Sony Xperia Z3 Image, Specification, Features, Release Date
On Friday, we told you that there was speculation about a deal between SoftBank and Sony, that will lead to Sprint offering the Sony Xperia Z3 in the states. The phone would be made available in time for the 2014 holiday shopping season. On Saturday, Sony's next flagship handset was spotted receiving TENNA certification. TENNA is China's equivalent to the FCC. As usual with the agency, the specs of the phone being certified are revealed.
Unfortunately, rumors that Sony would pass on the Snapdragon 805 for its new flagship, appear to be true. The Sony Xperia Z3 is said to be driven by a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU. This is a bit faster than the quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 found on the Sony Xperia Z2. Other specs on the Xperia Z3 include a 5.2 inch IPS LCD screen featuring a 1080 x 1920 resolution. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 16GB of native storage, and a microSD slot is available for those needing more memory. The 20.7MP camera on back features a Sony Exmor sensor, and there is a 2MP front-facing shooter that can shoot video in 1080p.
The Sony Xperia Z3 will be water resistant, although the IP certification number is not known. The Xperia Z2 was IP58, which allows the device to withstand a dunking to nearly 5 feet of water, for as long as 30 minutes. We expect the upcoming model to have an IP58 certification at the least. And the handset will be available in black, white and amber. The latter is replacing the purple color option that had been offered by Sony.
Besides a release of the specs, TENNA is also known for releasing images of each device tested. You can check out the Sony Xperia Z3 by clicking on the slideshow below.