Sony Xperia Z3 spotted at FCC

The Sony Xperia Z3 may have just been spotted passing through the FCC, ahead of the potential launch in September.

An FCC filing for a Sony smartphone with the model number D6603 is said to be for the Sony Xperia Z3 and suggests it is getting closer to launch.

That model number is in line with those used for previous Xperia flagships. For example, the Sony Xperia Z1 was D5503 and then the current Sony Xperia Z2 was D6503.

Connectivity-wise, the FCC listing states that the Xperia Z3 offers 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and an IR Blaster.

The FCC certification didn’t outline other specs for the allegedly inbound Z3, but the phone isn’t expected to offer much of an upgrade over the current Xperia Z2 flagship.

It is tipped to come with a Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM, which is exactly the same as that featured in the Z2. For the successor, you’d expect Sony to kit it out with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 805

The Xperia Z3 is also expected to have the same full HD screen resolution as its predecessor too, unlike the LG G3 that offers a QHD 2560 x 1440p resolution.

Sony is also expected to come with 16GB of internal storage and the same 20.7-megapixel rear camera with G Lens as the predecessor too.

The Sony Xperia Z3 is expected to launch in September at the IFA in Berlin, meaning the company is now launching a new flagship every six months.

If the Z3 launches with these specs, we’re wondering why Sony is bothering at all, unless there’s something massive that’s been missing from the leaks.

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Via: AndroidCentral