New Xperia Z3 pictures tie in with earlier leaks

by XB on 24th July 2014

in Rumours, Xperia Z3 series


z3backNew pictures of the upcoming Xperia Z3 have leaked, showing a design that is consistent with the previous leaked images we have seen. The pictures come courtesy of @evleaks who yesterday revealed a spec-sheet that is very similar to that of the Xperia Z2. This includes a Snapdragon 801 chipset, 5.15-inch 1080p display, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a 20.7MP Exmor RS rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera.

The pictures tie with the previous Xperia Z3 leaks, although it seems that the design here is more refined and probably of a more recent prototype. The dedicated camera button, for example, appears to be longer than from the earlier leaks.

The images also give a better look at the rounded side edges that Sony is adopting with the Xperia Z3. The power button is also quite large, or looking at it the other way, the chassis might be much thinner than the Xperia Z2. The image of the back device isn’t clear enough to get a good sense of what material is being used, but perhaps this will become clearer as the Xperia Z3 leaks intensify closer to announcement day.

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Via evleaks.at.

  • Douglas Yapú

    I hope this is the last time that omnibalance is on stage. I like it but it’s enough of the same design. Sony is begging to looks like a South Corean Manufacturer lol

  • Gipan95

    Now that the outside chassis is attractive enough I do hope they integrate nearly identical bezels across the WxL of the face of the phone upon the arrival of the next iteration.

  • David Moslehi

    Revamped design. But I prefer Sony return to Arc design or at least rolls out more devices with that design language, i.e. like in Xperia Arc, V, Arc S, TX

  • DavidBaik(????????)

    …………………………

  • now,it looks more attractive than the earlier leaks,but i think this could not be the z3,just something like t3, etc.

  • Gutt Grinder

    Yep well said.. I wish sony will only use thw omni balance look for flagships and the curve design looks for the mid rangers.. That will be cool..

    The V, TX and T has good looks i guess its not bad if sony will revamp those deign…

    But thats just my opinion…

  • Yasir Fawad

    In the end it will be a good and attractive design, but they are missing on the latest hardware front, should have S805 to keep the flow going. Otherwise it will not see fame in the light of iphone 6, Samsung Alpha, And Note 4.

  • Amir

    looks like around 7.5mm thickness. a good achivement considering internals inside.

  • Luca

    That frame looks plastic. iPhone 6 leaks plastic. Ew.

  • XYZ

    The arc design has very poor space efficiency.
    Half a flat slab, or Convex curve, instead of the Arc design, means more stuff (I.e battery) can be fit inside.
    The T was an ugly device anyway. Much uglier than the TX, Arc and V. Horrible texture too.

  • Ray

    The Omnibalance thing still looks good but Sony should seriously think of a brand new design for the Z4. I’d still pick the Z1/2’s aluminum frame over these rounded ones. And with the leaked spec sheet, I as a Z1 owner am completely unurged to switch to a Z3.

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  • Mehdi Moghimi

    good by sony .

    Z and Z2 = best design of the world

    glass very lux .

  • LancerEX

    Actually reminds me of my ZR, rounded sides. Improved ergonomics? :)

  • Amir

    best omnibalance design ever, for sure.

  • Carlos Imada

    the original Z is still the best looking Xperia design

  • Nikola Maruni?

    I’m sorry but never, ever insult my T. Ever! And how the hell can it be much uglier when they practically looked the same! And by the way these three devices were what led to omni balance design.

  • Joachim Nilsson

    I really liked the original Xperia ZL (http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-zl/) albeit omnibalance it was less bulky than the waterproof Z at the time.

  • Abdul Ghani

    if this pic of z3 taken by z3 then they are bad quality noisy images they still need to fix the camera software lol

    http://www.change.org/petitions/sony-mobile-fix-the-camera-software-sony

  • xperiaDROID

    Remember what Sony said? Sony is “not sticking to a single design” on their next flagship, if this is the Z3, then Sony didn’t keep their promise. I hope this isn’t the Z3, this is probably some other Z2 variants. Why not combine the Arc, Omnibalance and NXT design on their next flagship, I’m not a designer but I think it’s possible to combine them altogether in one design, they can even name their design as the NXT Omniarc design.

