The Sony Xperia Z2 has only been on sale for something like two months now, so you really have to wonder what the imminent successor – the Sony Xperia Z3 – can bring to the table.
“Nothing much,” is the answer according to a now-deleted post on Baidu Tieba, which suggests the Sony Xperia Z3 is nothing more than a modest upgrade.
Relatively minor design changes aside, it sounds like it’ll be pretty hard to tell the Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 apart.
The Sony Xperia Z3 is expected to stick with the 5.2in display size, and we’ve heard before that it’ll be 1080p as opposed to the higher QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) found on the likes of the LG G3.
The camera, too, will stick at 20.7MP, which is the same figure debuted by the Sony Xperia Z1 back at IFA 2013.
Pretty much the only change mentioned here is an upgrade from the MSM8974AB chipset to the MSM8974AC, though they both fall under the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 banner.
Assuming this rumour is on the money, you really have to wonder why Sony bothers with its 6-month/biannual refresh cycle. Maybe if the Sony Xperia Z3 had a QHD resolution and Qs805 or whatever, but this?