The Sony Xperia Z3 might arrive on Sprint's shelves later this year

The Sony Xperia Z3 might arrive on Sprint's shelves, courtesy of Softbank Corp
According to Reuters, the soon-to-be-announced Sony flagman, the Xperia Z3, will be available from Sprint later this year. It appears that Sony and Softbank Corp, the Japan-based owner of Sprint, have negotiated and agreed upon such a deal this rumor holds water, it will be the first time the carrier offers a Sony-made device, as only T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier, has offered certain Sony-branded smartphones until now.

We can't help but thing that this rumored course of events is the result of the change at the top of Sprint – Dan Hesse, the former CEO, stepped down in favor of Marcelo Claure, who already declared that Sprint will have to resort to job and price cuts if it wants to survive and keep his existing market positions. Offering a flagship from a well-known Android manufacturer will surely help the carrier stand its ground more vigorously.

Thanks to numerous rumors and leaks, we already know something something about the Xperia Z3, which will most probably come with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 ticking at 2.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 20.7MP rear camera, and unlike the recent trends, a more regular 1080p display instead of a Quad HD one. Sony already hinted usmany times that the device will be unveiled on September 3 at its IFA event, along with its compact iteration, the Xperia Z3 Compact, and Sony's 8-inch slate, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.

Check out our rumor round-up about Sony's upcoming flagship and feel free to share any thoughts you might have. Most importantly, would you get an Xperia Z3 if Sprint offered it?

source: Reuters

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