New Sony Xperia Z3 pictures leak familiar design

A new round of claimed Sony Xperia Z3 pictures have leaked, showing off a smartphone with a largely familiar design.

With the as yet unconfirmed handset having been the subject of multiple leaks in recent weeks, newly surfaced shots have shown off a device which looks markedly similar to the existing Xperia Z2.

Like the Z2 before it, the claimed Z3 pictures have highlighted a large, flat-backed smartphone with a slim line form factor and a slightly squared off, boxy finish.

Throwing up yet more questions around how exactly the Z3 will differentiate itself from its predecessor, the prematurely unveiled images follow leaks earlier this week which revealed a largely unchanged specs sheet.

According to renowned tipster @evleaks, the Sony Xperia Z3 will play host to the same 5.15-inch, 1080p Full HD display as the Z2, instead of following the LG G3’s footsteps and making the jump to a stunning QHD panel.

Further similarities between the Z2 and the expected Z3 specs sheet include the same 20.7-megapixel rear-mounted camera, 3GB of RAM and the minor jump from a 2.3GHz to a 2.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor – so, basically everything.

With the Sony Xperia Z3 widely expected to be officially unveiled during IFA 2014 this September, it appears that the company’s push for twice annual flagship phone updates is backing it into a corner of minor, almost insignificant improvements.

Hopefully the Japanese giant will have some amazing software updates we are currently unaware of to unveil and surprise us all with come the Berlin-based show.

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