Xperia Z with Snapdragon 800 chipset in the works?

by XB on 23rd June 2013

in Rumours, Xperia Z and Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1

XPERIA-ZFamed editor of Russian site Mobile-Review, Eldar Murtazin, known to provide accurate leaks in the past, has published some intriguing tweets earlier today regarding a refresh of the Xperia Z.

He claims that he has tested an Xperia Z equipped with Snapdragon 800 chipset and that “it’s really fast”. In a follow-up tweet he says the prototype was using a display similar to the HTC One’s Super LCD 3, but doesn’t believe this display will make it to the commercial model.

Eldar Xperia Z

Sony Mobile has in the past given a spec bump to its flagship models – both the Xperia arc and Xperia S saw clock speeds increase in the form of the Xperia arc S and Xperia SL respectively. However, we’ve never seen an entirely new chipset being used in a refresh model.

All evidence points to Sony using the new Snapdragon 800 chipset in upcoming models such as the Xperia Z Ultra (Togari) as well as the handset codenamed Honami. Therefore, we don’t doubt Sony may have worked on a possible prototype Xperia Z model with the more powerful chipset, but whether we’ll see this make the light of day remains another question.

Don’t underestimate how much testing it would take for Sony to get an entirely new chipset working on the Xperia Z. This is precisely the reason why Sony has only provided clock speed bumps in previous flagships.

Thanks kurtdean, swapnil and vlad!

  • Tech Gospel

    Ooooo… VERY interesting! I wonder when this will hit the market…

  • atWidget

    OMG, XZ with S800… Shut up and take my money, my wife, my children, my family, my balls…… ALL you want!!!! NEED!!!!!!!!

  • sanyam

    This is a bad news for those who are already owning Z because they could also have waited for xperia Z with snapdragon 800
    But great news for those who are thinking to own 1…

  • Rizky Maulana

    then i want your soul

  • Jhonbert Magana

    Last year I bought XS and then they released acro S and SL. I know what the XZ users are feeling right now.

  • Ghareeb Saeed

    Well if the screen WILL be garbage as usual I guess it is the time for me to replace my Sony XepraiZ with the HTC ONE CAUSE FOR REAL I CAN’T TOLERATE THIS SHIT NO MORE! No accurate updates no nothing seriously Sony? I’ve always been a huge fan of Sony products but time has come for Sony to llisten to the customer like really we need to know when we gonna compete with em brands When?

  • athi ban

    If u wait.. U have to keep on waiting mate… New or upgraded mobiles will be coming all day… I have xz and I’. Not disappointed!!

  • Babylonbwoy

    Snapdragon 800 are expected for H2 2013 since last year, so we already know it will happend a day or another, whether they call it Xperia Z supa dupa killa or Xperia D/F/G/H

  • yuskhayru

    I would rather die than give them my balls. lol

  • ion lover

    Wen wil ion get its update????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Izamanaick

    I hope they release it with new colours too. A red variant would be nice.

  • Izamanaick

    Why ask here? If we knew, there would be a blog post and so, you would know too.

  • Batuhan Süersan

    What the hell is wrong about the screen. I have Z and screen is really good, also i tried s4 and one but no problem, ofcourse s4’s screen is great but Z’s screen isn’t a garbage but can be better. Also there is a huge mistake i guess, where is triluminos screen? Sony said “our new mobile phones will come with triluminos technology”?

  • Timothy

    I think the updates for Z are pretty good.
    Let’s say, we are going to have 4.2.2 probably within July, cos the ZL is getting it
    Just want to say, the screen is no that “GARBAGE” when you look at it directly, but I do admit the viewing angle is really a drawback.

  • petak

    I’m not interested – please, sell me ZR

  • mountain

    If people do remember, the updated version also means new colour. I wonder what is it this time?

  • atWidget

    humm… you right I prefere keep my balls… XD

  • 3zeez

    Most likely there will be new colors, just like Arc s – SL etc …

  • Herman

    The screen is good, but only when you look directly at it.
    I know, most people here don’t care about it, but Xperia screens always had terrible viewing angles.

