Sony Xperia Z3 coming in August?

Sony Xperia Z3 coming in August?
Just the other day at MWC, Sony unveiled its new flagship model, the Sony Xperia Z2. For many, it seemed that the previous flagship handset, the Sony Xperia Z1, had just been introduced. The truth is that Sony waited about six months between models, a time frame that the company says it is going to continue with. Sony Mobile’s Creative Director Kurozumi Yoshiro called the Xperia Z2, Sony's flagship for the first half of 2014.

Yoshiro says that Sony must update certain models every six months in order to "maintain a flagship." He added that using a yearly release cycle would make it impossible for the Japanese manufacturer to catch up with the competition. Sony also plans on continued use of the OmniBalance design that debuted with the Sony Xperia Z and has been employed for the Sony Xperia Z1 and Sony Xperia Z2.

So circle August on your calendar. That is when we should see Sony taking the wraps off of the Sony Xperia Z3.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: XperiaBlog via Impress (translated)

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89 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Z3 with next iPhone..

7. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

i would have to sacrifice nfc for metal casing but i can do that.

77. Ahmadovich

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

What does that even mean?

87. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

If you have the money why bother? Just like apple they don't force you to buy their products.

15. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That would be interested to see :D But no... I'm planning on getting the Z2... now I don't know if I should wait for the Z3 now... ugh

23. cmatej000

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

you can always wait for the next one, and then wait some more :)

88. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Still rocking my z2 will wait for z4 but looking forward for the z3

27. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

i wanted Xperia Z but then Z had too many flaws so i waited and Z1 turned out to be a great phone. If u can wait. do so. plus the article in source has interview of product manager saying himself they will change the design. do as cmatej000 said and if you have decent phone right now, dont rush.

54. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I hope Z2 is almost flawless since they had Z and Z1 to learn their mistake from. I have been using Nexus 4 since it came out. Now, I just need something different. I think I'll be happy with the Z2 even when Z3 is out of the gate. I simply wants a water proof phone since I go out of the field during the summer for my job. It would be nice to be able to wash it a bit after :P

71. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

At least you're not waiting for a widespread release of Sony's phones in general, like I am in the States... And I'm waiting quite impatiently if I may add.

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Z2 will give fight with S5, and Z3 will give fight with iphone6. Go Z2......and later Go Z3.

78. mac4best

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

In your dream yes, S5 better USB 3, Z2 only USB 2, S5 better processor, Z2 a cheaper model. S5 new LTE 4th generation, Z2 only normal LTE old version! Z2, the screen is IPS and it have bad viewing angles and its to dark, even when colors are more accurate. The rest is almost same on both, while only the design is beter on sony, but technicaly, S5 sexes Z2 ass! Well we will see Z3!

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I called it. Rumors are already starting.

8. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I won't call this a rumour. We all know that Sony have 2 flagship a year.

9. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

go troll samsung pages. leave sony alone at least.

18. maherk

Posts: 7018; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And who gave you the right to tell him what to do? Last time I saw you, you were nagging like a little ***** about how much you hate the S5.

37. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Jealousy....

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm free to post whatever I want, where I want to. Last time I checked, you and 50 other users trolled Samsung articles so please stop being a hypocrite. Thanks. :)

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Jealousy....

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Of what? Btw, how's the bandwagon going?

44. maherk

Posts: 7018; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I love how he likes every comment he posts lol

46. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Jealousy....

45. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Jealousy....

75. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I guess youre an old man. ... Nokia connecting people ®

72. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

lmao i cant with you calling people hypocrites. u give Sony so much flak for releasing a flagship phone once every 6 months but u support the biggest flooder in the market that releases a different variant almost every other month

17. maherk

Posts: 7018; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Its not a rumor, Sony's Creative Director admitted that. As I told you before, expect them to fix their triluminus screen for the billion time.

21. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

What's wrong improving their technology? Are you afraid that if they keep improving they gonna bring out the best display technology? Z2 address the main complain about z1, wash out display and puny speaker. But S5 failed to address their main weakness their *DESIGN : it's ugly as hell.

25. maherk

Posts: 7018; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You think so? Go check phonearena Z2 vs Z1. The Z1 has better viewing angles, and the Z2 produces yellowish whites. And you think it will bug me if they kept improving? Lol I don't worship Samsung, I want to get the best out of my buck. Last sony I had was the Xperia S, hated it. Last Lg I had was the G2, I won't say hated, but it meh, and now I have the Note 3. Design wise, I don't give a damn as long as the back is removable, now I am rocking a black tempered glass with aluminum champagne gold trim. Flexibility is what I like about Samsung.

29. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH YOU'RE THE DUMBEST PERSON I'VE SEEN FOR A WHILE AHAHAHHAHA!!! Z1 HAS BETTER VIEWING ANGLES THAN Z2????!!! HAHAHHAHA Such an idiot... :D :D :D :D :D Kinda sad even...

31. maherk

Posts: 7018; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Truth can cause hemorrhoid for Sony fans. If you can't find the article and check it yourself then there is nothing I can do for you.

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