Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact front panels leaked, show off alarmingly large bezels

Sony Xperia-Z3 1

While many of us are still waiting our turn at the Sony Xperia Z2 — which, according to rumors, is still on its way to Verizon later this year — Sony could be gearing up to announce the next iteration of the flagship smartphone. Well, if these new “leaks” prove to be true.

They’re not much, but some images of the front panels from the alleged Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 compact were obtained by the folks at Digi-wo, a site who reportedly has a good track record about these things. You’ll notice what appears to be some pretty substantial bezel around the displays. It’s nothing too major, but we can’t help but notice it looks like a step back from where Sony went with the original Z1 to the Z2.

Sony Xperia-Z3-Compact 1

We don’t anticipate Sony will announced a follow up to the Z2 at least until next year (possibly at CES), but the fellas at The Xperia Blog believe it could be announced as soon as IFA 2014 in September. We’ll keep a look out.

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  • Bill Wheeler

    BEHOLD, FOR THIS IS THE WRATH THAT ACCEPTANCE OF THE M8′S SINFUL BEZELS HATH WROUGHT.

    • http://www.behance.net/stephen_victor Stephen Victor

      The bezel complaints on the M8 are so exaggerated. Am I the only phone geek who actually uses the phone and not staring on the outside edges as the device goes unused?!

      • Bill Wheeler

        YOUR MIND HAS BEEN POLLUTED BY THE DARK LORD BEZEL-BUB !

      • malcmilli

        it’s funny cuz its usually the same people who say “i dont care how the phone looks.” and then they say “those bezels LOOK so bad”

    • Roaduardo

      For real.

    • jinxdroid

      Sony has been pumping out huge bezels since way before the M8.

  • technohead95

    Could be this phone is in a disguised casing to hide the true exterior look. It’s not uncommon for top end phones to have this while in the prototype stage.

    • Ryan O’Neill

      These are just the front panels, not the phones themselves. So obviously there’s no case.

    • malcmilli

      true but when all of their phones look like this, it isnt far fetched to assume this is close to the design of their final model.

  • irishrally

    The smaller front panel seems to have small bezels. Maybe the big one is the new Ultra and the little one is the regular Z3? Also the little one doesnt look like a smaller version of the bigger one like the compact usually is.