  • vigneshprince

    yeah it starts the Omni-balance design which changed the Whole Sony Mobile Company to a successful career .

  • xperiaDROID

    Hell yea it is! Xperia Z is the big brother of the Z series, it even helped Sony to get where they are right now, which makes me think that it should get the Android L update first lol.

  • Steve Blow JobZzZz

    they said too much and delivered too little. if you still believe those liars you’re deserve to be disappointed over and over again by this failing company.

  • Steve Blow JobZzZz

    same shitty glass sandwich. i want proper uni-body aluminum shell!

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  • xperiaDROID

    There will be always be a disappointment, not just from Sony.
    Samsung, many people thought that the S5 will have a new design, and didn’t expect it to have an ugly looking band-aid design.
    HTC, many people thought that the One M8 will have a big improvement on it’s camera from the M7, and didn’t expect it to take a step backward by getting rid of OIS because of the gimmicky Duo Camera.
    LG, their last year G2 has an excellent battery life, but the Quad HD display on the G3 leads the battery life to a bit of disappointment.
    Oppo, still haven’t change, their update support still suck, their flagship Find 7 is still on Android 4.3, last year flagship Find 5 is still on Android 4.2, their unique N1 is still on Android 4.2.

    Sony is not a failing company, and neither are these companies, they’re just didn’t learn from their flaws, but they can improve it.

  • Tjaldid

    Looks like an improved design, but I still want to know what exactly they are changing if the processor, Ram, Camera and display are going to stay the same, and why we should not just buy a Z1 since the specs are almost identical.

  • It would be nice if this Sony phone finally comes to Verizon but since the Z2 just hit the US it may be awhile before we know.

  • xperiafan324

    That just means you’ll have a much better experience when you upgrade to the Z4 or Z5 ;-).

  • Hecateneko?????

    No… no… no Sony no…

  • Ethan ‘blaze’ Parker

    You want a toaster?

  • Vuyo Ncube

    The rear doesn’t look like the usual glossy glass. Matte glass? Plastic? Metal?!

  • Krasimir Argirov

    Agree, Xperia V feels much smaller in hand compared to Z1C because of the curved back. Arc design is pretty and ergonomic, no doubt about that. :)

  • rzero21

    If it works great, if it feels great, why change it?

  • Nawi

    Awful!. Looks like a cheap Z2 =(

  • H

    on the surface it looks all the same , but maybe it has 20.7 IMX220 sensor , they must must be having something extra , like the Z2 had over Z1 otherwise it is huge disappointment

  • Douglas Yapú

    easy dude, look the comments on this post. Nothing is forever and everything has to chage, look the Galaxy line, great work of every device but the same design… that´s why other companies can sell more theirs devices like Sony, HTC, Xiomi, LG etc People wants something that nobody else can have… I like onmibalance in fact, i have a Xperia Z and i love it, any device looks like it and i am very proud but everytime the same thing its just awfull.

  • Afzal Zainal Rddz

    Does it using non- glass back panel??

  • Glass, you can sort of see a reflection of the wall.

  • Beautiful, I’m sure its more comfortable to hold in the hand. Too bad I’ll ruin that feel with a case anyway.

  • John Zakaria

    I don’t know whey we can’t get a better flash into the camera !

  • Kaostheory

    I’m also proud owner of a T and prefer the design to my Z1. That being said, the omnibalance suits the larger screen sizes better.

  • Amir

    It’s glass.

  • Luís Alberto Pérez

    Totally agree. Maybe this time will get a bug free update…

  • hehe

    “Other posts you might like” … No I’m not interested in articles from 3 years ago.

  • Sh

    Wow.. It have a very good design.. Great job SONY.it have redesign metal frame and power button.. Better build quality and more .. They improve camera software as well…

  • Guest

    Honestly Sony, you do not need cover every 1/10 of an inch for the Z line to be successful. You need a 4.5″, 5″, 5.5″ and a 6.5″. Don’t quite get the 5.1, 5.2, 5.3,….

