Claimed Xperia XZ3 specs leak depicts thinner phone with а dual camera

Claimed Xperia XZ3 specs leak depicts thinner phone with а dual camera
Sony, the rogue manufacturer that is releasing flagship phones every six months or so, is at it again, it seems, with an Xperia XZ3 just around the corner, after the XZ2 got announced as recently as the MWC expo back in February. A claimed specs sheet of the phone has leaked out of Japan, and it lists a handset that shares a screen panel with the XZ2, but is thinner, lighter, with more RAM, and it seems that the star of its show will be a camera set taken directly from the XZ2 Premium.

While the Xperia XZ2 carries a single 19MP camera on its back, with F/2.0 aperture, the eventual XZ3 is listed with a dual camera - the same 19MP sensor, but with wider F/1.8 aperture, and a 12MP sidekick with an even wider F/1.6 lens. The front camera seemingly will also get a bump, to 13MP this time, and this is exactly what the XZ2 Premium carries.

There are other minor upgrades from the Z2, like a move to 6GB RAM from 4GB, or a tad bigger battery pack, but the grand improvement seems to be in the camera area. If this specs sheet below holds water in the end, the Xperia XZ3 may turn out to be Sony's middle ground between the Z2 and the Premium line with its 4K displays, and we should know more as the IFA expo, which starts on August 31, draws nearer.

Claimed Xperia XZ3 specs leak depicts thinner phone with а dual camera
source: Sumahoinfo (translated)

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32 Comments

1. DavidDau

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Fingerprint scanner position is not suitable. It should be moved up.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1604; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

No rear fingerprint scanner is ever suitable for unlocking a phone. I now have a phone with rear scanner and I just don't use it at all.

16. yann

Posts: 604; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Completely agree. Front, side or under screen mounted. On the back is useless.

24. Alin03

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Front and under screen fingerprint readers are very difficult to reach, the best place is on the side; you never put your finger at the bottom of the phone but your thumb is always in the side of it.

29. legiloca

Posts: 1673; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I use it when I wake up when I don't wanna burn my eyes straight up when I pickup my phone. Majority of the day I use the Intelligent Scan (GS9+)

30. Remmy

Posts: 187; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

^What I miss on my Z5, my XZ2 is just harder to unlock now that there's no double tap to wake.

3. Boast_Rider

Posts: 498; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

How can they ship the phone without OIS! It's probably the single biggest hurdle between them and a great camera. And people wonder why Sony cameras can't compare with Google and Samsung. It's not just the sensor, but the lens and software as well. Sony uses small pixels without OIS. How can they compete in low light!

4. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Xzp 2 dual camara hunillate s9 obsolete camera

6. Boast_Rider

Posts: 498; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

LOL no. Even Sony is claiming they should have paid more attention to mobile devices. It's just the delusional sony fangirls that think that Sony is excelling in everything. There is a reason they are almost gone from the mobile market.

7. Feanor

Posts: 1266; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Well McDonald's sells the most burgers but not because they are the best. The idea that product excellence equals great sales and vice versa is naïve. The XZ2 may have a tiny bit worse camera than the S9 (still gathers great reviews from serious photography sites, though), but is on a totally different level in software quality, update speed and battery life.

15. Boast_Rider

Posts: 498; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

I'm not saying that quality = sales. But I'm definitely saying that if you went from a major player to irrelevance, you did something very, very wrong.

17. Feanor

Posts: 1266; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Sony was never a major player in smartphones. As a result they have no money to invest on R&D and advertising. You may be referring to other business areas like gaming and music where they have been big, but they were never big in smartphones.

19. Boast_Rider

Posts: 498; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Around the time of Xperia Z(the OG one), Sony was pretty relevant in mobile. Not to mention the partnership with Ericsson in the old days. Sony might not have been the top dog, but they used to be pretty relevant. It's just the lack of vision and change which caused them to get obsolete.

25. Feanor

Posts: 1266; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Your reasoning is not accurate; Sony Ericsson was big at the time of dumbphones, but that was the time that also Nokia was top dog. And we know how the industry changed after the releasing of the iPhone. In the smartphone era, Sony was always an interesting company but irrelevant in market share. They topped commercially with the Z3, but even then their market share was negligible. They were the first with waterproofing, with digital noise cancellation and they still have some quirky solutions like the Dynamic Vibration. I don't think they suffer from lack of vision but of lack of funds. Check Nokia; they came back from the dead relatively dynamically because they ride on Chinese funding and a vast Chinese market. Sony doesn't have this luxury. It's really all about funding or rather lack thereof, not lack of vision.

20. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Xperia phones always humillate galaxys and iphones, only put youtube xz2 vs... Or xzp vs .... https://youtu.be/RocwlhQ0WGE https://youtu.be/RGchExRacVM https://youtu.be/mxHFt79Ykls

21. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Xperias phone destroy easy your obsolet phone, dont cry baby

31. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

you should shut up that you have oneplus Chinese garbage

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Pixel size has nothing to do with it. Imx400 has 1.22 micron like iphone. They choose high ISO over OIS because it is bad for moving objects and jello effect. Set ISO below 100 it humiliates S9. Even with smaller pixels (that does not make difference, ask any photogeapher) they are 20 million catching light. Google and Htc dropped the 12MP/1.55 micron for the 12MP/1.4 micron last year.

13. Boast_Rider

Posts: 498; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Google and HTC have OIS, same with iPhone. They all can go high ISO too. Sony can't do 100 ISO in low light. So it's useless. Every single good camera has OIS now. And you can disable OIS in software for bright sunlight if you want to not ruin the shot with moving objects in bright light. I don't care about 20 MP. No one needs that much resolution from a phone. I would rather take the excellent dynamic range and low light prowess from big pixels and OIS. Big pixels matter. Why the hell is A7S King in low light then?

26. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It can on auto if you are steady enough and tripod icon shows up. Shutter goes 0.5s and ISO goes down. On manual ISO goes from 50 up to 12800. OIS on phones cant be turned off, only EIS can. It is there around camera. A7R III has smaller pixels than many cameras , those with half resolution, still best mirrorless available. Set S9 and XZ2 both same ISO and SS. You will be surprised. Point and shoot is wrong. Different settings hide what software can do.

28. Boast_Rider

Posts: 498; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

OIS CAN be turned off in camera using software. OnePlus does this on 6 while recording 4k 30 video. Check Erica Griffin's video if you still don't believe me.

27. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1077; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Nice upgrade Sony!

9. CEDEOTB

Posts: 281; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

So Sony is releasing a successor to their new XZ2 already? That just shows they didn't pay any attention to what people wanted, yet still aren't going to again. Where is the OIS, Where is the 1440p display, where is the battery greater than 3500mah? Why even release this to fail all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives.

12. Sparkxster

Posts: 1077; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

It may not be the XZ3 it could be the rumored XZ2 pro

22. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Xz3 dont need stupid 1040p lol have a ips 10 bits hdr rec 2020 display. Whith only 3100 mah destroy others phones wthit more mah.

23. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

1440 p? Lol https://youtu.be/RocwlhQ0WGE Xz2 have best display little troll

10. rsiders

Posts: 1767; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Man, Sony really has a thing against OIS huh?

14. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Yes.. OIS causes blur when you take pics of moving objects. PREDECTIVE CAPTURE detects motion and takes 4 pics before you press shutter. Jello effect while recording videos.. S9 :https://youtu.be/MW_dGr7pE6g Xz2 Premium :https://youtu.be/bi_S07Vb-iI Both in total darkness..

18. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

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