Rumors by Luke Jones on Monday August 11, 2014.
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We know that Sony will launch a new device at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 3rd, as the company has confirmed a press event. That launch is expected to be the widely anticipated Xperia Z3, a handset that will be Sony's latest flagship product and will be among the leading smartphones on the market. However, it seems that the Z3 will have some company in the form of a smaller version.When discussing small Sony flagships, we try to steer clear of lumping them in with the "mini" trend because the Japanese company kept the build quality and the specs high on its Xperia Z1 Compact. At IFA the company is thought to be rolling out the Xperia Z3 Compact alongside the Z3 proper, and here are a few images of that smaller version. Like the normal Z3 that we have seen in previous leaks, the Z3 Compact has more rounded edges when compared to previous Z handsets such as the current Z2 flagship. As you can see in the main image, the Z3 Compact will ship with the 20.7 megapixel lens we have seen previously on the Xperia Z2. The smartphone will also boast a 1080p Full HD screen and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM. That will fulfil the remit of making the Compact lesser than the flagship but still with strong specs, the Xperia Z3 flagship is set to have a Snapdragon 805 with 3GB of RAM, while the camera is thought to be a 22MP lens. My source inside Carphone Warehouse in the UK (one of the carriers that will offer both the Z3 and Compact) still insists that the smaller version will be called the Xperia Z2 Compact. We will have to wait until IFA in a few weeks to find out, but either way it seems Sony has crafted another fine small flagship.