Xperia Z3

Following yesterday's leak that revealed the specs of the Xperia Z3, a new set of images have surfaced that give us a look at the design of the device.

From the images, a major difference in the design of the Xperia Z3 from its predecessors appears to be curved sides, which should make the device more comfortable to hold. Other than that, the design is largely unchanged from the Xperia Z1 and the Z2, as the device in the leaked images features a magnetic connector, micro-SIM slot, microSD slot, rounded power button, dedicated camera shutter key and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top.

Other than the 3.5mm jack, all the ports are covered, which means that the Xperia Z3 will likely offer similar protection against dust and water as the Xperia Z1/Z2. Am image of the camera sensor reveals that Sony is sticking with the 20.7 MP Exmor RS image sensor that was seen on the last two Xperia Z handsets.

The design showcased in these images may be of a prototype unit, and as such may not be indicative of what the retail model would look like. As for an official launch, it is estimated that Sony would unveil the Xperia Z3 at the IFA later this year. What do you think of the device in question?

Source: Baidu Tieba; Via: Xperia Blog

 
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Dat bezel

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crispybbq says:

god damn it, there's always one.
I for one welcome a place to put my thumbs when watching video and suchlike.

durand216 says:

Lmao...had me going!!

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TheDu9du says:

I wouldn't mind bezels if it was covered on LED circles and they all lit different colors.

thatguy97 says:

Same here I always accidently hit the capacitive keys while watching video

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ErnstMach says:

Jeez people EVERY phone gas some bezel! First they complain about the M8,then the Xperias, then the iPhones, and then I even see complaints about Samsung. Clearly if bezel matters THAT much to everyone they should just buy G2s and G3s and be done with it, though they'd probably complain about bezels on those phones as well, because, you know, they have them.

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teomor says:

We need bezel. We need speakers on the front, so we need bezel :)

anekin007 says:

Looks like they changed the speaker placement. The Z2 placement was on the edge of the screen which looks better. I don't mind how it looks from the leak but I read that the quality is not even close to BoomSound on the Z2 so I hope Sony made some improvements.

iknownothing says:

The speakers on the z2 actually faced up and down, not toward the user. So this is a functional improvement.

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durand216 says:

Lmao...If Sony can shrink that Bezel...I'll give it a go.

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cordawgfrito says:

Oh god you are an fool. Get over the bezel. You have to have it.

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rgao007 says:

Of course the guy with the One M8 gets pissed at people not liking bezel

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cordawgfrito says:

You are an ignorant twat aren't you? You have to have bezel. That is a fact. And the bezel on the M8 is slimmer than it was on the M7 and is there for an actual reason that you seem to stupid to comprehend.

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farrock02 says:

Just because you "need" a bezel doesn't mean everyone else wants it. I for one hates the giant bezels that Sony puts on there phones. As soon as I can get a G3 without LGs crappy software or the next nexus I'll all over it. I like the look of Sony phones but in your hand it feels way too big

Careful... Someone is overly sensitive about his extremely large bezels. :o

bezels not relevant to the HTC one m8
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Jdane07 says:

I'm an Android purist, and I believe LG 's software on the G3 is pretty damn good. I haven't had a desire to root or use a launcher yet.

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WolfpacDAR says:

"you seem *too* stupid"... gotta love irony.

moises1204 says:

M7 ugly bezel, M8 ugly bezel, experia z ugly bezel, experia z1 ugly bezel, experia z2 ugly bezel as you can see we don't need those ugly bezel, that is why they don't sell well, the only phone that have been able to get away with it is the icrap, because apple brain wash the isheep.

wezi427 says:

Didn't you know that the M8 and Sense create the perfect phone, according to this Dbag.

>I'm the kind of guy who stops a microwave at one second to feel like a bomb defuser.

WolfpacDAR says:

i've never seen anyone that is more of an internet-dick (read: real-life pussy) than cordawgfrito.

wezi427 says:

+infinity

>I'm the kind of guy who stops a microwave at one second to feel like a bomb defuser.

rgao007 says:

Cordawgfrito: the internet douchebag who is a fanboy of Sprint and HTC. I have never seen a Sprint fanboy until cordawgfrito showed up on AC.

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Eclectech says:

@rgao007 lol I own the awesome HTC One M8, but still thought that was funny. Score!

rgao007 says:

Haha yeah the M8 is awesome but it's got a ton of bezel. At least it has a better excuse (huge speakers) compared to Sony phones

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Well Sony phones since the Z2 have had front facing speakers just not as good or as big as HTC's. Sony's devices are also water and dust proof.

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tonymhoffman says:

Said NO G3 owner ever
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The G3 has bezel.

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dadathepanda says:

Yeap...

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thatguy97 says:

People won't shut up about the ******* bezels

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Meh.
It does look a bit smaller though, maybe they've finally made one that is actually normal size?

