Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 Compact leaks again, could come with a 4.6-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801, and 3GB RAM



We’ve been foaming at the mouth for any info on the rumored Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Last month, we got a look at an alleged front panel of the device as it was compared against its bigger sibling, the full sized Xperia Z3. Shortly after, an alleged screenshot was posted, listing off what could have been a few of the device’s specs. Needless to say, we were an intrigued at the prospect of a fully capable, high-end Android device that could be easily wielded with a single hand.

Fast forward to today where a brand new batch of images have been leaked onto the web. Discovered by XperiaBlog, the images show a Sony device that appears to be — what else — but a smaller version of the recently leaked Sony Xperia Z3. The phone is pictured with both a matte screen protector and clear plastic case. Some eagle eyed readers are sure to point out a few small difference between this and the front panels that leaked out a few weeks back, namely the placement of the front facing camera. We don’t think that discredits this leak in any way, as design revisions are expected as a device moves from prototype to a consumer release.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact leaks

When it comes to specs, the leaker had a few new details to share as well. Apparently, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact may come with a 4.6-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, 20.7MP Exmor RS camera and stereo front-facing speakers. Excuse me while I change my underpants.

If this leak holds up, we could be looking at the single most powerful Android device with a sub 5-inch display since, well, ever. Of course, exactly where the device could be headed is anyone’s guess. Sony doesn’t put much focus on the US market, but if they chose someone like T-Mobile to launch the device, they wouldn’t have to supply as much volume. We’ll keep dreaming. In the meantime, IFA 2014 is just around the corner and it’s there Sony — as well as other manufacturers — are planning to show their latest wares. Let’s hope Sony has a strong showing with their new Z3 lineup for 2014.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I want (if it’s less than $400)!

    1. Stop living in that fantasy Santa.

      1. Under $400 might be a stretch, but considering the pricing on the Z1S when it came to T-Mobile, I wouldn’t be surprised if a Z3C came out at, say, $432-456 ($18-19 a month on T-Mobile’s plans).

        1. That’s pretty great considering the high specs.
          I wonder why I skipped on the Z1S in the first place…I think I was holding out for a GPe or something.

          1. The locked bootloader maybe?

  2. I’m considering dumping Verizon for T-Mobile. The release of this phone may not put the final nail in the coffin, but it certainly would encourage me to swing the hammer.

    1. Aim it at the heads of the fools who lock their network’s devices’ bootloaders.

      1. Like T-Moblie?

    2. I made the jump. 7 Months in with no regrets.

  3. This would make for a nice replacement for my M7 if anything happened to it, and gives me hope that once it’s time to upgrade, there will be something high end but not huge.

    If there is a GPe edition, my M7 may go sooner than later.

  4. Wow this would be perfect…iPhone6 killer for real…AND dual speakers? GTFO.

  5. And that’s the compact version!? Gg

  6. The I want a small phone but will only pay under $400 is the exact reason every “mini” from every brand is a PoS. For specs like these I am willing to pay a premium price. Of course they need to bring it to the US in a reasonable time, but hopefully solid success for Sony on this will lead others to climb on board with high end smaller Android phones.

  7. If there was a GPe of this phone I would hand over as much money as was needed!

  8. wow…in love…if they branded this the sony z3 4.6 or z3c and put it on every network sold along with the reg z3 this phone would fly off the shelves

  9. Too bad Sony denies any support for their devices.

  10. Would be amazing but the fact is it would not sell enough. Noone buys Sony.

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