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Sony Xperia Z3 image and specs revealed as part of its certification in China

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Sony Xperia Z3 image and specs revealed as part of its certification in China
On Friday, we told you that there was speculation about a deal between SoftBank and Sony, that will lead to Sprint offering the Sony Xperia Z3 in the states. The phone would be made available in time for the 2014 holiday shopping season. On Saturday, Sony's next flagship handset was spotted receiving TENNA certification. TENNA is China's equivalent to the FCC. As usual with the agency, the specs of the phone being certified are revealed.

Unfortunately, rumors that Sony would pass on the Snapdragon 805 for its new flagship, appear to be true. The Sony Xperia Z3 is said to be driven by a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU. This is a bit faster than the quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 found on the Sony Xperia Z2. Other specs on the Xperia Z3 include a 5.2 inch IPS LCD screen featuring a 1080 x 1920 resolution. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage, and a microSD slot is available for those needing more memory. The 20.7MP camera on back features a Sony Exmor sensor, and there is a 2MP front-facing shooter that can shoot video in 1080p.

The Sony Xperia Z3 will be water resistant, although the IP certification number is not known. The Xperia Z2 was IP58, which allows the device to withstand a dunking to nearly 5 feet of water, for as long as 30 minutes. We expect the upcoming model to have an IP58 certification at the least. And the handset will be available in black, white and amber. The latter is replacing the purple color option that had been offered by Sony.

Besides a release of the specs, TENNA is also known for releasing images of each device tested. You can check out the Sony Xperia Z3 by clicking on the slideshow below.


source: TENNA (translated) via SEMCBlog

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posted on 30 Aug 2014, 02:56 17

1. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


oh bezels , bezels everywhere

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:25 17

7. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I just started to hate Sony for the same design over and over and using those thick bezels :(

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:54 9

17. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


xperia z omni design 2013.
galaxy ugly same design since 2011 for all sammy phones.
which one is more boring then ?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:57 1

21. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Galaxy ugly same design of course, but it will change in the Note 4.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:04 11

25. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


samsung is changing design although boring designs but atleast samsung make significant update in their new model, whereas, as per the specifications mentioned above, it seems z2 & z3 are almost same except the change of numbers

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 10:24 1

51. boosook (Posts: 1424; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Changing design? When will they finally get rid of the big iphone-style button?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 11:20 4

53. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


what what? iphone style button?? why you are asking opposite question... ask correct question which is when apple will finally get rid of big samsung's style button?
samsung and many more have buttons way before iphone's inception, others stopped using it... why sumsung get rid of it when the button and removable batteries are their iconic style?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 11:49

55. Amir1 (Posts: 334; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Yeah, physical function buttons suck imo.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 12:30 2

57. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I agree with you bcoz I experienced it on my iphone 4(when I had it), the button started malfunction after one year

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:11

30. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


lol no. wait and see

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:15 4

31. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 144; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


sammy new design will continue to 2020

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:42 3

34. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


oh... so J K Shin revealed their road map to you? wow, thats great

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 09:04 3

47. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 144; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


lol u believe my comments,thats great

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 11:21

54. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


read between the lines bro instead of just trolling out of nowhere ;)

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:59 20

22. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


No offense but if you compare S3, S4 and S5 you will see the difference in the design. Whereas if you compare Z1, Z2 n Z3 (future) you really don't see any difference in the design language at all.

I am a big Sony fan but things r started to get bit
boring with their lineup.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:05 1

27. techperson211 (Posts: 1169; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Until IFA will cross my fingers that something innovative is coming to Z3 . Although I'm waiting for z3 compact and z3 compact tablet .

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:45 2

35. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


innovative? from sony? I think you are just kidding, right? Sony is good in making beautiful designs but innovative?? I have'nt see them doing such things from quite many years

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 19:02 1

65. buccob (Posts: 2512; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


They started the waterproof flagships trend.
Also one of the few implementing wet tracking tech on their screens since Xperia Active, something other phones like S5 don't do this making them almost unusable with wet hands (air gestures don't cut it).

