Sony's highly-anticipated flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, returns to the spotlight as some interesting specification (specs) details and product images have leaked online via China's TENAA certification website (Google translated).
China's TENAA certification is said to be equivalent to the FCC in United States as all smartphones being tested for quality get a stamp of approval from the concerned Telecommunication Equipment Certification Centre.
As far as specifications are concerned, rumours hint that Sony might just overlook the Snapdragon 805 processor upgrade for the Xperia Z3 and instead retain a slightly over-clocked 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU from its predecessor, the Xperia Z2.
The other key rumoured specifications for the Z3 include 5.2in IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with a microSD expansion slot.
On the camera front, the Z3 is expected to pack a 20.7MP rear camera with Sony Exmor sensor and a 2MP front camera capable of full HD video recording.
Given the water-resistant capabilities of the Xperia Z2, Sony is likely to incorporate a similar IP58 certification for the Z3 with the ability to resist up to five feet of water for 30 minutes.
With the Xperia Z3 set for an IFA launch on 3 September in Berlin, we are just a few days away from getting a glimpse of some of the best smartphones proposed for release this year.
Prospective buyers of Xperia Z3 will be able to choose among black, white and amber variants of the handset, if the leak turns out true.
Check out the leaked images of the Xperia Z3 in black and white variants (below):