Xperia Z3 tipped to come in September with a 7mm thin redesign, no Z Ultra successor in Sony's plans

The upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 apparently won't be powered by Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 805 processor, which is yet to make a debut in a mobile device, according to perennial Sony gear leakster DooMLorD, but it will feature a new, 7mm thin design with very slim bezels...
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1. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

PA, that image of the metal frame is most likely T3 and not Z3...

14. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

And it did say "Like this T3 frame, Xperia Z3 might be only 7mm thin", so it is the frame from T3.

42. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its a juggernaut device from Sony.....i'm waiting Sony.....

48. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If they seriously think they can release 3 flagships with near enough the exact same processor.

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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....

5. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I agree, I mean they haven't even released the Z2 in the U.S. And they're already planning the Z3 release?

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

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.

15. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

This just means my Z2 won't be envy when the Z3 comes out and ready to see what's Z4 going to bring to the table.

45. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

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!

57. WinDroid

Posts: 77; Member since: May 20, 2014

Same thing happens in America, doesn't mean it's not dumb. It devalues "Flagship" if it changes every 6 months. Samsung only has one Flagship every year. The Note Series is not their flagship line.

41. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Z1 came out in Oct though. And I feel like kicking myself should wait till 2015 for new phones

51. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Totally agree! My Z2 will feel outdated too soon.

53. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

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+"

3. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

trim the bezel & increase the screen size a little, i'll switch from my Note 3

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

4. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

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* )

13. james.blunt.1973

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

Right, thin bezels, good. thin body not good. HUGE battery excellent.

7. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

The first thing Sony must redesign is its UI. And September is too early, just wait till the beginning of 2015.

20. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Timescape UI is good as it is. Dont let me start talking about TouchWiz hehe

29. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Timescape ?

49. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

That's what sony's UK is called.

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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.

23. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

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.

34. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

+1 well said :)

43. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

What I meant was, in the North Korea of smartphones (Apple), their outdated hardware is still considered "latest" to their followers. And that "latest" stays around for a year. That's what I meant.

56. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

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,

9. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

And who the heck is the same Doomlord dude! I Don't believe it till I hear it from evleaks. :p

22. alex88ucv

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

doomlord is the evleaks of Sony products

24. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

If you root several Sony phones before, chances are you are using DooMLorD's tools. He even has broken root even before Z1 came out. I think DooMLorD works for Sony.

10. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

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..
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