eg s force speakers, 3gb ram, live colour led iPs display, 20mp camera, sonys ui etc) everyone prefers different things.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 13:05 4

37. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Jealousy....

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 13:05 4

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Jealousy....

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 13:05 5

39. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Jealousy....

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 13:06 5

40. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Jealousy....

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