Sony typically releases flagship phones twice a year. One would be launched at the start of year, either at CES or MWC, and the second one would be announced in the later part of the year. We saw this happen last year with the Sony Xperia Z which was followed by the Sony Xperia Z1. Earlier this year Sony announced the Xperia Z2, and according to the rumors, Sony could already be working on the Xperia Z3.
That being said, thanks to a leaked photo out of China obtained by the folks at Xperia Blog, we might have our very first sighting of the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. The photo above isn’t exactly very clear or sharp, but it definitely shows two Sony devices pictured side-by-side. The Xperia Z3 is presumably the larger model in white, while the Xperia Z3 Compact is the smaller black model to the right.
Unfortunately the specs of either device remain a mystery for now as well, so it is unclear as to what we might be able to expect from either handset. There is also no word on when either device will be officially announced, but with the next major event being IFA which is taking place in September in Berlin, perhaps we will learn more about either device then. In the meantime we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled for more information.