Xperia Z3 screenshot appears; points to Snapdragon 801 chipset and 1080p display

by XB on 3rd July 2014

in Rumours, Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z3Okay, we’re not sure whether someone is trolling us, but a day after what is believed to be the appearance of a Xperia Z3 Compact screenshot, a similar one has appeared for the new Xperia Z3 flagship. Once again, this is a supposed screenshot from the ‘About‘ screen of the device showing the D6653 model number.

The screenshot confirms the use of the Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC chipset and the screen capture also has a 1080p resolution, confirming that the Xperia Z3 will probably not include a QHD display. Other tidbits include Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware, a 23.1.X.XXX build number and a 3.4 kernel. We’ll bring you any more info as we have it.

Xperia Z3

Thanks Ben and Jallen!

  • stev21

    Not good sony..should be snapdragon 805 and 2k display.. If you do that you’ll be behind the competition..anyway ill gonna buy z2 ofcourse..

  • Dave*

    What happened to an Xperia Z2 ‘Comapct’ then? I read there would be one. Wondering if it will come to the UK?

  • Vector Teh

    If this is true, I’m glad. If they did go for 2K screen, battery would suffer. We all want battery to last longer right?

  • xperiax10.awesome

    I hope its troll – Z3 should have smaller bezel & 2K Display. I have Xperia Z2 (3200mAh) and LG G3 (3000mAh) – both giving on screen time 5+ hours only !!!

  • Are you people retarded? Why the hell do you need a new phone every 6 month? 2k display? Are you nuts? 720p is more than enough. For fucks sake most of 15” laptops have 720p and it’s more than enough for most people working M$ office or so. It’s a phone, not a damn workstation or media center. It should make calls, write messages, do email, allow to listen to music in good quality, take reasonable pics and watch occasional videos. Da fuck for you need hexa-core cpu with 2k screen in a 5” device? Most of these phones are already good to be used as a shovel. It’s plain ridiculous. They should use this tech on monitors and laptops, not in the fucking phone. You are out of juice in 6 hours when my old k800i still hold 10 times more.
    And don’t get me started about the god damn motherfucking android version. “oh {insert manufacture name here}, fuck you! My phone is 4.4.3 and another one is 4.4.4. I’m never buying your equipment again. It’s soooooo outdated.” Wtf is wrong with you? Are you mentally ill people? Or you just open About panel and jerk of on top of it because it says a higher number?

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  • tghiotn

    Hopefully heat issues will be fixed.

  • Netto Dashius Hexareus

    I don’t care the resolution, 1080p is enough for me. 2K is a battery sucker. Unless Sony use atleast 3600mAh (I REPEAT, ATLEAST!), then you have me. What I care is the improved camera algorithm, a longer 4K recording time without overheating, minimum 3GB of RAM and ooh, improved IP rating. Maybe IP68 next time? And strong body build coz I always bring my phone to the wilderness.

  • Blazing Mak

    Don’t you know 2k display is batter hunger? I would rather choose 1080p display phone.

  • hansip

    where’s Z3 Ultra? :( rather than doing plain Z3 it would be much better for Sony to follow Samsung policy ‘smartphone for Q1, Phablet for Q2’

  • Jaywalker

    My thoughts exactly. They just don’t care, maybe they don’t want to sell more units. Maybe they just want to waste money. Who knows?

  • Abhimanyu

    Lack of 2K display is no big deal, but not using the Snapdragon 805 certainly is. Galaxy S5 LTE-A and LG G3(Korean Variant) already use Snapdragon 805 and still Sony is hell bent on using a generation behind 801 chipset.

    And for fuck’s sake, Sony should improve the fucking image processing algorithm. The current 20.7 MP camera is like a hit-or-miss despite Sony’s bragging that it’s the world’s best camera in a waterproof phone. Reducing the monstrous bezels a bit wouldn’t hurt either.

  • Jinn

    Its called innovation get over it

  • Clamser

    In the event that Sony are mistaken to confirm a Z3 with these specifications shabby, I assure you that competition will not gift to Sony, the competition will eat their assuredly Snapdragon 801 instead of 805 and 1080p instead of QHD. In addition they have interest in ensuring that their 805 have equivalent or higher frequency compared to the competition. Otherwise Sony will fuck finger in the eye to the elbow.

    1. 805 Snapdragon with the best frequency
    2. Internal storage, 32 GB or more
    3. Display, QHD

    More reasonable 4. Bezel

    Word to the wise, hi “Sony”

  • Reza

    FHD display is more than enough for me, I just wanted that sony could overhaul the image quality and post processing pictures and last but not least the UI make over.

  • Sumo

    Like I always say and once said at XBlog – People overvalue what they are getting and undervalue what they have. This is the trend of the 21st Century and it’s all about to that person actually.

