Chinese variants of Xperia Z3 pictured by TENAA

by XB on 21st August 2014

in Rumours, Xperia Z3 series

wpid-wp-1408610685906.jpegThe TD-LTE versions of the Xperia Z3, L55t for China Mobile and L55u for China Unicom have been certified by TENAA,  the Chinese equivalent of the FCC. We’re expecting the global Xperia Z3 to be announced at IFA in early September and the Chinese variants should be unveiled shortly after.




Via TENAA (1 and 2)

Thanks Ben!

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    Good to see the white version has a white front panel, like the one found on the ZL, but water resistant. Can’t wait to buy the Z3 in black

  • Jiyeon90

    Sony needs to get rid of those bezels!

  • xperiaDROID

    Just get the black one, at least it’s less noticeable than the white one.

  • xperiaDROID

    I really miss the day when the Xperia Z was launched, it was a very exciting day. But the Z3 is far away from that, it’s less exciting now.

  • Reynaldi Sutrisno

    Looks pretty good and classy as always
    Rounded corners will be good for hands (comfortable)
    Let’s hope it’s specs are different with recent leaks and it powered by Snap 805 :))

  • Faisal Armand

    Those bezels are there for good reasons one of them is waterproofing and the other is that big 1/2.3″ 20.7MP Camera..

    If you want slim bezels then you must sacrifice at least the camera, if you prefer a standard 1/3″ 13MP camera that is..

  • Constantine

    Because it’s Z2 with new design…

  • Mokhtar Mouhib

    The most ugliest xperia ever.. Sony will lose some fans because if this shit strategy.. Is it not better to work and focus more with z3 ( wich is z4 in 2015), and give us some real innovation.!!. And poke to sony from sharp and lg in term of bezels.. Oh my god

  • Mokhtar Mouhib

    Come on man. We all know lg g3 and s5 camera match and even beats z2 camera in some situations.. megapixels doesnt mean better quality :)

  • Boonerski

    Please be a Snapdragon 805 with an Adreno 420 GPU… A 2K display is fine as long as there’s a big battery behind it but 1080p is still more than enough. Retaining the 20.7 megapixel camera is alright but I hope the image processing gets upgraded.

  • pinturicchio

    white one looks like a galaxy s2

  • Ami

    That’s for the first time I don’t like their design – It looks terrible! Z2 is such a beautiful device and Z3? Only “something” called smartphone, without design idea, without “wow” effect, just nothing…

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  • 123

    everyone, wait SONY press confrence, wait sony press, wait…wait…

  • 123

    wait SONY press confrence..wait..

  • Faisal Armand

    I know.. But if sony stick to standard 1/3″ sensor, the results will be much worse

  • mUSICA

    christ that white looks ugly like a samsong

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  • Rikimaru

    So many people is complaining about Z3, but nobody force you to change your phone every six months. Phone technology start to be same as computer, they are good enough… Then if you expect a huge change be patient. Sony have is own strategy and we know nothing about heir plan… They build new factory, they works on new sensor, new screen…. Then just be patient
    wait 2 years to get a new phone who will be 100% new and make you feel huge difference with your old phone. It’s like Intel when they released new I7 who is not really better than the past year generation… when you are in flagship course… Let’s wait IFA and see the fact.

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  • Muzaffer Bayraktar

    Ugly as shit

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  • Keke722

    If you translate the TENAA webpages, it seems to be dual sim…

  • DavidBaik(????????)

    Thank you for your ultra hyper great postuma goods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That is my best perfect present in my whole life ever from SONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MikePL

    I think Z3 is for people who still has Xperia Z first gen. For Z2 and Z1 users is not must have phone.

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  • Serdar Aytamaner

    That’s me. But I plan to buy Z2 cheaper when Z3 is released :)

  • PSfan

    I have a feeling that this is going to be a huge flop T.T

  • Bahaa Dajani

    Hahahahah no front facing speaker and the same bezels and no ture tone flash?
    Ummm well done sony, well done! -.-

  • Samuel Mandang

    Where is that thin bezel device that we all got the rumors on back on last Dec’13/Jan’14 so much about?
    I guess they want to make bigger impact on next release, since we all know this is just minor improvement (probably, I got no idea inside the OS/firmware might be. Android L?) :D :D :D

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Well that’s because of the 24 month release of those 4 devices… But this may gonna be exciting with new tech specs to offer, just like the 1/2.3″ sensor from Z1 and the digital noise cancellation tech from Z2.

    This may be IP68 certified. The highest among flagship smartphones with IP cert.

