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

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The Sony Xperia Z3 might arrive on Sprint's shelves later this year
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 us many 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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posted on 29 Aug 2014, 05:13

1. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)

What is the point of this device? Why call it a Z3? Sony should call it the Z2S. There isn't any point of releasing this phone in the first place. They'd rather wait till CES and release it with a QHD screen, SD805/808, and 30 MP camera, rather than wasting resources on this phone right now which won't even sell with new iPhones, Note 4, Galaxy Alpha and G3. Sony are stupid. This is why they'll will never succeed in the smartphone space like Samsung and Apple.

posted on 29 Aug 2014, 05:14

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

What happened to Verizon Z2 lol

posted on 29 Aug 2014, 05:38 1

3. yep_its_ed (unregistered)

Turns out it was actually the Z2 Tablet.

posted on 29 Aug 2014, 06:38 2

4. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)

that's the reason evleaks retired. he got it wrong.

posted on 29 Aug 2014, 08:10

5. NBC-- (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)

sony is good, I think I see only samsung and iphone but I have a question have had a sony xperia z2, if not, it will not give their opinion (fox until you reach the grapes are sour say so and I) .

posted on 29 Aug 2014, 08:19 1

6. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)

On Sprint, won't be needing to order too many, maybe 3 or 4.

posted on 29 Aug 2014, 13:17

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Hopefully Sony will offer the Z3 and Z3 Compact for sale right away on their US website.

Sprint can order them from the website as well, when they get those 3-4 people :)

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