Sony Xperia Z3 to be released by T-Mobile?

Sony Xperia Z3 to be released by T-Mobile?
While the Sony Xperia Z2 wasn’t launched by any US mobile operator, both the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 were made available via T-Mobile. So it may not come as a surprise to hear that the (yet to be announced) Xperia Z3 could also find a home at T-Mobile.

According to TechnoBuffalo, a “trusted source” has it that the fourth largest US mobile carrier is planning to release the Xperia Z3 when the smartphone makes its debut. Most probably, the new Xperia will be announced by Sony on September 3, during a pre-IFA 2014 press conference, so T-Mobile may start selling the handset shortly after that. Pricing details aren’t available for now, but we’re expecting the Z3 to cost at least $500 (off contract) - just like any other flagship smartphone made by a major company.

If we’re to believe all the rumors that showed up recently, the Xperia Z3 will have the same 5.2-inch 1080p display of the Z2. Moreover, it’s said that the handset would come with a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a 20.7 MP rear camera - so it won't be too different from the Z2. However, the new Xperia should be thinner, allegedly having a 7mm-thin body. Some photos that reportedly show the Xperia Z3 can be seen below (though we can not confirm their authenticity).

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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. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Sony makes a nice phone, the only problem is they out date it every 6 months.

4. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I don't think it's a bad move , especially if their recent flagship dropped the price it will be advantage to consumer . We as consumer have a lot of choices if you would like to go to z2 which is lower price or go to z3 doesn't matter cause both phones are the best of both worlds. Unlike other OEM who overprice their old flagship .

5. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Outdated? maybe But if so your phone is technically outdated if compared to other brand smartphone with better specs. So just buy what you like, need, or want. And forget about it being outdated until something else sparks your interest or it breaks. U need to be a millionaire to keep buying the latest smartphones on the market or the company ceo that makes those smartphones.

6. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

+1 . I buy my phones because of the functionality that it offers and use it a year or two . Before looking for another one. But if you have the money then go ahead buy whatever brand new smartphones that every OEM offers .

7. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

It's not outdated, the price will drop while both will be almost the same. The only things Sony changes every 6 months are the processor, and design. Every 1.5 years they upgrade the camera (Xperia S to Xperia Z1).

9. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Not true. The xperia s had a exmor r sensor of 12 mp the t had 13mp of the exmor r. The z had 12mp exmor rs and the z1 has 20.7 mp exmor rs with bionz image processor and g lens. Sony just updates what is necessary for it to be on the top. The images the z1 can produce with the right settings aren't far away of the 808 and according to dxo the z2 even surpassed it. So there is nothing that is as good at the moment.

2. Dthawk

Posts: 42; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Maybe a 5MP front-facing camera? It's a feature on the upcoming C3. Why not on the Z3 that will cost nearly double?

3. Furbal unregistered

please have bands 4 and 17 lte so i can use it on att!

8. Elfmonster unregistered

Z3? It hasn't come out yet but its already it's old news (hype). I want my Z4!

12. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

nah wait for z5..

10. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Come to AT&T please sony

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Extremely glad to see Sony deeply embracing continuous improvement, a key element of the success of Japan's tech industries. The Z2 is already a good phone. But Sony can always fix a few things and continue to improve designs and make an even better phone. At points in time when chip development is somewhat slow or stalled, then it is a good time to improve form, design, and fix small things, like the Z2's propensity for warm temps.

13. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

This is a good move if true because the only way I could try out an Xperia Z2 is by going to the Sony store. It's a really nice phone and it's a shame it never made it's way to any US carrier officially, especially Verizon.

14. djarvy

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Z3 only update wan be Android L version. Z1 vs Z2 = same model..

15. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yes, a more efficient processor, larger battery with an improved display and speaker system makes the Z2 the same as the Z1...

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