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We've already seen leaks detailing hardware and design of Sony's alleged upcoming flagship device, the Xperia Z3. A recent FCC certification of a Sony handset by model number D6603 lends further evidence that an Xperia Z3 launch is imminent.

The D6603 model number ties in with Sony's naming convention for the Xperia Z series — the Xperia Z1 was C6903, while the Xperia Z2 featured a model number D6503. The FCC filing divulged two model numbers, D6603, which is believed to be the standard version of the Xperia Z3, along with D6616, which may turn out to be a carrier variant, considering that both model numbers seemingly feature identical hardware.

The FCC filing also revealed that the device has LTE connectivity on 2, 4, 5, 7, 13, and 17 bands, along with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and an IR blaster. While other specs aren't mentioned, the Xperia Z3 may feature a Snapdragon 801, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 20.7 MP G Lens camera and a microSD card slot.

The recent spate of leaks surrounding the Xperia Z3 followed by Sony's commitment to a six month launch cycle means that we may see an official unveiling sometime in the month of September, possibly at the IFA in Berlin.

What would you like to see in the Xperia Z3?

Source: FCC; Via: XperiaBlog


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Sony handset with model number D6603 passes through FCC, may turn out to be the Xperia Z3


I believe this happened once to the Z2 and was fixed 3-4 weeks later? I never noticed it on mine though, just saw posts about that update

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My z1s on T-Mobile gets a full day of heavy use with about 20-30 percent left over when I plug it in before I goto bed at night.

Z1 Compact was the D5503, Z1 was C6903

And I think this time, Verizon will be releasing the exclusive Z3 in US as the D6616

So this phone has LTE bands compatible with Verizon. Any chance that...? Who am I kidding, it's not happening smh

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Where are all of those Sony apologists raging about too short release intervals from competing brands? I mean, the Z2 is barely out in the US and the Z3 is already being prepared for launch.... =D

Every gets mad when release dates get pushed back and everyone gets mad when phones are released too often.... People are ridiculous lol I'd rather have the option to have the latest and greatest whenever I want it than wait.

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I have a Z2 and i love it. Z3 would have to really have something compelling before I would consider it. I'm only on my 4th or so phone in the past year. Jeez, I need counseling. LOL

I was going to consider the z2 if it came to verizon rhen figured it would arrive way late so was thinking of getting the g3 instead but now I am not sure. I can't decide if I want to order the g3 now or wait ti see if the z3 drops on verizon.

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Id love the Z3 to come to sprint. Their camera sensors are the tits. I would seriously consider this vs the Note 4 BUT it will never come to sprint.