  • darannechelle

    Lol!! Did u see a the line up? It’s the same throughout the year. Expect it next year

  • Am i the only one who thinks that Z2 front looks perfectly good? The stereo speakers and the notification light are placed at the very best place. Z3 resembles the apple stuff a tad bit to much for my taste…

  • if they got rid of those ugly front speaker holes this may may may maybe be an upgrade for my lovely z1 but i don’t know that frame is way too round

    why couldn’t they do it like z ultra? perfect balance between style and comfort

  • yup it looks fantastic up to this day – but the missing camera shutter button can’t be forgiven ;-)

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  • Samesung

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Ninjas

    I bet other color will look even better

  • Adi

    Only 16 gb internal????? Why sony why,,,,,??????

  • KNN CCB

    Currently still with my Xperia S.. And this season’s flagship is tempting me to wait for the Z4 =.=

  • Getting Really Bored here..

    At least throw in a set of new flagship colours. Black/White/Purple is getting REALLY old =.=

  • knightpt

    Congratulations Sony, you manage to make a phone uglier by each design “update” ever since the first Xperia Z.

    Realy… i’m realy sorry to be a naysayer but Xperia Z is by far the classier and most premium look. Yes Z2 and Z3 have much better screens and all the bells and whistles of upgraded hardware but realy, Xperia Z is just perfect design-wise and it’s geting worse and worse ever since!

    This Z3 from all the photos i’ve seen looks like a cheap plastic Z2 on the sides, rounded plastic is what it seems. I was hoping for a better design after doomlord hinted a few months back of a “radical new design”, but boy what a disapointment with the Z3 pictures so far…

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  • youpola

    Sony try to copy samsung and apple strategy! Bored costumers with the same design! Nothing exciting now.

  • Sony has no idea

    no new design? Meh!

    If no new anything atleast bring the Arc Design back, it is very unique, I just don’t understand why Sony left it!

  • Sasuke Uchiha

    Looks to me that the Z3 will be an upgrade but on the design aspect more than specs one. Not too deviating though

  • Ritwij

    Finally, someone agreed. Whenever I say that Z looks better than Z1 or Z2, people think I say that because I own a Z and am just jealous :P

  • Hendry Sbastian

    love xperia L arc design

  • Jim

    No software is bug free, so I wouldn’t count on it.

  • !LEZEB TAD

    dat bezel. and also this vertical line on bottom of whole frame

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  • manutd

    what is the point of this phone if it has nothing new?why will sony release this phone,and who will buy it?this is so stupid from sony…z2 with a new name,z3,and nothing beyond that.z3 will be a disaster

  • Luís Alberto Pérez

    Yes, that’s true. I’m referring about bugs that almost makes your device unusable, like the battery drain in 4.4.2

  • which one looks nicer? sony try again please

  • Arun kumar

    Really it’s horrible to use 4.4.2 version in z,draining too fast than charging

  • Team6

    is it only me or is it true that the Z series are getting bigger and uglier?
    Who knows maybe in MWC 2015 we are going to have only one device which combines all of the three, the smartphone the phablet and the tablet :/

  • Stanley08

    Most people who will agree are Xperia Z users. Let me guess, u own Xperia Z. I have Z2 and I think it’s better looking than all too…

  • wei147

    So can u think a new design?

  • Wayne

    Holy bezels, Batman!

  • !=

    ? != ?

  • Bruce

    Batman Loves Bezels.

  • yasin newaj

    people would become crazy if it is announced by Apple. still its a better looking device than iPhone. I think Xperia Z had the best design. i had z1 and z1c still xperia z was best for design.

  • Steve Blow JobZzZz

    Yep, just like breville die-cast line.

  • Steve Blow JobZzZz

    True, there are worse corp than Sony, but it does not mean they should look down on them and say hey, we aren’t so bad after all. So how about they look up to the leaders and try to improve, rather than capitalize on the existing tiny fanbase.

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