Sony Xperia Z3 – Same Screen, Stronger Frame

Although the Sony Xperia Z2 got released only recently, leaks about Sony’s new device are making their appearance. The Sony Xperia Z3 will replace the Z2 probably even this year and we are eager to see what will make it stand out. The Z2 is an almost perfect device; it will be hard to improve upon it.

A supposedly leaked image on a Chinese site (IT168) shows the metal frame of the Sony Xperia Z3. The site also mentions that phone will have PVD coating making it look similar to the Nokia 8800’s mirrored stainless steel finish. PVD or physical vapor deposition coating consists of thin layers of metal bonded together. This type of coating brings some very notable benefits. PVD coatings are harder and more corrosion resistant when compared to the electroplating coating method. This could also make the Z3 more scratch and impact resistant.

From what we can gather from circulating rumors, the Sony Xperia Z3 will only get a 1080p resolution display and not a 2K as it was expected. This is a surprising decision from Sony, if they will go through with it, as all the major competitors of the Z3 will probably sport 2k resolution displays.

We also know from rumors that the Sony Xperia Z3 will be powered by a Snapdragon 805 chip, 2.7 Ghz quad-core Krait 450 processor, Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The Z3 will also come with Sony’s powerful 20.7 MP camera. By the looks of it, the Sony Xperia Z3 will share some characteristics with its predecessor, like the 1080p display, 20.7MP camera and possibly it will also be similar in design.

The Sony Xperia Z3 will be released in August this year if rumors can be believed. The Z3 will face some tough competition this year, as the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, HTC One M8 Prime and LG G3 are getting closer to their release date.