New photos of Sony Xperia Z3 leak, revealing thin 7mm profile

New photos of Sony Xperia Z3 leak, revealing thin 7mm profile
The Sony Xperia Z3 is quickly becoming one of the most leaked handsets around. As part of Sony's plan to release a new flagship model every 6 months, we expect to see the device unveiled in September, where it will most likely be going up against a trio of expected new handsets like the Apple iPhone 6, the BlackBerry Passport, and the Samsung Galaxy S5 Alpha.

Rumored specs for the handset came to the surface on Wednesday from serial leaker evleaks. If the information is legit, it confirms that the phone will feature a quad-core Snapdragon 801 under the hood. If there has been one consistent through the last few weeks of leaks for the Xperia Z3, it is that Sony was holding out on the Snapdragon 805 until the release of the Sony Xperia Z4. That would be due sometime in March.

Below, you will find a pair of new pictures showing one of the sides of the device, and the back. Check out those rounded corners and the thin profile. The Xperia Z3 is believed to be just 7mm thin, compared to the 8.2mm thickness of the Sony Xperia Z2.

source: evleaks via AndroidCentral

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)



1. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Too late, next month I'm finally gonna jump out of my galaxy nexus to a Z2

4. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I dont think that it has a glass back...

23. JnCrls unregistered

Looks like metal.

30. steedsofwar unregistered

That's right. Looks like Plastic. Metal or glass would look sublime. Plus, the iPhone 6 and this Z3 rounded metallic sides look very similar. I'm not sure I like it.

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

When Z3 release price will 650$ or 700$. And I hope Z2 price will drop from 600$ to 550$

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Boring shi*. Naah doesn't matter I'm waiting for Z6 or Z7 anyway. Though they have to stay alive until then lol. Also maybe BlackBerry or MS have something cool by then so useless to speculate.

3. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Ok, this time z3 is looking pretty sleek.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

In CES 2015 we will see Z4 beast with 64bit snapdragon chipset and more features. Can't wait.

16. Amir1 unregistered

MWC, not CES.

27. ERIK05

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

i think the only thing that the "Z" series has going for it are its looks, besides that they have nothing innovative to offer.the UI is bland, the specs are on par w/ all the other phones that came months before it. these phones have nothing that makes them stand out. besides that, I feel like the htc m8 is the best looking phone around. but since looks are not a main selling point for me ( i always put my phones inside a case) I went with the g3. i feel like its the best option up to this date. I wish that sony would put on its thinking cap and come up with something innovative to offer , especially now that the company is doing so bad.

35. 21babydoll12 unregistered

I have to disagree, sony's UI is the vanilla to stock android. nothing gimmicky and straight forward. granted LG's ui is AWESOME!!! I love both. Rather use sony because of dev support/github and enjoying my g2 for pure multitasking

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I love the thickness but SONY needs to step up to their UI and focus on the U.S. MARKET. thinking the Z1 will be the last SONY phone I'll buy

6. iamoa unregistered

since i didn't went with the z2 because of the issues it had (heating, gap issues etc etc.) i will go for this one for sure (if all the issues are resolved or else note 4 it is), though, not a big upgrade from z2 (at all) on paper but i hope sony can surprise us with something else and if they really did surprise us with the problems solved it would be a perfect phone for me. fingers crossed sony. by the way, saw off-centered camera already in the previous leaked pictures. ps, PHONEARENA, it will be against note 4 aswell besides the trio you guys mentioned since this, and note 4 are highly expected to be unveiled at IFA, whereas galaxy alpha in august as per the rumors.

7. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

overheating is just on 4k recording or any use of the camera may cause the app to stop due to overheating?

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Some say that it occurs in any camera app. However, I have experienced it only while recording 4K. I even did an "ultimate test" yesterday lol. First I recorded 10 minutes of 60fps 1080p video and for that whole time I constantly also took pictures while recording. Then I recorded a quick slow motion video. Then about 50 20mpx images in manual mode. And finally 3,5 minutes of 4K video. The phone got quite warm, but the app never closed. I did this in the temperature of about 28 degrees Celsius .

15. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Thank you ArtSim98, I use camera quite a lot, but most of times jost for pics and I was getting worried about this problem, specially because I live in Rio de Janeiro.

18. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I've experienced it when I set burst picture mode to fast it overheats less than a minute. If it's set for anything lower it's fine

8. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

As long as the thinness doesn't affect battery size and build quality and the SD805 is fitted (they never backed down from new chipsets before) without increasing screen resolution, I'll remain interested. Plus the curved cam sensor please.

10. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I hope they managed to keep a decently sized battery !

11. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Can't Sony update their design! Most of its models look the same! This is preventing me from getting the z2 as normal people would mistake it for a mid range Sony!

19. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Its the best looking mid Ranger then. The z2 is stunning imo

21. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Tell that to Samsung and Apple to while you're at it.

28. ERIK05

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

well i get what you're saying but LikeMyself has a point. you dont want your top tier phones looking like the mid range ones. althoug all "S" series phones look similar, they dont look like the midrange "s" phones. but anyways, i think they should all follow the example of the htc m8. its got a sleek and modern design similar to an iphone and the practical rounded back that the iphone is missing. plus it looks and feels lik a premium phone

34. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Exactly Erik! I don't want my super expensive flagship Sony to look like, say, Sony C! @others, Samsung and Apple are not the best examples! For me, HTC, Sony and LG are my big 3, so I expect a lot from them in terms of looks and innovation which HTC and LG are doing great, but Sony doing only small evolutions on its sexy original Z model!

31. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

If look is that important for you then buy an iPhone. That way you will always be recognize as one of them f*g who got a phone just to brag.

13. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

What about thinner bezels?

17. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Makes no sense to buy a phone with a soon to be outdated screen and processor. Guessing this will cost $700. For that amount, I want a 805 and a QHD screen and a quality build. 1 out of 3 is not good enough.

20. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Why do you need a QHD screen if it just has cons and no pro?

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Sony needs to focus on BUG FIXES. Kitkat on ZL is horrific WRT battery drain and heating.

24. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I don't get those problem people mention.

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