Xperia Z3 tipped to come in September with a 7mm thin redesign, no Z Ultra successor in Sony's plans
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 04, 2014, 5:36 AM
This likely means that the Z3 will employ the same Snapdragon 801 processor that powers the Z2 at the moment. Snapdragon 805 is faster, and more oriented towards 4K encoding, decoding and streaming than 801, but Sony might have concluded that these niceties are ahead of their time, as 801 is mighty powerful as it is, while 4K content is not exactly abundant just yet. Judging from the thread replies of the source, Sony might jump straight to Snapdragon 810, which is expected to land in time for the Spring 2015 flagships.
Xperia T3 that was announced yesterday.
Given the line's heritage, the Z3 should also be waterproof, and we are very curious to see how Sony has pulled that off in such an anorexic handset. The Xperia Z3 is expected to be announced after the summer, in September, when it will have to battle the eventual iPhone 6, Note 4, and the HTC One (M8) Prime, all of which are likely to be unveiled around that time.
As for a speculated Z Ultra successor, the source shoots down this rumor, saying that Sony has no plans to release another thin, gigantic handset, that is borderline tablet-y. If you thought the first half of the year to be interesting, the second is shaping up to be even crazier, it seems.
source: DooMLorD (Twitter)
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PA, that image of the metal frame is most likely T3 and not Z3...
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 5:44 AM 2
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I think sony should hold the realease of z3..... they are releasing flagship too fast....z3 should launch at starting of 2015 or end of 2014.... and it should have snapdragon 810, better and bigger camera,new design....
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 5:45 AM 10
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The market in asian is different than america. In asia, if you have a big title (high salary), you don't want other to upgrade too many step before you. So, that's the reason why Sony & samsung releasing 2 flagship per year, and this people PAYING FULL PRICE. This is what american might not understand.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 6:00 AM 8
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Z2 has yet to come in my Hometown (Bandung) As far as I know. What you are saying is true though. Last year my Dad said that his Co-worker bought an iPad Air for 1500 quids just for the sake of being prestigious!
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 9:44 AM 1
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Yeah.. I'm not too keen on Sony releasing 2 flagships with approximately the same size and specs in a year. What I really want Sony to release is the Z2 Compact or Z2 Ultra on Summer/Fall. The flagships for different sizes: - Spring: Mainstream Flagship 5+" - Summer: Phablet Flagship 6+" - Fall/Holiday: Compact Flagship 4+"
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 12:05 PM 0
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trim the bezel & increase the screen size a little, i'll switch from my Note 3
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 5:46 AM 6
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Hopefully they make the Z3 have smaller bezels than their Xperia ZL or the G3 But I don't think they could if its only 7 mm thick with a 1/2.3" (or bigger) camera sensor And also its front facing speaker and water/dust proofing
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 6:51 AM 0
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what is the point having a phone that so thin? show off? i hope smartphone maker stop make "blah blah blah thinest phone" almost all have small battery(except that tablet,... i mean phablet have is huge and with huge bezel *cough*Z ultra*cough* )
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 5:49 AM 0
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The first thing Sony must redesign is its UI. And September is too early, just wait till the beginning of 2015.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 6:08 AM 0
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Timescape UI is good as it is. Dont let me start talking about TouchWiz hehe
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 7:19 AM 2
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This is ridiculous, the Z2 was release about 2-3 months ago, I'm planning to get one soon and you're telling me it's successor is coming out in another 3 months? Screw this...This is why people still buy iPhones, at least in their eco-system, their phones are the "latest" for a year, not 6 months.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 6:09 AM 2
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iPhones? "Latest"? Oh comeon frydaexiii, enough of the jokes. Wheres the camera? LOL! Seriously, Sony, Samsung and HTC are creating their own niche of competition wherein Apple cant catch up. All Apple was doing is" reinvent" and copy what those three have been doing in the previous year and call it innovation. Their ancient eco system and their so-called walled gardens hinders Apple from taking a leap frog to lead.
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 7:29 AM 7
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I believe he was talking about the hardware, which is true you don't get new CPUs every 6 months like android is doing with the snapdragon sets recently. Although, it could also include the software considering that even the iPhone 4s (which will be 3 years old in the fall) will be getting the latest IOS 8 update. Not even Google has those updates for their Nexus lines which they stop updating after 18 months,
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 4:06 PM 0
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And who the heck is the same Doomlord dude! I Don't believe it till I hear it from evleaks. :p
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 6:17 AM 1
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doomlord is the evleaks of Sony products
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 7:22 AM 1
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Apparently, according my friend who owns and run a Sony Centre, phones are the current king in regards to sales, TVs and cameras are just not selling, and people do upgrade phones just to show off, most people don't even use half of the functions, features, or capabilities of the their smartphones. Go figure..
posted on Jun 04, 2014, 6:26 AM 2
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