    You don’t know what you’re missing unless you’ve seen how good it can be.
    And that’s the good part. There’s little reason to complain if you can’t compare it.
    It’s not like the screen will go black under a certain angle. It’s just that colours tend to change oddly, especially vivid red.

  • Batuhan Süersan

    Yes that’s right, in the some angles it is going to bad but i don’t need any angle for the look :D and my friend’s don’t care about things like that, so this is a not good approach, This can’t make the screen is a “garbage” only makes “could be better”

  • Herman

    Who says it’s garbage? Not that prototype tester.

    Anyway, do you ever put your phone on a table?
    If so, you’ll immediately notice the viewing angles (if the screen is on obviously).

  • Allan Tenko

    its more fun in the sea w/ Z….

  • MK10®

    i always do that, yep can’t deny that.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    I am proud too…. And one thing keep in mind, “Its screen is not a garbage!!! its good during app usage and SPECTACULAR while watching movies or pictures” Mind it…….

  • athi ban

    True mate..!!

  • Batuhan Süersan this is my selfmade dock, i did this for arc and now using this when watching on my z :) so there is no problem for me. Also in Turkey, known editor from DonanimHaber, Mesut Cevik saying smt like that “vasat” in Turkish. So this is really annoying thing like this approach :D Whatever i agree with your idea. Viewin angle is not perfect or maybe not good for everyone but for me, it’s good enough.

  • asdas

    Just out of curiosity: why would anyone want a better viewing angle? seriously? This is not a laptop, people dont use it for conferences.

    Personaly i like poor viewing angles better. More privacy in public transportation and what not.

  • Pew

    Famed? He is an asshole no-one has respect to.

  • Herman

    I almost thought you showed off my model dock!
    Who said K’NEX isn’t useful?

    That was before I bought a KiDiGi one though. Good investment :)

    Now I just need to find a good dock for my Nexus 7…
    K’NEX, here I come again!

  • Herman

    Like I said, when you put it on a table you’ll notice some screen colours fade. Sometimes it causes me to not be able to read text anymore.

    And I don’t know how many friends you’ve got, or how you hang out, but you must’ve showed them at least one video in your lifetime. On your phone. The worse the viewing angles are, the less people can enjoy said video.

  • 3zeez

    Whats this ?

  • Guest

    yeah, you can make a dock for Nexus 7 with K’Nex, good luck for it :p

  • Michael Hofmann

    Why release an Xperia Z with an 800 chip? Wouldn’t that result in it competing with the Xperia Z Ultra and Honami?

  • Rene Pedroso

    Great comment athi ban

  • Rene Pedroso

    That is the problem, you are a fan. Become a loyal customer.

  • Nick

    eldar baltuskin speaking…
    ..i test now the ultimate ZA model with Snapdragon 3200 gts, super duper fast, so fast that it types my thoughts, but you know.. while I change my mind.. it fails

  • JG

    Wow nice. I hope they’ll use the trilluminous display, then I want one badly, though Honami is promising equipped with cybershot.

  • T Dog

    I don’t mind taking your wife if she is hot :)

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    So this will be xperia Zplus. :-)

  • Xperia A, a Japanese version of ZR

  • Red would be nice, or maybe the yellow-lumia-like in Xperia M

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  • tomz

    This could be a chipset and internal hardware testing for honami, but they did it in the XZ body :-D

  • howard

    i really would like to see a xperia E successor, with snapdragon 200 processor, 3.5 HVGA, 3.2 camera and finally a 1 gb ram. with this specs, you have the perfect entry level phone.

  • Jennifer Anne Santonia

    So who wants to use a phone in an oddly manner? The viewing angles are not a big deal anyway.

  • Billy de Fretes

    super duper true mate

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  • meres

    quit defending poor viewing angles. no matter what sony fans say, the goal should be to steal customers from manufacturers that offer displays with better viewing angles and contrast ratios. i wanna see sony giving up their TFT displays to finally attract buyers who have gotten accustomed to better displays.

