Sony Xperia E3 to join the Z3 at IFA 2014 this week?

While we’re all expecting Sony to announce the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Compact Tablet later this week at IFA 2014, the Berlin trade show may also be the place where the company will showcase a smartphone that we haven’t heard of until now.

According to 9to5Google, the Z3 line will be accompanied by an Xperia E3, which should be a relatively affordable handset. The E3 will be the successor to Sony’s Xperia E and Xperia E1 (seen above). Reportedly, its features include a 4.8-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 1.5 GB (or 2 GB) of RAM, and a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. Android 4.4 KitKat will most probably be on board. It’s said that the E3 might cost between $200 and $300, and, unlike the devices included in the Z3 series, it won’t be water-resistant.

All in all, it looks like Sony will have quite many things to show us at IFA. Alongside new smartphones and tablets, the company may also announce a SmartWatch 3 and a SmartBand Talk

Sony’s IFA 2014 press event will kick-off on September 3, thus in two days from now. Well, we’re impatiently waiting!

source: 9to5Google



1. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

What? Sony's E series has always contained a low end devices, so why does it have a 4.8 720p screen and quad core processor?

3. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

It could be a very good Moto G competitor


Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Is anyone excited about the Z3? I mean if the rumours are true just going to be another Z2. Cant wait to see compact Z3 though.

5. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Whatever, the Americans will just go for the full size Z3 since it's big and has higher numbers than the Z2.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Z2 isn't available in NA unless you buy it unlocked so your comment is not accurate at all.

8. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yup, only available at the Sony Store (similar retail price as other flagships) or Amazon (which can be found for less than retail). Hopefully Sony will actually make the Z3 widely available.

9. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Don't be a moron. Also the it's very possible the Z3 made some improvements in areas where the Z2 fell short. Speakers would be one example.

4. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Wait, they didn't even release the E2 yet!

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Are we just skipping numbers now?

10. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Sooo, basically it's a rebranded Xperia M2... with a better screen resolution....What?

11. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

can anybody tells me, is snapdragon 600 exist or not?

12. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

Hmm. Interesting. I might get it if the price is right. Has Sony's track record with software been good recently?

13. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

The specs are decent but, Why not s4 pro or 600 with adreno320? Always s400. S400 is last year's midranger, so it could be low-end now.and s4 pro or s600 is a highend last year, now it is great to use it in midranger devices today:)

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