The Xperia Z2 is far from an old device, but nobody told Sony that. Xperia Z3 rumors have been circulating around the web for close to a month now, and today we’ve learned the handset may have just passed through certification.
Blog of Mobile, a Japanese website is reporting on a Sony handset that recently passed through certification. There are a slew (seven) of model numbers, and while we won’t list them all, the site claims they could be variants of the Sony Xperia Z3. One of those model numbers (D6603) has previously shown up as an unlisted device as well.
Many manufacturers are starting to do several releases “top-tier” device release a year now, as we’ve already seen a Galaxy S5 variant in Korea (so far), and the LG G3 is rumored to have a variant in the works as well. Putting out two different flagships in the same calendar year is a bit different though, and we find it unlikely that Sony would actually release the Z3 this year.
It remains to be seen if we just got a quick glimpse of the new Xperia Z3 lineup or if it’s something altogether different from Sony. We expect to hear more Z3 rumors as the summer rolls on, stay tuned and we’ll keep you in the loop.