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  • Andy

    Maybe a 4000mHa battery..?

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  • Mak Cau Theng

    Just wait for the conference…
    Because it would more prettier than that picture.

  • lunkz

    New Screen? Like 2 different supplier, with 2 different quality, yeah sure…

  • jonyah

    Me too. Can’t wait for the Z2 to drop in price. I have one now, but the rest of the family is dieing to get one.

  • Abdul Ghani

    yes a good software counts sony can increase megapixel to 50 and f1/1.6 but with poor software itll be worst

  • Battal Aljadei

    Flipped Iphone 5s without home button !

  • Vuyo Ncube

    What stinks (marketing wise at least) is the decreasing likelihood of the SD805 in the Z3. The separate modem takes up space when they want it thinner and the performance/efficiency gains over the Z2 may be too small to pay extra (judging from Anandtech’s experience). I probably won’t even notice the day to day difference between my Z1 and the Z3. But the spoilt brat in me wants to believe!

  • Amir

    the phone has 2 speakers, see the top and bottom holes? two tone flash is not necessary for good camera photos and videos.

  • kaostheory

    You have to loose the waterproofing. I personally won’t go without a waterproof device ever again.

  • thoughts

    I see slimmer aluminum bezels ? Plastic rim is gone ? Bigger screen ? same size of glass front ? Shock absorbing corners ?

  • Yasir Fawad

    some rumors suggest Z3 to have S805. Lets wait for the announcement.

  • P9

    getting a Z2 xD
    save some budget, need to thank Sony too for releasing Z3, Z2 surely down price ^_^
    love u

  • Faisal Armand

    Jeez, dude.. Still running that stupid petition -___-“

  • Abdul Ghani

    lol u edited ur comment its u who dint know how sensor size is said ….. plus its my petition whats wrong with u if u dont want to sign just ignore it

  • Faisal Armand

    Then what is f1/1.6″ then? XD

    Nothing wrong with your petition, i’m just saying sony would never make their phone camera software into perfection because of internal politics

    And it is just funny that you bring it in each and every article

  • Abdul Ghani

    nokia lumia 1020 has f1/1.5 and sony is making a 1/1.6 for mobile phones dude dont comment without knowledge plus sony is not fixing the camera software because of the qx lens people are actually buying it so this mean downfall to sony mobile phones only in camera though ……i myself is considering to buy the latest qx30 if it releases soon because i am fed of bad pictures with z1……… best guess till z4 sony not fix the camera software

  • Faisal Armand

    Nokia lumia 1020 has a sensor size of 1/1.5″ and aperture size of f/2.2 correction for you bro.

    Fed of your bad pictures with Z1? Have you experiment with manual mode? Or do you shot continously with auto? Don’t use auto dude, because auto mode likes to crank the ISO higher than necessary to make images bright, less blury, yet grainy.

    If Xperia Z1 really is that bad, why does this user can make really awesome shots? He is using 20.7MP mode that is supposedly full of problems, dude..

    Oh yeah if you are using another cameraphone with similar sensor size and resolution, chances are you’re going to be so much more disappointed.

    As we know, K Zoom has exactly the same sensor size and resolution as Z2. But it turns out that Z2’s images are much more detailed (with a bad software at that XD) and K zoom’s images are soft and I actually spotted quite bad corner softness amd purple fringing in K zoom’s images

  • Abdul Ghani

    u think i dont know manual mode using iso 200 and 100 for low light u have to a statue for a perfect shot and that guy has all daylight not actual moving low light picture i have tested my z1 with one plus one and z1 failed plus xperia blog has a post post one plus one vs z2 read again please z2 failed

  • Anukul

    I expect killer stereo speaker performance (better than z2) to justify that upper and lower bezel or else I am not impressed.

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  • Faisal Armand

    Dude, you shot a moving objects in low light using ISO 100? Damn, all you will get is blur.. Looks like you don’t understand the effects of lowering the ISO in low light, it will drop shutter speed big time!

    As for oneplus vs Z2.. Z2 failed? How it is failed when Z2’s quality in daylight is on par with OPO and indoor quality of z2 is far much better? Damn. Oh, as for the colours, OPO is oversaturated. From my experience in using Z2, the colours are pretty much accurate. The colours that I see with my eyes is pretty much the same colour captured by Z2’s camera

  • Wolf0491

    Hasn’t it already dropped to $550 or even less. That’s what it was when I looked a month ago.

