Sep 2nd, 2014


We’re barely a day away from Sony’s big IFA 2014 unveiling in Berlin but before the manufacturer even has the chance to make anything official, leaks of their upcoming devices continue to spill out onto the interwebs. Today, the folks at the Ausdroid have gotten their hands on some exceptionally nice images of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, pictured as it shows off it’s more petite size in a wide range of color options.



While we’re pretty sure all the colors shown — white, black, green, and orange — wont be available in every market, it’s nice to see Sony being more upfront about color options instead of releasing them a few months into a device’s life cycle. According to the tipster, the Xperia Z3 Compact will feature a smaller 4.6-inch 720p display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 20.7MP camera, and 2600mAh battery. All this in a size that wont stretch your pockets.

Sony Xperia Z3 specs sticker leak

When it comes to the full-sized Sony Xperia Z3, we’ve seen enough leaks in the past to know what we can expect when it become official. Sure enough, today’s leak from the Xperia Blog looks like what we’ve seen before, only this time it seems Sony may have included full hardware specs listed off on the back of this unit. It’s like this test unit was screaming to be leaked. Here’s what is being listed on the window sticker:

5.2” 1080p FHD IPS display
sRBG 130%
TRILUMINOS Display, X-Reality for mobile
600cd brightness

Camera and video
4K video capture and output
1/2.3” 20MP Exmor RS
ISO: 12800 photo / 3200 video
2MP Exmor R front camera

Stereo Speakers Digital Noise Cancelling HP (HeadPhone) support
Hi-Res Audio
Dual Output
Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX)

MSM8974AC 2.5GHz Quad Core
16GB eMMC internal storage
Micro SD card slot
Charging pin with magnet

Black, White, Copper

146.5mm x 72.4mm x 7.5mm

154 grams

3100mAh battery
Sony STAMINA mode with 2.0 day stamina

Durability & Design
IP55/IP58 dust proof & water proof

MHL 3.0


Everything here seems to check out but we will say, we still find it a shame that in this day and age, a manufacturer can launch a flagship smartphone with barely 16GB of internal storage — micro SD slot or not. It’s actually one of the few gripes I had with the previous model, the Sony Xperia Z2.

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