It seems like it was only yesterday we were getting our first real look at the officially unveiled Sony Xperia Z2 at Mobile World Congress 2014. Here we are just four months later and the first leaks for Sony’s follow-up flagship, the Xperia Z3, are already popping up online.
Expected to be released in September at IFA, Xperia Blog has posted two pictures of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact obtained from Digi-wo, who they say has a good track record with Sony leaks. The pictures are of the two devices’ front panels, or displays, and tell us two key things. For one, Sony is not abandoning their OmniBalance design for their next round of devices. Depending on whether or not you like the look and feel of the Z2, this could be seen as good or bad. We happen to like Sony’s OmniBalance. The other thing today’s leak tells us is that Sony is remaining committed to keeping the Compact really compact. There is a clear size difference between the Z3 and Z3 Compact, something not all manufacturers are doing.
If the Z3 and Z3 Compact really are released at IFA, then we’re only a couple months away from getting an official look at the devices. That means that more leaks are probably going to start flooding in any day now — not only for the Z3 and Z3 Compact, but for phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as well.