  • Who cares about viewing angles? What type of moron wants to look at their phone at an angle? Last time I checked, when people use their phones, they’re looking at them at a direct angle. Like ‘Hey look at me! I’m gonna turn my phone sideways and look at it.” It’s absolutely stupid to bash any manufacturer for “bad” viewing angles on a phone. It’s not a TV. Now, a TV you can bash for bad viewing angles. Plus, I consider it a good security feature Haha

  • Andrew Tan

    Is time Sony change screen type. I know viewing angle is not really important but it still better without viewing angle issue.

    Xperia Tablet Z can came with gorgeous screen which perfect viewing angle, they is no not possible for coming new phone from Sony also.

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Chill bro.. Dont get to anti tft display. Even samsung are still using tft display for they 2013 devices. Just because it had bad viewing angel doest means its a bad display. If statistic prove that 80% smartphone user using their smartphone by looking the display from the side way then we can crying out loud for this problem. Plus how come user complaint about viewing angel after purchasing this device? Should they try and test it first before proceed with a payment??

  • PowerSonic

    what if he means the Xperia Z Ultra?

  • HUman

    You are not worth to buy a sony phone,if u sell ur wife and children,you are not supposed have balls,GAy ass hole

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  • Timothy

    are you sure…
    they are using amoled for their smartphones

  • Cristi13

    So now that sony is going to do a phone with good viewing angles, I think you people will complain about privacy and demand that sony should put the old one right?

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  • Herman

    No need for caps, dude..

    I’ve seen bluish AMOLED screens. It’s completely irrelevant to this discussion about viewing angles. Sure, not every display is perfect.
    Still, viewing angles on this bluish screen are still far superior to the Xperia displays.

    Though personally, as I don’t quite like AMOLED displays, I’d go for Sony’s screens. But there’re much better screens out there, like the ones HTC uses.

  • Ritwick Priyadarshi

    Calm down guys! There is no Xperia Z with snapdragon 800 this guy here is taking talking about the upcoming sony honami…as we all know honami will sport xpeia z’s design with a glass body and snapdragon 800…in his tweet he just said he tested the updated version of Z which he meant is upcoming honami…n about the display sony is giving us the new trilumious tech which i dont know why he mentioned as super lcd 3…let’s jus wait and see what happens :-)

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  • Aman

    lol.. As if you know :-P

  • P9

    with stereo speakers and camera bottom also. sony , love. :)

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Galaxy s4 active used tft display, galaxy grand used tft display, galaxy mega, also their tablets accept tab 7.7. You can see all the display detail in gsmarena. They do mention what type of display each device in phone gallery.

  • Makbule

    As if u know if i knew

  • Makbule

    User called Herman cares.


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  • zer0rec0rd

    Good Newz Couse I Want A Snap800 Phone. I Already Have The XZ But I Think I Would Not Buy The Upgraded Version, I Prefer The New Xperia “Honami” . But First I Want To See Leaked Specs And Pics ;)

  • zer0rec0rd

    Will Counter With My Lego Dock ;)

  • Bader Aljedei

    “worse, As usual” he`s god damn right about that .

    plus+ Sony still repeating the same Z design with all their new flagship ZR, ZL, Z Ultra, and guess what ?

    SONY gonnam repeat the same stupid design with their new flagship ( Xperia Honami )

    it`s just like Sony`s out of designers !!!
    for how long the designing department in Sony mobile gonna use (Copy & Paste) instead of new Design ?

    what forced me to sell my xperia z`s 3 major issue:

    1: Bad screen ( include their lie of “Bravia Engine 2” which`s turn to be a software like any image enhancer not a hardware ! )
    2: Bad battery ( even with their lie so called stamina mode )
    3: Hard to reach and stupid button positions and they still make the same with their new flagship, it`s just like they made these design for some ppl who have aliens hands or something !!!

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