Sony Xperia Z3 gets network license in China, alongside an amber and dual SIM versions

Sony Xperia Z3 gets network license in China, alongside an amber and dual SIM versions
The Sony L55t, aka Xperia Z3, has passed the tests of the Chinese FCC equivalent - TENAA - and has been approved for carrier network connection there, alongside the dual SIM version of this phone - L55u. The dial SIM one is a new twist, but largely expected, as most phones in China either support two SIM card connections from the box, or have versions that do it.

We've already seen the handset in the pictures below, but can only guess what improvements will Sony bring to it, besides the thinner, more compact frame, as the listed specs on TENAA's website seem to be largely similar to what we have now with the Z2 already - 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 or 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 5.2" 1080p display, and a 20 MP camera on the back. 

Interestingly enough, the certification authority also lists an amber version of the phone, apart from the usual black or white models. So far, we've seen the Z line in purple as the unorthodox color, but the trendy golden hue might be taking its well-deserved place now, at least in China. In any case, Sony will be unveiling its new flagship at the IFA expo in a two weeks, and we'll have boots on the ground to share the unveiling with you on the spot.

source: TENAA via GizmoBolt

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



12. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Huge Disappointment from Sony if they follow the same spec. They should have waited for SD 810 and Android L. At least they need to bring improvements in camera sensor.( Their new innovation of Retina shape sensor) and Software. i feel sony are poor in RAM optimisation. My T2 ultra always uses 80% of RAM even i dont open any apps.

11. Damo579

Posts: 268; Member since: May 18, 2013

I'm looking forward to seeing this. I like Sony they are my second favorite brand besides Nokia.

9. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

dual sim z3 wow and sad wont come outside china

7. dermarius16

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

Are front - facing speakers gone?

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

expect more losses sony. samsung is declining most probably because people got tired of the same looking devices and minimal upgrades. so you want to follow their model when you haven't even achieved success yet?

3. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Sexy as always.

2. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

ugh. white bezel on white sony xperia Z phone, at last. last big obstacle to move from note2 to xperia z has fallen. now give me earphones with ful remote hard-button control (like nokia wh-701) and i'll buy it.

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I want Sharp to launch globally!

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Sharp makes some nice looking phone :D.... and on the topic, Z2 looks better than Z3... IMO

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah it does. I love my Z2 so much nothing will drag me away from it for a good while :)

8. steedsofwar unregistered

True that. Strange, they made it look worse. I hate that rounded bezel.

10. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

its true but the round bezel is a lot more comfortable to hold... I think the bigger upgrade is actually on the Compact version. Thats the one I am waiting fingers crossed

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