  • Abdul Ghani

    oppo is better in software period

  • Abdul Ghani

    all i see from your comments is defending bad software and living in denial

  • Faisal Armand

    Bad software yes, bad image quality? No.

    “living in denial”

    Yeah, I posted links, and crops. And you only talk. Yeah, I am in heavy denial (sarcasm)

  • Sumo

    Wait for the Z4…. That should bring back the glory days of the ‘Z’…

  • Pepeo

    so basically its a xperia z2 revision. better front dual speakers, little better screen, little bit bigger battery, a little bit thinner, new camera kernel (hope), and stuff like that. i expect this to be IP68 also, since the others features i listed are not marketing friendly features like ip68 would be

  • Abdul Ghani

    well good for u keep telling yourself that …………btwu repeated old links showed daylight images of someone else and i cant see good quality low light shots anywhere

  • BruceLeeRoyJenkins

    I don’t get how so many people can call the Z3 a faliure when we don’t even know what’s going to be in it. I mean look back at the Z2, almost same as the Z1, same design, slightly improved specs, same camera MP count, the only thing we knew about from the Z2 leaks was a slightly larger screen, and stereo speakers and so many people denounced it before it was even released.

    AND THEN, it finally was released with a much better screen, better camera performance, and noise cancellation built in, and now we love it. I’m just saying maybe we wait, sure you can give your own opinions on the design, but beyond that we have no idea what Sony has in store. For all we know the flagship for the first half will focus on hardware and the the flagship for the second half will focus on software.

  • Alex Norris

    When i’m looking on Z3, i have dejavu: Iphone 6, it`s you..xD?

  • Danieljap

    Sharp Aquos Crystal is almost no bezel, and people complains: where is the bezel. One solution: Bezel sold separately

  • Niels d. G.

    You mean ip58

  • Niels d. G.

    Not having to worry about your phone getting wet is real liberation though

  • Bahaa Dajani

    But it will help and those speakers are not even bigger than the one in the Z2

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  • Faisal Armand

    How about this? With DLSR as a reference, you should know how good Z2’s image quality is

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  • shortb

    if it’s any consolation, sony did this design first

  • Alex Norris

    Sony did this design first…) Of course first, of course xD

  • Billy de Fretes

    i’m gonna wait for Z4 to replace my Z :D

  • Siberian Messenger

    Aha……It seems like Xperia Z2 users will be really happy to see they don’t need to switch from Z2 to Z3
    By the way it really resembles iPhone 6

  • Cheap Ass

    Mann… now this just makes the Z3 look like some cheap ass chinese phone =.=

  • Sad Panda

    I don’t think most are calling it a failure. It’s just that the recent news, leaks and rumors of the Z3 really doesn’t give consumers, or at least me, any confidence in their 2014 Q4 product.

  • Amir

    Quality speakers and especially smartphone speakers are not based on how big is their opening is. this is for design reason. the speakers should outdo z2’s speakers.

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  • Bunny

    looks like a Note to me

  • Clamser

    This is classification power consumption of smartphones, please sée well and comment!

  • those ugly speaker holes why? :(

  • Frenzy Austin

    It’s a good news! I can buy a Z2 with much lower price.

  • Dan Vafidis
  • Dan Vafidis

    I actually prefer Z3 design

  • Ruub

    Faisal is right, even though the sofware is worse among xperias, the final images taken by the Z2 are still better. The Sony 20.7 lens is far better than OPOs lens, OPOs software may aswell be far better than SONYs but it doesnt still make up enough difference to take the leap against the Z2.

  • is this too much to ask from sony? is it?

    could have used the frame from the t3 ultra they got too greedy they were on such an amazing path on perfect design then they had to fix it so it’s more comfortable to hold and more like other phones

  • my god you are right that horrible ugly plastic frame is gone all of a sudden z3 seemed sliiiiiiightly more interesting i still don’t know

  • Javelin jav

    you fuckers, when z2 was not released yet, people said that no difference between z1 and z2.
    there are huge differences between z1 and z2. also will be huge differences between z2 and z3.

  • Alemco Don

    I dont know the release date, but if 2014 Q4 has been, is what they’ve said, its going to 2015 Q1-2. Sony is s flop when it comes to promises.

  • Alemco Don

    Nah a real liberation is the libyans and iraqis, liberated from evil dictators. See how happy they are? Happier than us with our waterproof Z2’s with greased up screens.

  • Well that is due to the twenty four month unharness of these four devices… however this could gonna be exciting with new technical school specs to supply, similar to the 1/2.3″detector from Z1 and therefore the digital noise cancellation technical school from Z2.

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