Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: more pics, more specs

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: more pics, more specsWe've given plenty of airtime to Sony Xperia Z3 Compact-related rumours in the last month or so, and today comes another round of pics and specs for Sony's latest compact flagship courtesy of China's Weibo.

It gives us our best look yet at the Xperia Z3 Compact's physical attributes, and specifically its super-slim bezels that help make its “Compact” billing more than just an empty title.

Or it would if Sony hadn't also decided to up the screen size from the incumbent Z1 Compact's 4.3in to a decidedly un-compact 4.6in. The upshot is that the handset's overall dimensions should remain about the same.

And that's fine – we're prepared to cut Sony some slack since it's one of the few smartphone makers that goes about the whole Mini/Compact business what we think is the right way: take your flagship phone, reduce the size but otherwise keep the flagship specs intact.

We can't quite be sure that's actually the plan since the Xperia Z3 itself has yet to launch, but the latest rumoured Xperia Z3 Compact specs are tasty enough in their own right.

We're talking a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM, up from an S800 chip and 2GB, while previous rumours claim a speed bump too from 2.2GHz to 2.5GHz (though those same rumours had the RAM down as 2GB).

The camera should be Sony's standard high-end 20.7MP unit, which will certainly be able to hold its own against the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact's likely rivals.

Back to the design, from the pictures it's clear the Xperia Z3 Compact has a glass front and back, with metal sides, which should look good enough once we get a clearer view.

That should happen in around a month at the outside, with both the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact set to be announced in early September, at or just after the IFA tech show in Berlin.

Via GSMArena

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