DooMLoRD: No Xperia Z Ultra successor; Z3 will feature a new design

June 3, 2014
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Just yesterday Sony released a teaser for “the next big thing”, which many believe could be a hint at a Sony Xperia Z Ultra successor. If a new report from well known modder, hacker and leaker DooMLoRD proves correct, however, this isn’t the case after all.

In a new tweet, DooMLoRD claims that there is no Z Ultra successor, and instead gives us the first details related to the Xperia Z3. First of all, the Z3 will reportedly offer a totally revamped design with slim bezels and a thickness of 7mm. That means Sony’s days of big bezeled blocky designs might finally be over.

Second, the report says that the Z3 will not offer the Snapdragon 805 CPU and so it’s pretty likely the handset will rock the same Snapdragon 801 CPU as the Xperia Z2. With the Sony Xperia Z3 bringing the same SoC as its predecessor, that means Sony’s innovations and changes will focus more on display, aesthetics, camera and perhaps software improvements.

So what about Sony’s teaser that the next big thing is coming soon? Considering the Z3 isn’t expected until September, it seems a bit early to begin teasing it. This means that either Sony wants to slow-tease the Z3 to build up hype for its allegedly new design, or Sony intends to release another new product in the near future.

Update: As one user pointed out in the comments, the “next big thing” teased by Sony might have simply been the Xperia T3 announced earlier today. While it seems odd that Sony would call a mid-ranger the next big thing, it’s still a possibility.

Now before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s remember that this is all just a rumor at this stage. We still can’t say with any certainty what the Xperia Z3 will bring to the table, nor can we completely dismiss the idea of a Z Ultra successor.

What do you think, like the idea of a totally redesigned Xperia Z3 design language? Would Sony be wise to eliminate the Z Ultra series?

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