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Unannounced Sony D6603 caught running Android KitKat, remains surrounded by mystery

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Unannounced Sony D6603 caught running Android KitKat, remains surrounded by mystery
Sony D6603 is an unannounced handset that first appeared on our radar in February - before the official unveiling of the Xperia Z2 (model number D65xx). Now, the D6603 is in the news again, as a screenshot taken from its About screen allegedly showed up somewhere in China.

According to the new screenshot, the D6603 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. A previously leaked screenshot of a benchmark test suggested that the smartphone had features similar to what the Xperia Z2 is offering: a 1080p display, 20.7MP rear camera, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (8974-AB) processor, and 16GB of internal memory. There was a difference in the RAM department, though: 2GB instead of 3GB.

There's no word on what the D6603 looks like, so it's impossible to tell if the handset's design is similar to that of the Z2.

Earlier this month, we heard that a Sony Xperia Z2 Compact might be in the making. Could this be related to the D6603? We can’t know for now, but we’re hoping to hear more on this soon.

Source: Digi-wo (translated) via XperiaBlog

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posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:18 10

1. papss (unregistered)


Sony? Never seen one out in public. Shame that Sony can't get the sh!t together... Would love to own one and have it work on carrier with lte

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:22 19

2. mistercarter (Posts: 49; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


well, in Europe Sony is all over the place, so blame those US carriers for just selling Galaxshiit and iPhones

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:30 5

3. papss (unregistered)


This has way more to do with Sony than the carriers

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:22 4

22. PersianHobo (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


no, it actually has a lot to do with carriers and people in america who just follow the crowd. If you wanted an xperia, you can go on their website right now and buy one full price.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:31 1

23. papss (unregistered)


Yes but I wouldn't get full lte on at&t so its of no use to me. If pantec can put a phone on att don't tell me sony couldn't. Its just them being lazy

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 08:00

34. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2306; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Wrong. Papss is right. Considering the fact that Sony has yet to make a CMDA smartphone since they split with Ericsson, it has quite a bit to do with them. Verizon & Sprint, the 1st & 3rd largest carriers in the U.S. respectively, couldn't sell not compatible with their networks.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:43 6

5. mokhtar (Posts: 240; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


in russia , africa , europe.. sony everywhere ;)

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:48 3

9. papss (unregistered)


Right...

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:55

13. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 75; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


Guess your crying Sony doesn't make windows phones...

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:59 1

15. papss (unregistered)


That would be nice but unlike yourself I can/do actually buy many phones per year including android.. But yes I prefer WP to the others but what does that have to do with my comments regarding Sony not applying themselves and getting their phones on all carriers? Or are you just a pathetic fandroid that has nothing better to say?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:13

18. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 75; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


ya i agree, i have the iphone 5s, nexus 5, xperia z ultra, note 3, galaxy note 8.4 lte for my smart phones and i have a camera non smart phone in lumia 1020... with a few others in my companies mobile testing labs...

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:17 3

19. papss (unregistered)


You didn't answer my question.. What does my preference have to do WI this article or what i was saying?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:58 4

14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6569; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Yeah would love too see SONY on every carrier here in the U.S. they STILL don't realize if they want too see some sales THEY HAVE TO PUT IT on every carrier/prepaid U.S. have the largest carriers here with millions of subcribers.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 19:03

26. Omarc07 (Posts: 247; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Only in the US u dont see anyone with Sony phones go to Mexico I go every 2 month's over there Sony is huuge. Telcel Mexico gets every single sony phone not like here tht tmobile only gets 1 or 2 sony phones over there telcel gets every single sony phone they have lots to choose from,n over there u see sony commercials on tv about there new phones. I have a Cuzin over there that works in a telcel store in Mexico city and she said many people prefer sony phones over galaxy phones and iphones even tho they cost the same they sell more sony phones she even told me last month that they made it official they will be getting the z2,and yes a premium sony phone costs the same as an iPhone 5s or galaxy 4 over there and people choose the sony phone.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:40 3

4. maherk (Posts: 1022; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


This is the Z3, will be announced in a month and released within a year

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:44 1

6. Bootutu (Posts: 189; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Lol! where's Z2?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:44

7. mokhtar (Posts: 240; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


this is z2 compact for suure ;)

z3 will be a monster .. something you never seen before ;)

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:47 1

8. papss (unregistered)


No one has seen the z2 and we are now talking about the z3?

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:04 1

17. maherk (Posts: 1022; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


you should by now have known how sony fan's brain function. They live on assumptions and optimistic expectation. In their book, Sony"s devices are the ultimate smartphones, in every single category they are the best.

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 03:42

33. Reality_Check (Posts: 273; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


True, but it's also true of almost every other OEM fanboys out there. Especially the Nokia ones.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:01 2

16. ToxiD (Posts: 41; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


I don't think the Z3 will be a moster. As you can see this year there is not much we haven't seen or innovative in the latest flagships so I doubt there will be something within 6 months.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:48 3

10. Kishin (Posts: 617; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Z2L it's what I think.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:52

12. vincelongman (Posts: 1297; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yes, please Sony,
IMO the Z1 C is too small, the Z2 is too big
Sony need a flagship in the meddle

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:32

24. Lt.Green (Posts: 385; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Agreed, 4.7" screen is just about right (for me at least).

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 22:55

27. vincelongman (Posts: 1297; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


IMO I like 4.7" as a minimum (preferably ~5"), I wouldn't mind a 5.2+", I just prefer phones being smaller than ~135 x ~70 mm
(perfect IMO would be 125-130 mm tall)

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 16:51

11. EgyDroid (Posts: 107; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Remember that z2 "deluxe edition"........could be

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:17

20. gigaraga (Posts: 1189; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


More of the same Sony? Its 2014 second quarter not 2013 first quarter...

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 17:19 2

21. docxx (Posts: 63; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


This sounds like the Z2 compact, that was quicker then expected!!

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 18:11

25. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


It is the Nexus 6...seriously, I do hope that the next Nexus is a 6 inch device...would be pretty nice....

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 22:55

28. express77 (unregistered)


z2 compact with improved battery tech would be good.

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 23:09

29. zachattack (Posts: 576; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


I'm guessing it does come with 3gb, and it is the z2. There's no way they could be working on another phone when their current flagship can't even be made. You dun messed up Sony

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 00:33

30. mmmanuuu (Posts: 215; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


First work on how to get the damn fuc8in z2 in the market than trying for a new one !

posted on 16 Apr 2014, 01:40

32. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1111; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


tired of this sony cr@p where is z2?!

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