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With the official unveil less than a month away at the IFA, Sony's Xperia Z3 has been certified by China's TENAA, the country's equivalent of the FCC. The certification authority listed two models of the device, L55t and L55u — with different network bands.

Judging by the certification, it looks like Sony hasn't altered the internal hardware on the Xperia Z3 all that much from the Xperia Z2, as the upcoming handset also features a 5.2-inch full-HD display, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 20.7 MP camera at the back and a 2.2 MP front shooter. What has changed is the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974AC SoC, which comes with a 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU. The Xperia Z3 variant with the L55t codename features TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE network connectivity while the L55u comes with WCDMA and TD-LTE connectivity.

Boasting dimensions of 146.5 x 72.5 x 7.35 mm, it does look like the Xperia Z3 will be thinner than the Xperia Z2, which comes in at 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm. The overall weight has also been reduced to 158.4g. While the water and dust resistant functionality wasn't detailed in the listing, it is evident from earlier leaks of the device that the Xperia Z3 will feature a similar form of protection against the elements as its predecessor.

What do you guys think of the specs of the Xperia Z3?

Source: TENAA (1), (2)


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Xperia Z3 spotted on Chinese certification database


Didn't the Z2 only come out 5 months ago? I like new stuff, but honestly I'm getting tired of these rapid flagship releases. Stick to once a year. That way you don't feel like you have old stuff in your hands quite so fast lol.

This. Not sure what Sony is doing. Had a Z2 and loved it except for all that glass. Made nervous so I sold it...

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By the time it is officially announced and released I assume it will almost be a year since the Z2 release. I think Sony is good with customers unlike Samesung.
The LG G Watch 2 rumors are far worst since the G Watch was just released 2 months ago.

Next to no hardware difference from the z2, what's the point. Sony hasn't got a clue what they're doing, they're devaluing their old flagship massively and creating lots of extra work for themselves.

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HTC has done it with the E8 as well. Samsung releases a new device every 4 months between its tablets and phones. So its not to new. However your correct. It will only become harder on them in the end. Maybe it's working out.

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Whats this guys problem with Sony introducing new flagship phones. Are you from the board of directors of Sony. What Sony has achieved by introducing new flagship phones every 6 months is getting more people to switch from other brands to Sony. And few people to get upgrade from existing Sony phones. That's the strategy of the Japanese which has worked for them over the last 18 months.

Didn't ad any additional internal storage. Keep it, I want a phone that has a minimum of 32gb of internal storage with sd-card support. Without sd-card a minimum of 64gb is a must. Anything less i don't consider a top of the line device. 16gb of storage is crap, after a few large apps, a game or two and that phone will turn into a slow, sluggish paper-weight. It's too bad the hardware is beautiful.

App support on SD is rubbish, Samsung on a 1gb game moves like 50mb..Sony won't be much better. NVIDIA shield though moves 100% over for some reason

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I'm sorry I'm just sick of flagship phones and 16gb, it's ridiculous plain and simple.

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