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Sony Xperia Z3X rumor – a powerful phone with a powerful camera

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Sony Xperia Z3X rumor – a powerful phone with a powerful camera
Sony's latest flagship – the Xperia Z3 – has only recently been released and we are already seeing rumors on yet another super-powerful Xperia device. The rumors dub it "Xperia Z3X" and it seems that it's going to be a powerful workhorse of a phablet with an equally powerful camera.

Now, we've heard about Sony's curved camera sensors before – a bleeding edge tech that's supposed to simulate the curvature of the human eye, providing much more realistic pictures. Rumors that have been floating around since July, point towards this phone as the fist device to be equipped with the new sensor.

With a 2/3" sensor with a wide F1.2 aperture, it seems Sony is making plans to seriously pull in some photo-fans' interest. But the latest rumor about the Z3X shows us that the device may actually be aiming to please a wide spectrum of power users, not just cameraphone aficionados.

Indeed, an AnTuTu listing for a phone, dubbed Xperia Z3X, has surfaced, and it shows some pretty monstrous hardware specs. Starting with a Snapdragon 810, coupled with the pretty impressive 4 GB of RAM, a 6.2" QHD display, and the powerful Adreno 430 GPU.

Now, a couple of screenshots that could easily be fabricated mean next to nothing. Still, assuming that these rumors are true, it would be interesting to see whether this new handset will be a branch of the Xperia line (a replacement of the Z Ultra phablet branch, maybe?), or will take the place of the Xperia Z4, which should refresh the Z3 in 6 months (as per Sony's 6-month flagship cycle).

Note: The phone render used in the post is for illustration purposes only.


sources: 3533, SonyAlphaRumors via GSM Dome

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posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:05 26

1. umar456 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Aug 2014)


Wow what a powerhouse from Sony

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:26 11

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Phone in picture #2 looks fake as f**k...

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:55 9

27. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


But this will be the BEAST OF BEASTLY PHONES.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:58 3

30. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Mother of godly phones *motherofgod.jpg*

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 12:49 2

49. Ray.S (Posts: 310; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Of course, it's for illustration purposes only.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 16:49 1

79. cheetah2k (Posts: 1499; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


6.2" is way too large IMO

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 06:54

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


i dont know why f**K is fake for you, its real as things get for me.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:57 2

29. DogeShibe (Posts: 1110; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Truth bro :)
*Starts waiting for camera samples*

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 11:06 1

34. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


GPU will perform like an S805@1080p, this is beautiful

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 11:11 3

37. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1294; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


And finally a great news.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 11:14 1

39. torr310 (Posts: 773; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Sony please bring the curved sensor!

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 13:06 2

54. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Maybe...they will....because article saying powerful camera.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 13:04 2

53. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


This will be a best phablet..... Go team Sony

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 13:19 3

56. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)


HOLY SH!T!! As a 3 time Note owner, I MIGHT have to jump ship for this!

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 21:10 1

88. phantom_six_man (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


if this is true,then this is the start of sony's monster phone,monster in spec,and monster in size

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:05 11

2. adecvat (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Cyber-shot, please!

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 13:04 2

52. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I hope....we heard rumor long time ago that sony will bring cyber shot in their phones in future.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 15:04 1

74. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


didn't they have cyber-shot on the past? when they are still sony-ericson?

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 15:40 1

76. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Yesss

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:07 2

3. Pattyface (Posts: 1511; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Now I love a big phone but this may be too big even for me.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:55 3

28. S.M.Talha (Posts: 70; Member since: 27 Aug 2014)


I think it is replacement for xperia z ultra.And it maybe good thing.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:17 13

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


HOLY CRAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!!!! :D :D :D

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:50 9

24. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Holy shyt!! Looks like I'll have to pass on the MOTO NEXUS. Z3X Here I come!

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 13:09 1

55. rocky46ruet (Posts: 13; Member since: 23 Jun 2014)


Hehehe, same to me

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 15:43 1

77. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


And Z4X will be out 6 months later to slap you right in the face.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:17 8

5. Blaz86 (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


6,2"? o_O

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:18 6

6. Oğuzhan_77 (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Rise of iphone killer.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:31 5

18. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


At 6.2" I think you mean iPad Mini killer maybe? No-one I know would use something that large as a "phone", this isn't the early 90's any more.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:53 2

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


Ask Asians.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 11:10

35. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


I'll ask Sony's Senior Vice President in charge of Procurement - he owes me a favour, I'll see if he can get me a sample of his enormous phone... Too cheeky to ask? :\

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:54 11

26. boosook (Posts: 1414; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


the z3 compact is already the iphone killer, and the z3 is already the iphone plus killer. ;)

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 11:11

36. Jimrod (Posts: 882; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Not in sales terms sadly for Sony... Do their screens still attract dust like a magnet? My mate has a Z Compact of some description and that really put me off it...

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 11:22 1

41. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Not with the screen on the Z3. It's a great phone, but definitely in no way or shape a "killer" since it will never reach 10% of total sales the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus will achieve.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 17:10 1

81. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


No no u got it backwards. Z3 compact is a IPH5C killer, Z3 IS A Iphone 6 KILLER. ZX3 IS THE IPHONE PLUS KILLER.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 11:21 5

40. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's getting tiring hearing this comment every single time a flagship is rumored yet we all know in one quarter Apple sells more than what ____ OEM sells of their flagship all year.