I agree that Samsung has been more innovative both in hardware and software, but I really appreciate what Sony offers, specially since I don't think they expect people to upgrade every 6 month, they probably just want to offer current specs (Z3 disappoints, but Z3 Compact won't, specially size wise)

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:35

39. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


just because others are ugly doesn't mean you also have to be ugly

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:56

19. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


so you hate samsung too ?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:01

23. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


what is the difference between Z2 & Z3 then? almost same specifications, no significant improvement... once again sony proved that they are good in f****** something in their phones

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 18:34

62. TMach (Posts: 452; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I just wish you people would try to be more imaginative with your comments! Keep shouting bezels is boring......yawn! Hang on, take a look at the iPhone with bezel to screen ratio absolutely off the charts but it still considered a beautiful phone......

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 02:58 8

2. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


what is the difference?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:32 13

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Good question. I hope when this phone is released it gets all the bad press like some other OEM did for "recycled design."

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 18:37

63. TMach (Posts: 452; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Most OEMs keep the same design language, gives them a unique signature and makes them easily identifiable, so you won't hear me b****ing about recycled design! After all, if it ain't broke, why fix it!

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:57 5

20. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


its name is different

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:01 1

3. ngyixian96 (Posts: 91; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


Looks like iPhone 6 ~~

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:06 1

28. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


well said... but atleast iphone 6 has different design than ip5s

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:18 4

33. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)


lol, so iphone 5s and xperia z2 were similar and iphone 6 and xperia z3 are similar yet iphone 6 had different design from iphone 5s while xperia z3 had similar design to z2? how is that for an ifan?

I don't deny the similarity but since iphone 1 till now (~5 years) there has been just slight change in design, while in the same period sony came up with at least 4 completely different designs, but I agree that sony became lazy nowadays. But still since Z to Z3, sony made smal changes similar to what apple made in the past 5 years.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:06 2

4. 1701nino (unregistered)


Ohh Sony,Sony...playing with customers trust again, huh? First they give us high hopes with the Z1 and Z2 (which both are excellent phones) that they finally caught on with the spec game.Tell me again who decides in Sony to put inferior specs in a phone that supposed to be neck on neck with the Note 4 right?I mean both phones arw being announced at IFA.Thats why Sony can't beat Samsung in sales because although it's marketing consumers always wan't the latest tech for a high end phone.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:16

5. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Second reason, only available on Sprint. Won't sell many.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:35

14. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


s805 is a 32 bit cpu without modem and will consume more power for sllightly better performance because of overclocking.it will be inferior too in 3 months..Don't forget Note 4 will be having a QHD screen.so,don't expect miracles.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:17 2

32. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Holly God.. who told you s805 cpu is without modem? as it sounds from your comment... Don't forget if note 4 will be having QHD then is also launching with 5433 cpu which has already shown its processing prowess in earlier bench marks... well, in 3 months everything will might be inferior bcoz tech companies are not sitting idle n keep bring more n more advance hardware.... note 3 is still one of the best although it carry a year old hardware not a 3 months old hardware

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:48

36. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


It supports lmodem but it doesn't come integrated with the chip which means more power consumption.
and exynos are always crap.my friend's S5 ( Indian version ) heats up very quickly and lags many times...just crap

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:21 3

6. Dthawk (Posts: 42; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


They could have at least upgraded the front facing camera. Still 2MP?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:35 3

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Plus a new UI (which they're probably saving for Android L), better battery optimization, new design and a global launch. Did I miss anything?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:56 3

18. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Sony always release their phones globally, not releasing in all major carriers in the US is a different story.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:37 1

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Delayed launches and not available to all countries at first begs to differ. Unless I've been misinformed, seems I'm 100% correct.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:12 1

37. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


you should check the battery backup of xperia Z2, T2 ultra, M2, Z1 compact, ZR, SP and T3.they all have best endurance in their segment and that proves Sony is doing great in battery optimization, however, samsung needs to do some battery optimisation for alpha because of tiny 1800 mah battery.what you think ??

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:40 1

42. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10434; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Props to Sony for making those phones lasts, but the Z2 has a 3200mAh and merely matches the S5, which has a 2800mAh. Ultra Power Saving Mode and Power Saving Mode have yet to disappoint, and has proven to last longer than Extreme Stamina Mode.

