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Sony's Xperia Z3X will have a Snapdragon 810

Rumors by Luke Jones on Tuesday July 22, 2014.

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Sony Xperia Z3X
Sony Xperia Z3X

How does a Sony flagship with a 22 megapixel camera and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 sound? Pretty good we imagine and the Xperia Z3X will deliver those things in a frankly mammoth phablet body, but you will have to wait until 2015 to see it.

Sony is currently gearing up to release its Xperia Z3 flagship with all the latest smartphone tech under the hood as the company takes the fight to Korean rivals Samsung and LG. However, the Japanese giant will release another Xperia Z3 variation early in 2015, the phablet version known as the Xperia Z3X. The company has such big plans for this handset that it needs to wait for some technology to catch up.

For example, the Snapdragon 810 is not even officially confirmed, but Sony is already planning the Z3X with Qualcomm's next chipset in mind. That is the reason why the handset is pencilled for an early 2015 release and will not land alongside the Z3 proper this summer. The device will pack a whopping 6.14-inch screen that will put it very firmly in phablet territory, which ultimately means blockbuster specs or not, the Z3X will be a niche smartphone.

There is a reason for the huge size. Sony is using a Trimester El OLED screen on the Xperia Z3X and that particular screen technology has never been made as small as that. In fact the smallest the Trimester screens have reached so far is 7.4-inches, so Sony has clearly made a breakthrough in making the tech smaller.

Sony will continue its reputation as a manufacturer that puts cameras as a focus by pasting a 22MP snapper onto the rear of the Z3X. The leaked render above appears to show that lens, but for our money it looks a little unwieldy, although this is probably an early production example.

Sony will release the Z3X at the start of 2015 and it is likely to land alongside the Xperia Z4 (Sony tends to make any Z variation carry the moniker from the model lower than the current flagship). Both the phablet and Z4 flagship are likely to be the first smartphones to boast the Snapdragon 810.

source: Talk Android

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