Sony Xperia Z3 specs leak suggests little improvement

The Sony Xperia Z3 may not be much of an improvement over its predecessor if the latest specs leak is correct.

There have been a wealth of rumours around the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact of late, but the latest on the Z3 is that it might not be much on an upgrade.

XperiaBlog has been sent a supposed screenshot from the About page of the Xperia Z3, revealing some of the device’s key specs and accompanying D6653 model number.

According to the screengrab, the Z3 should only pack the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor as the Sony Xperia Z2, rather than making the leap to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor you’d expect to see in the next wave of flagships.

It also looks like the Z3 will offer the same full 1080p HD resolution as its predecessor too, despite rivals like the LG G3 packing stunning QHD 2560 x 1440p resolution displays.

Although Android 4.4 KitKat is listed, we’re not worried about that so much. The new Android L is still in development and won’t be ready until later this year, but we’d be very surprised if the next Xperia flagship doesn’t offer the latest version of Android.

So what’s the point? From the looks of this and previous leaks, the only major differences between the Z2 and Z3 will be that the upcoming handset will have a slimmer, 7mm thick body.

Of course, there’s no mention yet of the camera the Z3 will pack, so hopefully there will be some major upgrades to be seen there. At the moment, what we’ve seen so far is leaving us wondering why Sony would bother upgrading its flagship so soon with such small incremental enhancements.

The Xperia Z3 is tipped to launch at Sony’s IFA 2014 press conference in September.

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