Just how many times have we seen a smartphone get taken apart before it is even announced officially? Not very often we’d say. But that’s exactly what we have here today. The Sony Xperia Z3 has been detailed in a collection of photos sent to Xperia blog.
Just like the previous Xperia flagships, the Z3 has also been a badly kept secret. Information and pictures of the device had been pouring in over the past few weeks and by now we know the complete specifications of the device.
The photos show Sony continuing to pursue its Omni-balance design philosophy with a few marked changes over the Xperia Z2. From what we can tell, Sony has shrunk the side bezels slightly over the Z2 in order to keep the dimensions as close to the Z2 as possible and at the same time reduced the thickness to a commendable 7.3mm. Now, we know 7.3mm may not sound like much of a feat but what you must keep in mind is that the Z3 features one of the largest camera sensors in a smartphone at 1/2.3” and also a hefty 3200mAh battery.
Another noticeable difference is the side frame. Unlike the shiny aluminum side frame on the Z2, there appears to be some sort of a matte metallic finish this time, lending it a more muted aesthetic appeal. The sides are also a lot more rounded this time and will definitely make the Z3 more ergonomically friendly in the hand. The rest of the buttons and ports are positioned the same as earlier.
Moving on to the tear down photos, we see the familiar Z series layout with a non-removable battery rated at 3100mAh. There also appear to be two sim card slots, which could indicate that the particular device pictured here could be a Chinese Or Asian variant. It would mark the first time Sony would launch a dual-sim flagship. We’ll know for sure next week, when Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and other new mobile devices at its IFA event in Berlin on September 3.