Last year at IFA 2013 in Berlin Sony unveiled the Xperia Z1 smartphone. Then at MWC 2014 in February it launched the successor dubbed Xperia Z2. The company has a quick turnaround cycle for its flagship smartphones and as IFA draws near one can only imagine if the Xperia Z3 will be unveiled this September. Recent rumors and leaks have us believe so. Now purported pictures of the Xperia Z3 have leaked online. The device in question carries model number L55t, a step up from Xperia Z2’s L50t model number.
Evidently the design language is quite similar to that of the Xperia Z2. Moreover the device seen in these pictures matches the leaked front panel of the Z3 that we saw recently. It all seems to line up for now.
Accompanying specifications peg the processor as a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with an Adreno 330 graphics processor. It is believed to have the same 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS rear camera as the Sony Xperia Z2. Sony has made no secret of its half-year device strategy and the Z3 would certainly be testament to that.
Granted that this doesn’t look like a revolutionary update at all, even the software UI seems to be retaining its old design. If this device is destined to hit the market this year then we’re bound to see it at IFA 2014 in Berlin this September. If not, then Sony will not have a new flagship to show at the event.