Sony doesn’t really have what we would consider great carrier relationships in the U.S. More often than not their flagship phones are sold unlocked only, with major operators sticking to “proven” vendors such as Samsung, LG, HTC and Apple.
From what we’ve heard before, the Z3 will be a minor update to the current Z2 model, boasting slightly faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB of RAM and Sony’s powerful 20.7-megapixel camera on the back. Perhaps more important, it will have a different design, one that breaks away from Sony’s earlier design language.
While the leaked photos promise one sexy lookin’ phone, we’re not sure that will be enough to excite users to grab a Sony device over other products. It is said that the Japanese company will unveil the Z3 in September, and at that time most other handset makers will offer Snapdragon 805-powered devices. And when it comes to Android, specs do matter since software is pretty much the same. Sony could bundle some free movies and music with its phones, but will that help? If we can take history for something, the answer is no – most users will yet again turn their wallets to products made by the likes of Samsung and Apple. But I could be wrong; what do you think? And would you consider getting the Sony Xperia Z3 once it’s out?