Renowned Xperia developer, DooMLoRD, has been spilling the beans on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact / Mini (model number D580X). It seems that Sony will be skipping over the potential for a Xperia Z2 Compact, and is instead heading straight for a miniature Z3 version. According to the leak, the slimmed down flagship will come equipped with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor (MSM8974-AC chipset) and a 4.5 inch 720p display.
The rest of the Xperia Z3 Compact’s expected hardware includes 2GB of RAM, a 20.7 megapixel rear camera and a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera. The handset will also be running Android 4.4.2 KiKat, 3.4 kernel, and a 23.0.X.XXX software build number, if the “about” screen screenshot is to be believed. Overall, the device appears very similar to the existing Xperia Z1 compact.
SneakPeak of Z3 mini/compact: D580x 4.5″ scrn, S801 2.5 GHz, Adreno 330, 2GB RAM, 20.7 MP rear cam, 2.1 MP front cam pic.twitter.com/8pv5rdpS81— DooMLoRD (@DooMLoRD_XDA) July 2, 2014
If Sony continues with its trend of offering similar specs in its large and compact flagship devices, then we could also expect quite similar specifications for the upcoming Xperia Z3 as well.
Speaking of which, there is also a leaked image going around that shows off the front panels of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, on the left and right respectively. At a first glance, the handset bezels appear slimmed down over the previous generation, whilst the top and bottom sides seem slightly thicker than you might expect. Overall though, the picture shows that the new Sony handsets to look very similar to their predecessors.
We will be keeping an eye out for an official announcement from Sony, which some are expecting could arrive at Berlin’s IFA show, which will take place in September later this year.