Sony Xperia Z3 metal frame leaked, August announcement in tow?

Sony Xperia Z3 metal frame leaked, August announcement in tow?
Sony just can't give us, or its engineers a break. The Sony Xperia Z2 was introduced this February, roughly six months after the Xperia Z1. It's like customers barely had enough time to enjoy the Z1 before they faced the temptation to upgrade. It looks like the same fate awaits owners of the new Z2, as only three months after MWC 2014, we're already talking about the Xperia Z3. Well, it's not like we didn't expect that, did we? But the source said that Sony could announce the Xperia Z3 as soon as August, making it its flagship smartphone for the second half of 2014, which is just six months after the Z2 was announced.

According to the photos below, this is the Xperia Z3's metal frame. It is treated with a PVD coating, which will provide a more corrosion-resistant interface, better impact resistance and resilience to scratches. It is also said to be more environmentally friendly.

The source of the photos claimed that the Xperia Z3 will ignore the QHD-trend, instead opting for a 1080p display, a beefy Snapdragon 805 CPU clocked at 2.7GHz, 3GB of RAM, and a 20.7MP main camera. This doesn't sound like too much of an upgrade over the Z2, but who knows, maybe Sony is working on something special.


via G For Games

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  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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52 Comments

1. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Fake...

15. sgodsell

Posts: 7454; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Of course this is fake. Especially the part about it going to have an SD 805 processor running at 2.7ghz. That's still a 32bit processor. When a number of OEMS are going to start using 64bit processors Q3/Q4 timeframe this year. Besides I would rather have a SD 610/615 running at 1.8ghz 64bit processor then a SD 805 2.7ghz 32bit processor, any day of the week.

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I'll take the Tegra4 A15 at 2.7Ghz rather than the A9 S805 at 2.7ghz. With 4gb DDR4 RAM

31. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Yeah, but you have to take into consideration that Sony has always been a bit behind when it comes to using the latest and greatest. Everyone else seems to get all the new stuff before they do.

34. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

that is not always the case, this is the case before 2013. Z ULTRA was the first phablet with SD800, Z1 was also one of the first phone with SD800. Sony has changed since the release of their Z ULTRA, they have been up to date with their hardware. the Z2 might not have the best chipset, but there is no real differences between the one in the Z2 and SGS5, you just need to over clock your CPU and boom, you have the chpset in the SGS5. Apart from that, Z2 has the latest hardware including one of the best battery life (battery size) one of the best camera, display, design …etc

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I have already oveeclocked my Z2 to 2.7Ghz it's much faster know

52. Suiii

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

And does it overheat?

39. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Damn. 0.5 mm thickness.

41. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Ignoring QHD and releasing it in the battleground against G3, S5 PRIME and M8 PRIME will be suicide.

49. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Is it Z3 or ZL2?? How would u make a device with a piece of metal waterproof?

50. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

hydrophobic coating?

2. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Phonearena just can't give us, or its rumour mills a break.

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7454; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Of course its rumors. Sony just came out with the Z2. Besides most OEMS are going to be looking at 64bit chips on flagships by the end of this year.

29. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Don't be so sure. Sony announced the Z2 in late February, less than 6 months after they announced the Z1 in early September. If they announce the Z3 in August it would follow the recent trend of a new flagship once every 6 months or so.

3. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

who knows this might be true? I bet it is.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7454; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Bet its not.

4. maddy996

Posts: 128; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

wow z2 is still missing in my country and z3 is coming soon...disgusting sony :(

30. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

if z2 is not yet in your country, you can bet that z3 will have the same delay

33. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

I see everyone complaining about releasing two flagships a year (including myself) but I also see all manufacturers doing the same but call it S5 prime or HTC ONE prime it is just like Z2 (S5) and Z3 (S5 prime).

46. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

exactly my thought about it, and those sony haters bash about their 6 months cycle... what about pissing off the owners of s5 and m8 after they bought it and there will be rumors of their primes?? it's like, s5 and m8 are dummy phones for lab rats and if there where bugs they'll optimize it for perfection and call it primes.

51. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

@ ahomad n marcski07 + well said

5. iamoa unregistered

my country got Z2 yesterday and i was thinking to buy it but WTF sony :x

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7454; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This is just a made up rumor.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Typo in the article. It says Z3 doesn't sound like a big upgrade to the Z3.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What do you expect from Snapdragon a extra 200Ghz over S801 to the S805

7. abhishek2201

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Well Sony, your hill upwards from Z to Z1 to Z2 has been incredible to be honest, After parting with Ericsson no one would have ever predicted that in two years your flagships would compete (and even surpass to some extent,) the flagships from Samsung, LG and Apple. I am not really an Appletard, but honestly respect their pursuit towards perfection, which would be great if Sony inculcates. So now that you have a potent flagship with a great camera, display, battery and custom UI, I hope you pursue perfecting some areas like speakers, headphone output, call quality where others have set the industry standards. Silicon wars will continue, so will innovation but releasing a device near-perfection that is available across the globe is far more important. Six months for a new flagship isn't a bad move imo, just releasing two months late with limited carriers is.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7454; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I guess you didn't see. That the new Z2 has the best headphone output, especially with their noise canceling headset.

8. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Come to papa!!!

9. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

wtf !! new flagship every 3 or 4 month !!! apple is the best......

11. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Which calendar were you using?

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