Is another Sony Xperia Z1 refresh (D6503) coming?

Is another Sony Xperia Z1 refresh (D6503) coming?
Let's say that the Sony Xperia Z1S is a refresh of the Sony Xperia Z1.This is the model that is available for T-Mobile and includes some minor changes such as a more centered earphone jack and a doubling of the native storage to 32GB. But there could actually be another refresh version coming, of Sony's flagship Android handset.

A photo allegedly showing the Sony D6503 reveals a device similar in appearance to the Sony Xperia Z1, but with thinner side bezels. This leads to the possibility that the phone sports a 5.2 inch screen. The bottom of the device has three large speaker holes instead of the mesh speaker grille found on the Xperia Z1. The Micro USB and SIM ports are on the left side and the microSD slot is on the right side. And the lanyard is now also on the left side instead of the right side as on the Xperia Z1.

According to the source of the leak, the D6503 is coming soon, which means we could hear more about this device before next month's MWC in Barcelona. Meanwhile, to comfort you until then, we have a series of photos that you can look at in the slideshow below.

source: XDA via XperiaBlog

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

no no this is xperia z1advance plus neo lite active XD

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Only Samsung have authority to use this names for their phone.

10. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

no this is xperia abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

12. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012


24. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Xperia iON 2

2. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Is there a Sony Experia (possibly newer one) that works with AT&T? Thank you

5. Dowson unregistered

Z1 for canada

9. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

The C6906 version of the Z1 works with AT&T LTE, but it'll cost you considerably more than the others. I'm pretty sure the Z1s should also be compatible with AT&T's LTE bands as well.

3. Amir1 unregistered

Alan F. , you are wrong, the 3 holes are for the mic and the speaker grill is where the LED indicator is.check twice what you write before actually writing it. just a suggestion...

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

no you are wrong about the speaker location it is located bottom of the phone above the three holes,above frame(look closely) pic #3..same the top w/light indicator..just saying

25. Amir1 unregistered

No, you are wrong. the guy who uploaded the pictures said clearly that the speaker is where the LED indicator is. and anyone can see the speaker grill there. the bottom wide hole above the 3 mic holes may be a second speaker. please do yourself a favor and stop adding a comment for the sake of adding a comment and making stuff out of your imagination. do something useful.

4. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Why is the article saying that this is a Z1 refresh? If the screen is bigger then this is a new model. Most likely the Z2. Ok, the design is nearly identical but still, this could be a Z1 successor.

7. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

Xperia Z1.1 ??? or just for developer use ???

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Can't wait for MWC!!

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol so um.. Another refresh?

14. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

too much phone with same name

15. vampyren

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

This is why i never buy Sony, its like they are making new updates, models for showing they can! I thought they had learned their lesson but obviously its back to the old copy/paste routine again. I dont even waste time reading what is what any more, its crazy how many models they release, atleast with Samsung i know S4 is S4 or maybe S4 plus is same with better spec, with Sony its crazy naming and not much makes sense. The best would be as Apple does it, make a highend phone every year and just provide software update! This is the cheapest and best for customers. Having 1000 models just cost for the company and customers dont know what is what and it actually makes the company look unprofesional.

16. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Have you ever heard of galaxy grand lite? Or all the nonsense galaxy phones that Samsung has been throwing at us? I think you should think twice before saying that Samsung is better at this aspect compared to Sony when obviously Samsung has flooded the market with thousands of models just to see which sells

20. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

@Duke Well said!

29. vampyren

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Yes i know they have Zoom, grand and many more but you missed my point! Their top model has ALWAYS been S, S2, S3, S4 and same with Note, Note2, and now Note3 these 2 models have been consistent for many years now, please tell me what Sony has been calling their top model for the last 4 years in each category, please do tell... Sure Samsung makes many other crazy and nonsense variants but these two are consistent and i know what i wait for next time myseld (S5). i wonder what Sony's next flagship (S) will be called any guess?

17. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

This is actually good... Not bad Sony!!

18. keviny

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

This is Z1s for Verizon

19. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Where is Xperia Tablet Z successor ? Im waiting for that.

21. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Sony releasing too much devices at a time just like what htc has been doing with their flagship devices...

22. FeRoZ

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I chose LG G2 n im v happy on dat bcuz LG did a gr8 job on bezellesa G2 a bigger screen 5.2 inch vs samsungs n sonys 5 inchers now samsung n sony dey r gonna make 5.2 inch haha n wut a joke in dis article u call dat slim bezel ??? Dat title is still with LG G2 ;)

23. johnehms09

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

bezel is acceptable..

30. 1701nino unregistered

I like bezellesa,sounds yummy... XD

31. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Still no xenon flash.

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