Sony Xperia Z3 metal frame leaks alongside rumored specs
For quite a while now Sony’s been doing its own thing in the mobile world, in that it launches not one, but two flagships each and every year. One of them gets official at CES or MWC in January or February, the other is announced at or around IFA in August-September. The company seems to think that not doing this would put it at a disadvantage compared to its competitors, but when no one else is doing the same thing – how exactly would that be? Isn’t this strategy a lot more likely to annoy Xperia smartphone owners, given that their devices become obsolete way faster than the competitors’? Those are some questions for Sony to think about.
In the meantime, though, we must start talking about the Xperia Z3, since it’s clearly coming soon. Yes, the Xperia Z2 is barely a few months old, but Sony seems to be determined that its way to go about flagship releases is the good one, so it’s not going to change. Which means the Xperia Z3 should be announced in three months or so.
And now we can tell you what to expect, thanks to some newly surfaced leaked information. First of all, what you see above is said to be the Z3’s metal frame. So yes, it will be made out of metal, and it will be thin.
Next up, specs. The Sony Xperia Z3 should have a 1080p touchscreen still (and not a QHD or 1440p one like the much-rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime), a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and the same 20.7 MP camera that debuted with the Xperia Z1 last year.
So far it looks like the only big upgrade compared to the Xperia Z2 will be the chipset used, as everything else seems to have stayed the same. Obviously, Sony could go with a larger screen than the Z2’s 5.2-inch unit, though that would put the Xperia Z3 in phablet territory, and it’s unclear whether the company wants that.
There may be other differences between the Z3 and its predecessor, however. For example, it could come with a refreshed design. Nothing’s certain at this point though, so stay tuned for more.