Maybe next time.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 13:22 1

58. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3703; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You're being generous, Smurf. Apple sells more on opening weekend than every OEM except Samsung will do on their flagship all year.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 14:00

64. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


How silly of me. 10 million iPhones sold in three days is more than Sony will sell with the Z3 for it's entire shelf life. :(

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 13:44 6

63. roscuthiii (Posts: 2150; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


As a consumer -strike that- As a person, a human being... It's getting tiring hearing about their quarterly figures. I just don't give a damn about Apple's or any other company's sales numbers for that matter. Their sales, in no way shape or form, benefiit/detract from/shape/influence my life be they good numbers or bad, or anyone else's life - except for investors.
Citing a company's sales as a point of contention is only living vicariously through their achievements and using their success as a bolster to the measuring stick for one's own genitalia. Really, it's no better than #bendgate albeit from the other end of the spectrum.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 14:02

65. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It does matter because if someone is going to use the term "iPhone killer," it better match or exceed user experience, specifications, and sales. So far, no phone has achieved 3/3 so my comments still stands.

Nice try but I'll give you points for effort though.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 19:52 2

85. roscuthiii (Posts: 2150; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Oh yes, "killer" is definitely a hyperbolic statement. No argument there.

However... your little 3/3 spiel contains subjective preference (user experience), target market segment dependence (specifications), and, going back to my previous statement, a criteria that has nothing whatsoever to do with comparing two phones head to head (sales).

History is filled with great products across various industries that didn't sell well at all (the "Tucker" for instance) and mediocre products that rake in profit & acclaim ("50 Shades of Grey" in this instance). This is no different in the mobile technology sector.
Sales are not indicative of quality, merely proper marketing.

So, my comment also stands... using sales as a metric to determine the quality of a product is only useful for self-affirming brand touting.

posted on 02 Oct 2014, 07:34

97. imthebestlover (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


i sooo much agree with you!!!!

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 14:31 2

70. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3703; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Not necessarily true. If your favorite OEM isn't selling enough phones, i.e. not making enough money, who's going to sell those phones when they go out of business?

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 15:13

75. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


yeah, nokia is one example, :( i'm waiting for 2016, hope the rumors are true! nokia's logo is more elegant to look on a phone than apple logo, for me, nokia shouts, elegance at its finest, like you're looking at a royal family or a true King. but that's just me. :D

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 23:31

92. elitewolverine (Posts: 5018; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


yes 2016 with no manufacturing plants, no engineers at this time to make a full fledge OS run (AOSP is great but they don't sell like others). Not to mention thecamera gurus are gonish.

Hate to be negative but I don't see Nokia pushing out a phone till 2018 at the earliest.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 17:11

82. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Hopefully sony won't release too many low budget phones next year too many of them then they won't update the software

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:20 5

7. dil2abu (Posts: 305; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Wow.. Please bring it Sony

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:22 5

8. Freelist86 (Posts: 37; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


definitely Xperia Z ultra 2. hoping for another smaller variant like Z4 with 5.2 inch screen will be the best.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:23 6

9. mokhtar (Posts: 402; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


sony soon will dominate phones market as she did before with nokia .. :)

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 13:26 1

59. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


yep,,,, they will.........

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:23

10. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


monstrous specs, it's gonna take more than that for it to be a hit, I'm a sony fans since always, but each time they introduce their flagships, while they dont disappoint me, it fails to wow.
every specs has gone to a point where it is already good enough, any upgrade is just incremental, faster cpu, better screen, better camera, longer battery life...
Until some alien tech(like S-pen/multi-window few years back) is being implemented flawlessly, there wont be much of a impact

I'm getting my z2 soon due to the price drop

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:26

12. John.v2 (Posts: 35; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


i just need small bezels on top and bottom for z4 over z3

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:27

13. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


i don't like the rendered design of the camera at back. hope they come up something more beautiful, like the design of nokia 1020 and 830 though it is not that beautiful but atleast it blends well as a camera smartphone, not like the ugly galaxy zoom, and i don't like either the panasonic lumix, but atleast it's more decent than galaxy zoom. they look like smart-digicam, with phone functionality and i don't like it.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:41 2

19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Wow! You tastes are completely opposite of mine. So you want the nasty looking Nokia half humps? Lol

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:48 2

23. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


hehe, so you prefer galaxy zoom designs? :p

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 14:15 1

68. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Yeah most people do. You are either all in and proudly carry the hump or you don't have any. Like you either have a full set of Fabio hair or you shave your head. The Nokia camera hump is like a bad comb over that is confused if it should flaunt it or hide it.

The Lumix looks good. The zoom looks okay.

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 15:00 1

73. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


well, that's your taste and I have mine. For me tho, I just don't like my smartphone looks like a digicam... I said also, nokia 1020 are not that beautiful but atleast it still resemble as a phone not a digicam. and 830 has no bump judging from the news recently, they look beautiful IMO

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:27 1

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


Destroy Everything

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:28

15. Bedz81 (Posts: 83; Member since: 30 Dec 2012)


6.2" screen?? Nah fam, it will be bigger than the Mega 6.3 with Sony's huge bezels

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:29

16. ecdumb (Posts: 10; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Good!. Its camera is going to rival that of the lumia 830's. Haha

posted on 01 Oct 2014, 10:46 4

21. EgyDroid (Posts: 111; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


You are an ec'DUMB' indeed!

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