It is expected that Sony will stick to the half-year flagship release cycle in 2014 which means that it should have a new smartphone up its sleeve by the time IFA 2014 rolls around this September. There have already been countless rumors about the Sony Xperia Z3, the successor to Xperia Z2, which was unveiled earlier this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Additional pictures of the Xperia Z3 have appeared online and it has even been sized up against the Galaxy Note 3 to provide us with an idea of what it might look like against Samsung’s phablet.

Sony isn’t the only company that will unveil a new device at IFA 2014 in Berlin this September. Samsung is likely going to announce the Galaxy Note 4 and if rumors are correct the company may also unveil a virtual reality headset.

Sony Xperia Z3 is believed to have a 5-inch 1080p display so the device looks smaller overall when compared to the Galaxy Note 3 and its 5.7-inch display. These leaked photos also substantiate rumors that Xperia Z3 will be carrying Sony’s 20.7 megapixel rear camera as well as NFC.

As far as the power package is concerned this smartphone is believed to tout a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM. The chip is capable of 4K recording so its likely that Sony might tout it as one of the features of the Z3.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Galaxy Note 3, Sony and Xperia Z3.

ProductGalaxy Note 3Xperia Z3
Display Diagonal (inches)5.7" (14.5cm)5.2" (13.2cm)
Megapixel Count13 Megapixel20.7 Megapixel
Battery Capacity (mAh)3200 mAh3100 mAh
Processor/Soc NameSnapdragon 800Snapdragon 801
RAM Options3 GB,3 GB,
Street Price$395 Galaxy Note 3 on Amazon$400 Xperia Z3 on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy Note 3 Full specs and detailsXperia Z3 Full specs and details
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