Sony Xperia Z3 Compact appears at the FCC

Sony is expected to add a new flagship smartphone to its roster in a few weeks, namely the long-rumored Sony Xperia Z3. It will be thinner and faster than the Xperia Z2, if rumors are to be trusted, all the while retaining the premium build quality of its predecessor. This probably won't be the only smartphone at the show, however, as the company is also believed to be working on a "mini" Z3 variant – the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. In fact, alleged photos of the latter have already leaked numerous times on the web.

Today, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact made another appearance. As we were browsing through the FCC database, we came across filings for two variants of the device, listed under the IDs PM-0810 and PM-0812. These seem to be nearly identical, the only difference between them being the list of LTE bands they support. The Sony PM-0810 runs on LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 13, and 17, meaning it could be an international Sony Xperia Z3 Compact model, while the PM-0812 has only LTE bands 5 and 7 enabled, so it could be a carrier-specific version. Both models come with GSM/WCDMA/LTE connectivity, as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, ANT+ and NFC.

Hardware specs for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact aren't listed in the FCC documents, but we do have some of its physical measurements. The smartphone is 5 inches tall by 2.56 inches wide (127 mm by 64.9 mm), and its display diagonal size is 4.57 inches (116 mm). Also, it is stated in the papers that the battery of the device is not user-replaceable.

The Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are expected to be unveiled two days before the start of the IFA expo in Berlin. Anyone interested is free to mark September 3 in their calendars.

source: FCC

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Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I hope SONY completely ditches the screen technology that was in the Z1 compact, it's too washed-out! I was completely pumped to get one for my wife as a gift only to find out that the screen was a let-down SONY....please-fix-you-screens-!!!! Now I haven't got a hold of the Z2 yet, but I hope it's the same LCD tech.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Screen on Z2 is very vivid so on Z3 Compact it should be too. Z3C could be ultimate phone, I hope Sony thought about everything, coz with good marketing it could sell in stunning numbers.

4. Amir1 unregistered

Dude, i don't know what you are smoking but z1 compact has one of the best ips displays on the market. sony's panel manufacturers are JDI (part sony) and AUO = the best display manufacturers on the market. maybe you had bugged display.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I believe the screen of the Z1 Compact still had that plastic anti-shatter coating. That coating did make the screen look a bit washed out and also picked up scratches easily. Sony did away with the coating starting with the Z2.

3. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Yup z3 compact will sell than z3 due to its size and price. Only if they can sell it to the US so they can compete with the iphone 6

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sony can compete with many phones with the Z3 Compact. I would certainly buy one if it keeps all the specs of the Z2/Z3.

5. onthecouchagain

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Any hope for US release of the Z3 Compact?

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

No 2gb Ram please. But 3gb Ram.

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yes, it had better have 3GB RAM. Multitasking works a lot better with that extra gig.

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