By the way.. It looks a bit like a Galaxy S2 now..

crispybbq says:

This wasn't meant to be a reply. Can't seem to delete, so here's a meaningless comment. Sorry 'bout that.

crispybbq says:

*looks at images* Dem curves. That'd be great on a Compact version.
*looks at new Z1 Compact* ...buuut it can wait.

cybertec69 says:

Looks like all the rest of the smartphones out there today, they are all starting to look the same to me, just with a different skin.

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seanjenkins says:

A bit like cars

n5

rency0722 says:

If the next Sony flagship has the following:
- 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 or higher
- 4 GB RAM
- Min. 32 GB ROM + microSDXC card
- 2/3-type Sony Exmor curved CMOS sensor for mobile
- 5.2" JDI AMOLED display with Whitemagic, true RGBW full HD

Then that's the end of the story.

ErnstMach says:

It wont, it will be the flagship to come after this next one thanks Sony's 6 month upgrade cycle

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OLD_HATCH says:

4gb ram huh. unless its pushing a 4k display and running touchwiz and sense at the same time I don't think it will need that much. At least not at this point in time.

Bobby Henris says:

4g ram a must w/ 64bit, no?

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zero3187 says:

I wouldn't say it's necessary but it would be welcomed.

OLD_HATCH says:

would bring up the price of the phone unnecessarily

AndroidGyan says:

Xperia Z3 snapped beside Galaxy Note N7000 – Notification light at left corner spotted.

Pic here - http://www.gizmobolt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Xperia-Z3-snapped-be...

Source - http://www.gizmobolt.com/2014/07/12/xperia-z3-snapped-beside-galaxy-note...

teomor says:

How about fixing that gallery viewer? It doesn't work on Chrome for Windows.

It works for me. Guess you have some browser plugin messing things up.

DJCBS says:

It's not working for me either and I use no plugins on Chrome.

I would almost definitely buy this, but due to Sony's strange strategy in the US I probably won't have the option until the competitors have had comparable phones out for months :-\

Grapir says:

Front facing speakers

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iamtimmah says:

Oh look at that, it looks like all the other Sony phones. They need to change it up and give us a phone with hard angles , such as those on the PS4.

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I guess the bezels weren't big enough on the Z2.

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Eclectech says:

lol

Shut up about the damn bezels.

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Sony needs to stop with incremental updates every 5 months.

Yawn...

Amir47 says:

Can't get it. Don't care

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TheMillsDad says:

Meh, they should make bezels bigger...

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OLD_HATCH says:

All these Sony leaks dont mean a thing in the US. I'd gladly buy one of their flagship phones, but it looks like Sony just doesnt want to sell them here. We got the Tmobile z1 and that was like 3-4 months after the z1 was released.

zero3187 says:

I would absolutely consider buying one if they offered it in the states. I feel like they would probably sell pretty well. They're obviously a well known brand here.

Seriously love my Z1, didnt expect it to be such a complete device. Would be hard to use anything else. Like Sony's approach; they have finally made a great phone and slowly upgrade with the latest tech. Tbh every year would prob be okay, but as long as they keep supporting older devices with updates I can get over it.

DJCBS says:

I like the design, I don't like the size.
So bring on the Z3 Compact. With 32GB internal storage + microSD please.

Dizfunctions says:

Hopefully this phone comes to the USA soon. The Z2 had a fantastic battery life rating on gsmarena battery tests and the Z3 is sure to just improve that.

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TexasNexus1 says:

This feels irrelevant to those of us in U S... Will we ever see the z2?

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jlczl says:

It'll get here when the Z4 is being released to the rest of the world. I love Sony phones but I hate their alienation of the US market. I hereby vow not to buy a Sony device until their release in the US is in line with their release to the rest of the world.

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ShadoWolf_TA says:

Is the fault with Sony or the U.S. carriers, or both?

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Wow, those bezels are enough to sink a ship. Unreal. Hello Sony, less bezel more availability.

zero3187 says:

I would even accept more bezels if availability was better.

Ridlah says:

I don't think i want to buy an xperia considering it would be 2 devices old within a year

someguy01234 says:

No need for leak pics, every single one of them look the same, less iteration than iPhones.

DJCBS says:

You don't mess with a winning team.

ddot196 says:

Good luck getting one in the states. The Z2 hasn't even made it over yet.

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shamatua says:

OMG Sony bring it to T-mobile so i can freaking buy the thing.

Abel Arango says:

Right!!! I'll upgrade my Z1s to Z3 :-D

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Yacer Mirza says:

FRONT FACING SPEAKERS PEOPLE!!!

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Abel Arango says:

Is the little slit below the charging dock a speaker!?... I hope not!

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MarkSeven says:

The bezel isn't even that bad especially with front facing speakers smh.. Y'all be reachin..

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