Sony is expected to follow up its impressive Xperia Z2 smartphone with a new handset later this year, and today we’re getting a first look at what appears to be the Xperia Z3. The upcoming device leaked on Chinese social network Weibo earlier today.
The first two photos appear to show the Xperia Z3’s lockscreen and homescreen, which look pretty similar to to the Z2. The design also looks very similar, though it’s possible these photos could be showing an early prototype. A third photo shows the “About This Phone” page, which reveals that the device packs a Snapdragon 801 processor and runs Android 4.4.4, though, again, it’s possible the phone could get a hardware upgrade between now and its official release.
That’s all we know about the Xperia Z3 for now, though it seems likely the device will offer an improved screen and maybe even a better camera compared to the Z2. Based on Sony’s recent six-month product cycle, we’re guessing the Z3 will make an official appearance at the IFA trade show in Berlin this September. Hopefully we’ll learn a bit more about the device before then, but we probably won’t get an official look at the upcoming flagship phone for at least a few more months.