Unannounced Sony D6603 caught running Android KitKat, remains surrounded by mystery

Unannounced Sony D6603 caught running Android KitKat, remains surrounded by mystery
Sony D6603 is an unannounced handset that first appeared on our radar in February - before the official unveiling of the Xperia Z2 (model number D65xx). Now, the D6603 is in the news again, as a screenshot taken from its About screen allegedly showed up somewhere in China.

According to the new screenshot, the D6603 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. A previously leaked screenshot of a benchmark test suggested that the smartphone had features similar to what the Xperia Z2 is offering: a 1080p display, 20.7MP rear camera, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (8974-AB) processor, and 16GB of internal memory. There was a difference in the RAM department, though: 2GB instead of 3GB.

There's no word on what the D6603 looks like, so it's impossible to tell if the handset's design is similar to that of the Z2.

Earlier this month, we heard that a Sony Xperia Z2 Compact might be in the making. Could this be related to the D6603? We can’t know for now, but we’re hoping to hear more on this soon.

Source: Digi-wo (translated) via XperiaBlog

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33 Comments

1. papss unregistered

Sony? Never seen one out in public. Shame that Sony can't get the sh!t together... Would love to own one and have it work on carrier with lte

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

well, in Europe Sony is all over the place, so blame those US carriers for just selling Galaxshiit and iPhones

3. papss unregistered

This has way more to do with Sony than the carriers

22. PersianHobo

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

no, it actually has a lot to do with carriers and people in america who just follow the crowd. If you wanted an xperia, you can go on their website right now and buy one full price.

23. papss unregistered

Yes but I wouldn't get full lte on at&t so its of no use to me. If pantec can put a phone on att don't tell me sony couldn't. Its just them being lazy

34. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wrong. Papss is right. Considering the fact that Sony has yet to make a CMDA smartphone since they split with Ericsson, it has quite a bit to do with them. Verizon & Sprint, the 1st & 3rd largest carriers in the U.S. respectively, couldn't sell not compatible with their networks.

5. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

in russia , africa , europe.. sony everywhere ;)

9. papss unregistered

Right...

13. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Guess your crying Sony doesn't make windows phones...

15. papss unregistered

That would be nice but unlike yourself I can/do actually buy many phones per year including android.. But yes I prefer WP to the others but what does that have to do with my comments regarding Sony not applying themselves and getting their phones on all carriers? Or are you just a pathetic fandroid that has nothing better to say?

18. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

ya i agree, i have the iphone 5s, nexus 5, xperia z ultra, note 3, galaxy note 8.4 lte for my smart phones and i have a camera non smart phone in lumia 1020... with a few others in my companies mobile testing labs...

19. papss unregistered

You didn't answer my question.. What does my preference have to do WI this article or what i was saying?

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Yeah would love too see SONY on every carrier here in the U.S. they STILL don't realize if they want too see some sales THEY HAVE TO PUT IT on every carrier/prepaid U.S. have the largest carriers here with millions of subcribers.

26. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Only in the US u dont see anyone with Sony phones go to Mexico I go every 2 month's over there Sony is huuge. Telcel Mexico gets every single sony phone not like here tht tmobile only gets 1 or 2 sony phones over there telcel gets every single sony phone they have lots to choose from,n over there u see sony commercials on tv about there new phones. I have a Cuzin over there that works in a telcel store in Mexico city and she said many people prefer sony phones over galaxy phones and iphones even tho they cost the same they sell more sony phones she even told me last month that they made it official they will be getting the z2,and yes a premium sony phone costs the same as an iPhone 5s or galaxy 4 over there and people choose the sony phone.

4. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This is the Z3, will be announced in a month and released within a year

6. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Lol! where's Z2?

7. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

this is z2 compact for suure ;) z3 will be a monster .. something you never seen before ;)

8. papss unregistered

No one has seen the z2 and we are now talking about the z3?

17. maherk

Posts: 6705; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

you should by now have known how sony fan's brain function. They live on assumptions and optimistic expectation. In their book, Sony"s devices are the ultimate smartphones, in every single category they are the best.

33. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

True, but it's also true of almost every other OEM fanboys out there. Especially the Nokia ones.

16. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I don't think the Z3 will be a moster. As you can see this year there is not much we haven't seen or innovative in the latest flagships so I doubt there will be something within 6 months.

10. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Z2L it's what I think.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yes, please Sony, IMO the Z1 C is too small, the Z2 is too big Sony need a flagship in the meddle

24. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Agreed, 4.7" screen is just about right (for me at least).

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO I like 4.7" as a minimum (preferably ~5"), I wouldn't mind a 5.2+", I just prefer phones being smaller than ~135 x ~70 mm (perfect IMO would be 125-130 mm tall)

11. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Remember that z2 "deluxe edition"........could be

20. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

More of the same Sony? Its 2014 second quarter not 2013 first quarter...

21. docxx

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This sounds like the Z2 compact, that was quicker then expected!!

25. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is the Nexus 6...seriously, I do hope that the next Nexus is a 6 inch device...would be pretty nice....

28. express77 unregistered

z2 compact with improved battery tech would be good.

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