sony xperia z3 compact leak (3)

Sony is planning to release a new generation of its excellent Z Compact series at IFA, and now new images give us a good idea of what to expect.

Like its predecessor, the Z1 Compact (there’s no Z2 Compact), the new Xperia Z3 Compact will feature top specifications in a relatively small package, while keeping design and features similar to the top of the line Xperia Z3.

We’ve had a brief peek at the Z3 Compact before, but this set of leaked shots (via Xperia Blog) gives away a lot more about the device. The images showing the device from the side suggest the Z3 Compact will be slightly thinner than the previous generation, which was almost one centimeter thick.

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We see the same rounded edges the Xperia Z3 is expected to feature, but there’s only one protective flap on the sides, hiding both the microSD and the micro USB port.

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The opposite side houses Sony’s iconic silver power button, the volume rocker, and the dedicated camera shutter.

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On the back (image at the top), we get a glimpse of the Xperia Z3’s 20.7MP camera and a rather large centrally positioned LED flash.

As a refresher, the Xperia Z3 Compact will feature a 4.5 or 4.6 inches display, probably of 720p resolution, a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 20.7MP Exmor RS camera, and Android 4.4. Like all the flagship Xperias, the Z3 Compact will be water and dust resistant.

Sony has a press event for September 3 at the IFA Berlin show, where we expect to see the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, alongside new models of Sony’s QX detachable lenses.

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