  • Legolas

    Better not bring that to life Sony!!! one thing…..Are you mad????801 is dead with Z2…keep up to competition
    1.805 SD with atleast 2.5ghz
    2.QHD 5.2 or 5.3Inch display better use AMOLED instead of IPS backed up by X-Reality Pro
    3.greater than 3200mAh battery
    4.Integrated wireless charging
    5.20.7+ camera (with non heating ofcourse)
    6.Reasonable bezels
    and please use the better Audio Chip to kick the BoomSound…out of town..

  • I don´t have the QX, but it is the update to 4.2.1 update that Sony promised it would come out in the spring?
    -Fixed connection problem with some smartphones. ”

    If not, could thi means that we will have new lenses?

    It would be an amazing IFA: the new QX, new speakers waterproof, and the Xperia Z3 …

    About it, I really don´t know how to feel about this news, but I just want them to launch so the price of Z2 drops ehehe. And guys, is Sony! Where they will launch a smartphone we were all upset with what they did, but after seeing the new features we forget the rest.., so I’ll wait for some more news to “criticizing” better.
    And the 1080p screens are awesome! I’ve seen on PC’s and loved it!

    I do not really like the design, but it would be great to see one Xperia Tablet Z3 with this design.
    Regarding Z2 Compact … people, forget it! Come that the Z3 Compact to directly compete with the S5 Mini ….

  • Guest

    5.20.7+ camera (with non heating ofcourse)

  • 5.20.7+ camera (with non heating ofcourse)

    Snapdragon 810

  • Franciscus Michael Panggabean

    innovation just for the sake of innovation is useless. Pretty much it’s like the “new and improve” formula stuff that you see in the supermarket. People don’t really understand it, but get it anyway because it seems new and innovative

  • Why

    I don’t see the point 801 should be in Z3? Hope it just trolling

  • Sony

    Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Features leaked out.

  • ShinOrochiX

    The whole mobile/smartphone world is fucked up, manufacturers don’t give a shit about user experience, it’s all quantity not quality nowadays. If only they limited the number of phones and provided better software support for existing devices regardless of if they are flagships or not.

    If only people would stop changing phones so often we could see the manufacturers themselves slow down.

  • fiestast2014

    Don’t think this is z3 cause Sony is very stupid then to release a flagship without good specs:$ another phone in budget class perhaps:-P

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  • XperiaDEV

    Its probably the screenshot of an Android 4.4.4 updated Sony Xperia Z2 . Its about time for it to get the update anyways like the Sony Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Ultra which have already received .

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    As per the Sony’s recent naming schemes, we could see “Z4” or say “Z5” Ultra in next few month and wonder whre Z2 or Z3 gone ??? :D

  • xperiaDROID

    No one forces you to change new phone every 6 months, it’s your own money, you are the one who decide how you spend with it. Yes, 2k displays are not necessary on phones, but that’s how technology goes, if you’re not happy with it, don’t use phones with displays that are above 720p. We may even see phones with 4k displays in the next few years, what are you gonna do? Roll on the floor and cry like a baby and want your mama? People want newer Android versions is because it will make the phone look newer instead of outdated. If you’re not happy with these things and how good the technology goes, go use a Nokia 3310, don’t join the modern technology because you don’t deserve to use it.

  • Legolas

    that would be even better to have a 810..since it will be big release for Sony lets see if they bump up the camera….megapixel or not!!

  • Killian Khoo

    I does see the reason why Sony not using the Snapdragon 805 ~
    I guess Sony no point to use it for their phone while the that SoC only will powering one of their phone ~
    And Snapdragon 810 is coming out next year Q1.
    And the Snapdragon 805 CPU side is not big improvement over Snapdragon 801 part ~
    Only the changes of the GPU part ~
    I guess Sony dont see any point for using the Snapdragon 805 while Snapdragon 810 is coming out next year ~
    And Sony will need to pay extra money for using the Snapdragon 805 ~
    So Sony probably wait for the Snapdragon 810 and straight for it next year Q1 ~

  • but only next year

  • doraemonboi

    However, this is the only way technology advance. If you are always going to stay in this mindset whereby 720p is going to be enough, technology will take forever to advance.

    By the way, laptop with less than 1080p screen just look ugly.

  • Legolas

    lets see..but sadly wont be able to get my hands on it…got my Z2 recently

  • Guest

    Why 801 and not 805 ? simsim making new phone with 805 and so does lg and nokia !
    why sony is keep delaying it’s self against those plastic toys companies !

    besides, there’s no much differences between 801AB (Xperia Z2) and 801AC (Xperia Z3) !

  • Battal Aljadei

    Why 801 and not 805 ? simsim making new phone with 805 and so does lg and nokia !

    why sony is keep delaying it’s self against those plastic toys companies !

    besides, there’s no to much differences between 801AB (Xperia Z2) and 801AC (Xperia Z3) !

