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

Sony D6603 smartphone, possibly the Xperia Z3, seen at the FCC
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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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. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Please give something cooool. Not just the dull round corners.

7. Amir1 unregistered

be sure sony will make the z3 worth buying. we know almost nothing as of now. there surely be some surprised features.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I hope so. It has to be something internal, because on the outside there seems to be nothing "amazing".

20. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Don't hate guys, this might what the Nexus 6 will be based on

2. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

Has to be 3GB of RAM. Can't go back. I'm glad they kept the 1920 x 1080 resolution. Longer battery life should be a priority than anything else.

11. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Hopefully they upgrade the front facing camera. 2.1MP is no bueno.

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

To 5mp and 4gb Ram

3. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

We need a Z3 compact with a 1080p 4.5" screen but the bezels should be reduced so that it can fit in the same body of Z1 compact. Other specs such as Snap 801 and 2GB should also be included.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

That's what I'm hoping for, although I won't be too disappointed if it's "only" a 720p screen.

6. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

They need to make 4.3-4.7" 1080p displays rather then making 5-6" QHD displays.

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5806; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Or they should make something similar to their Xperia ZL, it had a 5" screen but was about the same size as the Moto X (4.7" screen) due to very small bezels

15. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A lot of sales will be increased, and females that love IPhone's would migrate to this Z2 mini.

18. smallworld

Posts: 521; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

4.5" 1080p displays barely exist (only one phone from Sharp) and are too expensive to manufacture. If Sony put a 1080p display on the Z3 Compact you will all complain about the price again. People are not realistic. They want flagship level specs priced at

21. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

If it has other specs to match the "big" Z3... I would definitely take a 720p display at 4.5"... or 4.3" or 4"! shrink. that. freaking. screen. already! Extra thickness... no problem... not interested in having a thin, brittle device.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No QHD and 3GB RAM???

12. MrTzr unregistered

QHD is so useless on a 5- 5,5" screen...

16. Amir1 unregistered

no, it is not useless on 5.5".

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Instead of Qhd, 533ppi would be better.

10. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Minimum 32gb please, really can't stand 16gb

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Neither can I.

19. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Me want USB 3.0, Snapdragon 805, more ergonomic design and better camera software. And perhaps more friendly prices for our wallets too. Other than that, I want to keep their Z2 ways.

22. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Well I want a Z Ultra 2 upgrade to my current Z Ultra. But it does not look like Sony will do that. I think it will be hard to go back to just a 5.5 inch screen. The only real benefit would be a better camera.

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