Sony releases a video teaser for IFA, gives a clue or two about the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, and the Z3 Tablet Compact

At this point, we are eagerly expecting Sony to lift the veil off of its next devices at IFA 2014, which is just around the corner. It's clear that the next flagship of the maker will be the Xperia Z3, but Sony will most probably try to woo us with another duo of curious devices as well. The gadgets in question could be the Xperia Z3 Compact, the downsized iteration of the flagship, and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, the giant's rumored 8” slate that we might have already seen.

Today, Sony released a video teaser for its IFA event. As usual, this teasers reveal nothing at first sight, but if one pays attention, they actually tell (and show) a lot. The brief teaser, which you can check out right below, definitely gives us a few hints – for example, a football player wears a jersey with a large “3” printed at the back, a group of people jumps into a pool of water several times. The hinting and teasing purpose of the “3” is clear, while the water stunts most likely indicate that we are dealing with water-proof devices, which is the case with Sony's flagships over the past few years.

Another round of hints can be seen near the end of the video - "7mm", which might be the width of one or more of the devices, "H20" appears again (okay, we get it, Sony's new devices won't be afraid of the water), and wierdly enough, "Cu", which is the chemical sign for copper. Hmm. 
Last, but certainly not least, a single frame of the teaser reveals the silhouettes of three devices with different sizes – most probably the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact, and the Z3 Tablet Compact– which seemingly confirms that we are about to witness the announcement of Sony's new trio. September 3 can't come any sooner.

source: Sony via AndroidCentral

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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
Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Display 4.6 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

If they get the launch right, they may sell well even if it's not a big update. People will probably notice the slightly different design but would not see a different in 801 and 805

8. Chuck007

Posts: 1421; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

A real pity how they'd only go with the S801 for all three models.

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

If only Sony manages to come up with excelent audio quality (cmon Sony, Walkmans are best in class) I'll be sold. Perfect size (compact), nice screen, waterproof, great camera and battery life, what more can I ask for.

6. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

z3 compact is very interesting :)

4. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I might get a Z3 tablet compact if it turns out to be like the one it was leaked few days ago. I just hope the price wouldn't be too high though ..

5. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Expect it to be a bit more than Samsung's offering in the same size category. Knowing Sony, they charge a bit more for premium devices. But I could be wrong, hopefully.

10. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Well, that's what keeps you with Samsung... I really hope it will be within the same price range .. I would like to get one but not if it's priced at 600 ..

12. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

In Finland there isn't really a difference between Samsung and Sony products.

13. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Well here there's a slight difference but it's enough to get people to buy Samsungs when I got my GS5 it was 150$ cheaper than the Z2 and 50$ cheaper than an M8. Now the Z2 is slightly cheaper than the GS5, I guess it's because the Z3 is nearly here .. I wanted a gold M8 though but the camera made me get the GS5 ...

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

WOW 150 $ difference? That's freaking HUUGE. I mean here the difference might be maximum 30 $. And in some places Z2 is even cheaper.

15. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

yes, the GS5 was at 620 for the gold edition and 590 for the black/white/blue the M8 was at around 650 and the Z2 was around 750$ .. it was 800$ when it was first launched ...

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Jeez. That's weird indeed. And bad too.

17. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

maybe this is the reason why sony don't sell that much, and also for htc. In Philippines, I think samsung and sony are priced the same, and I think samsung is slightly expensive. The htc retailers are very rare now, I saw a store of HTC and I'm surprised the M8 is not available yet here in our country. LOL

18. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Yeah, Samsung have a certain pricing strategy, and they seem to control the price of their smartphones accordingly and it's one of the reasons they sell more .. lol about htc, yeah it's hard to find and that's sad really for a company who once was a leader ..

3. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Beautiful Slim Powerful Great battery life Waterproof light weight and durable - We get the message Sony.

2. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I don't care if the difference in power between the highest clocked SD801 and SD805 is too small. The spoiled brat in me wants the highest clocked SD805 NOW!

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Bring it on Sony. Make it available ASAP after announcement.

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yes...that's a main thing...

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