  • roeshak

    And z4 would be the reason why you don’t buy z3. And so on and so forth lol

  • LCC

    no pls ,still 2k resolution? other competitor are going to having QHD display

  • Stanley08

    It’s obvious that Sony are really still releasing 1 flagship yearly, this is just to balance the books.. Z4 will come with the major upgrades to Z2. This is just a time pass. :p

  • cs098

    Just rumors people, there’ not way they will make a new flagship with the same specs as the z2.

  • Dave*

    Dear kennycoder ~ Still not quite sure what your point is. Can you be a bit clearer please? ;-)

  • Nise

    Maybe the specs of a Z2 or Z3 compact? This would be awesome with a 4,5inch Screen!

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  • David Hvatov

    amoled sucks.

  • Caio Faria

    I’m hoping these specifications. I don’t understand why Sony insists 16GB to models flagship whereas in the NXT line the Xperia L had a great capacity. If the specifications of the screenshot is confirmed, what the reason to launch a smartphone of 6 in 6 months with no difference from the previous models?

  • wared

    z3 most have at least 805 chipset, and a QHD display.

  • YuuriAyano

    So what’s new then? D:

  • cleverthansony

    full hd is rigth choise but s801 is a huge mistake!! z1 s800 z2 s801 z3 must be with s805 at least…

  • Lunkz

    Looks more like Sony Xperia Z2 S, Like Arc S

  • You’re Wrong

    not much difference in other areas. But fairly descent increase in GPU and memory bus. Much more than 800 -> 801

  • rzero21

    1080p is more than enough….the only way I want more than 1080p is on a tablet or laptop but not on a handset. What I want is a compact phone with high end quality. I love my Z1and will keep it, and while the Z1compact is great, I didn’t like the usage of plastics instead of metal.

  • Billy de Fretes

    better camera algorithm, new design, new UI, improvement on software department. i still love my xperia Z, still works like a charm but i want to see new improvement not only new snapdragon or more pixels

  • Michael Hofmann

    No snapdragon 805?

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  • Billy Blue

    Tempted to get it, IF the self crack screen problem is fixed, or doesn’t this happen on Z2?

  • Nawi


    Z2 IPS Live Colour Led is great!!!

    Please Sony, more IPS Live Colour Led

  • pytajnik

    what’s the point then?

  • azzido

    Anyone knows why my Z2 small app called GPU Info shows the maximum frequency 578MHz ? Is this normal?

  • Clamser

    See this!!!

  • azzido

    I think that 1080p screen is just enough, if they will use 2k display the battery will drain in less than a day again…
    And snapdragon 801 is a good choice, in this case it will be easier and faster to update both Z2 and Z3, they should move directly to 810 with Z4 and keep it for Z5 again for easier and faster updates. Guys, these toys are really fast enough nowadays…

    One thing I am warrying about is the design this time.
    Yes, this is the first time I can say Xperia Z(3) looks ugly :(
    I like the top and bottom bezels of my Z2, it is easier to handle the device in horizontal, but these from Z3 are just too huge :(

    And IPS is much better than amoled, in amoled there is no white color, only yellowish or blue…
    The screen of Z2 is awesome, I only hope they will improve blue color to match it with Z1.
    Hope Sony finally redesign the look of its UI as it is the same for sooo long… as a fan I feel a little bored with it, however its apps like Walkman, Album and Movies are just great.

    I miss timescape and its graphical design :(

  • Legolas

    Its better than older sony phones Still cant live upto LCD3 of HTC or AMOLED..

  • Samesung

    Fuck the resolution. 1080p is enough!!!!! What I care is the improved camera algorithm ;)

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  • Ritwij

    You, my friend, are Legen -wait for it- dary! Truly Legendary!

  • Vincentius Phang

    actually if i can get my Z1 with 720px with cheaper price, i’ll go for it
    or my Z1 with 8mp camera for cheaper price, i’ll go for it
    or if the Z2 dont have the 4K capability for cheaper price, would be better
    but if i can get my Z1 with 3 days battery life with 15min charging time, i’ll pay more for that

    the problem is the innovation is going the wrong way and marketed so heavily that people are willing to pay for things that they dont actually need

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  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    I was expecting it to be to QHD. :( Like G3

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  • Remember that smartphones are COSTLY and there is nothing wrong with wanting the very best. Especially with Sony phones where they dont come to the west quick enough and require a fill sticker price purchase. Though I agree with you on things like 1440p vs 1080p display.

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  • Duude..!

    In my humble opinion, if im paying for a premium phone, i expect it has the latest software and hardware, therefore im passing on this z3, maybe for xmas they will release z4 with the newest android L

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  • Z1 user

    i think all the specs even from z1 is good enough. i would like to see a change in body design.

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  • Rikimaru

    Well let’s see how will be this Z3, but actually am gonna wait Z4 and hope this one will include all big new tech.

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    If you need nice theme for xperia search on google play ” upsky ” you will find nice themes.


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  • Kevin Pachää Khouyà

    it’s normal men , GPU is not CPU !!! GPU frequencies is 578mhz, CPU frequencies is 2,23ghz i believe

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