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Sony D6603 smartphone, possibly the Xperia Z3, seen at the FCC

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Sony Xperia
The Sony D6603 is an Xperia smartphone model that we've been hearing rumors about for months, and while we are still unsure as to what exactly we are dealing with, we now have another piece of the puzzle to throw on the table. 

The said handset is now listed at the FCC under the IDs PM-0800 and PM-0801, which stand for model names D6603 and D6616 respectively, according to this certification report from last month. These two models appear to be identical hardware-wise and could be variants of the same phone, but tailored for different markets or carriers. 

The FCC papers reveal that the Sony D6603 supports LTE connectivity on bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 13, and 17. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC are also on board, although that's hardly a surprise. Also, the handset sports an infra-red transmitter, which most likely gives it universal remote control powers. Further inspection of the documents shows that a microSD card slot is present on the Sony D6603. And looking at the sketches of the device, we can assume that it is going to be resistant to dust and liquids. 

No other hardware details about the Sony D6603 are listed at the FCC. According to leaks, however, it is going to offer a 1920 by 1080 pixel display, a 20.7MP camera, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 SoC, 16GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. Speculation has it that the Sony D6603 could be the Sony Xperia Z3 and that the actual RAM inside the phone could be more, but we have little evidence in support of that claim. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

That's all for now, folks. If we come across any new details about what the Sony D6603 could be, we'll pass it along. In the meantime, feel free to check out our Sony Xperia Z3 rumor round-up.

source: FCC

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