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A new device bound for Barcelona next month?

Sony's CES press conference came and went without anything truly new introduced to the gathered media. Both devices announced in Las Vegas already exist in some form, but what we're seeing here might be a first look at the first properly new device for 2014. Several images have appeared of a device labelled as D6503, and at first glance looks like a refreshed Xperia Z1

And that's not too far fetched for anything we might expect from Sony heading into Mobile World Congress next month. The Z1 itself was an iteration from the original Xperia Z. There are some clear design differences between this device and the current Z1 though. The side bezels are slimmer – though top and bottom are still ridiculously large – there's a different design to the speakers at the bottom of the phone, and the lanyard strap has moved. The change in bezels could indicate a bump in screen size, but not by much. 

Otherwise, it's a pretty recognizable design. There's no word on the camera resolution since that image is pretty blurry, but we do see the obvious G-Lens logo on the back, so at the very least we'd expect it to match the current Z1's 20.7MP shooter. 

Whatever this may or may not be, or whatever Sony is planning to take to Barcelona in late February, we'll be there to bring it to you. For now, hit up the source link below to check out the rest of the images. 

Source: XDA via Xperia Blog

 
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little09 says:

Please make one for sprint market, so I can buy from your manufacturing company

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DWR_31 says:

I was just about to say the same thing.

Posted from my "KNOX-FREE" 4.3 Sprint GS3...!!!

Hunter Petit says:

Doesn't look waterproof to me

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Amir47 says:

With those bezels it better. I been defending the stupid large bezels under the assumption that they need large bezels to make the phone waterproof.

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Why would that be?

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I'm not really sure about that but S4 Active and Optimus GJ has larger bezels than S4 and Optimus G.

monotok says:

I prefer the large bezels, otherwise it would be no different to any other phone which is basically a slab of glass. You can tell that these phones are Sony as they have a distinct design and also I'm sure the large bezel will protect it from drops etc.
The phones with no bezel will be hitting the glass when droped on the corner etc.

The bezel and the screen is made from one continuous piece of glass, know it wouldn't make a difference.

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Uh, how does it not?

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Wollombi says:

No plug for the headphone jack to make it watertight.

Grahaman27 says:

Magnesium alloy... :)

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Sean473 says:

Magnesium is not the material you want to use in a waterproof phone.. Water can corrode it. So it's probably aluminium like in the Z1!

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Grahaman27 says:

The z1 was aluminum?

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Yes it is.

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mathiasjk says:

Isn't the Z1 an updated Z?

Yo dawg, I heard you like updates, so we made an update to the update.

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paul-c says:

Lol

TheMimic12 says:

Fingers crossed!! Can we get an unlocked LTE model for the us market, like the z ultra?

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bjsstranger says:

Curious if that is a mic input or an IR blaster on top

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s2weden2000 says:

Noice cancelling mic...

... (Oppo F5) ...

moises1204 says:

Sony just don't seem to know how to reduce the bezel on their phones! what a shame!!

How about Xperia ZL and let me ask can you tell me why S4 Active and Optimus GJ bezels is larger than S4 and Optimus G?

I like the size personally.

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Drome090 says:

I wonder if they'll release a new z ultra. I want to purchase one but I'm still on the fence about the size and is be so pissed if I bought one and a new one came out soon after.

Chanlion says:

Didn't Sony have a leaked poster that said stop the leaks?

yankeesusa says:

I love the Xperia phones. Me and the wife had the z with T-Mobile and it's a great phone. Only reason I got rid of nine is because I missed my Note 2 and I hate phones with locked bootloader since I like to try different roms. But my wife loves it and I'll probably upgrade her to the z1s or the z2 if it comes to T-Mobile.

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Since they've just launched the Z1s on T mobile, it'll probably take forever if ever to bring it to the us.

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Amir47 says:

When will we see this stateside if true ?

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Jay Holm says:

I want *S5* leaks dang it!!!

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NoNexus says:

So far the most reliable thing I have read is this: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57617295-1/samsung-galaxy-s5-may-get...

NoNexus says:

oh and I am not sold on the metal body of the S5, I see it more like the N3

Jay Holm says:

I've read the same thing on multiple websites. Two things that are important to me with a smartphone, fast webpage loading, and fast charging! So I'm excited.

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vijeze says:

As long as it's waterproof I'm glad.
Due for a new phone in March and really want a waterproof one as I'm an avid swimmer and my phone is around the pool quite a lot.

duoFurious says:

Getting the z1s, this looks great but won't worry about it cause it'll take a year to get stateside

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Totally agree.

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I'm so tired of the Xperia after Xperia phone release. Sony needs to completely scrap this line of phones, get a new interface, and come out with something fresh.

angryGTS says:

Uh, that's like telling Samsung to stop the Galaxy line of phones.....

drokssilva says:

Yeah. Needs to happen but never will.

Don't kill me richardyarell

Sent from inside a cave.

NoNexus says:

Well the interface is getting another overhaul, but the Galaxy name is not going away anytime soon.

And it shouldnt really. You know how much time, effort and money it take to build that kind of brand recognition?

I like the galaxy name.

ಠ益ಠ

NoNexus says:

Me too but it causes nerd rage around here

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Mommy posted this because I am not allowed to internets

Jay Holm says:

Ohhhh boy!!! "Nerd rage" lol.

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yankeesusa says:

I understand about having to many Xperia versions but what's wrong with the ui from Xperia? If you don't like their ui then get a different manufacturer. I actually hear less complaint from Xperia users than other manufacturers.

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Only one closer to AOSP is Motorola, and I actually like Sony's additions.

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paul-c says:

Looks nice, but I'm going for the Z1 Compact.

Right now that'd be my choice too :)

15israellai says:

Sigh, say I.
Darn, says my Z1.

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This package is great just as many Sony products, they just spend to much time fixed on play station. PlayStation is safe but an aggressive advertising campaign is what is needed. You can have the best product but if now one knows about it what good does it do anybody?

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tech_head says:

Make one for Verizon and I'm all over it.

Is it possible to use download Hangout on IPhone 5 the video chat with N5?

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TheMimic12 says:

I believe the answer is yes, but go check the forums here. You'll probably get some better answers.

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