What we are seeing is a rectangular chassis styling in the general Xperia Z line tradition of late, with comparatively wide top and bottom bezels, and rugged good looks that indicate waterproof certification might be in store here as well. The back of the handset is hinting at perhaps the same high-res Sony camera with G lens that we've had since the Z1, next to a single LED flash. The eventual Z3 Compact is put in a transparent case, but it still looks pretty slim from the side, in line with Sony's conventional practice with both its flagships, and its midrangers now.
Given that the Z1 Compact is the best spec'd mini flagship edition out there, and no other can compare to its roster, even from this season's crop, it makes sense that a Z3 Compact might be next in the line of Sony's palm-friendly flagships, instead of a Z2 Compact. What do you think, is there any chance Sony will skip a "mini" generation, and introduce a Z3 Compact this fall?