Smartphone OEMs typically release flagship devices once or twice a year at most, and in between they tend to release devices that aren’t as powerful with low-mid ranged specs to appeal to a broader group of customers, which is why a recently leaked screenshot for a certain Sony D6603 has us scratching our heads and wondering what could be Sony’s game plan?
The image was originally spotted on Digi-Wo which revealed the model number D6603. This model number has been sighted before on benchmarks which revealed the handset to pack specifications that are very close to Sony’s latest flagship handset, the Sony Xperia Z2 (D650X).
This means that the D6603 will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz, an Adreno 330 GPU, a Full HD 1080p display, a 20.7MP rear-facing camera, 16GB of onboard storage, and the interesting part is the only difference would be its RAM, with the D6603 sporting 2GB versus the Xperia Z2’s 3GB. Other than that both devices appear to be identical.
We should note that benchmark results can be faked so there is a chance that the benchmark results might not have been the real deal. Some have also speculated that the D6603 might be a prototype device that might not even make it to the market, while others think that the D6603 might be an Xperia Z2 variant destined for another carrier or other markets. Either way its specs are still relatively high-end meaning that we doubt the phone would be marketed as a low-cost alternative to the Xperia Z2.
In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but until more evidence surfaces, we’ll just have to speculate. In the meantime we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled for more info, so do check back with us at a later date to see if there are any additional details that can be had.