Sony Xperia Z3 already receiving certifications?
posted by Florin T. / Jun 25, 2014, 1:56 PM
With the Xperia Z2 (pictured above) still being a new smartphone, would it make sense for Sony to prepare the release of a successor to it, called Xperia Z3? Maybe not. But the Z2 itself was introduced about half a year after the previous Xperia flagship handset (the Z1), so the launch of a Z3 later this year shouldn’t surprise us.
Not long ago, we heard that the Xperia Z3 may be announced in September. While Sony obviously didn’t confirm anything regarding the new device, it looks like the Z3 is already receiving some certifications.
Japanese website Blog of Mobile discovered an unannounced Sony smartphone that received a TÜV Rheinland certification earlier this month (TÜV Rheinland usually tests the safety and quality of devices). The new handset goes by various model numbers: PM-0800-BV (D6603), PM-0804-BV (D6643), PM-0801-BV (D6616), PM-0806-BV (D6653), PM-0802-BV, PM-0803-BV, and PM-0807-BV. According to the Japanese website, all these model numbers could represent the Xperia Z3.
It’s the D6603. Back in April, this was spotted in a benchmark test result that allegedly revealed some of its features - which appeared to be similar to the features of the Z2. However, these benchmark results are not always accurately presenting the specs of a handset (and can be faked), so they can't really confirm anything.
Since the Xperia Z2 has model numbers of the D65xx type, a D66xx model number could certainly represent a next-gen flagship handset. Of course, we can’t be sure of anything now - except for the fact that a new, apparently high-end Sony smartphone is in testing. We’ll bring more details on this as soon as we get 'em.
source: TÜV Rheinland via Blog of Mobile (translated)
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too soon sony.....release it with android L and new camera and design in late 2014.....
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:00 PM 5
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Nuh, that will mess up their timeline of releasing 2 flagships per year... I still don't like how they are releasing 2 flagships per year since Z2 is still somewhat new to a lot of countries. I think Sony should work on two lines of flagship a year instead of two of the same line.
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:07 PM 5
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only those with obsession in having the latest device will be bothered about this. it's actually good for them to do things this way because it makes the previous device cheaper. why complain when it makes the predecessor's price lower?
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 7:46 PM 2
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I disagree, this is why HTC is in the shape their in now. They were releasing a new phone every couple of months until they decided with one flagship per year. I don't mind a phone for each tier category (low, mid, high) but they didn't even release the Z2 in the US. This is why the carriers don't give Sony no respect.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 10:53 AM 0
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Sony should work to make their flagships available as soon as they launch it. Now the scenario is like Z2 just started showing up in many places even though they had announced it 6 months back, now when they launch z3, it will take 6-7 months for z3 to be available locally. by then z2 will be 7-8 months old.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 5:02 AM 0
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even late 2014 would be too soon. The S810 SoC won't hit devices before Q1 2015 and that's the time when Sony will release the "Z4". Presenting a Z1 Compact successor and a new 6" Phablet along with a smartwatch and a 8,9" Tablet would be more than enough for IFA
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:14 PM 0
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Z2 already blow away all flagships.. Z3 woaaa this phone will be phenomenaaaal
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:06 PM 12
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Blow away all flagships???? Lol you fankid really too desperate.. Get some sleep..
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 3:01 PM 5
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I don't see in any way how the Z2 beats any of the other flagships. The blind camera comparisons always place it below other flagships, it's specs are comparable to others yet it's not even available for purchase here in the USA except thru Amazon. Big whoop! Right now it's as available as the OnePlus One.... And honestly I'd take a $349 64 GB OnePlus One over a Z2 any day. Hell I'd take a $349 32 GB Nexus 5 over the $640 Z2.......
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 6:12 PM 4
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Sony should just skip the release of Z2 in the States and release the Z3 ON TIME in the fall to all 4 Major Carriers (T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint). Release it with Android L on Lollipop (Android 5.0).
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:09 PM 2
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The new Z Ultra might get the D68xx codename so this might just be a beefier spec variant (snapdragon805?) of the Z2, might be named Z2 Alpha, Prime or something... Might also be z2 compact... And of course too soon, i havent got my hands on my preordered Z2 yet...
posted on Jun 25, 2014, 2:13 PM 0
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So z2 is so successful that they gonna come up with z3 so soon? They're not doing good as a company should avoid releasing new flagship after every 6months. They're following Sammy n lg blindly as they also coming with new devices with sd805.
posted on Jun 26, 2014, 8:24 AM 0
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