Sony Xperia Z3 scores 37,000 on AnTuTu benchmark site?

The unannounced Sony D6653 took a visit to the AnTuTu benchmark site, and scored a rather lofty 37,169. The interesting thing is that the Sony D6653 could be the Sony Xperia Z3. That would be the next flagship model for the manufacturer. Sony says it has committed itself to pushing out a new flagship handset every 6 months.

It feels like it was just yesterday when the Sony Xperia Z2 was introduced at MWC 2014. But on August 24th, it will be six months since the device was introduced. Pictures of  both the Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact leaked around the end of last month, along with rumored specs for the latter. And the "About" screen for both the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact leaked last week.

The information from one of those "About" pages shows that the Sony D6653 is indeed the Sony Xperia Z3. If the leak is legitimate, that would mean that Sony's next flagship is responsible for that AnTuTu score above 37,000. The Sony D6653 features Android 4.4.4 with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC processor under the hood. Unfortunately, some of the pertinent information from the About screen was redacted. As we discussed late last month, there is speculation that Sony is holding back on using the Snapdragon 805 or Snapdragon 810 until the Sony Xperia Z4 is due to hit the market.

A launch of the Sony Xperia Z3 could take place late next month, or in September.

Thanks for the tip!

source: GSMInsider

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41 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Six month release cycle is a dumb move. They will piss off the buyers who paid for the previous edition. In six months, they will scale back their 6 months obsolescence program.

6. MrTzr unregistered

I bought the Z2 but why would I be pissed of beacause of the 6 months release cylce? I think it is a good thing for Sony that their flagships are at least on par with the others.

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i agree....... Z2 is amazing device, but Z3 will more amazing than Z2....!!! Can't wait to see Z3 improvements...... Go team Sony......

14. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Galaxy Note 4 PROTOTYPE surpassed the 40,000 mark.

18. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

we know there is no phone that can beat Note series.......and we r talking about smartphone here not phablet.

41. baibhav93

Posts: 24; Member since: May 09, 2014

where u saw it???giv d details...

27. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Dumb? Tell that to Samsung , Lg and Htc who have a lot of variation of their flagship phones.

29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

WTH??? What I did....

12. james.blunt.1973

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

6 months is ridicules, I think Apple do the right thing here with 2 year for major update...

28. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Apple releases flagship phone every year

8. Amir1 unregistered

most OEM release a new flag every 6 months they just don't replace digits. so you are basically saying that ALL companies are dumb...

13. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah. I agree. Galaxy Note surpassed the 40,000 mark by the way... And its suspected to be only a prototype.

20. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

wow, and what makes samsung? all releasing different sh*t load versions of their flagship and slightly upgraded flagships huh??

36. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

You sound like a jealous kid who didnt top the class beacause some one else was smarter.!

22. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

6 month release cycle was too short, i think a year would be perfect where they had enough time to do some major improvement. Xperia z1 in my opinion shouldn't be released in the first place.

26. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

I have Z2 and i dont mind Sony use 6 month cycle.

34. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Thats a dumb move for sure, but NOT because of pissing the customers.. But due to the fact that they have to update too many phones when the next version of Android comes..

2. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Hmm this 6 month cycle is silly imo. The upgrades aren't huge and they risk upsetting their buyers. Hell ordering any Sony phone is a job in the US and will take months after its released to get. I just ordered a z2 after picking up a z1 used on Craigslist. Not much.reason.to do.so other than the z1 I got has some scratches and even small chips in the screen which has driven me crazy and the speaker on the z1 is terrible and only gets worse in the shower due to water plugging the speaker grill. Here's to hoping the z2 is at least slightly louder

33. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

the 6 month cycle is exactly the same as Samsung and HTC + other OEMS. They just call it a different name and product lineup but essentially its the same thing. I think its good that they have a refresh every 6 months. And by that i mean a REFRESH not a completely new product. This means that they have the latest processors etc. Similar to laptops and tablets that refresh when an updated processor comes out but the product is essentially the same.

3. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Those benchmark scores are *BS* ..

4. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

My friend was going to upgrade to the Z3 but now i told him to wait for Z4 because that will be a much bigger update plus it wouldn't take that much time.

5. N-E-X-U-S

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 22, 2013

Dammit! I just ordered a z2!!!

21. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

relax, it'll not be available any time soon anyway. enjoy your z2... :)

7. jibraihimi

Posts: 808; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

if not using 805 or 810, then why even release new version now......??? i think z2 is doing better as of now, and they should concentrate on releasing their next true flagship which can challenge note 4, and successor lumia 1520

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I'm loving my Z2 so much Weight and feel is perfect , along with great all round performance. And nice stereo speakers

19. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its Sony dude.....qualities speaks.

35. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I saw a terrible dream last night. My Z2 glass on both sides cracked and the whole phone sliced into 2 pieces. Then I woke up and everything was alright lol.

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is supposed to be a successor, but it's using the same processor as the Z2? It was bad enough that the Z2 was a minor upgrade from the Z1 because the 801 was just an overclocked version of the 800, but now they're actually using the SAME SoC. Pathetic.

40. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

that's the problem with rapid flagship push. they expect to push new flagship every 6 months but once the hardware side take a slow turn then you come with a new flagship that is using the same hardware as the previous flagship.

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

The GS5 LTE-A got around that score. Synthetic benchmarks don't say much but I'm still hoping for SD805.

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