Purple Sony Xperia Z3 expected to be launched in the coming weeks

Purple Sony Xperia Z3 expected to be launched in the coming weeks
Last September, when Sony announced the Xperia Z3, some fans were surprised not to see purple among the color versions of the handset (since its predecessors - Xperia Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2 - all have purple variants). It turns out that Sony may have saved the purple Z3 for this year: according to ePrice, a purple Xperia Z3 will be launched before the Chinese New Year’s Eve (February 19).

At the moment, it’s not clear if the refreshed Z3 will be available globally, or only in Asia. There are no images to show the purple Xperia Z3, but we assume the handset won’t look too different from the purple version of the Z2 (pictured on the left). In any case, this will be the Xperia Z3's fifth color variant, after white, black, green, and copper.

Purple or not, pretty soon the Xperia Z3 will no longer be Sony’s flagship smartphone, as the company is getting ready to introduce the Xperia Z4 (which could be its first handset to sport a Quad HD display).

Currently running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Xperia Z3 should be officially updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop starting next month. Thus, even after the Z4 is released, the Z3 will still be a viable option for those looking to buy a thin, water-resistant handset with nice specs.

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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. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

i wisht there was more internal memory...

2. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

The Z4 is right around the corner (MWC) and Sony is launching a purple Z3 in the coming weeks?! Maybe selling its mobile devision isn't that bad at the end...

3. android_hitman unregistered

maybe it;s not around the corner, maybe they will release the Z4 in september 2015

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Probably if the delays happen again as they did in the past.

4. MrTzr unregistered

MWC is in march, and they will probably launch the Z4 in april.

8. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Spending so much R&D on two flagships a year while not doing so well... No wonder Sony isn't making money in their mobile department.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

There's other factors such as limited global launch and limited US presence, but yeah that's a big one too.

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yeah, they wish 10 million people to buy their phones but only let 1 million units out (just random number). Wonder why they have seen red in years in the mobile department.

6. shamrock

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

what we need is not a different color Sony, we need a phone which is both good in camera and sound, just like the Sony Ericsson phones... We need phones like those with the current battery backup... please Sony please....

7. GeekMovement unregistered

Bring the Z4 to Sprint, Sony!

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I doubt they will since they havent carried a Sony branded device in... ever.

11. GeekMovement unregistered

Ikr it really sucks. :-(

12. Cyagocaliz unregistered

It must look sooooooo beautiful!

14. Tracy1988

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Different color same sh1tty screen. Awesome lol

15. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Prince is getting this sh*t...

16. goodenough

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

I heard that Sony's new device has been through FCC in Japan. It might be Z4?

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