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The specs of the Sony Xperia Z3, which is due to be launched at IFA Berlin 2014 this week, has now leaked. According to a report from PhoneArena, someone has managed to snap a prototype Xperia Z3 with a full specs sheet taped on the back, ahead of the grand announcement at the IFA expo in Berlin.

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Xperia Z3 specs sheetPhoneArena

Display

The Xperia Z3 uses a 5.2" 1080p Triluminos display, and Sony is now touting its ability to hit 600 nits of peak brightness, thereby allowing it to rival Samsung's Galaxy S5. This means that you'll enjoy an excellent experience even in the outdoors under direct sunlight.

Chipset And Memory

The smartphone houses a Snapdragon 801 version, which is a quad-core MSM8974AC, clocked at 2.5 GHz. This is an improvement from the Z2, which used a 2.3 GHz 8974AB version.

There's 3GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory, apart from a microSD slot for expansion.

Camera and Imaging

Remember that 20.7 megapixel sensor on the Xperia Z2? The Xperia Z3 has the same sensor as its predecessor, and will be able to record 4K video with ISO up to 3200, and stills with ISO up to 12800.

Dimensions

There's been a bit of a change in this department. The Z3 is slimmer than the Z2. Its dimensions are 146.5 x 72.4 x 7.5mm. It's shorter, slightly narrower and thinner than its predecessor.

Battery

This slight shrink in size means that the Z3 will have a smaller battery. It houses a 3100 mAh battery, which is a 100 mAh less than the Z2.

Water and Dust Proof

Last but not the least, the IP55/IP58 dust- and waterproof certification of the phone is kept intact.