The Alpha uses the Exynos 5430, a SoC built on 20mn which is a hell lot more efficient than 28mn. Couple that with the battery saving tech that went into the S5, granted a larger battery is always welcomed, it's actually passable.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:59 4

44. jeeta444 (Posts: 154; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Z2 lasts way longer at battery.
endurance rating according to gsmarena ;
Z2- 89 hr
S5- 72 hr
alpha- 52 hr( below average ).
where is ultra power saving crap ?

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 06:43 4

45. Amir1 (Posts: 334; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


you're comment is laughable at best. z3 is going to outdo z2 as the best battery life flag ever. s5 is irrelevant.

posted on 31 Aug 2014, 13:51 1

69. Federated (Posts: 261; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Samsung Galaxy S5`s battery is nowhere near Sony Xperia Z2`s battery. I'm not fanboying here. Real world usage and tests shows Z2's juice has longer life than S5`s.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:33

9. sar44 (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


delete

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:33 4

10. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


How is this different from the xperia z2? Other than the 200MHz boost to its cpu's frequency offcource.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 03:49 3

16. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If this turns out to be Z3, then why not get a Z2 and be happy with it? Even my Z looks better than this. Don't fool with us, Sony.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:03 2

24. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


The bezels, are not the problem on this phone. Howabout the fact that Sony literally did not change any of the specs. It's like.... the same damn phone. I mean samsung keeps the same looks on their phones for sure, but not the specs...... wtf. SO essentially the z3 is a higher clocked z2 LOL nice to know

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 04:05 2

26. phichart (Posts: 246; Member since: 03 May 2014)


So ugly!

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:29 2

38. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


There's practically no point for leaking of images. We all know what to expect (and what not to)

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:39 2

41. taz_chaz (Posts: 28; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


same sony different day

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 05:50 2

43. AquaBaron (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)


seriously shame on sony! could be at least snapdragon 805, 5mp front facing camera, 32gb native store, more stronger speakers, then i could call it as z3

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 09:18 2

48. Pattyface (Posts: 1519; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


I'm not understanding what they are doing with the z3. What was the sales pitch here? Is it because they flubbed the release of the z2 and doing a re-released? Z2 in my opinion is the best phone out right now overall but this truly seems like it's identical besides a MHz boost. This 6 month phone release while sounding good isn't enough time to make any leaps in evolution. I don't need a revolution but something bigger than this.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 09:39 2

49. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Z3 will be a disappointment. The improvement to the z2 was only the chipset, and the rest, nothing. they should change the specs, and the design as well. yeah, the xperia's design was premium, but with huge bezels is a downgrade. uncomfortable to hold. The successor of a phone should bring HUGE improvement. not to copy the specs of the predecessor. no hate :)

but, z3 compact was interesting :)

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 10:10 1

50. jellmoo (Posts: 1500; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Why the heck are we still seeing flagship devices with 16gb internal storage? I came pretty close to grabbing the Z2, and the deciding factor against was the built in storage. It's 2014, 16gb has been the base for too long now.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 11:08

52. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


Sony is now new Samsung!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 15:06

60. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


sony is not a new samsung... sony is just old sony... if new samsung then they should use industry leading hardware and substential upgrade in z3

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 12:05

56. Phonedingo (Posts: 386; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Could have made some very subtle improvements then it would've been a decent upgrade. 32 gigs of storage, ir blaster, increased ip certification with an exposed usb port, wireless charging, ois, improved ui, better speakers, etc.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 13:24

58. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Why does Sony make it impossible for me to buy their Z phones? I want to buy one in a reasonable amount of time after it is announced and I want to be able to use Straight Talk with it. If I can't do those two things, then I can never buy your damn phones Sony even when I want to.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 15:05

59. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Straight Talk uses three different carriers (Verizon, ATT, Sprint) dependent on region. I am not aware of any phone that works across all three carriers, especially with all the recent LTE spectrum additions/changes.

You can buy a Sony Z2 from their US website for some time now. It will work on ATT which means it will work in some areas for Straight Talk.

posted on 30 Aug 2014, 18:42

64. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Cool, thanks. I just remember the Z2 taking forever to come out. I ended up getting a Moto X.

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