With the exception of the Nokia Lumia lineup, the vast majority of smartphones typically come in rather boring black and white color options. Grey and silver are also pretty popular, but other colors are not as easy to come by. That’s why when we hear of a smartphone that is dressed in purple, it’s kind of a big deal, at least for those who like to stand out in the crowd. So, here it goes – the Sony Xperia Z3 Purple Diamond Edition just went official featuring several custom Disney themes.
It’s not a secret that Sony’s smartphones are not for the faint-hearted. With each new device, the company is taking a huge leap forward on the predecessor and shows its potential. The well-received Xperia Z3 flagship smartphone of the 2014 is no different. Later this month the phone will go on sale at T-Mobile Magenta network, and its CDMA variant called Sony Xperia Z3v will land on Verizon Wireless.
At today’s pre-IFA show Sony has announced three completely new smartphones that will join the Xperia lineup. The hugely anticipated Sony Xperia Z3 goes official just six months after its predecessor, the Xperia Z2’s premiere, which may be a little frustrating for all those bind with long-term contracts. But, the new flagship smartphone isn’t the only star of the event, Sony has unveiled two more devices, the Xperia Z3 Compact featuring smaller size without the sacrifice and the Xperia E3, which is said to be an entry-level lineup offer.
Sony has a tradition of making pretty solid smartphones; however, for some reason they usually arrive in the US months after they have been released in other markets. Some models remain out of reach for US customers forever, at least when it comes to subsidies purchase through carriers. Take for example the Xperia Z2 – so far no US carrier expressed its plans to sell the phone. There is still hope for the Xperia Z3, though. Based on the FCC’s network test, the upcoming Z3 may be heading to T-Mobile.
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.
The new pics of alleged Sony Xperia Z3 has leaked on Friday. So, it’s only a matter of time to see more of them going round the net. The photos show the Xperia Z3 from all possible perspectives, giving us the chance to look closely at the device. To enable us to judge the size of the Xperia Z3, the alleged source of the rumored pictures present the phone along with the Galaxy Note, resting side by side. Knowing the actual size of the Samsung’s phablet, we may be sure the leaks don’t concern the Z2 Compact, what some people have tried to tell us. Even if they have very similar specs.
When the Xperia Z2 was announced at the MWC in February this year, barely six months after the Xperia Z1 launch, Sony promised that the next flagship would arrive within the same timeframe. It’s quite an unusual decision since most manufacturers keep an annual update schedule, but it looks like the Japanese manufacturer didn’t waste its words. The Xperia Z3 is said to go official in August; however, it may not be the only phone coming out of Sony’s factory that month. The Xperia Z3 Compact specs have just leaked out and it appears that the handset may be announced along with the new flagship.
While the Sony Xperia Z2 is conquering the shelves of retailers around the world, the recently leaked photos allegedly presenting the Sony Xperia Z3 along with its compact version are spreading around the Internet. If the pics are real, we may assume that the Sony is continuing their traditional design. The Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are blocky, very austere in its design, but stylish. Let’s take a closer look to see what we can expect from the next Sony’s flagship and its ‘mini’ version.