Just few weeks ago we discussed the possible design and features of the device known as the Sony Xperia Z3, and wondered if it would be ready for the official unveil that is said to take place in September at IFA in Berlin. And today, we got another leak suggesting that Sony is planning to introduce the device to the US market sooner than anyone expected. Since, the leak’s origin is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), it is hard to negate the rumor.
Sony Xperia Z3 approved by FCC, coming soon?
Sony has always delayed the US debut of their products. Just as it was in case of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, which debut was scheduled to take place in January, but the device has been at the users’ disposal no longer than for a week. Isn’t it an outrageous delay? But the fact that the new Xperia Z3 is being tested by the FCC can mean only one thing, the company wants to launch the product simultaneously to both: international and US markets.
The FCC, the source of the leak, revealed the information that Sony D6603 entered the FCC’s database, where it received mysterious ID number PM-0800-BV. Sadly, the FCC’s documents don’t reveal much information, just few hints on the network support which the alleged Sony Xperia Z3 will have, and in fact all these are things we already known. The leak confirms that the device will be equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, GSM and LTE connectivity supporting various international networks, as well as those typical of the US. All this is just another strong proof for the upcoming US premiere.
Sony will be launching its new flagship just after its forerunner Z2’s premiere, which happened only 6 months ago. The company appears to follow the launching policy of other giant manufacturers, such as LG and Samsung, which bring out two top-notch products per year. But will they be successful and join the club? Will the Xperia Z2 not suffer because of too early debut of the Z3?
If the leak is true, we may take the Xperia Z3’s IFA unveiling for granted. And this will only mean than Sony is bad at keeping secrets.