Sony Xperia Z3 image and specs revealed as part of its certification in China

Sony Xperia Z3 image and specs revealed as part of its certification in China
On Friday, we told you that there was speculation about a deal between SoftBank and Sony, that will lead to Sprint offering the Sony Xperia Z3 in the states. The phone would be made available in time for the 2014 holiday shopping season. On Saturday, Sony's next flagship handset was spotted receiving TENNA certification. TENNA is China's equivalent to the FCC. As usual with the agency, the specs of the phone being certified are revealed.

Unfortunately, rumors that Sony would pass on the Snapdragon 805 for its new flagship, appear to be true. The Sony Xperia Z3 is said to be driven by a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU. This is a bit faster than the quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 found on the Sony Xperia Z2. Other specs on the Xperia Z3 include a 5.2 inch IPS LCD screen featuring a 1080 x 1920 resolution. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage, and a microSD slot is available for those needing more memory. The 20.7MP camera on back features a Sony Exmor sensor, and there is a 2MP front-facing shooter that can shoot video in 1080p.

The Sony Xperia Z3 will be water resistant, although the IP certification number is not known. The Xperia Z2 was IP58, which allows the device to withstand a dunking to nearly 5 feet of water, for as long as 30 minutes. We expect the upcoming model to have an IP58 certification at the least. And the handset will be available in black, white and amber. The latter is replacing the purple color option that had been offered by Sony.

Besides a release of the specs, TENNA is also known for releasing images of each device tested. You can check out the Sony Xperia Z3 by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: TENNA (translated) via SEMCBlog

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)



1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

oh bezels , bezels everywhere

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I just started to hate Sony for the same design over and over and using those thick bezels :(

17. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

xperia z omni design 2013. galaxy ugly same design since 2011 for all sammy phones. which one is more boring then ?

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Galaxy ugly same design of course, but it will change in the Note 4.

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

samsung is changing design although boring designs but atleast samsung make significant update in their new model, whereas, as per the specifications mentioned above, it seems z2 & z3 are almost same except the change of numbers

51. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Changing design? When will they finally get rid of the big iphone-style button?

53. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

what what? iphone style button?? why you are asking opposite question... ask correct question which is when apple will finally get rid of big samsung's style button? samsung and many more have buttons way before iphone's inception, others stopped using it... why sumsung get rid of it when the button and removable batteries are their iconic style?

55. Amir1 unregistered

Yeah, physical function buttons suck imo.

57. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I agree with you bcoz I experienced it on my iphone 4(when I had it), the button started malfunction after one year

30. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

lol no. wait and see

31. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

sammy new design will continue to 2020

34. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

oh... so J K Shin revealed their road map to you? wow, thats great

47. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

lol u believe my comments,thats great

54. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

read between the lines bro instead of just trolling out of nowhere ;)

22. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

No offense but if you compare S3, S4 and S5 you will see the difference in the design. Whereas if you compare Z1, Z2 n Z3 (future) you really don't see any difference in the design language at all. I am a big Sony fan but things r started to get bit boring with their lineup.

27. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Until IFA will cross my fingers that something innovative is coming to Z3 . Although I'm waiting for z3 compact and z3 compact tablet .

35. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

innovative? from sony? I think you are just kidding, right? Sony is good in making beautiful designs but innovative?? I have'nt see them doing such things from quite many years

65. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

They started the waterproof flagships trend. Also one of the few implementing wet tracking tech on their screens since Xperia Active, something other phones like S5 don't do this making them almost unusable with wet hands (air gestures don't cut it). I agree that Samsung has been more innovative both in hardware and software, but I really appreciate what Sony offers, specially since I don't think they expect people to upgrade every 6 month, they probably just want to offer current specs (Z3 disappoints, but Z3 Compact won't, specially size wise)

39. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

just because others are ugly doesn't mean you also have to be ugly

19. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

so you hate samsung too ?

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

what is the difference between Z2 & Z3 then? almost same specifications, no significant improvement... once again sony proved that they are good in f****** something in their phones

62. TMach unregistered

I just wish you people would try to be more imaginative with your comments! Keep shouting bezels is boring......yawn! Hang on, take a look at the iPhone with bezel to screen ratio absolutely off the charts but it still considered a beautiful phone......

2. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

what is the difference?

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Good question. I hope when this phone is released it gets all the bad press like some other OEM did for "recycled design."

63. TMach unregistered

Most OEMs keep the same design language, gives them a unique signature and makes them easily identifiable, so you won't hear me b****ing about recycled design! After all, if it ain't broke, why fix it!

20. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

its name is different

3. ngyixian96

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

Looks like iPhone 6 ~~

28. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

well said... but atleast iphone 6 has different design than ip5s

33. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

lol, so iphone 5s and xperia z2 were similar and iphone 6 and xperia z3 are similar yet iphone 6 had different design from iphone 5s while xperia z3 had similar design to z2? how is that for an ifan? I don't deny the similarity but since iphone 1 till now (~5 years) there has been just slight change in design, while in the same period sony came up with at least 4 completely different designs, but I agree that sony became lazy nowadays. But still since Z to Z3, sony made smal changes similar to what apple made in the past 5 years.

4. 1701nino unregistered

Ohh Sony,Sony...playing with customers trust again, huh? First they give us high hopes with the Z1 and Z2 (which both are excellent phones) that they finally caught on with the spec game.Tell me again who decides in Sony to put inferior specs in a phone that supposed to be neck on neck with the Note 4 right?I mean both phones arw being announced at IFA.Thats why Sony can't beat Samsung in sales because although it's marketing consumers always wan't the latest tech for a high end phone.

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