Sony has one of the most aggressive timetables around for delivering new flagship smartphone models, releasing Xperia Z-series devices every six months. We’re only just weeks past the launch of the Xperia Z3, and now we’re already seeing rumours of an even more powerful device, the so-called Z3X.
Here’s what we’re hearing at the moment: some benchmark data from a few weeks back describes the hardware being based around a Snapdragon 810, packing a whopping 4GB of RAM, and featuring a big 6.2-inch 2560 x 1600 display. By that description, this sounds almost like the new Z Ultra. We also see reports of an awesome camera, incorporating a new curved 22MP 2/3-inch sensor with f/1.2 aperture.
All that’s believable enough, if not particularly strongly supported by evidence. But then we get to the renders. That’s one you see up top, and we’re hoping this isn’t what the device will look like. The lens almost seems like a blown-up picture of a smaller smartphone camera, and the shape of the handset is bizarre. For instance, the Xperia Z2 and Z3 have body ratios (length:width) of 2:1 (basically)– and keep in mind, we’re talking overall phone dimensions, not just the display.
We’ll have to wait on some more concrete leaks for this device, we feel.
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